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(L-r) Thurman Rivers, Alice Rivers, and Gavy Tran served as ethnic advisors at Synod 2011. Thurman and Alice Rivers returned after serving in 2010 also.

Thurman Rivers expressed a positive view of diversity at synod: “I think synod is getting [more diverse],” he said. “Pretty soon they won’t need ethnic advisors.”

The number of ethnic advisors is down from seven in 2010.

For more coverage while synod is in session, including webcasts, photos, a discussion forum, reports, and more, see the Synod 2011 website.

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