Religion: Booming Adventists

In the basement of Cleveland's huge Public Auditorium, vegetarian restaurants were serving the kind of meals preferred by strict Seventh-day Adventists. In the gallery two church workers patiently used sign language to translate the proceedings on the floor for deaf-mute visitors. No detail was left to chance by the Adventists' 48th quadrennial World Conference, a smoothly run, ten-day meeting of more than 1,000 delegates from 90 countries, including such Red nations as Poland and Yugoslavia. During services on Saturday —the Adventist Sabbath—20,000 visitors came to pray or watch.

Delegates heard reports that Adventist...

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