World Refugee Day - June 20, 2017

 
 

1-    Write a message of encouragement for your refugee neighbors. Go to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AMRARIM/ which was created between two NAD identities, Adventist Muslim Relations and Adventist Refugees and Immigrants Ministries, so that you could have a positive voice, and share ideas. Share this page with others and help us spread the word.

2-    Pastors and church leaders, visit your local mosque, or Islamic center. Introduce yourself, let them know that you are an Adventist leader who has a distinct calling to reach out to anyone with a message of hope and wholeness. Ask how things are affecting the Muslim community, offer a prayer and ask for any way in which it will be possible to bring a better interfaith understanding, and foster stronger ties between neighbors.

3-    Hospitality meals - This can be done in an individual level, or can be a collective initiative. Your church may choose to offer a hospitality meal for the local mosque. The kids could prepare a banner saying, “we love our neighbors” and sign it, and let them know that our food is clean, so they can freely come to our tables. That we want to bless them, and get to know one another.

ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK WITH REFUGEES:

Adventists for Refugees 

Friendships for Hope 

Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries 

F.R.E.E - Friends of Refugees providing Education and Empowerment

RESOURCES:

Refugee Awareness Sabbath Program Ideas & Activities

Ideas on Starting a Refugee Ministry in Your Church

Practical Ways to Reach Out to Refugees