World Refugee Day - June 20, 2019

 
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2019 Theme: #StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day

Each year on June 20 the United NationsUnited Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and several other organizations around the world host World Refugee Day events in order to draw the public's attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict, or persecution. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone to join together and take a step with refugees.

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:

Friendships for Hope 

Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries 

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

 

 
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