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Sidebar with Practical Ideas for Reaching Out to Refugee Neighbors

Here are some concrete steps of what to do in the next few days/weeks, as you pray for God to guide us, empower us, and cast a larger vision of who He is:
Practical ideas
  1. Write a message of encouragement for your refugee neighbors, and go to our Facebook page and share it: https://www.facebook.com/AMRARIM/. This page was created by two NAD identities, Adventist Muslim Relations and Adventist Refugees and Immigrants Ministries so that we speak with a positive voice, and share ideas. Share this page with others and help 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 can be done on an individual level, or they 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. Make sure you let those you’re serving know that our food is clean, so they can freely come to the table.

— Gabriela Philips 
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1565 USA
Telephone: 443-391-7200
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