ADRA Europe marks World Refugee Sabbath with Art Contest Gala
Each year the Adventist community comes together to mark World Refugee Day with a special Sabbath program and activities. This year World Refugee Sabbath was on June 18, 2022. The Art Contest “Hear me. See me. Walk with me.” winners were announced.
World Refugee Sabbath is dedicated to opening our hearts to refugees across the world; where we honor and celebrate their resilience while learning, praying, and acting to assist them in their need.
We cannot look away from the global refugee crisis. Refugees are not statistics — but mothers, fathers, and children whose lives have been turned upside down by persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.
We are witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, so an understanding of the scale and global impact of the refugee crisis is important as we consider our response on a personal and global level.
The Art Contest “Hear me. See me. Walk with me.”
The Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists -TED, Inter-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists-EUD, and ADRA Europe organized an Art Contest for Children, Youth, and Families. The Art Contest “Hear me. See me. Walk with me.” encouraged young people across Europe to use their creativity to learn, understand, and support people forced to flee their countries.
The 2022 art contest has been a chance to use creativity for a good cause. Children, youth, and families used their talents to share the message that everyone deserves to be treated with practical kindness, justice, compassion, and love – to live as God intended.
The Art Contest Gala showcased the artwork by children, youth, and family members aged 5 to 25 years. The online award ceremony recording is available TED Youtube channel.