World Refugee Sabbath

Saturday, June 16 2018 has been designated the Seventh-day Adventist Church's second annual "World Refugee Sabbath".
This day has been set aside to raise awareness of the needs of the more than 20 million people who have been displaced from their homes due to civil unrest and persecution.
Churches, groups, families and individuals are invited to participate using the resources made available on this site and well as by exploring the information and stories shared by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency.
ADRA has made available information, stories, facts and photos on this subject to help further a broader understanding of refugees and to challenge some of the misconceptions around the topic.

World Refugee Sabbath is June 16 and World Refugee Day is Wednesday, June 20. There are plenty of ways that your church (or just you !) can show your support.

Do you want to share a message of compassion on World Refugee Sabbath at your church ?

- You can download sermon notes here: Sermon Notes_Refugee Sabbath 2018_ADRA
- You can also download bulletin inserts in English: World Refugee Sabbath_Bulletin Insert English

ADRA is partnering with other faith-based organizations in promoting a Pray for Refugees campaign. You can find daily prayers at

EUD and TED are hosting a special World Refugee Sabbath service in Serbia on June 16. Check out the poster to see how you can watch online or connect your church via Skype. You can also watch and share with your church the video they made for the service.

Read our blog post on Five Ways You Can Join Us in Helping Refugees.

Want to show your support on social media ?
Right-click the I Support Refugees icon (below in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic) and save it to use as your profile picture in June.