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We would rejoice if there were NO World Refugee Sabbath - because there were NO refugees.  Sadly that is not the case, so for the fourth year running, the Trans-European Division, in partnership with the Inter-European Division and ADRA Europe, is highlighting the needs of refugees and migrants in Europe. Our focus this year is Hospitality, based on the words of Hebrews 12:2 "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers..."

Watch our documentary film that brings you fascinating reports from across Europe.  Filmed in Germany, a major destination country for many refugees, the programme travels across Europe reporting on numerous projects from other destination countries where refugees are finding a home.

Watch the full documentary

Documentary trailer

Sermon script and social media

For a full script of a suggested sermon, social media banners and more, visit ADRA.eu/refugees

Devotional thought from Pastor Ian Sweeney, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK & Ireland.

ADRA Petition: Every Child, Everywhere. In School.

Sign the petition here.

Selected clips and interviews from the full documentary

Jonathan Duffy, ADRA Int. president, introduces the need for World Refugee Sabbath and what hospitality really means.

Young adults in Germany support refugees.

Extended Interview: Nikolaus Satelmayer, now a successful church leader tells how he was twice a refugee following WWII.

Karnik Doukmetzian shares how his family moved to a new life after his parents escaped the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.

See how a church in Finland is integrating refugees.

Watch an update from ADRA Serbia on the fantastic world at their refugee community centre.

Discover how ADRA in Spain is assisting migrants and refugees.

2018WRS VolunteersFind more clips on the 2019 World Refugee Sabbath playlist.


A special refugee report from Adventist News Network (ANN).

Jump back a year and discover what we reported from Belgrade, Serbia in 2018: 2018 World Refugee Sabbath playlist.

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