Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
To help engage the public in response to the refugee crisis, which involves more than 65 million people worldwide, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) collaborated with Potomac Conference's Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., to co-host an information fair and film screening.
This World Refugee Day, there are more than 60 million people around the world who are internally displaced, seeking asylum, or living as refugees in other countries. The United Nations has described the Syrian crisis, which has displaced approximately half of the country’s population, as the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.
Numerous television, newspapers, and magazines covering the Haiti tragedy have noted or featured Seventh-day Adventists in their reports. Here are 12 leads and links:
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) president Charles Sandefur, a member of Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md., was a participant at the recent Ministerial Roundtable, a forum hosted by the U.N. Industrial Development Organization.
More than 300 people recently gathered at Potomac Conference’s Washington Spanish church in Silver Spring, Md., for a fundraising concert that would assist survivors of the deadly disasters that struck Myanmar and China in early May.