- World Refugee Sabbath is June 16 and World Refugee Day is June 20. There are plenty of ways that your church can show your support. ADRA is partnering with other faith-based organizations in promoting a Pray for Refugees campaign. You can find daily prayers at www.prayforrefugees.com.
Do you want to share a message of compassion on World Refugee Sabbath or another Sabbath at your church? You can download sermon notes here: https://adra.org/materials-world-refugee-sabbath-and-world-refugee-day/
- International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is June 26. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is celebrated each year to strengthen global action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Building on the success of last year, the theme for 2018 is: “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.“ It is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities. For a video click here: https://www.unodc.org/listenfirst/
- World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is July 28. The elimination of viral hepatitis is not just a public health goal–it is an individual goal for millions of men, women, and children across the world. On WHD 2018, we can accelerate progress toward achieving the goal of eliminating hepatitis by 2030. Every single person could be affected by viral hepatitis, and we all have a part to play to achieve elimination. To highlight this, the WHO campaign is putting a human face to elimination of viral hepatitis. Take your picture and tweet it with a hashtag #ShowYourFace and add what you are doing to make a difference. Together we can all put a human face to the elimination of viral hepatitis. https://www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/world-hepatitis-day/world-hepatitis-day-2018.
- Steps to Christ – Addiction Recovery Edition. This special edition of Steps to Christ focuses on recovery of addictive behaviors and character flaws. The 12 steps of recovery are integrated in each chapter with additional pages added. The book is beautifully illustrated in color and ideal for sharing as a gift. A special rate is available if ordered before July 10. It is available in Spanish, French and English. This special price ends on July 10, so click HERE to download the order form and send your pre-order without delay to [email protected]