‘Our Neighbors, Ourselves’ 2016

Whether in faith tradition, a weekend hobby, or a loved one’s arms, REFUGE is a safe haven – a sanctuary from the hard realities of life, literally or symbolically. What is your refuge? How can this universal need cultivate a sense of connection among otherwise distinct groups of people?

The concept of loving our neighbors as ourselves is as universal as it is critical, not only for restoring dignity to uprooted lives, but also as a means to stop the spread of violence and oppression which initially creates displacement.

“Our Neighbors, Ourselves” serves as a tangible reminder of our inherent need for community in all facets of life and in all corners of the world, right here at home.

– Carmen Melton, ONO Founder and award winning artist

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