Far from home – How long more?

Far from home – How long more?

Forced displacement is rarely a temporary phenomenon. Many people live in precarious situations for years, or even decades, after becoming displaced. Protracted displacement situations in countries such as...

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The Society of Jesus has responded to the humanitarian crisis in and around Ukraine from day one

The Society of Jesus has responded to the humanitarian crisis in and around Ukraine from day one

The Society of Jesus through its parishes, schools, social centers and retreat houses has responded as one body since February 24. Fr. General has asked Jesuit Refugee Service Europe to coordinate this response for the medium and long term.

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Br. Michael Schöpf SJ appointed new JRS International Director

Br. Michael Schöpf SJ appointed new JRS International Director

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is happy to announce that Superior General Fr Arturo Sosa SJ has appointed Br Michael Schöpf, from the Central European Jesuit Province, as the new JRS International Director.

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Building the future with migrants and refugees

Building the future with migrants and refugees

Every year since 1914, on the 4th Sunday of September, the Church celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. This is an opportunity for Pope Francis to express his concern for the vulnerable people who are forced...

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World Refugee Day 2022

World Refugee Day 2022

The theme for World Refugee Day 2022 is “Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.” and calls for the right of every person to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.

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JRS – not only one but two meetings!

JRS – not only one but two meetings!

Last week, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) held two meetings: one for its Board of Directors, which deals mainly with financial and personnel matters; the other for the regional directors, who took the opportunity to learn...

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One Proposal for Ukraine: Our Jesuit Coordinated Response

One Proposal for Ukraine: Our Jesuit Coordinated Response

The Jesuit response to the Ukraine emergency continues to take shape, with the coordinated work of multiple countries and organizations involved in its development. We are responding in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia...

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JRS in Athens can count on Sister Ewa

JRS in Athens can count on Sister Ewa

“What we do is a drop in the ocean, but it’s a good drop! The people we accompany don’t know much about JRS as an organisation, but they will remember our faces, they will remember the people.”

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JRS volunteers in Greece reveal themselves

JRS volunteers in Greece reveal themselves

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JRS-Greece – Drawing close to refugees in Athens

JRS-Greece – Drawing close to refugees in Athens

We may tend to forget it, but Greece still hosts a large number of refugees. We have heard about the terrible situation in the camps on the island of Lesbos, but many refugees are living in the heart of the city of Athens.

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The Justice and Ecology Congress spurs synodality in action

The Justice and Ecology Congress spurs synodality in action

The Spirituality Centre at Loyola, Spain, brought together, from 28 March to 1 April, a diverse group of 153 delegates from 26 different nations, who gathered to consider the future...

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Jesuits on the southern frontier: at the service of the most vulnerable

Jesuits on the southern frontier: at the service of the most vulnerable

The Moroccan city of Nador is located on the Mediterranean coast, just a few kilometres from the Spanish populace of Melilla. This strategic position makes Nador a key point on the migratory routes...

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