Stay Informed with JRS/USA
Thank you for your interest in learning more about our work to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees of displaced people worldwide. Please use the form near the bottom of this page to sign up to receive monthly updates from us, including The Refugee Voice. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA will not share any of your information with third parties.
If you are a school or parish, you may also request a visit by a representative of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA to share more about how we accompany refugees and forced migrants around the world.
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- Many Ways to Get Involved
- Refugees in the U.S.
Resources for Students & Teachers
One of the greatest tragedies of the 21st Century is the explosive increase in the number of our world’s refugees, internally displaced people, and vulnerable migrants. Explore Jesuit Refugee Service/USA's online curriculum and take a comprehensive look at the causes and consequences of forced displacement as well as how JRS/USA and humanitarian agencies and governments respond to those needs.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA strives to protect the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people worldwide, and YOU can be part of the effort. By informing, educating, and empowering your schools, parishes, and communities to take action on behalf of refugee issues, your single voice may transform into the rallying cry of thousands.
Host a Refugee Awareness Day/Week
Invite speakers to talk on refugee issues, post facts around campus, the community, or in your parish, hold letter writing campaigns, and perform demonstrations. This is your chance to get creative and get the word out about refugees and displaced persons.
Invite a JRS Representative To Speak
JRS representatives are available to speak to your school, community, or parish about current refugee issues, JRS' experience of working with the forcibly displaced and effective ways to promote positive change. Contact JRS/USA Outreach to request a speaker.
Hold a Prayer Vigil
Whether it's a simple, candle-lit vigil in a public space or a more formal event with speakers and music, vigils are effective tools for engaging the community in reflective prayer and action around humanitarian concerns.
Hold a Fundraiser for JRS Programs
Schools, parishes, and communities across the nation have utilized creative methods to support JRS’s programs worldwide. From "free dress days" on high school campuses, to basketball games, auctions, dinner parties, and more, JRS encourages creative forms of fundraising.
Engage the Media and Spread the Word
Engaging the local media is one of the most effective ways to spread the word about upcoming events, desired advocacy actions, and informing the masses about refugee issues. Write a letter to the editor, contact your local news stations, and request more coverage of humanitarian concerns worldwide.
For more information on how you can get involved with JRS/USA, please contact the JRS/USA Outreach Coordinator.
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