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Video: serving people in Federal detention centers
(Washington, D.C.) February 6, 2014 — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA provides direct service via the Detention Chaplaincy Program. The JRS/USA chaplaincy programs provide pastoral and religious assistance to meet the needs of men and women held in three Federal detention centers.
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Jesuits reiterate call for immigration reform
(Washington, D.C.) January 29, 2013 — The U.S. Jesuit Conference, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Kino Border Initiative welcome the framework for comprehensive immigration reform released yesterday by a bipartisan group of Senators. We are also encouraged by President Obama's remarks today calling for a "commonsense" approach to swiftly address an "out-of-date and badly broken immigration system."
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Online resource for detention center chaplains
(Washington, D.C.) October 5, 2011 — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA believes that ensuring detainee access to a Religious Service Program is crucially important because detainees have a fundamental right to freedom and exercise of religion. To further that aspect of our mission, we have compiled a Religious Service Program Guide to assist chaplains at detention centers throughout the United States.
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Detention center chaplains train in L.A.
(Washington, D.C.) September 20, 2011 — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA offered training to six chaplains from detention centers across the United States during a three-day meeting in Los Angeles last month. JRS/USA based the training on knowledge gained via our long years of service to detainees in our Detention Chaplaincy Program.
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Jesuit Refugee Service ministers to detainees
(Washington, D.C.) — "We make sure men and women who are detained have access to the solace of their God, in whatever religious tradition they come from," says Fr. Gavin, noting that JRS ministers to Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant and other detainees.
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Inside a Federal Detention Center
(Florence, Arizona) — Three hundred men dressed in yellow, orange and blue prison jumpsuits had gathered under the shade of the open air sports facility in the confines of this detention center not far from the Mexican border.
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