Global Companions: Advocate for Refugees

09 July 2020 at 3:00pm

With Covid-19 still being a strong and real threat throughout the world, this upcoming academic year is likely to bring many changes. Unfortunately, many refugee communities continue to face discrimination and hardship that has only been heightened by this global pandemic. Now more than ever it is crucial to use new and creative methods to continue to advocate for refugee communities both at home and globally.

Join JRS staff Giulia McPherson and Joshua Utter in this virtual webinar on July 9 at 3:00 PM ET to learn more about specific issues facing these communities today and what you and your communities can do to join forces with JRS to bring about change.

Topics will include:

  • Ignatian spirituality & JRS’s mission
  • Key issues affecting refugees including COVID-19 and access to asylum
  • Tips for virtual advocacy

Register here:

Additional Resources

Learn more how Covid 19 has impacted refugees here.
Learn more about US asylum policy and how it impacts on the lives of those seeking refuge in our new report, Stranded: the Impact of US Policy on Asylum Seekers.
Learn more about the current work of JRS in Venezuela in our report, Los Desplazados.
Learn more about the importance of providing education for refugees in our report, Providing Hope, Investing in the Future.