JRS Anniversary

Walking with refugees for over four decades.

Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. founded Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) on November 14, 1980. Since then, JRS has grown to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and other forcibly displaced people worldwide in 58 countries. To commemorate the work of the JRS community, we invite you to learn more and join us in our annual anniversary celebration. In previous years, esteemed JRS supporters have graciously joined us in amplifying the awareness of our endeavors, including:

President Joseph Biden

Madeleine Albright

Filippo Grandi

Katie Ledecky

Fr. James Martin, S.J.

Maria Shriver

Fr. Tom Smolich, S.J.


43rd Anniversary Slideshow

43rd Anniversary Event Slideshow

Thank you to our 2023 anniversary corporate sponsors!