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Today, Jesuit Refugee Service marks the 38th anniversary of its founding by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ and the official beginning of the beatification process for Fr. Arrupe.
Yesterday, The Trump Administration announced new rules that ban the entry of migrants between designated ports of entry, denying them their full right to seek asylum in the United States along the Southern border. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is deeply disappointed in this announcement and urges the Administration to reconsider.
There has been a lot of misinformation about what the caravan is and who is a part of it, so here’s a few questions we’ve tried to tackle for you and what JRS is doing to help.
With a shared border more than 2.000 kilometers long, Colombia and Venezuela are facing a serious challenge in managing their national relations. With the massive forced migration of people coming from Venezuela, an understanding needs to be reached.
In August, JRS South Africa celebrated the graduation of 221 refugees and asylum seekers from the Arrupe Women’s Skill Centre and Pretoria Skill Centre. Read about their journey.
JRS vocational skills training courses help refugees become self-reliant.
JRS/USA’s Director of Mission, Fr. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. reflects on news at our southern border and why every immigrant child belongs to all of us.
JRS UK’s Communities of Hospitality Coordinator Naomi Turner reflects on the ‘At Home’ hosting scheme that brings people who are destitute together with a local individual or family willing to support them.
The Action Team at Walsh Jesuit High School began to raise awareness about refugees and the displaced within the Walsh Jesuit community, and hosted JRS’s Walk a Mile in My Shoes refugee simulations.
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