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Meet Alain: For 10 years he lived in Dzaleka, where he helped found Salama Africa, an art center for #refugee youth. He attended a JRS run secondary school and is now pursuing his BA in Minnesota, where he resettled with his family.
In December 2019, JRS recognized this need for mental health and psychosocial support and organized a five-day workshop on ‘Counselling & Art for Peace & Reconciliation’ in Bangalore, India.
Meet Fr. Jim Martin: A well-known author and editor-at-large of America Media, James Martin SJ worked for JRS as a young Jesuit in Nairobi, Kenya.
During a recent trip to Florence, AZ Joan Rosenhauer, JRS/USA Executive Director, visited the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Detention Center. While there, she spent the day with JRS colleague, Sr. Lynn Alvin, OP, who provides pastoral care for people being detained by the U.S. government. Read Joan’s reflection on the vital work Sr. Lynn does for the people she serves everyday.
As we enter Lent next week, let us see Christ, his suffering and redemption, in people who have been forcibly displaced. We encourage you to use Lent to take time to reflect and encounter refugees.
In today’s news and public discourse “refugees” or “migrants” are often groups that are quickly depersonalized, without names and faces or hopes and dreams. Dying to Live: Stories from Refugees on the Road to Freedom, a new book out today, co-published by JRS, brings the very personal stories of people who have been forced to flee their home and seek a better life.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA expresses disappointment in the Administration’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes a 22 percent cut in humanitarian assistance.
Today we respond to the injustice and violence of human trafficking by raising awareness and praying for our sisters and brothers in need.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA continues to oppose efforts to limit access to protection for any individual based on their country of origin, including the recently announced ban blocking entry of immigrant and non-immigrant visitors from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
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