On November 14, 1980, Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. founded Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to “render a service that is human, pedagogical, and spiritual” for refugees. In honor of Fr. Pedro Arrupe founding JRS, Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J. has invited the global Ignatian family to recognize November 14 as JRS Day. Together, we hope to celebrate and honor “the women and men whose lives have been changed through JRS, and the generous service of so many lay colleagues, religious, and Jesuits.”
How to Use This Resource
We encourage your community to honor the life and legacy of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. and the mission of JRS on November 14, JRS Day.
This resource can be used in the following ways:
- Guide for both personal and communal prayer/reflection
- Content for the classroom when teaching about refugees, forced displacement, and humanitarian responses
- Toolkit for planning an event to honor the legacy of Fr. Pedro Arrupe and Jesuit Refugee Service on November 14