A new report released in April 2021 from Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) and Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Seeking Protection in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Future of Asylum, finds that restrictions put into place to protect public health during the pandemic will have long-lasting impacts on US and global asylum policies and that these restrictions amplified existing inequalities between displaced and host populations.
JRS/USA’s Director of Mission, Fr. Leo J. O’Donovan, SJ shares a poem reflecting on Easter and what it means in his relationship to his refugee brothers and sisters.
Use these Stations of the Cross to accompany Jesus on his journey, as we watch and pray over displaced people around the world.
As we celebrate Christmas, use this prayer to reflect on the joy and hope that the birth of Jesus brings us, and how we use this joy and hope to care for our refugee brothers and sisters.
As Jesuit Refugee Service recognizes our 40th anniversary and the journey we have been on, we pray for those who’ve been our companions – beneficiaries, benefactors, volunteers, staff, leaders, and partners in countries around the world – and ask for Fr. Arrupe’s continued intervention so that we can continue our mission as long as a need exists.
As a way to understand the plight of our displaced brothers and sisters, and what forced displacement can look like, we created visual resources following two stories of women who left their homes. Walk with these two women and learn more about refugees and displaced peolple.
Gather your family, friends, classmates, or fellow parishioners and see what it might be like to Walk a Mile in a refugee’s shoes.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is proud to present our 2019 Annual Report. During 2019, our teams continued to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced people. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA provided pastoral services to detained migrants across the country, mobilized support for refugees around the world, and advocated for the right to education for refugees.