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.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Beirut and Lebanon during this devastating time and pray especially for those who have lost family and friends. We as for your prayers for Beirut, most especially for the refugee community that we serve.
With schools around the world closed due to COVID-19, educators everywhere have been exploring ways to teach students, even at a distance. Education is a core activity of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), and in the midst of the current crisis, we are finding unique ways to ensure that displaced children have the opportunity to learn and thrive.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is proud of our Ignatian heritage. As a work of the Society of Jesus, we trace our roots back to the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola. As a man who was committed to “finding God in all things,” he introduced the Examen as a prayer for doing exactly that – taking a moment each day to find God in all things.
What we are all experiencing has showed us that we cannot live as nations, races, or people independent of one another. We must come together. As we reflect on our new reality and the challenges that the global pandemic has brought, we pray that we can come together to welcome and protect one another, especially those most vulnerable.