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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.
Today we respond to the injustice and violence of human trafficking by raising awareness and praying for our sisters and brothers in need.
Taban Patrick Consantino, S.J. first encountered JRS as a young refugee in Uganda, where his family had fled from war-torn Sudan. Now in Rome, Taban is pursuing his MA in Social Sciences and his vocation to become a Jesuit priest.
JRS Ecuador produced videos which encourage the welcome of the more than 1.5 million displaced Venezuelans and even more Colombian refugees and asylum seekers who’ve come to Ecuador, and call on all to “give a hand, because you might need one tomorrow.”
Today, marks one year since the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or “remain in Mexico” policy, was enacted by the Administration. Katie Mullins, JRS/USA Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist, reflects on a recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico Border and the impact the policy has had on those trying to seek safety in the U.S.
Meet Dot: Her passion to serve has led her to become a the leader of Spring Hill College’s JRS Action Team and a Jesuit Volunteer in Philadelphia. Learn more about her great work.