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Read how the Kino Teen organization is working to change how youth view immigration and the need for reform in the upcoming months.
Learn how Walsh Jesuit High School JRS Club host a “Not Just Football” watch party to educate their fellow peers about refugees and migrants #Do1Thing.
Read a #Do1Thing reflection from Fairfield University student, Luckario Alcide ’21, who is a Humanitarian Action Fellow and pursuing a minor in humanitarian action.
Read about how Catholic Charities West Virginia hosted a Walk a Mile in My Shoes Refugee Simulation to enlightened and encourage their surrounding communities #Do1Thing.
Meet Marceline: She’s from the JRS’s health department. Each day she visits sick refugees and migrants who struggle to access health care in South Africa.
Meet Patience: She’s a refugee from Zimbabwe who faced many hardships as she and her family journeyed to safety, after their lives were endangered. JRS provided them with resources and guidance as they prepared for life in the U.S. She’s now Jesuit educated and hoping to use her skills to help others in need.
This week the Catholic Church in the United States is recognizing those seeking safety and a better life by celebrating National Migration Week from January 5-11.
Access to formal education can improve the well-being of refugees in camps, and significantly develops their skills and knowledge. The young girls in the Jesuit Refugee Service Safe Haven shelter are enthusiastic about their education despite the harsh conditions in the camp.
Fr. Joe Hampson S.J. reflects on the question he was able to ask of Pope Francis about refugees, and how Pope Francis’s response is important to hear during this week’s Global Refugee Forum.