November 14th - Save the Date to celebrate with us!
Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. founded Jesuit Refugee Service on November 14, 1980. At JRS/USA, we depend on the support of Jesuit institutions and the greater Ignatian-inspired family as we continue the legacy of Fr. Arrupe by accompanying, serving, and advocating for and with refugees. We invite you to reflect on the life of Fr. Pedro Arrupe and be inspired by his witness as you renew your commitment to forcibly displaced persons. No matter your role in your community, whether it be administrative, educational, social, or pastoral, you can contribute to the JRS mission of accompaniment, service, and advocacy.
Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J. has invited the global Ignatian family to recognize November 14th as JRS Day, the anniversary of the founding of JRS. Together, we hope to commemorate Fr. Arrupe’s now famous call for personal and social change to become “People For and With Others” We hope you can join us.
How can You participate in JRS Day
Pray in Solidarity
Recognize JRS Day by joining us in prayer. Please use this resource Praying with the Mission of Jesuit Refugee Service to guide your community in prayer and reflection.
Share the Story
Get Social! Please share on social media how your community is honoring the life of Fr. Arrupe on JRS Day, November 14. Please use this link here to access graphics created by JRS/USA.