Hope Lives

Hope is a virtue and perspective, a grace that allows us to live today believing in a future neither clear nor certain.

Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director

Our Mission

JRS seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn and determine their own future.


JRS relies on a broad range of partners — communities, local and international NGOs, corporations, foundations, institutional donors and public funders — to shape and support our programmes.