News and Stories
Jesuit Superior General, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ has appointed Fr Antonysamy Stephenraj to lead JRS South Asia and has confirmed the appointment of Fr Alberto Ares SJ to JRS Europe.
As lockdown went into effect, schools closed, and refugee children were suddenly cut off from their daily learning environment, JRS found innovative ways to ensure that they were not deprived of their right to education.
Like so many women from Syria,Yasmine’s life has been upended by the conflicts of the last few years. Of all the trials of the last few years, though, Yasmine unhesitatingly says that the most difficult has involved “being forcibly separated from my children and left alone in 2017″.
On this sombre date which marks 10 years since the start of the conflict in Syria, Jesuit Refugee Service and Entreculturas ask the world to recognise the urgent and multiple crises unfolding in Syria and its neighbouring countries, particularly Lebanon and Jordan.
JRS skills programme uplifts refugees, migrants and South African women by teaching them business skills and offering hair and beauty and courses.
What if we imagine a better future for refugee girls? Artist Salma Khalil worked with girls living in camps to create a new narrative.
JRS calls on global leaders to ensure that COVID vaccine efforts prioritize all countries equally, and include refugees and other forcibly displaced people in each country’s vaccine distribution plans.
We, the undersigned faith-based organizations working in Iraq, representing the call of our respective religions to human solidarity, welcome the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the birthplace of Abraham, father of many in faith.
Pupils, mothers, and educational staff share their stories about JRS support and the impact of education on their lives.