News and Stories
A well-known author and editor-at-large of America Media, James Martin SJ worked for JRS as a young Jesuit in Nairobi, Kenya.
Hilda began working for JRS in December 1985. Looking back over 25 years, she reflects on how JRS has evolved, but remains grounded in Fr Pedro Arrupe’s vision.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is pleased to announce the release this month of Dying to Live: Stories on the Road to Freedom, a book by Danielle Vella, director of International Reconciliation Programs for JRS.
Youssef, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, has been in Lebanon for 8 years. Now in the 7th grade in public school, he has been attending the JRS Frans van der Lugt centre for the past 4 years. His great talent is acting.
Alain has lived for ten years in Dzaleka, where he helped found Salama Africa, an art centre for refugee youth. He attended a JRS run secondary school and is now pursuing his BA in Minnesota, USA, where he was resettled together with his family.
Taban Patrick Consantino SJ first encountered JRS as a young refugee in Uganda, where his family had fled from war-torn Sudan. Now in Rome, pursuing his MA in Social Sciences and his vocation to become a Jesuit priest.
On the occasion of the International Day of Education, JRS Cameroon held a training for teachers and community pre-school centres monitors to ensure an inclusive and quality education for all children.
A day with Marceline, from the JRS’s health department, as she visits sick refugees who struggle to access health care in South Africa.
Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director, reminds us that hope is a grace that allows us to live today believing in the future in his year-end letter.