News and Stories
Ryan Birjoo SJ, a Regent serving with JRS in Beirut as part of the Middle East and North Africa Regional Team, shares his “cannonball moment” and how he sees the life and teachings of St. Ignatius in the work he does for JRS.
Welcoming the stranger is a core value of all faiths. What does it mean for refugees and those who accompany them? We asked some members of the JRS family around the world.
JRS stands in solidarity with the Afghan people as they face emergency and suffering in their country, and will continue to support Afghan refugees in regions and countries around the world.
Two months after the Mount Nyiragongo eruption, residents are living in shelters without income-generating opportunities. Students are struggling to go back to school.
Wail Halou, JRS Accounting Assistant, started the Aleppo Family Volunteers, a foundation that helped many during the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
One year after the Beirut blast, those who lost their loved ones are still struggling. JRS is accompanying them in their healing journey.
Eric Velandria SJ, JRS Senior Education Specialist, tells how Ignatius’s life story inspires him to be hopeful and to faithfully accompany those on the margins.
When schools closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, refugee students, their parents, and teachers had to find innovative ways to guarantee they could continue pursuing their education despite the limited resources.
They are the children of refugees who have become permanent residents. Yet they continue to struggle for official acknowledgement and a more secure status.