News and Stories

18 Feb, 2020

A well-known author and editor-at-large of America Media, James Martin SJ worked for JRS as a young Jesuit in Nairobi, Kenya.

18 Feb, 2020

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. 

Hilda has worked with the JRS International Office for 25 years, since its foundation.
14 Feb, 2020

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.

Dying to Live is a book by Danielle Vella co-published by JRS and Rowman and Littlefield.
07 Feb, 2020

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.

Youssef is a 13 year old Syrian refugee who likes to perform at the youth club at the JRS FVDL cente in Lebanon.
31 Jan, 2020

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.

Alain and Toussaint work to support youth in their community.
31 Jan, 2020

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.

Taban Patrick Consantino SJ poses in front of St Peter's Square in the Vatican. A former JRS refugee student, Taban is now pursuing his vocation to become a Jesuit priest.
24 Jan, 2020

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.

Children at the JRS Community Pre-school Centers in Gado 3, East Cameroon.
13 Jan, 2020

A day with Marceline, from the JRS’s health department, as she visits sick refugees who struggle to access health care in South Africa.

Estelle, an asylum seeker from the DRC living in Johannesburg, walks assisted by Marceline, head of JRS's health department and a JRS volunteer.
29 Dec, 2019

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.

JRS International Director visiting our projects in South Sudan. (Jesuit Refugee Service)