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Migrant children from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq on a special train that takes refugees in Macedonia close to the border with Serbia

Migrant children from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq on a special train that takes refugees in Macedonia close to the border with Serbia after having entered Europe from Greece

World Refugee Day: an opportunity to grow together

19/06/2017 18:53

World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20th, pays tribute to millions of forced migrants across the globe who are on the move, in search of protection and opportunity. Marking the occasion JRS has released a joint ecumenical statement entitled “Refugees: an opportunity to grow together.”

People of all faiths gathered in Dallas for a vigil in protest at Trump's Order temporarily banning immigrants from 7 Muslim-majority countries

People of all faiths gathered in Dallas for a vigil in protest at Trump's Order temporarily banning immigrants from 7 Muslim-majority countries

Muslims and Christians unite to call for bridges not walls

07/02/2017 16:44

Reacting to the US President’s Executive Order to tighten restrictions on arrivals to the United States the Jesuit Refugee Service has released a joint interfaith statement with the Italian Islamic Religious Community calling for bridges, not walls.

A child migrant waits to be transferred from a rescue ship in the Mediterranean to a registration center in Southern Italy

A child migrant waits to be transferred from a rescue ship in the Mediterranean to a registration center in Southern Italy

JRS on World Day of Migrants and Refugees: children deserve a future

14/01/2017 12:30

Reiterating his call for the protection of vulnerable child migrants, Pope Francis has dedicated his message for this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees to children. JRS International Director speaks about JRS concerns and commitments.

A JRS programme in Aleppo which involves Christian and Muslim volunteers and provides for all regardless of religion or race

A JRS programme in Aleppo which involves Christian and Muslim volunteers and provides for all regardless of religion or race

JRS and Italian Islamic Community call for culture of welcome

23/09/2016 11:57

In occasion of the UN International Day of Peace on September 21, and at a time in which war and persecution have driven over 65 million people from their homes worldwide, the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Religious Islamic Community of Italy have joined to appeal for a culture of welcome.

Hundreds of life jackets used by refugees during their flight from conflict, line the shore the New York City waterfront, highlight the refugee crisis

Hundreds of life jackets used by refugees during their flight from conflict, line the shore the New York City waterfront to highlight the refugee crisis

JRS on the lights and shadows of the UN Refugee Summit

19/09/2016 16:22

A Holy See delegation, led by the Vatican Secretary of State on Monday joined other world leaders in New York for a high level UN Summit to address issues related to large scale movements of refugees and migrants. JRS's permanent observer to the UN in Geneva gives us an insight into the Summit. 

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A woman walks past hundreds of refugee life jackets collected from the beaches of Chios, Greece, 16 September 2016.

Pope Francis: ‘Each migrant has a name, a face, and a story’

17/09/2016 12:27

Refugees and migrants are more than statistics, Pope Francis told members of the European Confederation and World Union of Jesuit Alumni and Alumnae; they are no different than our own family and friends.

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Image of refugees in Sud Sudan, provided by Oxfam on 15 September 2016.

Pope addresses participants of Jesuit migration conference

17/09/2016 10:35

The important work of ministering to migrants and refugees was at the heart of Pope Francis’ address on Saturday to members of the European Confederation and World Union of Jesuit Alumni and Alumnae.

 

Jesuit Refugee Service –Mercy in Motion Campaign

Jesuit Refugee Service –Mercy in Motion Campaign

JRS video series: Mercy in Motion - Open Minds, Unlock Potential

15/09/2016 17:04

At a moment in time in which an unprecedented 65 million people are on the move in search of  a safe place, peace and a decent, better future, the Jesuit Refugee Service “Mercy in Motion campaign” has produced a series of videos telling the stories of refugees from across the globe.