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United communities are stronger
Inspired by faith and the values of inclusiveness and solidarity, JRS works to create communities of justice, dialogue, peace and reconciliation.  Read more

Uganda: Healing and reconciliation
Kampala, 3 April 2018 – At the end of last year, JRS helped support a reconciliation meeting in Maaji III, one of several refugee settlements in the Adjumani district of northern Uganda.
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: A path of inclusion and integration in Italy
Rome, 7 February 2018 – Answering Pope Francis’s call for religious congregations to welcome refugees in 2013, Centro Astalli, JRS Italy, developed an innovative project that accompanies refugees through the latter stages of their integration.
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: Learning from religious diversity in the Middle East
Beirut, 5 February 2018 – “It is when you have a personal contact that you change your mind. We are serving people because they are human beings not because of their religion,” says Angela Abboche.
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: Working together to promote justice and peace
Rome, 1 February 2018 – JRS supports the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week (1-7 February) and its foundational message that love of God must lead to love of one’s neighbour, that love of the good must lead to love of one’s neighbour.
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Iraq: The human spirit in action
Dohuk, 17 November 2017 – Fr Tony O’Riodan SJ, a Jesuit of the Irish province, was impacted by many things about his experience working with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Iraqi Kurdistan; one of these impacts was the lasting and continual effect of war on the human life and spirit.
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Indonesia: Brothers in humanity
Bogor, 3 November 2017 – A few months ago, I volunteered at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Indonesia as part of my Jesuit Tertianship, the final stage in Jesuit formation which is also called the third stage of probation.
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Indonesia: Newcomers celebrate Independence Day
Bogor, 20 October 2017 – Navid*, is one of the students in the Bahasa Indonesia class at the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Learning Centre in Bogor, Indonesia. He is a polite, friendly, and passionate young man from Afghanistan.
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Colombia: Youth leadership as a tool for peacebuilding and reconciliation
Cúcuta, 5 October 2017 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Colombia in Norte de Santander and the youth foundation Quinta con Quinta Crew recently gave their first joint workshop course on Ignatian leadership. 
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Serbia: A tale of reunification
Belgrade, 21 September 2017 –  In the middle of last year, in mid June, I met Amira*. She was a vulnerable young woman with four children and a million worries and sadness on her shoulders, and so much power that the whole world could be saved and fed.
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JRS International Director's Keynote speech: A spirit of welcome is the antidote to anxiety
Paramatta, 31 August 2017 –  Keynote speech of Fr Thomas H Smolich SJ for the launch of the Diocese of Parramatta year long "Walking with Refugees" Diocesan Journey, in Australia.
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