where we work
#Do1Thing: Let’s let love be our thing
Porto, 17 April 2018 – Dundo, in the north of Angola, on the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, has two big refugee camps; those camps were my home for the last three months of 2017. They were my home because they made me feel at home, even though I know a refugee camp should never be a home for anybody.
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Global: Gaudete et Exsultate - On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World
Rome, 13 April 2018 – JRS welcomes the newly-released Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, “Rejoice and be glad.”
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Chad: Post-secondary education as a tool of integration
N'Djamena, 10 April 2018 – JRS has worked in Chad since 2006 with the aim of serving, supporting, and defending Sudanese refugees who left their homes when the ongoing conflict first broke out in 2003.
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#Do1Thing: My mother’s home
Parramatta, 6 April 2018 – After arriving in Australia, Esther* found herself struggling with finances and food insecurity. A friend of hers suggested she contact the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and gave her a phone number to call.
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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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Global: JRS Easter Message
Rome, 1 April 2018 – This Easter we pray that the stone of hatred and fear may be rolled away from our hearts, so that the hope may be kindled anew in communities
that are ravaged by violence, and among people who have known only rejection and exclusion.
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Syria: New beginnings
Kafroun, 30 March 2018 – The story of Nour* is a story of pain, a broken heart, and a tired soul, but it is also the story of how it is possible to restore childhood and hope amid war.
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Global: Living in communion with refugees this Holy Week
Rome, 27 March 2018 – Christians seek in Holy Week to deepen their knowledge of Jesus. Through word and ritual, in prayer and fasting, we seek to know Jesus, and the meaning of his life and death, more intimately.
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Europe: The magic trick of the EU-Turkey deal
Brussels, 24 March 2018 – This week signals the so-called EU-Turkey deal’s second year of existence. European States and EU institutions present this agreement as an achievement that dramatically, and almost magically, reduced the number of forced migrants arriving in Europe each day.
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Syria: Be love, be light
Damascus, 22 March 2018 – “Look, I’m like you now,” says Ammar*, smiling proudly and removing his glasses to demonstrate how he can completely open his eyes.
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