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USA: Robert Plant joins 'Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees'
Washington DC, 28 September 1016 - Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids, and more for select dates on the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour in October.
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Global: Jesuits to hold worldwide meeting to elect new Father General
Rome, 27 September 27 2016 - The Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will hold the first plenary session of General Congregation 36 in Rome on October 3. The supreme governing body of the Jesuit order, a General Congregation has only happened 35 times since the Society was founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola.
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Global: An inter-religious statement on behalf of forced migrants
Rome, 21 September 2016 - The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the Religious Islamic Community of Italy (COREIS), European partner of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), stand in solidarity to call upon all governments, religious institutions, and people of good-will to work together in tackling the root causes of forced migration.
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Vatican: Pope Francis discusses the intersection of Jesuit education and serving refugees
Vatican, 19 September 2016 - On 17 September 2016, Pope Francis addressed members of the European Confederation and the World Union of Jesuit Alumni and Alumnae as a part of the three day event, European Encounters of Jesuit Alumni "Global Migration and Refugee Crisis: Time to Contemplate and Act". During the address, Maiga, a friend of JRS, presented Pope Francis with a painting created by Mefin, an Eritrean refugee in an Ethiopian camp.
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Global: One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking
Abuja, 16 September 2016 - The Jesuit Refugee Service stands with Catholic organizations and faith leaders from around the world to condemn modern day slavery in all its forms. Following the call of the 2014 declaration of Pope Francis and other faith leaders on eradicating modern slavery by 2020, hundreds of Catholic activists came together in Abuja, Nigeria this month to reaffirm and commit to collaboration and common action aiming atpreventing and eradicating the scourge of human trafficking and exploitation of human beings and upholding human dignity.
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Global: JRS and the European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni reflect on the global migration and refugee situation
Rome, 14 September 2016 – On Friday 16th of September, at 11:30 a.m., at LUMSA University, Fr Thomas H Smolich SJ, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) International Director, will speak at the European Encounters of Jesuit Alumni "Global Migration and Refugee Crisis: Time to Contemplate and Act", hosted by the European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni (ECJA), and supported by the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA).
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USA: Concert tour will benefit refugee education
Washington, DC, 12 September, 2016 - Five of America’s most popular musical acts are coming together for an 11-stop concert tour this fall to raise awareness of the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees will be headlined in North America by Grammy Award-winning artists Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids.
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Global: JRS and Caritas Internationalis respond to UN Summit Outcome Document
Our organisations welcome the outcome document to be adopted on 19
September 2016 as an important step towards the global governance of
migration and development. We have long called for a people-centred,
human rights and dignity approach to internal and international migrants
and refugees. We welcome the focus on respecting the rights of all
migrants and a shared responsibility for refugee reception.
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USA: Refugee summits must provide access to education for all displaced children
Washington DC, 8 September 2016 —The Global Campaign for Education – US, a broad-based coalition of more than 80 members, including Jesuit refugee Service/USA, dedicated to ensuring universal quality education for all children, urges the United Nations, the U.S. Government and world leaders to accelerate progress towards universal access to education for displaced children.
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Refugees create global conversations with art
Mai Aini, 5 September 2016 - Between two mountain ranges in northern Ethiopia, dozens of young
Eritrean refugees are splattered in paint. They spend their days
expressing their longing for lost loved ones, traumatic memories of
persecution and stories of family and friends who have taken perilous
journeys across deserts and seas in symbolic artwork.
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