Other JRS Publications
Publications
This section provides access to a variety of publications from Jesuit Refugee Service and its various offices worldwide. You can find annual reports; Servir our quarterly magazine on issues affecting refugees and forcibly displaced persons and; books, research reports and other material by JRS.


20 Action point for the Global Compacts 2018


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International Child Safeguarding Policy


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Journeys of Hope
Stories of refugees on the road to Europe, January to March 2016.

Routes De L’Espoir

Auf Wegen der Hoffnung

Viaggi di Speranza

Viajes de Esperanza


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Artists in Motion
Artists in Motion exhibits art by Eritrean refugee painters to a global audience with the ability to effect change and create sustainable, dignified solutions to a global, unprecedented phenomenon of forced migration. We welcome you to follow this campaign, share these paintings and use the painters’ messages to advocate on their behalf.
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Providing Hope, Investing in the Future: Education in Emergencies & Protracted Crises


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Legal Rights of Refugees in India
For decades now India has been home to a large number of refugee groups while not having signed the 1951 Convention for Refugees or established a national legislation governing refugees.

This position paper examines the policies enacted by the Indian government often on a bilateral basis towards the important number of people seeking asylum in Indian territory. It emphasizes the different treatment accorded to the diverse refugee groups resulting from the absence of a national legal framework dealing with them.
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Recommendations for the development of safe and legal paths to protection in the European Union
Our organisations represent Churches throughout Europe – Anglican, Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic – as well as Christian agencies particularly concerned with migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. As Christian organisations we are deeply committed to the inviolable dignity of the human person created in the image of God, as well as to the concepts of the common good, of global solidarity and of the promotion of a society that welcomes strangers. We also share the conviction that the core values of the European Union as an area of freedom and justice must be reflected by day-to-day politics. It is against this background that we make the following proposals for the development of safe and legal paths to protection in the European Union.

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The journey toward hospitality: an activity handbook for children in secondary education
This activity handbook invites secondary school children to embark on a journey and start a process of transformation. This journey will take them, through different stages, to a common destination: hospitality, the place where people from different horizons meet, where diversity is the source of mutual enrichment and where we can live confidently, knowing, accepting and respecting one another.
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Top marks for the Bhutanese Refugee Education Programme
An estimated 100,000 southern Bhutanese of Nepalese origin, known as Lhotshampas, left Bhutan in the early nineties. Their flight was the result of a "one nation, one people" campaign by the Bhutanese government, which enacted discriminatory laws that stripped many Lhotshampas of their citizenship.

The education programme of the Bhutanese refugees was born at the very beginning of their exile, in 1991, on the Mai bank, when teachers and members of the Student Union of Bhutan gathered children under the trees and started to teach.
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The journey toward hospitality: an activity handbook for children in primary education
This activity handbook invites primary school children to embark on a journey and start a process of transformation. This journey will take them, through different stages, to a common destination: hospitality, the place where people from different horizons meet, where diversity is the source of mutual enrichment and where we can live confidently, knowing, accepting and respecting one another.
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Recreating Right Relationships


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Hospitality on the frontiers: 34 years of service to refguees
In the Jesuit Refugee Service, we believe that opening one’s door to the displaced is not only a Christian value, but a human one. Our understanding recognises the claim that all of us have to be welcomed, not because we are members of a specific family, race or faith community, but simply because we are human beings who deserve welcome and respect. Responding to these diverse needs, we often overlook our common need as individuals and communities to be loved and to love. Hospitality is essential to accompany refugees seeking asylum from persecution, war and natural disasters.
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Submission of the Jesuit Refugee Service to the Peace Forums on resolution of armed conflict in Colombia
JRS believes sustainable and durable peace will only be possible if all parties work together in the transformation of structural inequality and poverty, the root causes of the conflict, and transform the conflict resolution mechanisms in Colombia. This involves an overhaul of the political system and state bureaucracy, as well as the empowerment of communities, particularly those living in areas most affected by the conflict.
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Side by Side: learning what accompaniment is all about
The essays and reflections in these pages are full of insights but they are not the last word on the subject. Far from it: their real aim is to encourage you, as a JRS team member, to step deeper into the world of accompaniment, to reflect on your own experience and to share your insights with others. This book is only a means to this end. The measure of its success will be how far it manages to stimulate new ways of thinking about and appreciating accompaniment, and of making it more than ever an integral part of our mission.
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Working with Urban Refugees
Scholars and practitioners alike have noted the rapid increase in the urbanization of forced migration during the first decade of the twenty-first century. Today more than half the world’s refugees live in urban areas, as opposed to camps and rural settings. This percentage is likely to grow in the coming years in line with the global urbanization trend affecting developing countries in particular.

As one would expect, the activities of JRS reflect this trend: many of its programs — especially in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa — are now located and implemented in major urban centers.

What may come as a surprise is that, from its inception in 1980, Jesuit Refugee Service has always hosted projects in urban areas.
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