Justice
JRS is committed to a justice that empowers refugees to become "people with a voice of their own", working together with them to challenge systems that deny human rights.

 

Accompanying Justice
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Boston, 5 December 2012 – While I was in the Dominican Republic with the Jesuit Refugee Service, a group of young Haitian men approached us about the problems they were having with their employer. They sold yogurt cones on the streets of the capital, Santo Domingo, pushing a heavy machine through traffic all day and, after their boss took his 80 percent cut, were left with almost nothing.
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Accompanying justice: hard work, lament and hope
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Boston, 5 December 2012 – A couple of months ago, studying The Nature and Destiny of Man by the US theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr, who wrote that there is a "new peril of evil on every new level of the good", made my graduate students – who work with the poor – despondent. It was too pessimistic they said, some of whom are also preparing for ministry as priests, religious or lay people.
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