JRS UK

Nicolette Busuttil JRS
Nicolette Busuttil has joined the Jesuit Refugee Service in a new role, as the Communities of Hospitality Coordinator. Her role will be to work with religious communities, parishes and individuals to support them to host some of the refugees who find themselves homeless. The JRS UK “At Home” scheme brings together asylum seekers with people willing to open up their homes and hearts, as destitute asylum seekers in need of respite are matched with individuals, families and religious...
 The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the UK is recruiting for an exciting new part-time post to join our tightly knit team in East London as soon as possible.JRS is an international Catholic organisation, at work in 50 countries with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. In the UK, JRS works with destitute asylum seekers and those who are held in immigration detention, by offering a mix of practical and emotional support. Our...
Harmondsworth IRC
Responding to the release today of an inspection into conditions at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre by the new Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, Sarah Teather, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service UK said:“Peter Clarke is the second Chief Inspector of Prisons to draw attention to the unacceptably long periods in which people are warehoused in detention and to call for a time limit. The conditions he describes bring shame on the Government, but cleaning up is not enough. The...
Louise Zanre
The requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Louise Zanré will be celebrated on Monday 29th February at 10.30am at Farm St Church.  The principal celebrant will be Fr Provincial Dermot Preston SJ.  All are welcome to come and give thanks for Louise's life and to mourn her passing. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.JRS UK would be grateful for prayers for Louise, her sister Dina, her colleagues and all the many refugees who loved her. She will be greatly missed.Family flowers...
JRS UK is sorry to announce the death of  Louise Zanré, former Director of JRS-UK, on Monday 15th February. Louise's death was unexpected, but she had been unwell for some considerable time. She had stepped down from the post of JRS Director at the beginning of this year, although she was continuing to work with us and contribute her great experience. JRS UK would be grateful for prayers for Louise, her sister Dina, her colleagues and all the many refugees who loved her. She will be...
Iraqi refugees in Damascus, Syria - Wikipedia Commons
It is important to make the effort to get away from generalities when talking about welcoming refugees, according to the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK, and not over-react to polls.  JRS UK was responding to the Comres poll for BBC Local Radio which showed that the majority of the British people (56%) would welcome refugees from places like Syria into their local communities and that 47% would like to see the UK accept more refugees, but also appeared to show a hardening of negative...
Come and hear more about how JRS is supporting refugees in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon as well as here in the UK and find out what you can do to help.SpeakersFr Michael Zammit SJRegional Director for JRS Middle EastSarah TeatherNew Director of JRS UKWith a retiring collection for the work of JRS
Sarah Teather with Pope Francis at the audience for JRS' 35 years of service, L'Osservatore Romano
The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK (JRS UK) today welcomed its new Country Director. Sarah Teather is taking over from Louise Zanré who has decided to step down after 16 years but will be staying on as part of the team - in a policy/communications role.Sarah Teather is joining JRS UK following a short contract with the Rome office of JRS International. This work took her all over the world, including the Middle East, East Africa and the Western Balkans, visiting projects in field and meeting...
The Syrian Cedar tree is decorated with prayer requests in Liverpool
Two art works by Jesuit Filipino artist Fr Jason Dy SJ added poignancy to Liverpool City Centre in the run-up to Christmas. His Sites of Refuge sought to engage the public in topical conversation about displacement, refuge and sanctuary.Fr Dy, who has been studying for his MA in Creative Practice in Liverpool, says he hoped to create sites that evoked disruption as well as meditation.The project was comprised of two installations - both of them interactive: a Tree of Refuge located in Clayton...
The Prince of Wales addresses the Advent Reception at Archbishop's House, Westminster
Representatives of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK were among the guests at an Advent Reception hosted by the Cardinal Vincent Nichols and attended by the Prince of Wales. The reception brought together Christian leaders from the Middle East, alongside charities and other groups that work with them and support them.The reception at Archbishop’s House in London was attended by representatives from the Chaldean Catholic, Syriac Catholic, Maronite Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic...

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