Jesuit Refugee Service

Congratulations to all those who took part in the London Marathon yesterday - especially to the runners whose efforts are supporting Jesuit Missions and the Jesuit Refugee Service. These included two Jesuits, the Deputy Head of Cheltenham College who ran as Womble Uncle Bulgaria, first-time runners and seasoned veterans. Well done to all the runners! You can still support them by following their links here. Thank you for your generosity!
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome.JRS UK accompanies refugees and forced migrants, our brothers and sisters, serving them as companions and advocating their cause in an uncaring world. We have a particular concern for those who are detained...
The International Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service is among the signatories of an Open Letter to the Prime Minister, urging him to join UNHCR's global settlement programme for Syrian refugees and to show compassion to the hundreds of thousands of people who are fleeing the conflict in Syria and their families in the United Kingdom. Writing in tomorrow's Independent newspaper, Fr Peter Balleis SJ joins signatories from humanitarian agencies including CAFOD, Christian Aid, Save the...
Ayman Rifai, who had worked with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria since the beginning of the current crisis in the country, was killed by a mortar on 11 January in Hamdaniyeh on the outskirts of Aleppo. He was the father of five (four boys and one girl). Ayman was visiting his eldest son with two of his children in Ramouseh, outside Aleppo, where his son is doing his military service, when a mortar exploded, killing him and his 18-year-old son. His 14-year-old son was injured, causing...
Louise Zanré's first talk will be at St Mary's RC Cathedral in Edinburgh where she will be speaking after the 11.30am Mass on Sunday 19 January. Archbishop Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh will be preaching at that Mass and will use the Pope's theme for the World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees. After the Mass, Louise will talk about JRS's work among refugees and offering suggestions of ways to welcome refugees from a faith value perspective. The following evening (Monday 20...
Sarah Teather MP is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees in Parliament and a former Children's Minister.  Here she recounts her recent visit to Jordan with the Jesuit Refugee Service. Reporting on the Syrian crisis in the UK has waned since Britain, France and the US shelved plans for a bombing campaign.  There is a real danger that we forget the Syrian people.  As Chair of a parliamentary group that promotes the welfare of refugees, I wanted...

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