Jesuit Refugee Service

Sarah Teather, Director of JRS-UK
Jesuit Refugee Service UK (JRS-UK) held a screening showcasing ‘Vol Special’, a documentary about the plight of undocumented foreigners at the Frambois detention centre in Geneva, Switzerland.It also gave viewers an insight on the wardens who struggle to reconcile humane values with the harsh realities of a strict deportation system.Each year, thousands of men and women in Switzerland are imprisoned without trial or sentence. Many asylum seekers who come to the UK also face this sort of fate....
Are you passionate about social justice? Does your faith motivate you to make a difference? Are you wondering what it’s like to work in a faith-based organisation? Enthusiastic and willing to get stuck in?The Jesuits in Britain are sponsoring a new "Faith that does justice" six-month paid internship programme, starting in September 2017.Aimed at young adults, this internship will be run jointly by Jesuit Missions and Jesuit Refugee Service-UK, and as well as placements with both of these...
From left Fr Chris Krall, Sam Aidoo, Helene Henrikson, Jonathan Roche, Ryan Stokes, Joe Notter and Orinoco (front)
Sunday was a day of triumph for the Jesuit Missions and Jesuit Refugee Service London Marathon runners who were among a record 40,000 starters for the world’s biggest fundraising event.This year the runners were raising money for the Jesuit Refugee Service in Maban, South Sudan offering quality education, counselling and training to children and adults from both refugee and host communities.  It is still possible to show your support by donating online.     First...
Chris Krall SJ in training
With the London Marathon coming up on Sunday Jesuit Missions’ 14-strong team are in the last stages of training and fundraising.The fundraising from the 2017 London Marathon will help provide an education to people whose lives have been devastated by conflict and displacement. All funds raised by our runners will be sent to our colleagues at Jesuit Refugee Service in Maban, South Sudan to offer quality education, counselling and training to children and adults from both refugee and host...
Sarah Teather with refugees at St Aloysius  Credit: Flourish
Fr Tim Curtis SJ, parish priest at St Aloysius Glasgow, is urging fellow clergy to provide English classes for refugees, following the huge success of his parish’s own initiative which launched a year ago.The parish is committed to continuing the English classes at the St John Ogilvie Centre in Garnethill, which are now at full capacity, prompting Fr Tim to appeal, through an article in the Flourish newspaper, for other churches to consider running similar schemes.Fr Tim told Flourish “There is...
Michael Frain took part in the 258k race across the Sahara
An alumnus of St Ignatius College in Enfield, who has already run across the Sahara Desert and undertaken four Ironman Triathlons, will be taking part in the London Marathon next month to raise funds for the Jesuit Refugee Service.Michael Frain will be running the 26.2 mile race on 23 April dressed as a Womble, the characters that have been adopted for the past 20 London Marathons by Jesuit Missions (JM) in Wimbledon, home of the Wombles! He has praised the education that he received from the...
Chris Krall SJ outside Jesuit Missions office
Jesuit Missions is fielding a strong team of fourteen runners for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.  With the event only six weeks away the team are stepping up the training and calling out for sponsorship.This year a new team member is Fr Chris Krall SJ, an American Jesuit who recently joined the Campion Hall community in Oxford, where he is pursuing a Masters in Sacred Theology with the intention of continuing into a DPhil in Science and Religion. This will be Fr Chris’s...
Victims of war and persecution: children in Aleppo, Syria. JRS
Jesuits in the United States have recommitted themselves to the defence of human rights and religious liberty, saying that they are greatly disappointed by the latest Executive Order from President Donald Trump, known colloquially as the 'travel ban', which they have branded a "shameful policy".Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the USA says that this new order has been artfully reworded to remove some of the most obvious legally-objectionable provisions of the original order. However, it still...
Some 25,000 riders are expected on the 2017 London-Surrey 100
Jesuit Missions (JM) is inviting you to get on your bike to help raise funds for communities that it supports overseas. JM has secured five places in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2017 event, which is taking place on 30 July 2017.The 100-mile route begins at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and takes in some of the most beautiful Surrey countryside on the way before ending on The Mall. Around 25,000 cyclists are expected to take part, raising money for their chosen charities. This year,...
ACN staff and supporters from across the world will be taking part in the Fitbit Semi de Paris on Sunday
Participants in the Fitbit Semi de Paris (a half-marathon) are in their final days of training and preparation ahead of the race on Sunday – including a Jesuit priest and his lay colleague from Farm Street Church. Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, National Ecclesiastical Assistant to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and Sebastian Cichocki, the parish’s Maintenance Manager, will be joining Neville Kyrke-Smith, ACN’s National Director, and John Pontifex, their Head of Press and Information, to help raise...

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