Jesuit Refugee Service

A Syrian mother and child in Macedonia, Greece. Public Domain/flickr
The Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit Community is among the 200+ religious leaders who have written to the Prime Minister, urging her to relax the UK’s immigration rules so that refugees from Syria and other areas can be reunited with their families. Fr Dominic Robinson SJ joined the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, as well as Baroness Rabbi Julia Neuberger and Muslim Council of Britain secretary general Harun Rashid Khan and other representatives from the Buddhist,...
Jive Aces
The Jive Aces will be playing live in Wimbledonat the Sacred Heart Church upper hall.Entry is FREE but donations are asked for Jesuit Refugee Service UK.There will be a licenced bar.Give online  via JustGiving.com or text JRSS47 £10 to 70070Please email Paul Ginty with your name in order to be placed on the reservation list.Jesuit Refugee Service provide practical assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
Syrian children at a JRS class in Lebanon's Bekka Valley. Credit: Don Doll SJ/JRS
Leaders from across the world will be gathering at the UN Headquarters in New York later this month for the first-ever United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants (19 September) and the US Leaders’ Summit on Refugees (20 September). Among the items on their agendas will be policies and commitments that can create significant change in the lives of displaced children who are currently out of school.In anticipation of the Summits, Jesuit Refugee Service in the USA – as part of the...
Fr Dominic speaks at the Home Office lobby for child refugees
Following his trip last week to the 'Jungle' in Calais with a group of faith leaders Fr Dominic Robinson SJ of Farm Street Church today joined around 200 campaigners and politicians at the Home Office, to urge Home Secretary Amber Rudd to allow a group of 375 unaccompanied refugee children to come to England. Organised by London Citizens, the event marked the first anniversary of the death of Ayan Kurdi, whose body was washed up on a Greek beach as his family fled Syria.Speakers...
The Jungle, Calais
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit Community, joined a delegation of 22 people which included six rabbis, an Anglican bishop, three Baptist ministers and one chair of a mosque, to ‘The Jungle’, the temporary refugee city in Calais. Around 10,000 people currently live there including 700 children under the age of18. They have fled war and persecution in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Sudan, and Albania.The visit last Friday was organised by...
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Jesuit Refugee Service International is seeking candidates for the role of Director of Fundraising & Development based in Rome.Full details are available on their website.         
JRS summer party
Each year at JRS, we have a special day “without sadness”. We dedicate a Saturday afternoon in the Summer to a party to which all are welcome. This year, refugees joined volunteers, staff and guests to enjoy each other’s company, share some delicious food and music.Ten wonderful songs were provided by guest singers from “Soul Sanctuary” a cappella group and their fabulous voices invited everyone onto the dance floor.Zigni House, our talented chef friends, brought a...
Sarah Teather during her time as an MP Credit: Parliamentary recording unit
At the City of Sanctuary AGM on Friday Sarah Teather, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service UK, was chosen to be the first person to receive the Sanctuary Champions award.City of Sanctuary is a grassroots movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution across Britain.Tiffy Allen, Network Coordinator, said “Congratulations Sarah, on being the first Sanctuary Champion awarded by City of Sanctuary! The award...
It is difficult to put into words the look of utter fatigue on a woman’s face after spending the night sleeping on different buses because she has nowhere to go. Or the joy in her voice when after a week of being hosted in a community of female religious exclaims that through the friendship and welcome they have offered she has found her family again. And yet, these are the stories that we encounter every day at JRS. Behind each story is a human being with a unique past, hopes and fears...
Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo
Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo joined JRS UK as the new Policy and Advocacy Officer this week. Fidèle is taking on a new role in the team. He will work closely with volunteers and staff who accompany and serve refugees at the day centre and in detention, but his role is to help change people’s views of refugees and persuade policy makers to change the system which currently makes life so hard for those who seek asylum in the UK. Fidèle will also work closely with JRS colleagues in other countries...

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