Jesuit Refugee Service

European encounters of Jesuit alumni
Jesuit Alumni Europe and the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) are collaborating with Jesuit Refugee Service and LUMSA University in Rome to present a conference on the Global Migration and Refugee Crisis: Time to Contemplate and Act .The conference wil be held at the Lumsa Universtiy in Rom 14-16 September 2016.Enrique Rebes, president of the European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni said in response to the current refugee crisis in Europe:“It is time that Europe, as a community of...
Jesuit bikers in Brighton
It’s only 54 miles...Ten Jesuits and friends are cycling from London to Brighton on August 6th to raise money to help refugees in the UK.“Some of us cycle a lot, some of us cycle a little... we enjoy biking around the cities we have lived in and in London where we live now. We got talking about what we as Jesuits, colleagues, family and friends could do for the refugees who come to JRS. It's a long ride of 54 miles and we will be a bit sore the next day, but we will have a good...
Jesuits and Friends Issue 94
The summer edition of Jesuits and Friends magazine has been published.  For those who subscribe it should hitting your door mat in the next couple of days.  And it should be available to pick up from parish churches, schools and spirituality centres by the end of the week.Since their foundation Jesuits have been used to looking at the world through the eyes of those to whom they minister, wherever in the world that might be.  An intriguing example of this is the story of the...
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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the UK is recruiting for an exciting new 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 office is...
There are two current vacancies with the Jesuits Jesuit Refugee Service UKbased in London, is looking for a co-ordinator for the At Home project.Read the full advertisement for JRS UKSt Wilfrid's Jesuit Parishin Preston, Lancashire is looking for a parish administratorRead the full advertisement for St Wilfrid's
 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...
Children at Makumbi Mission, Zimbabwe
The Jesuit novices based at Manresa House in Birmingham have completed their ‘experiments’ – assignments during which they have experienced faith and justice in action in situations which might be unfamiliar to them, in a variety of apostolic works either at home or overseas. Among the experiments this year in Britain, for example, novice Stephen worked at a hospice where, he said, he found God’s love to be very tangible; Vincent got an insight into parish life in North Wales; while Christopher...
ObituaryPaul Nicholson SJ My friend and colleague Louise Zanré da Silva, who has died suddenly aged 47 as the result of a blood clot, dedicated her life to helping refugees who were entangled in the UK asylum system. She was a tireless and fearsome advocate for their rights and human dignity. Her remarkable grasp of the policy and issues was combined with a genuine love and respect for the individuals she encountered; they were never statistics.Louise was born in Broxburn, West Lothian, to...
Refugees rest in Hungary after fleeing from Syria. Mstyslav Chernov/Creative Commons
The Jesuit Bishop of Aleppo in Syria was one of the participants at a meeting of bishops from the Middle East, southern and western Europe, convened by COMECE (the Conference of European Bishops) to discuss migration. Catholic experts from the field also took part in the meeting in Heiligenkreuz, Austria, entitled 'Facing a crisis with many faces'.A member of the Chaldean-Catholic Church, Bishop Antoine Audo SJ of Aleppo has been a member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of...
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...

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