Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service UK and Hurtado Jesuit Centre are offering a study day with Nick King SJThe topic is: Looking after foreigners and the marginalised: turning refugees into friends made in God’s image and likeness; the traps to avoid and the secret of getting it right.The day will be split into three sessions with arrivals and registration from 10.00.Lunch is provided and all donations are welcome.If you would like to attend please email: welcome@hurtadocentre.org.uk 
credit Kristof Holvenyi JRS Europe
Pope Francis has identified four principles that must become the foundation of a global commitment to solidarity with refugees, writes Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ of JRS International.The global community’s collective failure to prevent the abuse of human rights, and to engage wholeheartedly in peace-building and reconciliation, has resulted in the displacement of more than 65 million people in the world today, some 21 million of whom have had to flee their own countries in search of safety. The...
Pat Riordan SJ with Nicolette Busuttil (r)
Dr Patrick Riordan SJ spoke last week at the Westminster Justice and Peace annual day on human rights. Taking the theme of ‘Human Rights in the Post-Brexit era’,  Pat was one of three key speakers with Julie Ward MEP and Nicolette Busuttil from JRS.  The theme of the day was chosen because of the uncertain transition period as Britain leaves the EU, with particular reference to the migrant and refugee phenomenon. Two scenarios are possible as Britain leaves the EU, firstly that...
The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK has a vacancy available for an operations manager.The operations manager will join a small tightly knit and diverse team at the JRS UK offices in Wapping and report to the Director.The Operations Manager will manage our finance and administration, ensuring good use of money and tracking of spend for grant reporting, take responsibility for HR matters including external recruitment, staff handbooks, inductions, compliance with Data Protection and Health and...
Could you help to increase JRS UK’s advocacy work and profile? Do you have a passion for the values of hospitality, participation, dignity, solidarity, compassion, hope and justice for refugees?JRS UK is recruiting a new Policy Officer to support increasing demand, in particular, from the Church and Christian policy makers for briefing and advice.  In addition to external-facing advocacy, JRS UK also wishes to improve the sensitivity with which it responds to policy changes affecting...
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...

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