JRS UK

The Prince of Wales addresses the Advent Reception at Archbishop's House, Westminster
Representatives of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK were among the guests at an Advent Reception hosted by the Cardinal Vincent Nichols and attended by the Prince of Wales. The reception brought together Christian leaders from the Middle East, alongside charities and other groups that work with them and support them.The reception at Archbishop’s House in London was attended by representatives from the Chaldean Catholic, Syriac Catholic, Maronite Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic...
Sarah Teather with Pope Francis at the audience for JRS' 35 years of service, L'Osservatore Romano
Sarah Teather has been appointed as the Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK (JRS UK). Formerly the Member of Parliament for the London constituency of Brent Central, Sarah joined the International Advocacy team of JRS in June 2015. As an advocacy advisor, she has visited JRS projects all over the world, including Lebanon, South Sudan, Uganda, Macedonia and the southern coast of Italy where so many attempt dangerous crossings to Europe over the Mediterranean Sea.In addition to her...
JRS-UK website: jrsuk.net
To coincide with JRS International’s 35th anniversary this week, the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK has launched its new website. Built around JRS’s three principles of Advocate, Serve and Accompany, the new site is designed to provide an opportunity for refugees and volunteers to share their personal stories and experiences, thereby giving supporters an interactive resource through which they can learn directly from people involved with JRS – and can take appropriate action.“We hope it will...
Jesuit Refugee Service UK is seeking a new Country Director to lead the organisation into the future.If you are interested in applying for the post please download the job description. country_director_job_description.pdfApplicants should email a covering letter giving reasons for their interest in the post and how they meet the person specification, as well as their CV to:spower@jesuit.org.ukThe closing date is 23rd November 2015 
Mary, Bernadette and Brigitte share their perspectives on coming together as women at JRS UK for their regular prayer and peer support sessions.The initial aspect for the prayer circle is that the women want to come together to have some expression for their faith. For all of the women this is very important. They have a very strong belief that God will see them through. Also too there is a whole sense of they always want to pray for needs of their families wherever their family members are,...
If you didn't fancy RUNNING the marathon for JRS UK, you can now WALK 26.2 miles to help raise money to support us. Let Kate jrsfundraiser@gmail.com know if you are interested in taking on this challenge.
This week, at least another ten North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean when their boat capsized 50 miles north of Libya: up to 1,000 more were rescued by the Italian coast guard. Last month, more than 300 people died in a one-week period as they tried to cross the sea from Africa to Italy, whose southern island of Lampedusa is just 70 miles from Tunisia.In the latest edition of Jesuits and Friends, Oscar Spooner of JRS Europe considers why...
The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK has welcomed the report on immigration detention by the panel of cross-party MPs and Peers published today, calling it an “important milestone in the debate around the immigration detention practices of the UK”.  It also calls on the next government to implement the panel’s recommendation of a maximum detention period of 28 days and urges voters at the forthcoming General Election to hold politicians to account, letting them know that the current system...
Writing in the Spring 2015 edition of  Jesuits and Friends, Sarah Teather MP says engaging in debate is vital to help sow seeds of hope for refugees.Immigration looks set to dominate the forthcoming General Election campaign. And I do not expect it to be inspiring. In my constituency office (Brent Central) each day, I see the results of our tough immigration approach. Policy consequences walk in through my door with a human face and real back story – desperate, destitute asylum seekers who...
Sarah Teather MP is to join the International Advocacy team of the Jesuit Refugee Service. From 1 June 2015, she will become JRS’s advocacy adviser, focussing on the provision of education for refugee children in the Middle East and South Sudan.For nearly 12 years, Sarah Teather has represented the London constituency of Brent Central, the most ethnically diverse in the United Kingdom; she will stand down as a Member of Parliament in May. In addition to her time as an MP, Ms Teather has had a...

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