Jesuit Refugee Service

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...
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...

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