Jesuit Missions

The Nepal earthquakes of April 2015 killed nearly 9000 people and left many more without basic amenities.  Many of our supporters responded generously to an appeal by Jesuit Missions and funds were sent to the Nepalese Jesuits who were working directly with many of those affected.The Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has sent an update for its supporters on a new milestone in its reconstruction efforts, this time with the Danuwar community.  The Danuwar is one of 400 tribal groups...
Communications OfficerThis is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and committed communications professional.You will be able to write great copy, have the digital skills to make the best use of our website and social media, and the energy and ideas to help us make a step change in our communications with supporters. You will help devise and deliver a strategy which identifies opportunities and stories which build the profile of Jesuit Missions with existing and new audiences. While the work...
JRS staff and volunteers
The ‘faith that does justice internship’ is a new initiative of Jesuit Missions (JM) and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), providing paid experience working in two Catholic organisations alongside an Ignatian formation programme.JM and JRS collaborate together on various aspects of their work, but this is the first time that they have collaborated on a project of this type. The idea of the internship came from conversations between the two Directors – Sarah Teather and Paul Chitnis.This...
Tony Montfort
Today is the 10 year anniversary of former Director of Jesuit Missions, Anthony Edward Montfort who died at the age of 67 on 26th June 2007.Tony was not a Jesuit, however he dedicated over four decades of his life to serving the Society and was often referred to by many people as an “honorary Jesuit”.He was born on 1st September 1940 and was educated by the Jesuits at Donhead and Wimbledon College.He joined the Sacred Heard Jesuit Church and worked with the Club Scouts and with young...
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 and a Womble
This Sunday, 14 runners are taking on the challenge of the London Marathon for Jesuit Missions. The funds they raise will support young people struggling to survive in one of the most volatile regions in the world.Late in 2011, thousands fled extreme violence, attacks on civilians and destruction of property in the Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. They sought refuge in their newly-formed neighbour, South Sudan. But violence soon caught up with them. In 2013, civil war erupted in...
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...
Michael Frain took part in the 258k race across the Sahara
An alumnus of St Ignatius College in Enfield, who has already run across the Sahara Desert and undertaken four Ironman Triathlons, will be taking part in the London Marathon next month to raise funds for the Jesuit Refugee Service.Michael Frain will be running the 26.2 mile race on 23 April dressed as a Womble, the characters that have been adopted for the past 20 London Marathons by Jesuit Missions (JM) in Wimbledon, home of the Wombles! He has praised the education that he received from the...
Mothers empowered - on a tea plantation in Darjeeling. Jesuit Missions
The 4th Sunday in Lent, is Mothering Sunday (also known as Mothers' Day). Jesuit Missions’ Volunteer Communications Assistant, Betsy Snyder, reflects here on the strength of mothers around the world: those who even in the depths of suffering will do anything to give their children a chance at a better life. As Mothers' Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on the journeys, both figurative and literal, that I have travelled as a mother over the last 13 years and that have brought me to...

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