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London Marathon runners who ran on 13 April 2014 in support of Jesuit Missions and the Jesuit Refugee Service have exceeded their sponsorship targets by raising more than £ 22,000. And the money is still coming in!A total of 13 runners wore the Jesuit Missions vest for the 26.2 mile run. They included Vietnamese Jesuit Fr Khiet Pham SJ (far left), who is based at Mount Street in London and is studying at the Institute of Education, University of London. He completed the Marathon is just...
Congratulations to all those who took part in the London Marathon yesterday - especially to the runners whose efforts are supporting Jesuit Missions and the Jesuit Refugee Service. These included two Jesuits, the Deputy Head of Cheltenham College who ran as Womble Uncle Bulgaria, first-time runners and seasoned veterans. Well done to all the runners! You can still support them by following their links here. Thank you for your generosity!
Almost £3,500 was raised at a Vigil for Syria at Farm Street Jesuit Church last Tuesday. The money will support Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) projects in the Middle East. The congregation of more than 250 was able to visit the Syria Shrine that had been set up in the Seven Dolours Altar, where photos of Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio SJ – missing in Syria since July 2013 – and Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ – murdered on 7 April 2014 – were displayed.“The humanitarian...
Two Jesuits studying in London are preparing to run the London Marathon on 13 April.  Each hopes to raise £2000 for Jesuit charities working with the poor.  Please sponsor them!“Oh how I would like a poor Church – and for the poor”  Pope Francis  I am Fr Khiet Pham SJ from Vietnam.  I am studying at the Institute of Education, University of London, and I belong to the Mount Street Jesuit Community in central London. I am running the marathon...
Farm Street Church is hosting an evening of prayer and music for Syria on Tuesday 8 April 2014. Full details here.
The Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria (JRS Syria) has been awarded the 2014 Pax Christi International Peace Award for its outstanding dedication in providing emergency relief to Syrians since the war began in 2011. The award honours individuals and organisations who make a stand for peace, justice and non-violence in different parts of the world. It was established in 1988 and is funded by the Cardinal Bernardus Alfrink Peace Fund.JRS began its work In the Middle East and North Africa in 2008 in...
The Jesuit Refugee Service will be taking part in the Churches Refugee Conference 2014 on Saturday 5 April 2014 in Sheffield. The event will be chaired by Zrinka Bralo, Executive Director, Migrants and Refugee Communities Forum, London, who served as commissioner on the Independent Asylum Commission and was the winner of the 2011 Voices of Courage Award. The theme of the conference is Under the Radar - What Room for Refugees? It will take place at the Central United Reformed...
London artist Lucy Wood sailed 4,000 miles solo in a North African migrant boat from the southern Italian island of Lampedusa to London Docks, as a gesture of solidarity with the hundreds of refugees who risk a similar journey in search of a better life. This month, she is inviting those who shared her sense of shock at the events of last September, when around 360 people died when their boat sank off the Mediterranean island, to join in a time of reflection organised in association with the...
Cross and rosary
A personal reflection from a JRS volunteer, Sr Juliana, who offers her thoughts after being with JRS for a couple of months... My journey at Jesuit Refugee Service, it all started during our CSJP's Congregation (Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace) experience here in London, as we explore where God is calling and leading us for future ministries in accordance with the signs of times and the needs of the world today. Right form that day something really touched and stayed with me...
The London Marathon takes place this year on Sunday 13 April and - as ever - many committed and generous runners will be supporting Jesuit Missions and the Jesuit Refugee Service through sponsorship. Here are details of just some of the team ...John Marshall is a London Marathon tradition these days, and it wouldn’t be race day without one of the Marshall’s participating. John is on marathon number ten and in his time of training he’s clocked up thousands of miles. If you...

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