We are living in new times and the possibilities for engaging in advocacy through networking continue to multiply, including within the Church. In this regard, we consider the Vatican’s initiative to defend the rights of migrants and refugees to be
With the theme “Dignity has no borders,” the 16th annual -Jesuit Migration Network of Central America and North America meeting, held in Mexico City from Oct. 9-11, gathered almost 100 Jesuit network partners from 12 countries who work on migration
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) was founded by Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ on 14 November 1980 in response to the plight of Vietnamese people seeking to escape their homeland by boat, and also to aid refugees fleeing Ethiopia, Somalia, Cambodia,
A few weeks ago we woke up startled with the news of the decree of President Trump that indefinitely prohibited the entry of Syrian people in USA, and suspended for 120 days the entry of people from seven countries, majority
INTERVIEW | “The gathering of the European Ignatian family” wishes and challenges of the new President of the Conference of European Provincials
Frank Janin SJ, the newly appointed President of the Conference of European Jesuit Provincials (CEP) has said that he believes that Europe is at “a key moment in its history” and that the Society of Jesus has a valuable role
Regarding the latest events related to the migratory policies the U.S. President Donald Trump has issued, the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus and the Conference of Latin American Provincials (CPAL) are joining the statement of the Jesuit Conference of
As human beings, we are at the mercy of nature, at the mercy of governments, at the mercy of leaders, at the mercy of war. We are at the mercy of forces beyond our control. These forces have caused an
For more than a year now in Europe we have been talking about the “refugee crisis.” But in fact there is not a refugee crisis as such, but in reality, a lack of leadership and political will in Europe to
European Civil Society, Catholic organizations and particularly the organizations of the Society of Jesus, are reacting with astonishment and disgust to the European Union’s decision to carry out massive deportation of refugees that are now inside the Union territory to Turkey.
There is no doubt the Society of Jesus around the world has historically been facing and supporting the big challenges globalization has brought about and the current drama of refugees and migrants has not gone unnoticed.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has