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  1. Cameroon: Reconciliation through income-generating projects

    01.11 / 11:31 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Boubara, 11 January 2017 - Reconciliation - understood as the restoration of social cohesion through socio-economic development - offers the opportunity to gather communities around common projects. All parties are thus involved in activities related to the common good, rather than centred on particular or individual…
  2. Syria: JRS calls for safe passage and security to all civilian population in Aleppo

    01.11 / 08:09 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Beirut, 23 December 2016 - The escalation of violence with the continued shelling in Aleppo (both in the eastern and western parts) for the greater part of the last couple of months, has been a cause of great concern to the Jesuit Refugee…
  3. Syria: JRS serves displaced in Aleppo - UPDATE 20 December 2016

    12.29 / 12:35 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Beirut, 20 December 2016 — The people of Aleppo continue to live in an environment of violence even as more people are evacuated from Foah and Kafraya to the collective shelters in the Jibreen…
  4. End of year message from the International Director

    12.28 / 15:07 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    2016 has been memorable for shadows and lights. One shadow hovering over our world is the reality of 65 million refugees and displaced people - the highest number in our history. We are all acutely aware of places like Aleppo and Athens. Yet JRS also works where those on the move are off the…
  5. Syria: Laila, art is in her heart

    12.26 / 07:43 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Beirut, 21 December 2016 - Al- Zabadani is a beautiful and popular hill town in South western Syria not far from the Lebanon border. For almost five years now it has been a battleground between rebels and the Syrian Army. This picturesque town now stands ravaged with several of its inhabitants seeking refuge in other safer zones in Syria or in another…
  6. Uganda: A joint appeal to end violence in South Sudan

    12.23 / 03:52 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Kampala, 15 December 2016 - On the third anniversary of the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in December 2013, the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister, six UN agencies and eleven humanitarian organisations in Uganda are appealing to the world to bring an end to the suffering of the South Sudanese…
  7. Italy: A journey of faith through displacement

    12.14 / 11:05 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Rome, 7 December 2016 - Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaking in Geneva in December 2012, said "for the vast majority of uprooted people there are few things as powerful as their faiths in helping them cope with fear, loss, separation and…
  8. Malawi: Vocational education provides independence

    12.13 / 11:56 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Dzaleka Refugee Camp, 6 December 2016 — Eureka left the Democratic Republic of the Congo with her son after her husband, a journalist, was killed. She's now a refugee here in Dzaleka, where a Jesuit Refugee Service training course provided new skills and hopes for her…
  9. Global: Remembering Fr. Kolvenbach’s commitment to refugees

    12.09 / 09:55 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Rome, 2 December 2016 - The Jesuit Refugee Service family remembers Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach SJ, who died in Beirut, Lebanon on 26 November. Fr Kolvenbach served as the 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus for almost twenty-five years and carried forward Fr. Arrupe’s…
  10. Chad: Promoting girls education through theatre

    12.05 / 12:16 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Iriba, 28 November 2016 - “Our society thinks that daughters are only for reproduction, for taking care of the children at home and for looking after the household. This view demotes women, their image and their role in society” says Nafisa, a librarian at the JRS Youth Centre in Amnabak Refugee…
  11. Cambodia: Srey Puth creates change through education

    12.01 / 07:09 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Battambang, 14 November 2016 - Srey Puth is a young and dynamic Cambodian woman. She was born in the late eighties in a refugee camp at the Thai-Cambodia border. During that time war ravaged the region. Armed groups planted the earth with landmines and cluster bombs all over the…
  12. Afghanistan: Expanding education opportunities for girls

    11.24 / 10:57 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Washington DC, 24 November 2016 – While many international aid organizations have pulled out of Afghanistan in recent years, Jesuit Refugee Service remains committed to helping educate the country's youth – particularly girls and those from marginalized…
  13. Malawi: Refugee completes long journey to become medical doctor

    11.10 / 05:33 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Dzaleka, 27 October 2016 — Mirreille reached Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi in 2000, at the age of eight. She does not remember why or under what circumstances they had to flee the country of her birth, Rwanda, as she was only two years old when the genocide of 1994 occurred. All she recalls was that her father had been killed and she remembers snippets of his…
  14. Chad: they took our country from us

    10.31 / 09:33 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Goz Beida, 31 October 2016 – The militants were moving around from village to village where we lived in Darfur. We lived every day, hearing gunshots in the distance, hoping we weren't next. That was wishful thinking. Soon enough they of course arrived to our village, Omharu, burning everything they didn't want to steal. Ten of my neighbours died; I can name all those…
  15. Chad: Grace's Tale – Daring to Dream

    10.21 / 07:47 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Djabal, 21 October 2016 – Grace*, a Sudanese refugee woman and a single mother of six children living in Djabal, Chad, has struggled for an education and a better life. When violence broke out in her village, Grace and her family were forced to flee. She lost her husband in Sudan and during their flight she was separated from her children. She reunited with them later near the Chadian border, and together they reached safety in…
  16. Columbia: In support of the peace agreement

    10.10 / 14:11 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Bogotà, 7 October 2016 - The Commission on Forced Migration, Exile and Reconciliation wishes to extend its greetings to Colombians living abroad, in particular the victims of the armed conflict, as well as exiles and…
  17. Italy: Educate a refugee, “Let children be Children”

    10.06 / 05:11 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Rome, 6 October 2016 - "I was sad that I did not get to say goodbye to my teachers and my friends in school because they had become my family. My teachers were like my guardians; the ones that led me through life.” Mary was an 11 year-old girl living in Nairobi, Kenya where she enjoyed her childhood with her two elder…
  18. USA: Lampedusa tour will support education for refugees around the world

    10.05 / 08:13 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Washington, DC, October 5, 2016 — Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees begins Thursday and will be headlined by Grammy Award-winning artists Emmylou Harris
  19. USA: Robert Plant joins 'Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees'

    09.28 / 11:20 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Washington DC, 28 September 1016 - Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids, and more for select dates on the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour in…
  20. Global: Jesuits to hold worldwide meeting to elect new Father General

    09.27 / 13:18 en.jrs.net En.jrs.net - Religion
    Rome, 27 September 27 2016 - The Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will hold the first plenary session of General Congregation 36 in Rome on October 3. The supreme governing body of the Jesuit order, a General Congregation has only happened 35 times since the Society was founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of…