Posts Tagged ‘Jesuit Refugee Service’

Biden to raise refugee quota

Monday, November 16th, 2020
Biden to raise refugee quota

President-elect Joe Biden announced he will raise the refugee quota into the United States to 125,000 in his first year in office. This is a stark change from President Donald Trump’s steep cuts to the U.S. refugee program during his presidency. Biden made the announcement on Nov. 12 to a Catholic group that works with Read more

Sixty-two per cent of UK refugees have been street homeless

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Sixty-two per cent of refugees in Britain have been street homeless within the previous 12 months. Former Liberal Democrat Minister, Sarah Teather, who is the director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, says the asylum process in Britain is “deeply and profoundly flawed.” It is pushing people into destitution, she says. Speaking at the 40th conference Read more

Stop human traffickers, educate potential victims

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Governments and non-government groups should collaborate to educate people at risk of being tricked by human traffickers. So says a collective of Catholic humanitarian groups, religious orders and coalitions of women religious who have been working with trafficking victims. They say ideally, “safe, legal and responsible migration pathways” that make it easier for vulnerable migrants Read more

Jesuit Refugee Service: accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

As representatives from the Society of Jesus gather in Rome from all over the world for their General Congregation, there is a relatively new ministry that they can be very proud of — the Jesuit Refugee Service. This program was initiated by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, the Jesuit superior general, who had seen the devastating impact Read more

Francis at the six-month mark seems a force of nature

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

As it’s come to be understood in the 21st century, the papacy is really an impossible job. A pope is expected to be the CEO of a global religious organization, a political heavyweight, an intellectual giant, and a media rock star, not to mention a living saint. Any one of those things is a life’s Read more

Renowned Pasifikan tenor raises money for refugees in UK

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Internationally renowned Lyric Tenor Benjamin Makisi will be performing at Heythrop College on 24 August to raise funds for the work of Jesuit Relief Services-UK among refugees. Benjamin is currently based in London and his concert on 24 August will raising funds on behalf of the Day Centre for destitute asylum seekers run by the Read more