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Sep 06, 2016, 10:34 ET Jesuit Refugee Service Announces Concert Tour for Refugees

Five of America's most popular musical acts are coming together for an 11-stop concert tour this fall to raise awareness of the unprecedented...


Jun 16, 2015, 07:15 ET Jesuit Refugee Service/USA & Jesuit Law Schools Identify Legal Challenges Facing Central American Migrants

In recognition of World Refugee Day, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) and 13 U.S.-based Jesuit law schools announce the release of A Fair Chance...


Mar 06, 2013, 08:30 ET Jesuit Refugee Service Jordan Director to Visit U.S. Schools, Parishes

Jesuit Refugee Service Jordan Country Director Colin Gilbert will visit various Jesuit high schools, universities and parishes throughout the United...


Nov 14, 2012, 11:29 ET Democratic Republic of Congo: stop the forgotten conflict in Masisi

Since August, communities living in Masisi district in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been displaced on a daily basis and at least...


Feb 01, 2012, 09:30 ET Theatrical Drama Sheds Light on Refugee Issues

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA invites groups at high schools, colleges, universities and parishes to hold full theatrical productions or dramatic...


Jul 26, 2011, 12:04 ET Jesuit Refugee Service Assisting Refugees From Somalia

In the midst of one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent times affecting the Horn of Africa, Jesuit Refugee Service has announced plans to step ...


Apr 15, 2011, 12:38 ET Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Urges U.S. to Stop Deporting Haitians

Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security again deported Haitians from the United States to Haiti, a nation still reeling from the fall-out of a ...


Jan 07, 2011, 11:16 ET Deporting Haitians into Peril: a Disturbing Policy

The recent decision by the U.S. government to resume the deportation of Haitians is wrong, and will put lives at risk while creating an additional...


Nov 11, 2010, 01:00 ET Jesuit Refugee Service Commemorates 30 Years of Putting Refugees First

On November 14, 1980 – in a world dominated by ideology and repression – Jesuits moved to meet the humanitarian and educational needs of the...


Oct 18, 2010, 02:00 ET Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Welcomes New National Director

Fr. Michael A. Evans, S.J. today becomes the sixth National Director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. Fr. Evans succeeds Fr. Kenneth J. Gavin, S.J.,...