Jesuit Refugee Service

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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.wikipedia
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Pedro Arrupe

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The impetus to found JRS came from the then superior general of the Jesuit s, Pedro Arrupe, who was inspired to action by the plight of Vietnamese boat people.
The next year in 1980 Arrupe founded the Jesuit Refugee Service to coordinate the Society's refugee work.

Vatican City

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Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 in Vatican City as a foundation.

Society of Jesus

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The impetus to found JRS came from the then superior general of the Jesuit s, Pedro Arrupe, who was inspired to action by the plight of Vietnamese boat people. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 in Vatican City as a foundation. As an international humanitarian NGO, JRS strives to implement the magis ideal of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.

Vietnamese boat people

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The impetus to found JRS came from the then superior general of the Jesuit s, Pedro Arrupe, who was inspired to action by the plight of Vietnamese boat people.

Education

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The areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, health care, livelihoods, reconciliation, and psychosocial support.

Health

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The areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, health care, livelihoods, reconciliation, and psychosocial support.

Income

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The areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, health care, livelihoods, reconciliation, and psychosocial support.

Human rights

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JRS is also involved in advocacy and human rights work.

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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This involves ensuring that refugees are afforded their full rights as guaranteed by the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and working to strengthen the protection afforded to Internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Internally displaced person

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This involves ensuring that refugees are afforded their full rights as guaranteed by the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and working to strengthen the protection afforded to Internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Rome

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JRS's international headquarters is located in Rome at the Society's General Curia.

Magis

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As an international humanitarian NGO, JRS strives to implement the magis ideal of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.

Ignatius of Loyola

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As an international humanitarian NGO, JRS strives to implement the magis ideal of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.

Pope

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One of the key messages of the 35th Jesuit General Congregation (2008) was to reach new physical, cultural, religious and social frontiers, to those who are estranged, a task confirmed by two Popes.

Arturo Sosa

On May 24, 2019, Jesuit Superior General Arturo Sosa called all Jesuits to "renewed commitment" to JRS in accord with the Jesuits' newly promulgated apostolic preferences, endorsed by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis

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On May 24, 2019, Jesuit Superior General Arturo Sosa called all Jesuits to "renewed commitment" to JRS in accord with the Jesuits' newly promulgated apostolic preferences, endorsed by Pope Francis.

Sarah Teather

Sarah Teather MP
On stepping down as an MP, she joined the Jesuit Refugee Service as an advocacy adviser and was appointed as country director of JRS UK in December 2015.

Mariampillai Sarathjeevan

Rev. Fr. Mariampillai Sarathjeevan
Sarathjeevan, known as "Father Sara", was the coordinator of Jesuit Refugee Service for Kilinochchi district in Sri Lanka.

David Hollenbach

David Hollenbach, S.J.
He is a consultant to the Jesuit Refugee Service and is the recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America in 1998.

2008 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia)

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Mark Raper

From 1982 he was the first director for the Asia-Pacific arm of the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Richard Ryscavage

He served as national director of Jesuit Refugee Service USA, a nongovernmental organization operating in fifty countries.