News and Stories
JRS is pleased to announce the participation in “Caring for Communities and Creation”, a JCAP flagship project. We “commit ourselves to the urgent call of poverty and reconciliation with creation in Asia Pacific” in collaboration with others especially the youth and sharing our gift of Ignatian spirituality.
STATEMENT: On the one-year anniversary of a military coup that overthrew Myanmar’s elected civilian government, JRS and SJES call for concrete action. The international community must join forces with those seeking a resolution to the crisis. The time for action is now!
Ayesha is rising stronger. She decided to take a bold step and chase her academic path. Now she’s pursuing a Master’s degree in International Relations at Thammasat University. Ayesha is the first student who achieves a scholarship in higher education from JRS Thailand.
“The JRS story is about the lives and hopes of people we know personally, whose faces you see in this exhibition. This personal knowledge constantly transforms our understanding. JRS opens a door — beyond transitory and shocking images — into the inspiring lives of people struggling to defend their rights, protect their families and give their children a future.”
Sawadee kah. My name is Jojo. I was not always called by this name. This name is the name of my soul I have risked my life to live. You see, I was born in the great nation of Pakistan. My name at birth was Joseph. I was born as a transgender woman even though I didn’t know what that was.
Ages 17 to 50, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The cohort of 19 students who graduated from LEAP@JRS’s E3 digital marketing course on 14 October 2021 have proven, virtually, that no obstacle is too great to overcome.
Days were harder and nights were longer for a refugee like me. I knew that I should keep myself low profile in a room of a commercial town in Thailand. What it’s like to have COVID-19 while seeking asylum in other countries?
In celebration of its milestone 40th anniversary, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Asia Pacific, together with Jesuit Communications Foundation (JesCom), launch a commemorative website dedicated to its history of outstanding service and solidarity, as well as an eye-opening exhibition on the personal stories of refugees.
We, Faith-Based communities from around the world, declare our common commitment to stand with the suffering people of Myanmar and call on the country’s military to stop the violence, respect the sanctity of all human life, and work towards a just and lasting peace throughout the country based upon the will of the people.