News and Stories

25 Nov, 2021

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.

04 Jun, 2021

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.

25 May, 2021

May 17, 2021, the meeting of 40-4-40 project organizers was led by Fr. Bros Flores (JCAP indigenous ministry), Fr. Pedro Walpole (EcoJesuit Global Coordinator), Sylvia Miclat (ESSC Director) and Louie Bacomo (JRS Regional Director) and 15 participants representing parishes, social outreach and research units in Jesuit mission areas and partners in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Philippines.

21 May, 2021

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) expresses concern for the dire humanitarian consequences of the crisis in Myanmar and calls for peace, protection, and non-refoulement of Myanmar citizens as they seek refuge in neighboring countries.

15 Apr, 2021

To mark the 40th anniversary of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), our partner communities in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand are growing 40,000 trees to strengthen their social and ecological systems. Donating $1 USD will assure the growth of 1 native tree.

09 Apr, 2021

We light our candles for the spirit of those who have died for peace and justice in Myanmar. We lift our prayers for peace to prevail and conversion of hearts.

28 Mar, 2021

Today, I think my life has come to a very stable place. It is the highest point of happiness and satisfaction. From a life that seems walking towards the dead-end to a life that was fulfilled. During the 14 years working with JRS, I think this is the best.

28 Mar, 2021

It felt like I was a seed in a deep hole, unable to breathe, though still alive, I was not strong enough to grow up. The opportunities that JRS gave me are like the rain, I felt refreshed. The rain helped the seed to flourish and emerge from the ground. I finally grew up to be a perennial tree that can bear fruits today.

28 Mar, 2021

My job has offered me the opportunity to help people. It is also a voice for those who are disadvantaged. It is a feeling that we can help people who do not have the opportunity and I am proud of my job.