A museum piece or a hero?

A Museum Piece
Early in May a new state-of-the-art interactive-type museum, EPIC Ireland, was opened in the vaults of the docklands CHQ building in Dublin. The new museum focuses on the Irish abroad and the Irish diaspora, what they have done and what they are doing in various parts of the world. 

Mass in Dromantine Retreat Centre

Jesuit Missions Dromantine Mass
On Saturday 21st May, Fr John, Carol and Rosaleen from the Irish Jesuit Missions in Dublin travelled to the Dromantine Retreat Centre near Newry to meet our supporters from the North of Ireland.

Summer BBQ in Milltown Park

jesuit missionaries milltown park
The Irish Jesuit Missions (IJM) held a social gathering with Milltown Park Community for our men home on leave, missionaries in Cherryfield and other friends and colleagues in late July. This turned out to be a very enjoyable afternoon.

The forgotten refugees in Africa

young refugee Maban South Sudan
A young boy's drawing shows his view on life before and after displacement/JRS International

Fr Endashaw Debrework SJ visited Ireland this summer to create awareness of refugees in Africa and to represent their forgotten voices. As Regional Director of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) in Eastern Africa, he maintains that as a result of the Syrian exodus, the African crisis has been forgotten.

Ten aid agencies unite to call on South Sudan government

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Andrew Ash/Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service is deeply concerned at the fragile state of affairs in South Sudan after fighting re-erupted and killed nearly 300 civilians in the capital Juba in July. JRS, along with other aid agencies, have sent a strongly worded letter to the South Sudan government.

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