Acquiring new skills at Kakuma Camp

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The JRS Safe Haven house dozens of children in need of protection and guidance in Kakuma refugee camp. (Angela Wells/JRS)

The sprawling refugee camp of Kakuma in Kenya is amongst the top 10 largest in the world. Children, teenagers, women and men can live there for many years. At the same time new asylum seekers, mostly from South Sudan, continue to arrive in great need of assistance. The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is there on the ground to help.

Jesuits worldwide meet and greet in Rome

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The gathering of Jesuits from all over the world began last weekend, blogs Fr John Guiney SJ from Rome. It is wonderful to meet so many from the diversity of cultures and continents where Jesuits work and live, from Syria to Sri Lanka, from Delhi to Dublin.

Jesuits gather in Rome

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Could St Ignatius Loyola have envisioned that 476 years after his founding of the Society of Jesus, 212 participants would congregate in Rome to elect his 30th successor?

Pope Francis Care for Creation Season

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During this Season of Care for Creation, Pope Francis calls us to respect and protect Earth, our common home. As Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) in Kasungu, Malawi, reopens for its second year, it continues to be ecological in its construction and instruction.

Christians and Muslims side by side in Syria

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Photo:Avo Kaprealian and Sedki Al Imam/JRS, Aleppo, Syria.

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) employs 350 people in Syria and in Aleppo, with its population of 1.5 million, some of those workers help with emergency relief. “Everyone needs help in Aleppo so JRS staff has a kitchen where they cook meals for 8,000 people every single day.” explains Fr Michael Zammit SJ, “The food is given to over 35 aid agencies who distribute it.”

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