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.
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.
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.
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.