21st September 2022
A future with migrants and refugees: a challenge and a hope
To a society that is becoming increasingly hostile to those in need of sanctuary, Pope Francis’ message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 25 September 2022 is strikingly countercultural.
11th June 2021
Being human in the asylum system
Sarah Teather shares the experiences of some of JRS UK’s refugee friends and asks us to imagine what an asylum system that has people at its centre would look like.
24th February 2021
The Gift of a Stranger: Forcibly Displaced People and Hope-Gifting
We look everywhere for people, things and experiences to help us overcome hopelessness, to no avail. Yet, a place to which most people have not turned is the lives of the forcibly displaced.
26th December 2020
Standing firm in faith
The account of the flight into Egypt, which is read to us on the feast of the Holy Innocents on 28 December, is one that rings all too true with the refugee friends that are accompanied by the Jesuit Refugee Service UK.
28th October 2020
Limbo offers an implicit condemnation of the wastefulness of an asylum system that keeps talented individuals, with much to contribute to the societies where they end up, in an impoverished stasis.
28th October 2020
Ekwa Msangi's film about a refugee from Angola's civil war evokes pity at the waste of potential, and admiration for the indomitable spirit that enables people to live productive lives while waiting.
29th April 2020
Living in a time out of shape
What does it mean to spend time well, and how might our collective experience of the current restrictions affect the way we impose them on others in future?
14th June 2018
From hostile environment to loving encounter
Sophie Cartwright of JRS calls for a radically alternative approach to immigration that seeks to engage with rather than control people.
4th February 2016
Whatever happened to solidarity?
Patrick Riordan SJ considers what solidarity involves and why it seems to be lacking in responses to two major contemporary crises.
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