For 30,000 people seeking asylum in Australia, poverty and isolation are the realities they will face this Christmas.
But with your help we can change this.
Join us in helping those who need it most this Christmas. read more
The Christmas story is steeped in irony. The shepherds who work on the edges of the city move to the centre of the world when they become the recipients of the angelic message. The Magi seeking a King are sent to see a newborn baby. The vulnerable child is in fact the Lord of the universe. read more
The signing of the Refugee Welcome Zone declaration officially recognised Parramatta as a local government area that makes a real and tangible commitment to welcoming refugees into the community. read more
Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian government that some refugees on Nauru and Manus Island will be resettled in the United States. The one-off arrangement for recognised refugees on Nauru and Manus Island will prioritise the resettlement of women, children, and family groups, but will also include male refugees on Manus Island. The government has so far provided no timeframes or specific details on the number of people who will be eligible. read more