When I think back to my first couple weeks of placement at Jesuit Refugee Service as a Social Work student, I remember this overwhelming feeling of, “will I ever understand all of this?”
As with all good things however, it took time, experience and most importantly connection with people seeking asylum that helped me comprehend the magnitude and complexities of the work at JRS. read more
JRS is urging senators to consider a range of changes to the Turnbull government's proposed crackdown on citizenship.
The proposed restrictions are not only harsh towards people who are acting on their legal right to seek protection, but might be in breech of international conventions. read more
Supporters and friends of JRS are invited to attend the launch of a year long Journey, “Walking with Refugees and People Seeking Protection”, which is being initiated by the Parramatta Catholic Diocese. read more
On 27th July Andrew Hamilton SJ published an article in Eureka Street titled ‘Bookending Australia's history’. The article outlined the metaphoric ‘bookends’ of modern history in Australia, both of which include the arrival of people seeking protection and the expulsion of specific groups to the margins of society. read more