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Dr Jesuit Refugee Service

24th June 2016

“This doctorate is a great recognition and appreciation of the work of JRS. It will surely give a boost to our work.”  “ Since the Jesuit Refugee Service is engaged in a mission which is both humanitarian and in the field…

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Volunteers have the courage to take a stand

22nd June 2016

At the 2016 NSW Refugee Week Launch Anne and Rob Porter, long-time JRS volunteers, were honoured with the STARTTS Humanitarian Award for their service to refugees.

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JRS International Director calls for an opening of selves and minds

20th June 2016

“We need to reinvent our way of being together. We must show mercy to and accept one another, and this act of mercy must be mutual and concrete. Opening doors is not enough; we must open ourselves and our minds to unlock…

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Australia’s asylum seeker policy Stockholm Syndrome

20th June 2016

The page containing the article, “Australia’s asylum seeker policy Stockholm Syndrome”, is unavailable for the present.

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A tale of two refugees

20th June 2016

‘Mr Kerry, I am so tired of all this.’ ‘Mustafa’ (not his real name) was expressing his frustration and despair at his situation — not an uncommon experience I find. He is an asylum seeker and we are working on his case together. I think his case is a good one. He is a middle class Iraqi from Baghdad who fled because of the extreme violence there a few years ago. He was in Dubai for a few years before coming to Australia to do his postgraduate study…

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The importance of sharing a meal together

16th June 2016

While the arguments and politics of the issue continue, one thing I can do is walk beside, and share a meal, with those who are going through it. When I first heard about the opportunity to volunteer with JRS by…

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A place of welcome and hospitality

7th June 2016

Arrupe Place Community Centre, JRS’ second drop-in centre in Western Sydney, is providing new opportunities for asylum seekers living in the area – many of whom have been waiting between two and four years to have their claims for protection assessed.

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