The importance of sharing a meal together

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 abou...

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Arrupe Place Community Centre

  Despite meagre government assistance, ongoing discrimin...

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De-identifying asylum seekers isn't always about protection

"In Australia, conversation about people who seek asylum often feels disconnected from the people – t...

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JRS volunteers: there for others and faithful to our mission

The second week of May is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

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Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity

To be able to work here...is truly inspirational because the staff at JRS have...

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JRS joins the revolution of tenderness and love

State Labor MP Julia Finn has congratulated volunteers and staff at Jesuit Refugee Service on the launch of a new community Centre in Parramatta, saying such facilities played an important role in the resettlement of refugees.

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Partnering for Mercy: Arrupe Place

This new partnership grew out of the work of the Shelter Project which JRS had established in 2007 in response to a shortage of affordable housing and services for those people seeking asylum living in the community.

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JRS and OneSight eye clinic provides eyeglasses to 68 asylum seekers

Jesuit Refugee Service and OneSight, a global not-for-profit organisation and partner of OPSM, ran an eye care clinic that saw over 80 asylum seekers and provided people with free eye tests and a free pair of prescription eyeglasses, if needed.

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International Women's Day: Recognising the strength and capacity of refugee women

Women and girls comprise about half of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population across the world.

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Arrupe Place wins community award

JRS has been awarded the ‘Exceptional Community Partnership in a Local Government Area (LGA)’ at the 2016 Zest Awards.

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Arrupe Place, Coolock Cottage, 4 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Arrupe Place, Coolock Cottage, 4 Victoria Road, Parramatta

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