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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
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The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.
The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

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“To give a child a seat at school is the finest gift you can give.” Pope Francis

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On January 15, we commemorate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees by placing a special focus on the most vulnerable who are displaced from their homes: children. Pope Francis says, "I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their homeland and are separated from their families."
http://jrsusa.org/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20170110104111

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Five of America’s most popular musical acts are coming together for an 11-stop concert tour this fall to raise awareness of the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees will be headlined in North America by Grammy Award-winning artists Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids. 

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Following reports of more than 2000 incidents of assault, sexual abuse and self-harm — with over half of the reports relating to children — Jesuit Refugee Service Australia urges the Prime Minister to exercise moral and political leadership by immediately closing the offshore processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

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Matthew Soerens is the U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief — an international non-profit specializing in refugee resettlement — and co-author of a new book called Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis. In this Q&A, Soerens discusses worldwide displacement issues and the Christian response to the refugee crisis.
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