1. Jesuit Refugee Service PSA

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    An animation dealing with myths surrounding refugees in South Africa.

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    • Jesuit Refugee Service/USA serves immigration detainees

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      (Washington, D.C.) February 6, 2014 — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA provides direct service via the Detention Chaplaincy Program. The JRS/USA chaplaincy programs provide pastoral and religious assistance to meet the needs of non-citizens detained by the Department of Homeland Security in three U.S. federal detention centers located in Texas, Arizona, New York. These programs enable people of all faiths to have access to pastoral care within their faith tradition. During 2013, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA chaplaincy programs coordinated 1,339 religious services, 504 religious teachings, and 582 spiritual support sessions in which 50,566 detainees participated. JRS/USA's chaplaincy staff spent nearly 1,071 hours of direct service offering religious services, religious teachings, and spiritual support. In addition, our chaplains spent 1,086 hours visiting detainees in special housing units as well as another 1,655 hours providing detainees with religious items, processing requests for religious diets. Volunteers played a significant role by giving more than 1,538 hours for religious services, religious teachings, and spiritual support. Learn more on our website: http://www.jrsusa.org/services

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      • A Message for the People of Syria from Syrian Americans

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        Last fall, Dr. Raymond Khoudary organized a fundraiser with friends in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Dr. Khoudary is originally from Aleppo, Syria. He and his family and friends raised about $70,000 to help Jesuit Refugee Service accompany and serve the people of Syria. Learn more about JRS in Syria on our website: http://jrsusa.org/syria

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        • Accompanying people in detention

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          Jesuit Father Richard Sotelo discusses the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA mission of accompaniment, and how it has helped inspire him to minister to detainees at the federal detention center in El Paso, Texas, for 15 years. Fr. Sotelo notes that the spiritual aspects of accompaniment flow both ways. The Jesuit Refugee Service/USA chaplaincy programs provide pastoral and religious assistance to meet the needs of non-citizens detained by the Department of Homeland Security in three U.S. federal detention centers located in Texas, Arizona and New York. These programs enable people of all faiths to have access to pastoral care within their faith tradition. During 2013, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA chaplaincy programs coordinated 1,339 religious services, 504 religious teachings, and 582 spiritual support sessions in which 50,566 detainees participated. JRS/USA's chaplaincy staff spent nearly 1,071 hours of direct service offering religious services, religious teachings, and spiritual support. In addition, our chaplains spent 1,086 hours visiting detainees in special housing units as well as another 1,655 hours providing detainees with religious items, processing requests for religious diets. Volunteers played a significant role by giving more than 1,538 hours for religious services, religious teachings, and spiritual support. Learn more on our website: http://www.jrsusa.org/campaigns_focus?TN=PROMO-20100907030248

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          • Jesuits respond to statelessness problem in the Dominican Republic

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            Fr. Mario Serrano S.J., National Director of Social Ministries for the Jesuits in the Dominican Republic, discusses the recent ruling issued by the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic that could arbitrarily deprive thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent of their nationality. Learn more http://jrsusa.org

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            • Performing Arts CSLT Graduation Message

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              Wednesday 30 October 2013 • Performing Arts Community Service Learning Track • Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (Jesuit Refugee Service) • From: Patrick Garety (Goma, DR Congo) • To: The Performing Artists (Dzaleka, Malawi) • http://jc-hem.org • http://csltperformingarts.blogspot.com • http://nsanja.wordpress.com

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              • Jesuit higher education program at Kakuma refugee camp

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                Jesuit Refugee Service has partnered with Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins over the last several years to bring higher education to more than 500 refugees in Malawi, Kenya, Syria and Jordan. JC:HEM offers a Diploma in Liberal Studies and several Community Learning Service Tracks. The program draws on the rich and centuries long Jesuit tradition of higher education and mobilizes the resources of the Jesuit worldwide network of educational institutions. Alex Kiptanui, the Jesuit Refugee Service project director at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya said that "While the program does not offer immediate solutions to the refugee crisis, it brings refugees into a wider community of academic study, engages their minds and equips them with skills they can apply today, thus offering them a possibility of a life worth living today and giving them a perspective for the future." Learn more on our website: http://www.jrsusa.org/jchem

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                • A Learning experience at Kakuma Refugee Camp

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                  Liz Lock, the Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins coordinator at Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya talks about her work at the camp. Jesuit Refugee Service enables approximately 280,000 children, young people and adults to receive primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational education services each year. JRS places the highest priority on ensuring a better future for refugees by investing heavily in education and training. Jesuit Refugee Service undertakes advocacy to ensure all displaced children be provided with access to quality education. A UNHCR partner and an international non-governmental Catholic organization, JRS services are provided to refugees regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious beliefs. "Education is a key in combating the evil of hatred, violence and war. I'm ever more convinced of that," says JRS International Director Fr Peter Balleis S.J. "Learning is a way to nourish, in a situation of utter despair, the hope in people, the hope in children. It is so important to get (displaced and refugee) children into school, to establish a routine of life. It is important to keep learning, it is a form of trauma healing in the midst of a conflict." Learn more about Jesuit Refugee Service and JC:HEM on our website: http://jrsusa.org/campaigns_focus?TN=PROMO-20130815114542

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                  • Kindling Hope through Learning: Higher Education for Refugees

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                    The Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins Project at Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya currently supports 99 students working toward a a Diploma in Liberal Studies. There are two fully functional computer labs containing more than 60 computers for diploma students to use JC-HEM Community Service Learning Tracks at Kakuma are providing more than 200 refugees specialized education in Psychosocial Case Management, Community Development Studies and Business and Entrepreneurship. During a recent visit to the camp, I asked several students about the importance of education. Produced by Christian Fuchs Jesuit Refugee Service/USA http://jrsusa.org

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                    • Volunteer Listening Skills for Detention Visitation Programs

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                      Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) would like to thank the visitation programs that participated in the creation of this video and shared their insights about listening skills. CIVIC (www.endisolation.org and www.facebook.com/endislation) coordinates a national network of detention visitation programs that strive to end the isolation of immigration detention by providing friendship to people in detention. Conversations with Friends is led by Rev. John Gutterman. Volunteers visit people in detention at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul, Minn. Contact Rev. Gutterman at intpasj@mac.com for more information. The Hutto Visitation Program is sponsored by Grassroots Leadership https://www.facebook.com/grassrootsleadership.page and Texans United for Families https://www.facebook.com/TexansUnitedForFamilies. Volunteers visit people in detention at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. Contact Rocío Villalobos at rvillalobos@grassrootsleadership.org for more information.  Friends of Orange County Detainees is sponsored by Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation http://tapestryuu.org/. Volunteers visit people in detention at the James Musick Facility in Irvine, Calif., and Santa Ana City Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Contact Jan Meslin at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com for more information.  

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