JRS accompanies refugees and forced migrants, our brothers and sisters, serving them as companions and advocating their cause in an uncaring world.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, at work in over 50 countries around the world with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.
JRS UK has a special ministry to those who find themselves destitute as a consequence of government policies and those detained for the administration of immigration procedures.
Our work is carried out in the spirit of mutual respect, dignity and solidarity with the refugees and forced migrants, and in collaboration with other organisations. Our work expresses the commitment of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) to stand with refugees around the world.
JRS UK’s vision is of a world where all who have to flee their homes are welcomed with love.
JRS UK shares the global mission of JRS: to accompany, to serve as companions, and to advocate for the rights of refugees and the forcibly displaced.
The JRS mission is built on our faith in God who is present in human history, even in its most tragic moments. We are inspired by this faith and by core values that inform all the work we do.
JRS is active in over 50 countries worldwide. The work of JRS differs from country to county, meeting the needs of refugees and forcibly displaced individuals where they are.
JRS UK is a work of the Jesuits in Britain. We have a diverse tightly-knit team of paid staff, who are supported by over 60 volunteers.
Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ, 2005