Here are links to some of our publications and media in the news.
*Mornings with Radio Maria
23 June 2022: To celebrate World Refugee Day, Megan Knowles, Communications and Development Manager speaks about JRS and amplifying the voices of refugees through telling stories.
*Prayers for asylum seekers and others during refugee week
22 June 2022: Refugee week events and prayers and events across religious bodies and organisations.
*Mornings with Radio Maria
20 June 2022: To celebrate World Refugee Day, Rhiannon speaks to Radio Maria about what World Refugee Day means to JRS UK, and about our work supporting destitute asylum seekers.
*Refugee week on Radio Maria England
20 June 2022: Refugees Week is June 20th – 26th. Radio Maria England will be taking part by broadcasting speakers that are supporting refugees in England and around the world
*JRS welcomes European court ruling blocking UK deportations to Rwanda
6th May 2022: A statement from JRS about the work they do to help refugees amid the Rwanda plan procedures and about welcoming the European court ruling blocking UK deportations to Rwanda.
*The Nationality and Borders Act is now on the statute books – a time for grief, anger, and solidarity
2nd May 2022: A statement from JRS about the Nationality and Borders Bill.
*Faith groups criticise anti-refugee law
22nd April 2022: A detailed response to the Rwanda plan
*Why plans for removing asylum seekers to Rwanda are so cruel
22nd April 2022: Criticising the model of the Rwanda plan.
*JRS calls on government to protect not punish refugees
19th April 2022: JRS statement, which points out to the expense and impracticality of the Rwanda plan.
*UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda ‘morally reprehensible,’ Catholic agency says
15th April 2022: JRS UK objected to the announcement the Royal Navy will be used to try and stop migrants from crossing the English Channel, and the ongoing push to pass the Nationality and Borders Bill.
*JRS UK horrified by plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
15th April 2022: Jesuit Refugee Services UK has responded to government plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing, with a statement.
*Charities condemn plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
14th April 2022: Response to Rwanda Offshoring plans & Request from Charles Collins at Crux
*JRS renews call for end to degrading asylum camps
16th March 2022: JRS UK has renewed calls for an end to the use of military barracks as asylum accommodation in the wake of news that Penally Camp in Wales will close on 21st March.
*Forced migration from the Ukraine and the UK’s response
23rd March 2022: Op-Ed piece for the Tablet on UK’s response to the Ukraine crisis.
*UK government defeated on clause penalising refugees in Borders Bill
3rd March 2022: On Monday, 28 February, the House of Lords voted to exclude Clause 11, which would introduce ‘differential treatment of refugees’ from the Nationality and Borders Bill
*Operation mobilisation – JRS helping Ukrainian Refugees in Poland, BBC Sunday Programme
6th March 2022: Following the invasion of Ukraine, we organised interviews with Refugees in Poland and Fr Damian Czerniak SJ helping refugees arriving from Ukraine.
*Over 1000 faith leaders ‘horror’ at Nationality and Borders Bill
28th February 2022: More than a thousand faith leaders have written to the Prime Minister to express their horror at the Nationality and Borders Bill and to urge him to rethink the legislation.
*Asylum detention: A weight of responsibility
28th February 2022: On the feast of St Josephine Bakhita (8 February), William Neal, Detention Outreach Officer at JRS UK (CSAN member charity) reflects on what it means to accompany those who are held in detention.
*Donate your old smartphone and make a difference
11th January 2022: Donate your old smartphone to JRS to help them keep in touch with their family, friends, legal, medical and social services.