Forced Migration: A Challenge for European Solidarity

Migrants at SeaJRS Ireland has today (21/5/2014) called on the Irish public to safeguard the vision of Europe’s founding fathers of a union underpinned by solidarity and human rights. 

At the launch of the latest edition of Working Notes, Eugene Quinn, JRS Ireland National Director, said: "How the European Union responds to the modern challenges presented by forced migration is a defining moment in its history. 

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Children of Asylum Seekers

Students taking part in JRS Ireland's Homework Club in Hatch HallThroughout the world the Jesuits are known as educators but a new partnership between JRS Ireland and Gonzaga College SJ is continuing that tradition in a non-traditional environment. 

Every Thursday during the school year, students from fifth year will join JRS staff in Hatch Hall accommodation centre to run a Homework Club for the children living there.

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National Conference on Migration

Eugene Quinn, JRS Ireland National DirectorLast week, JRS Ireland attended a national conference on migration, entitled ‘Journeying Together: Challenges Facing the Migrant Today’.

Hosted in Dublin by the Councils for Emigrants and Immigrants of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, JRS Ireland was joined on the day by other NGOs working in the field of migration, parish workers, Government officials and international experts.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin opened the conference with a keynote address stressing how migration is an intrinsic part of the DNA of a globalised economy and a globalised world.

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Government urged to resettle Syrian refugees in Ireland

Aid being distributed in SyriaJRS Ireland calls on the Irish Government to enhance its existing resettlement programme for Syrian refugees.

Whilst acknowledging and welcoming the pledges made by the Irish Government, early in 2014, of emergency funding for the region, JRS Ireland continues to caution against a policy of burden shifting as opposed to genuine burden sharing. 

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JRS Ireland Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar 2014

The JRS Ireland Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar has been published since 2007 and is aimed at raising awareness of diversity in Ireland. Each month highlights religious feast days from different faiths, national days, international UN celebrations and bank holidays in the Republic of Ireland.

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