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Subject Area: International

Give to Help the People of Haiti

Aug, 19, 2021 – Haiti needs our help. A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021, and within days Tropical Storm Grace barreled through, adding to the misery of the Haitians. To date, almost 2,000 people have died, with many more missing. Thousands have been injured and close to 30,000 families are homeless. …

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Fidelity and Patience Mark Fr. Anthony Corcoran’s Pastoral Ministry in Kyrgyzstan

By Michael Wegenka, SJ In the summer of my first year of regency at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver, I boarded a plane at Dulles Airport outside of Washington, D.C., and caught connecting flights in London and Baku, Azerbaijan, before arriving at my destination: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I had only the first name of a young woman who would greet me in the …

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The Search for Safety: Why Women Flee their Countries of Origin

By Heidi Cerneka and Jannick Eggerman Today, around the world, people are on the move.  They are migrating to escape poverty, improve their livelihood and opportunities,  or escaping conflict and devastation in their own countries. Women represent almost half of the 244 million migrants  and half of the 19.6 million refugees worldwide. (UN Women – …

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On 40th Anniversary of JRS, Fr. Kevin Cullen, SJ, Reflects on His Experience

By Jerry Duggan Jesuit Refugee Service has been helping people across the globe for four decades, providing the forcibly displaced with humanitarian aid and moral support. Founded by then-Superior General Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, JRS seeks to “accompany, serve and advocate the cause of forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn and determine their …

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