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[6 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on HELP WANTED: Jesuit Refugee Service | ]

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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 at the Vatican State as a foundation.
JRS programmes are found in over 50 countries, providing assistance to refugees in refugee camps, to people …

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[23 Jan 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

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Whether it’s the Crusaders out of Portland or everybody’s favorite Bulldogs out of Spokane, Jesuit athletics in the Northwest are always a cut above the rest.
In days gone by, it was Coach Logan at Seattle University who inspired generations of competitors. At Gonzaga U. it was Tony Lehman who was a consistent presence and the greatest fan the student athletes could ever hope for. After his death in 2002 the men’s basketball team kept an empty space on the bench for him. Nowadays …

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[12 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on HELP WANTED: Cristo Rey Network Flourishing ~ Collaborating Jesuits Needed ~ | ]

Founded in 2001 with a desire to replicate and expand upon the success of the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, the Network has grown to include 19 schools spread out across the US. With a mission of preparing “young people with limited options for college”, today the Network educates more than 5,000 students and four more schools are expected to be opened by 2010.
Fr. John Foley, SJ was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal during a ceremony at the White House this Wednesday. Recognized for his work …

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[5 Apr 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Father Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. is a Jesuit priest who is Founder / Executive Director of Jobs For A Future / Homeboy Industries, an employment referral center and economic development program. Begun in 1988, for at-risk and gang-involved youth, Jobs For A Future is, today, a nationally-recognized center that assists 1,000 people a month in re-directing their lives. Through its unique and multi-service approach, Jobs For A Future offers hope to those for whom hope is often foreign.
Located in Boyle Heights, a community with arguably the highest concentration of gang …