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Launch of education booklet for migrants

Community Links has developed a new booklet for parents, entitled¬† “Your Child and Schools in Ireland”. It aims to give migrant and refugee parents clear information about education in Ireland, covering such topics as enrolment, the different types of primary and secondary schools, health checks, getting financial help for sending children to school, special educational needs, and language support. It ...

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JRS essay competition deadline

The deadline for entries for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Europe competition for student journalists is 22 February 2008. Aimed at highlighting the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers, the ‘Access to Asylum’ competition is open to students, or recent graduates, from any institute of higher education in one of the forty-three member states of the Council of Europe. And ...

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The Arrupe vision in action

November 8, 2007 The Arrupe vision in action Pedro Arrupe and the Jesuit Refugee Service by Mark Raper SJ Just four days before his cerebral stroke, in August 1981, I met Fr Arrupe in Manila. In that encounter the diminutive Father General was flanked by two tall members of his staff: Michael Campbell-Johnston his Secretary for Social Justice, with whom he had been working to set up Jesuit Refugee Service, and Bob Rush, his assistant for East Asia. Clearly they had briefed him for this meeting. Fr Arrupe then asked me to work for Jesuit Refugee Service in Asia. Within a few days he was rendered speechless and confined to the

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