The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the International Union Superiors General (UISG) invite everyone to join the virtual event World Refugee Day 2020: Sharing the life of Refugees as we take a deeper look at what it means to share the life of refugees and migrants.
About this Event:
In these uncertain times, Pope Francis encourages us to “know in order to understand” – as personal knowledge is a necessary step towards appreciating the plight of others. With the unprecedented arrival of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to open our hearts and eyes to action by recognizing, contemplating, and sharing the life of refugees, IDPs, and migrants.
Join us on World Refugee Day 2020 for an online event, as three speakers give an overview of forced displacement around the world and the impact of COVID-19 on our refugee brothers and sisters. They will offer real life experiences and speak to Pope Francis’s message of being close in order to serve.
Date and Time:
Sat, June 20, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM BST
• Carolina Gottardo, Australia Country Director, Jesuit Refugee Service
• Sister Carmen Elisa Bandeo, SSpS, Coordinator of the Jesuit Refugee Service Greece Education Project, Magistories
• Taban Patrick Consantino, SJ, Licentiate Student, Gregorian University
There will be time at the end of the event for a Q&A.
The event will be streamed live on Zoom in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
About the Organizers:
Inspired by the generous love and example of Jesus Christ, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.
UISG is an International body rooted in Christ, and representing Congregations of Women Religious throughout the world, UISG seeks to witness to and proclaim the identity of apostolic religious life in all of its diversity.