Mercy in Motion – Open Minds, Unlock Potential is a Jesuit Refugee Service series of videos, produced by the campaign Mercy in Motion, under the supervision of Giulio D’Ercole, Mercy in Motion Communication Coordinator.

By sharing the true stories of the refugees served by JRS, by having them telling their life, their past, what forced them to flee their homes, and what they aspire to, this series hopes to open the minds and the hearts of the viewers.

JRS International Director Fr Thomas Smolich SJ said, “We need to reinvent our way of being together. We must show mercy to and accept one another, and this act of mercy must be mutual and concrete. Opening doors is not enough; we must open our souls to unlock our potential as a society.”

Each video of Mercy in Motion, is a testimony of how access to quality education allows refugees better fulfill their own potential and fully contribute to the growth, strength and stability of communities, finding dignity and new hope. Knowledge is the one thing that no war or disaster can seize. Let’s educate ourselves and learn from one another. Let’s take the opportunity to mobilise our compassion and put our Mercy in Motion.

The JRS Mercy in Motion campaign aims to provide 240,000 refugee children and youth with access to education by the year 2020. The campaign was launched on 8 December 2015 with the Holy Year of Mercy.


Next week in the JRS Mercy in Motion Series: Eureka, the mechanic woman’s story…