Servir 51

JRS strongly promotes the values, rights and protection enshrined in the 1951 Convention, by accompanying refugees and asylum seekers, including those who are detained; by defending their rights through legal and other services as well as with wider advocacy. The Geneva Convention and other international treaties form the basis of our actions as does the Church’s more expansive definition of de facto refugees. For JRS, international laws and definitions are an expression
of the deeper Gospel value of hospitality, which embraces the stranger “simply because,” as Fr General said, “he or she is a human being who deserves welcome and respect.” SERVIR 51 (476 downloads)

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