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Virtual Event: Hope in Displacement

Hope in displacement – Building a world where no one is forgotten


Virtual event of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to mark the beginning of the Advent season.


There are many displacement situations that are overlooked and forgotten. These crises affect people that have lives and stories like everyone else. We must put forgotten displaced people at the center.



Tuesday, 29 November 2022 at 2.30 - 3:30pm (CET)



English, Spanish, and French



Registration link available here



  • Rev. Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director
  • Claudette Azar, JRS Project Director in Homs, Syria
  • Sr Carmen Elisa Bandeo SSpS, UISG International Migrants and Refugees Network, former JRS Project Coordinator in Athens, Greece
  • Matthew Ippel SJ, Theology student at Centre Sèvres, volunteer with JRS France and former JRS Pastoral Coordinator in South Sudan
  • Bashria Sarwari, Research Scholar at University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, former JRS Project Director in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Alvaro Valpuesta, JRS Programme Assistant in Tanzania.

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