Catholic Theological
Society of America

  • Home
  • Jesuit Refugee Service 40th Anniversary Virtual Event

Jesuit Refugee Service 40th Anniversary Virtual Event

11/12/2020 11:32 AM | Rev Leo J O'Donovan SJ

Join the Jesuit Refugee Service's Virtual Event

Walking with Refugees for Forty Years
Thursday, November 12, at 6 p.m. (EST)

Tonight Jesuit Refugee Service is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a Virtual National event that I hope you can all watch. The attached link to a 2-page flyer describes the event  The second page has sponsorship levels.  You should all feel comfortable signing up simply as friends (which we all are).  And if you're short of cash in this crazy time we're living in, just write me ( and I'll send you the link for the event.  I believe you will find it truly compelling.

Serving as the Director of Mission for JRS has been one of the most blessed experiences of my life.  If you spend an hour with "our refugees" tomorrow night, you'll share that blessing.

God bless.



For the last 40 years, Jesuit Refugee Service has walked with those who are forcibly displaced — working for a world where refugees and forcibly displaced people attain protection, opportunity, and participation. Join us as we recognize the work JRS has done over the last four decades, express our commitment to continuing to provide service to refugees, and honor those who’ve helped us along the way.


Madeline Albright

President-Elect Joe Biden

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Comedian Jim Gaffigan and Writer, Director, and Producer, Jeannie Gaffigan

Rev. James Martin, S.J., Esteemed Author and Editor

Katie Ledecky, Swimmer and Olympian

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Immunologist and Director of the NIAID

Testimonies and performances from refugees

Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Performance by Grammy Award Winner Isabel Leonard

Special message from Pope Francis read by JRS International Director,

Rev. Tom Smolich, S.J.

We will honor in a special way the leaders of the Global Education Initiative – an ambitious international campaign to enable us to open the doors of our education programs to 250,000 refugees each year by 2020 – Rita Bennett, Molly Cashin, Margaret Green-Rauenhorst, and Madeline Lacovara.


©2019 Catholic Theological Society of America. All Rights Reserved.
Catholic Theological Society of America is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

CTSA Privacy Policy - GDPR Compliant

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software