Fr Tom Smolich SJ, International Director of JRS shares about the Migration and Refugees Conference
The International Strategic Conference on Migrants and Refugees was organised by the Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network (JENA)
This Conference was aimed at looking for an integrated response to vulnerable migrants in and out of Africa
The Mission Statement at the end of the Conference was:
“We, Jesuits and collaborators in Africa, inspired by the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus and Pope Francis´ call, commit ourselves to welcome, protect, promote and seek the integration of vulnerable migrants.
Our call to serve vulnerable migrants includes forcibly displaced people –internally displaced, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons-, survivors of human trafficking, people in transit and those forcibly returned.
In serving vulnerable migrants collaboratively, we will be especially attentive to those suffering discrimination because of gender, age and disability.”
Read more on the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) website here: www.jesuits.africa