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Ignatius wrote to the Jesuits in Padua, “Our commitment to follow a poor Lord, quite naturally makes us friends of the poor.” These ‘poor’ are neither a sociological category nor a pious generalization, but the name for the real persons and groups among whom we live, whose conditions we study, with whom we work. Our

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Joint reflection of JRS Germany, Austria and Hungary

On 28th-29th November a joint reflection was held in Budapest with Frido Pfügler SJ from Germany, Hans Tschiggerl SJ from Austria and P. Tamás Forrai SJ from Hungary, where the coordination of the JRS activities in the region were discussed.

Neutralität als Integrationshindernis

Die Verbannung von Religion aus dem öffentlichen Raum stellt religiöse Menschen vor eine fatale Wahl: politische Integration oder religiöse Integrität. 

To JRS Europe on the referendum in Hungary

Dear Readers! Many were asking about the possible interpretations of the “quota-referendum” in Hungary. You can see that the “quota-referendum” in Hungary was not valid even if it was dominating the media for the last two months. Of course, now all political parties are giving their very different interpretations.

February news from Fót

Since January, JMSZ volunteers go several times a week to Fót, a camp for minor refugees near Budapest , where they give Hungarian as a Foreign Language classes and lead cultural activities.  

Young visitors from Innsbruck

A group of 20 young people (age 16-18) from the Jesuit-run Innsbruck Youth Center (MK) in Austria  visited Budapest early in February.

A hope that knows no borders

Danielle Vella has travelled all over the world with JRS, accompanying refugees and telling their stories in diverse publications.

The Role of the Christians in Europe

Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council, gave the following keynote speech at the conference “The Role of Christians in Today`s Europe” on January 20, 2016 in the Chapel for Europe, Brussels.