In 2020, JRS celebrated 40 years of walking with refugees around the world. Celebrity and advocate voices joined in chorus to honor the courage and achievements of forcibly displaced persons across JRS programs.
Father Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., JRS/USA Director of Mission
Safia’s Story — A Reading from Dying to Live
Katie Ledecky, US Olympian
Special remarks for the JRS 40th Anniversary
President Joseph Biden
A letter to JRS, read by JRS International Director, Rev. Tom Smolich, S.J.
His Holiness, Pope Francis
Mollie and John Callagy, Molly and Stephen Cashin, Gwen and Austin Fragomen, Margaret Green Rauenhorst and Michael Rauenhorst, Kate and Steve Howe, Madeline and Philip Lacovara, Sara and William Miller, Kate and Bob Niehaus, David O’Brien, Mara and Daniel O’Day, Melanie and Joe Shugart
PEDRO ARRUPE, S.J. BENEFACTOR
The Cashin Family
Gwen and Austin Fragomen
Ladies of Bethany
Kate and Bob Niehaus