Fr. Elías Lopez-Perez, S.J., Assistant International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service, describes the people who work for JRS as a passionate, committed group who “want to change things in the world” and heal wounds of violence.
In short, he says, people who work for JRS still believe in miracles. Fr. Lopez-Perez also discusses the central role of accompaniment in the JRS mission. He notes that the Gospels encourage us to welcome the stranger, and this is the good news to counter the racism and xenophobia at work in the world.