A light of hope


"The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine." Is 9,2

It is not by accident that Christmas comes at that moment of deepest darkness during the year, when the days are shortest. If there is one thing that Christmas is, it is the triumph of light over darkness.

“The light shines in the darkness. And the darkness has not overcome it” (Jn 1,5). That’s God’s promise made manifest through the birth of His only Son in a world, in which, despair, conflict and injustice seem to always have the upper hand and, ultimately, the final word. And God’s promise is our hope.

At JRS, we strive to keep alive this flame of hope, by accompanying, serving and defending migrants during those moments of deepest darkness in their lives.

Concretely, this is done by spending time with people, especially with those who are held in detention, and by listening to their stories of resilience and hope in the face of hardship and tragedy. The members of the JRS team also offer different kinds of services, to ensure that, as far as possible, all persons receive the protection and support they need.

This is our way of keeping the spirit of Christmas alive all year round. A spirit of hope, a spirit of light.

Help us to keep alive this light of hope by supporting and sharing our brand new Christmas Appeal.

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