World Refugee Day 2016: Open Minds, Unlock Potential. Mercy in Motion Photography Exhibition at Loyola College in Chennai.
15 June 2016

To give a child a seat at a school is the finest gift you can give. Pope Francis

Mercy in Motion Campaign 

This World Refugee Day, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) urges you to remember we must not only provide refugees with a safe place to stay, but with opportunities to grow and contribute to society. 

“We need to reinvent our way of being together. We must show mercy to and accept one another, and this act of mercy must be mutual and concrete. Opening doors is not enough; we must open ourselves and our minds to unlock our potential as a society,” said JRS International Director Fr Thomas Smolich SJ. 

Let’s educate ourselves in the highest sense and learn from one another. We must genuinely open ourselves, our minds and our communities to unlock our potential as a society. This World Refugee Day, let’s take the opportunity to mobilise our compassion and put our Mercy in Motion. 

JRS are holding a Photographic Exhibition in Chennai acknowledging World Refugee Day (June 20th). 

The exhibition is running along side the JRS Mercy in Motion campaign, which aims to provide 100,000 additional refugee children and youth with access to education by the year 2020. The campaign, launched on 8 December 2015 with the Holy Year of Mercy, will continue through to the end of 2016. 

We ask you to put your Mercy in Motion and visit the JRS Photographic Exhibition at Loyola College, Chennai on World Refugee Day - June 20th. Read and listen to the real stories of refugees from Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. Witness how education has changed lives with photographs from Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East. Join us at the Department of Visual Communications from 10am onwards and celebrate Education for Transformation.

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