Post Tagged with: "refugee"

EDITORIAL: Heeding Moral Imperatives

The Georgetown University Faculty Senate, a governing body of 75 full-time faculty members who advise President John DeGioia, approved a resolution last week condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, promising to support and protect all university faculty, staff and students who stand to be harmed by the travel[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

ROSNER: Heeding the Call of Compassion

On Sept. 6, 2015, Pope Francis declared, “I make an appeal. … May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every shrine welcome one [refugee] family, beginning with my diocese of Rome. … The Gospel calls us to be ‘neighbors’ with the abandoned, and to give them concrete hope.” Soon[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Refugee Crisis: Tales of Misplaced Fear

At the 11 p.m. Mass in Dahlgren Chapel last week, one of the intentions was for “those who are hungry, homeless, feel unloved or feel like they have no one to love; may they see the face of Christ in our own faces.” In the wake of the terror in[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY WILL TODMAN
Masters of Arab Studies students sell T-shirts in Red Square to raise funds for Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

Students Aid Refugees

Five students in the Masters of Arab Studies program course “Refugees in the Arab World” began a fundraiser for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in coordination with the Collateral Repair Project this month. The students, with help from a program graduate, are raising money by selling T-shirts featuring calligraphy designed by[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments City News, News
COURTESY INDRA ACHARYA
Indra Acharya (COL ’18), who grew up as a refugee in Nepal, is now a freshman at Georgetown, running for the GUSA senate.

Finding Refuge on the Hilltop

Like many Georgetown students, Indra Acharya (COL ’18) is interested in pursuing a career in public service. He imagines himself running for the Senate in Vermont someday, or perhaps serving as a Supreme Court Justice. Like many ambitious freshmen, he ran for a position in the Georgetown University Student Association[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY LYNN ALLEVA LILLEY
The refugees who perform “Syria: Trojan Women” were denied visas to the United States, cancelling their performance at Georgetown.

Syrian Performers Denied Visas

A dozen Syrian women scheduled to perform the play “Syria: Trojan Women” on campus later this month will no longer be coming to Georgetown, after the U.S. government denied their visa applications. The women, who are currently living as refugees in Amman, Jordan, are not permitted to enter the United[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Pilot Program Sends Profs to MENA

Through a program called Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins, Georgetown faculty and staff are teaching online courses to refugees in Africa and the Middle East. Founded in fall 2010 as a pilot program by a collaboration of Jesuit universities and organizations such as the Jesuit Refugee Service, Jesuit[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments News