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Learn more about Jesuit Refugee Service and our commitment to education
(Washington, D.C.) October 4, 2016 — The Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour is a benefit for the JRS Global Education Initiative, an effort to expand and strengthen our education programs. In 2015, Jesuit Refugee Service provided educational services to more than 141,000 people in 38 countries.
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Lampedusa Concerts will benefit JRS refugee education programs around the world
(Washington, D.C.) October 4, 2016 — Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees begins Thursday and will be headlined by Grammy Award-winning artists Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids. Robert Plant, Joan Baez, and Ron Sexsmith are joining the Lampedusa tour in select cities this month, with Ruby Amanfu and Nancy And Beth also performing.
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Audio: Emmylou Harris discusses Lampedusa tour, refugee issues on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel
(Washington, D.C.) September 29, 2016 — Jesuit Refugee Service Goodwill Ambassador Emmylou Harris hosted a one-hour radio special on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel last weekend to highlight the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour. The shows will benefit the JesuitRefugee Service Global Education Initiative.
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Patty Griffin: Refugees are a humanitarian issue
(Tucson, Ariz.) August 31, 2016 — Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin traveled to the Kino Border Initiative at the Arizona-Mexico border in August as part of a Jesuit Refugee Service/USA delegation to see first-hand what it means to accompany the most vulnerable. Ms. Griffin shared her thoughts about what it means to provide humanitarian assistance for deported migrants.
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Emmylou Harris: Refugees ‘have so much to offer’
(Shire, Ethiopia) June 17, 2016 – Grammy winning singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris traveled to Ethiopia in June as part of a Jesuit Refugee Service delegation to learn more about issues affecting refugees, particularly the need for education. Ms. Harris talked with JRS about her impressions, how she came to partner with JRS and what the world can do to help mitigate the refugee crisis.
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Walk a Mile in My Shoes
While it is impossible to fully comprehend what it is like to be forced from your home and live as a refugee, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA invites you to host a Walk a Mile in My Shoes simulation, which provides individuals and communities with an opportunity to pause and experience, if only vicariously and for a few moments, the frustrations, disappointments and hopes that refugees around the world face. 
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Photos: Emmylou Harris in Ethiopia
(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) June 12, 2016 — “I believe passionately in the work Jesuit Refugee Service is doing around the world to help people who are just searching for a decent, better life,” said singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris last week during a visit to Jesuit Refugee Service projects in Ethiopia. Ms. Harris joined a JRS delegation to learn more about issues affecting refugees, particularly the need for education.
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