Welcoming The Stranger

Welcoming the stranger is a core value of all faiths, but what does it mean for refugees and those who accompany them? We asked members of the JRS SEE team what it means to them to welcome the stranger. Watch these videos to listen to their answers.

Sr. Meri Muše, Legal Assistant at JRS Croatia.

“What refugees need and appreciate most is friendship, trust, and a shared understanding of why they are forced to flee.”

Siraj Ben Musa, Cultural Mediator at JRS BiH

“Welcoming is understanding other people.”

Fr Stanko Perica SJ, Director of JRS South East Europe.

“For me, welcoming means to behave in a way that shows your optimism.”