Offering radical hospitality to refugees in the heart of Rome for more than 30 years.
Migrant Lives Matter
Photography by former Spartans Without Borders volunteer, Sarah Mays
Click here to read the latest reflection from our Welcome the Stranger Campaign: Welcoming the Stranger.
On Friday, April 24, the JNRC held an interfaith vigil for all refugees who have died crossing the Mediterranean.
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One Young Adult & the JNRC!
Responding to the refugee crisis in Italy -
Suffragan bishops visit Rome's Joel Nafuma Refugee Center
The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC) is the primary outreach ministry of St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church. Each weekday, we welcome 200-250 refugee guests into our center. The JNRC is a safe place where guests relax, recharge, and recuperate from the daily struggles they face. We offer our guests many services, thanks to the generosity of our diverse partners and supporters. Our ministry is dependent on the hard work of volunteers who come from backgrounds as varied as the guests they are serve.
Our Mission Statement
To accompany and assist asylum seekers from all over the world, regardless of ethnicity, faith tradition, or phase of their journey for protection, integration and resettlement. By recognizing our common humanity and providing hospitality in the heart of Rome, we aim to provide a support program, and to encourage and empower refugees to build new lives."