Deepening the Mission of Reconciliation in the Work of JRS

In June 2013, as part of an ongoing collaboration between JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) and the Centre for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, JRS workers from across the world met with academics at the Metta Karuna Reflection Centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The aim of the workshop was to reflect on the role of reconciliation in JRS, and to articulate the underlying principles and elements of their work in this area.


This manual attempts to capture both the insights of the workshop and the richness of its discussions.
There is much to absorb. Rather than reading this as a whole, JRS recommends reading each section individually then reflecting together.

Key parts

  • reflects on why world religions take part in reconciliation (pg 12)
  • introduces JRS reconciliation process (pg 29)
  • country-specific case studies (pg 63)


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