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Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies

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NEW JCRS' RIPAR BOOK

D. Tacchini, Z. M. Barakat, I. AlDajani, M. Leiner (eds), Reconciliation and Refugees. The Academic Alliance for Reconciliation Studies in the Middle East and North Africa, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 2022

The book continues the RIPAR series by focusing on the MENA region.This volume is about refugees and their multiple needs for reconciliation with themselves and others. In particular, feelings of grief and guilt over leaving home and parts of family behind, terrible experiences during their journey, conflicts with other refugees and with locals, loss of much of what gave life meaning and significance, and the difficulties of returning to a changed country, a home that may no longer feel like home, are the individual facets of this need for reconciliation.

https://www.vandenhoeck-ruprecht-verlage.com/themen-entdecken/theologie-und-religion/systematische-theologie-religionsphilosophie/56934/reconciliation-and-refugees

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Reconciliation Studies in Jena

The Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS), based within the Faculty of Theology at FSU Jena was founded in July 2013, to achieve theoretical understanding of the processes, measurements, and practices relevant to fostering relationships in contexts affected by violence, atrocities, genocides, wars, dictatorships, segregation, enslavement, and other crimes against humanity. Reconciliation Studies is a transdisciplinary and multiscale scientific field that focuses on individual, group, inter-group, and political dynamics.

JCRS looks at the dynamics of reconciliation processes for societies in conflict or transition, based on comparative international case studies. It addresses academic institutions and programs, as well as experts and scholars in the field of conflict transformation and peace studies. 

JCRS promotes a trans-disciplinary approach that integrates the fields of Theology, Philosophy, Religious Science, Ethics, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Law, Media Studies, Art, Social Geography and History. The JCRS also focuses on the of practices like trauma therapy, public policy, collective memory in reconciliation processes.

The JCRS involves four areas of expertise:

  1. Research, through the Graduate Programme "Religion Conflict Reconciliation" (RCR) and the DFG Project "Hearts of Flesh - Not Stone";
  2. International and transdisciplinary Networks, including universities and NGOs from all over the world;
  3. Manifold Events: Workshops, Conferences and the International Summer Schools "Societies in Transition"; and
  4. Scientific Publications, including the series "Research in Peace and Reconciliation" (RIPAR).

 

Activities and Projects

Oberseminar, 2019
Graduate Programme "Religion Conflict Reconciliation"​ (RCR)
Doctoral school on reconciliation studies at the FSU Jena
Meeting DFG Project HOF, 2018
DFG Project "Hearts of Flesh - Not Stone"
Reconciliation in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
This letter to Hermann Hesse was written on 16 September 1945, the day after Yom Kippur.
Buber-Korrespondenzen Digital (BKD)
Approximately 40,000 letters from Martin Buber’s correspondence...
Networks_International Cooperations
Networks
JCRS Networks are developed on multiple levels
III Colombian Day, 2019
Events Archive
From the establishment of the JCRS till the current semester
Opening lecture at JCRS, 2013
Publications
»Research in Peace and Reconciliation« and other books from JCRS
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Ricœur in Jena
Paul Ricœur
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What is Reconciliation about
Reconciliation Studies deal with processes of creating "normal" and if possible "good" relationships after grave incidents...

Our Staff

The JCRS is based at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Directors and Scientific Board
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Advisory Board
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JCRS Team
Team
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The International Association for Reconciliation Studies ​(IARS)

Prof Asano's Guest Lecture, 2019
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International Association for Reconciliation Studies

Gallery from selected events

AARMENA 2018
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AARMENA, 2018
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AARMENA, 2018
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Conference Ecclesiological Inverstigations 2017
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Conference on Dan Bar-On, 2019
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Dr. Zucconi in Jena, 2017
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Establishment of the IARS 2020
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IV Colombian Days, 2020
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JCRS Team, 2015
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JCRS Team, 2018
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Lunch at JCRS, 2019
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Meeting DFG Project HOF, 2018
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Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS)
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07743 Jena
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07743 Jena