Violence and armed conflicts nearly always lead to neglect of fundamental human rights. Under life threatening circumstances, many are forcibly displaced and seek humanitarian assistance, shelter, food, healthcare and education. As part of the process of promoting peace and reconciliation, JRS offers training seminars and workshops, community outreach, planning and organising, awareness-raising, cultural and sports events, and the rehabilitation of war-torn structures.
For example, in the Indonesian village of Lawe Buluh Didi, population 250, after almost a year and half of negotiations between the community and JRS to achieve consenus and agreement to work together on a common project, the community agreed to build a mosque. The mosque would be used for more than a place of worship, but a community gathering place as well. JRS agreed to help with the building project because they agreed to work together, a first for this community, and they signed an agreement promising to do so.