Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation
MHCR leads research on locally-led reconciliation practice, collaboratively developing and leading trainings for practitioners and students of reconciliation. With a specific focus on insider reconcilers, MHCR facilitates collaborations among scholars and practitioners examining how faith and indigenous narratives mitigate conflicts and heal community relationships.
MHCR is currently focusing on the following activities to strengthen the impact of reconciliation process design:
- Research on reconciliation processes and practice.
- Training for insider reconcilers and field-based practitioners
- Facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration to strengthen reconciliation processes.
- Engagement with grassroots communities in reconciliation globally and domestically.
MHCR is committed to a holistic, multi-tiered approach, convening policy makers, civil servants, academics, and practitioners for inclusive engagement. Director Antti Pentikainen is a leading expert with years of experience in reconciliation and peace processes. Under Mr. Pentikainen’s guidance, students engaged with MHCR will blend cutting-edge research with trainings and support for field-based practitioners working within conflicts.