Mark Raper

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Mark Raper SJ AM is a Jesuit priest. He currently serves as president of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific[1] (formerly known as the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania), based in Manila.[2] He was previously provincial superior of the Society of Jesus[3] in Oceania from 2002 until 2008.

From 1982 he was the first director for the Asia-Pacific arm of the Jesuit Refugee Service. He went on to become global director of JRS.

In 2001 he held a visiting chair in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington DC and was named a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his service to refugees.

He received the 2004 Australian Council For International Development Human Rights Award for his work in East Timor, Indonesia, Bosnia, Burma and Thailand.[4]

He attended St Ignatius' College, Riverview.

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  1. ^ "About JCAP — Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific Website (retrieved 1 December 2010)
  2. ^ Ryan, Michael (5 March 2008). "Regional Role for Mark Raper". Province Express. Retrieved 1 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Mark Raper SJ: Provincial" Archived 19 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine — Australian Jesuits (retrieved 6 June 2006)
  4. ^ "Response by Mark Raper SJ AM on receiving the ACFID Award" — UNIYA Social Justice Centre (retrieved 6 June 2006)