Center for Reconciliation

GLI Members Share Lessons of Local Leadership During Summer Institute

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

African Great Lakes Initiative leaders voiced a commitment to local leadership and shared lessons with leaders in other regions.


At the 2014 Summer Institute for Reconciliation, seasoned African leaders representing the African Great Lakes Initiative (GLI) – a program that has its origins at Duke Divinity School – voiced a strong commitment to developing the program’s regional roots and local resilience, and shared lessons they have learned during the past nine years.

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Reflecting on the Summer Institute for Reconciliation

Scott Schomburg, M.Div ‘13, explores what makes the institute important to the life of Duke Divinity School
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Scott Schomburg, M.Div ‘13, explores what makes the institute important to the life of Duke Divinity School.


For the past six years, the first full day of Duke Divinity School’s Summer Institute for Reconciliation has been shaped by the question: “Reconciliation towards what?” The question aims to remind Christians that reconciliation is not our possession, but God’s gift. Reconciliation so envisioned echoes out from God’s people, shaping the witness of God’s church. At its best, this Christian vision of reconciliation refuses to be deployed as a denial of our histories while masquerading as serious theological reflection.

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Olson-Getty Departs CFR

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dayna Olson-Getty served the center as as U.S. and student programs coordinator.


After six-and-a-half years with the Center for Reconciliation (CFR), most recently as U.S. and student programs coordinator, Dayna Olson-Getty will depart the center to serve as associate pastor of Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va.

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African Great Lakes Inititiative Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:30pm
0015 Westbrook Building or (919) 660-3594

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host a panel discussion on the work of the African Great Lakes Initiative (GLI) and its significance for Christians in North America. Panelists will include Dr. Wilfred Mlay, the GLI Ambassador based in Tanzania; Ellen Davis, professor of Bible and practical theology at the Divinity School; and Alex Treyz, a M.Div. student. The panelists all participated in the 2014 GLI Leadership Institute held in Kampala, Uganda in January.

Attendees may bring their lunch. Dessert will be provided.

2014 GLI Leadership Institute

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The African Great Lakes program saw greater leadership from African partners this year.


More than 120 African leaders from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other African countries gathered in Kampala, Uganda, Jan. 12-18, 2014 for the Great Lakes Initiative (GLI) Leadership Institute.

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Duke Summer Institute 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
Duke Divinity School or (919) 660-3585

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host the Duke Summer Institute 2014, a five-day intensive event to nourish, renew, and deepen the capacities of U.S. and international Christian leaders in the ministry of reconciliation, justice, and peace building.

Participants will experience in-depth teaching, prayer, and worship; share meals; grapple with real-world contexts and challenges; and have an opportunity to reflect on their vocation and ministry in context. 

Registration is required.

Register or get more information

Summer 2014 Teaching Communities Field Ed Info Session

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:30pm
0013 Westbrook Building or (919) 660-3593

The Center for Reconciliation and the Office of Field Education at Duke Divinity School will host an information session for all Master of Divinity (M.Div.) students interested in learning about Teaching Communities internships for summer 2014.

These internships are based in communities practicing reconciliation across social, ethnic, and economic divides. Students who have participated previously in these placements will be at the meeting to discuss their experiences.

Pizza and beverages will be served.

Mentoring for Ministry: Becoming Reconciled Reconcilers

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0014 Westbrook Building or

Duke Divinity School's Center for Reconciliation and the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies will hold a workshop entitled "Becoming Reconciled Reconcilers: Pursuing Peace Within and Beyond the Church," with Canon David Porter, director of reconciliation for the Archbishop of Canterbury.  This is part of the Mentoring for Ministry series held on each Thursday of the academic year.

All are welcome.

Couple Finds Strength, Inspiration, and Formation at CFR

Friday, October 18, 2013

Divinity School alumni discovered the importance of seeing and naming brokenness during their time with CFR.


When Angela and Jeff Nelson entered Duke Divinity School three years ago, they knew they wanted to get involved in the work of the Center for Reconciliation (CFR).

“The Center for Reconciliation showed me that true reconciliation—made possible through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ—is worth pursuing, no matter how difficult the process may be,” Angela said.

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Divinity Staff Teach Pilgrimage at CCDA

Friday, September 27, 2013

Class at Christian Community Development Association national conference explored models of pilgrimages.


A trio of Duke Divinity staff co-taught a class on the practice of pilgrimage at the 25th Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) conference Sept. 11-14 in New Orleans, La.

Every year CCDA draws diverse clergy, ministry leaders, and students from across the U.S. for several days of intense reflection, learning, and growing together in classes exploring reconciliation and community development.

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