Center for Reconciliation

Summer Institute Reinvigorates Reconciliation Leaders

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The intensive weeklong institute gave Christian leaders involved in reconciliation ministry an opportunity to reflect, refresh, and share resources.


Nearly 145 Christian leaders involved in diverse reconciliation ministries throughout the world gathered at Duke Divinity School on May 27-June 1 for the fifth annual Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for Reconciliation (CFR).

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Archbishop’s New Director of Reconciliation

Thursday, April 11, 2013

David Porter, who taught at the Divinity School in 2006 while on sabbatical with the CFR, has a new appointment with the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Theologian David Porter, who was a visiting practitioner at the Duke Center for Reconciliation in 2006, has been appointed the Director for Reconciliation to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The connections and experiences that led him to this post began in 2004, when Porter attended a Lausanne ecumenical consultation in Thailand as a representative of a peace-building non-profit now called the Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland. There he met representatives from like-minded organizations, including Chris Rice from Duke Divinity School.

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Syngman Rhee: Christianity in Korea Can Be a Catalyst for Reconciliation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Faith & Leadership interviewed the Korean-American church leader during a consultation on Northeast Asia hosted by CFR.

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Being Father Emmanuel

Friday, March 15, 2013

After a decade at Duke Divinity School and serving as CFR co-director, Emmanuel Katongole began his tenure at Notre Dame in Jan. 2013.


On his final day at Duke Divinity School this past December, Emmanuel Katongole sat in his office surrounded by boxes. The space was sparse, but Katongole’s memories were bountiful.

He recalled his journey as a Catholic priest among mostly Protestant students.

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GLI Leadership Institute Explores Reconciliation

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Clergy and practitioners from U.S. and Africa met in Jan. for a week of study, reflection, and worship.


The Great Lakes Initiative Leadership Institute welcomed 150 U.S. and African clergy and practitioners to Kampala, Uganda from Jan. 13-19 for a rigorous week of academic study, personal reflection, communal worship, and new opportunities to explore Christian reconciliation.

Now in its seventh year, the Great Lakes Initiative is a partnership of Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation, African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee, and World Vision.

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Summer Institute Accepting Applications

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Center for Reconciliation is accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Institute May 27-Jun. 1.


The Center for Reconciliation is accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Institute at Duke Divinity School.

From May 27 to June 1 clergy, practitioners, and seminarians from across the world will gather at Duke for the fifth annual Summer Institute to explore the ministry of reconciliation, justice, and peace-building while fostering community with one another through powerful seminars, shared meal times, prayer and worship, and relaxed moments on Duke’s beautiful campus for reflection and conversation with like-minded partners in ministry.

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Information Session about Mennonite Central Committee

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0013 Westbrook or (919) 660-3593

The Duke Center for Reconciliation will host an information session for anyone interested in learning more about volunteer and employment opportunities with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide Anabaptist ministry committed to responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.

One-on-one appointments with a MCC representative are also available.

Information Session for Summer 2013 Teaching Communities Field Education Placements

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 12:25pm to 1:20pm
0015 Westbrook or (919) 660-3593

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will hold an information session open to M.Div students interested in learning more about reconciliation-focused Teaching Communities field education opportunities for summer 2013.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.

CFR Spring 2013 Reading Week Pilgrimage Information Session

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
031 Westbrook or (919) 660-3593

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will hold an information session on its pilgrimage to Baltimore, Md., and Richmond, Va., during the Spring 2013 Reading Week. The pilgrimage will expand participants' imagination of ministry on a journey of discipleship. Stories and photos of past pilgrimages will be shared at the session.

Lunch will be provided.

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Spring Pilgrimage Offers Unique View of Reconciliation

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Center for Reconciliation's Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope gives students a chance to experience God and revelation in new ways.

“There are some things that God can only teach us by dislocating our bodies to strange land,” says Chris Rice, director of Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation (CFR).

To give students the opportunity to receive these teachings and to experience God and revelation in new ways, CFR leads students on a yearly pilgrimage exploring what it means to be ambassadors of reconciliation.

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