Center for Reconciliation

Duke Summer Institute 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, June 1, 2013 (All day)
Durham, N.C. or (919) 660-3593

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host the fifth annual Summer Institute, a five-day intensive institute to nourish, renew, and deepen the capacities of Christian leaders in the ministry of reconciliation, justice, and peace. 

Participants will experience in-depth teaching by world-class theologians including Duke Divinity School and ministry practitioners, prayer and worship, shared meals, vibrant conversations, and opportunities to reflect on their own vocation and setting.

For information on 2013 Summer Institute

Duke Center for Reconciliation Pilgrimage Spring 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, March 14, 2013 (All day) or (919) 660-3578

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will lead a five-day pilgrimage of pain and hope to communities striving to live as God's ambassadors of reconciliation.

Duke Divinity School students are invited to expand their imagination of Christian ministry as they share time and stories with members of the Sandtown neighborhood in Baltimore, Md., and the Richmond Hill community in Richmond, Va.

This sharing is an opportunity to deepen theological and classroom learning with wisdom from community leaders who have life-long experience in reconciliation.

Center for Reconciliation Information Session

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0014 Westbrook or (919) 660-3583

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will hold an information session on the center for students, faculty, and staff. Chris Rice, director of the center, will give a briefing on resources, history, programs, and strategic directions.

A free pizza lunch will be served.

No registration required.

Reconcilers Weekend: "Making Peace with the Land"

Friday, September 21, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, September 22, 2012 (All day)
Durham, N.C. or (919) 660-3593

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host a conference, "Making Peace with the Land," designed for congregational leaders, seminarians, and all who love the church.

The theme is reconciliation and peace-making through the lens of land, food, and the environment. The conference will feature Norman Wirzba, research professor of theology, ecology and rural life at Duke Divinity School; Fred Bahnson, director of Wake Forest Divinity School's Food & Faith Initiative; and Norman Christensen, research professor and founding dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. It will be co-hosted by the Center for Environmental Leadership

Read more about the 2012 Reconcilers Weekend.

Registration is required.

African Great Lakes Initiative Leadership Institute 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, January 19, 2013 (All day)
Kampala, Uganda or (919) 660-3594

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will be a partner in hosting a five-day leadership institute in Kampala, Uganda. The institute will offer participants an opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the most remarkable and dynamic Christian leaders in East Africa. 

The first Great Lakes Initiative Leadership Institute was hosted in January 2011 by the Center for Reconciliation along with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), World Vision International (WVI), and African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) at Ggaba National Seminary in Kampala. The CFR has been partnering in the Great Lakes Region since 2005, and the first Great Lakes Initiative gathering was held in November 2006.

Read more about the 2012 institute.

Registration is required.

Center for Reconciliation Open House

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Duke Divinity School, Gray 017 or (919) 660-3578

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host an open house in its office in Gray Building. The center staff will be available to provide information about what the work of the center, how students can become involved, and reconciliation at the Divinity School.  

Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required. 

Center for Reconciliation Releases New Book on Creation Care

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Making Peace with the Land explores how communities can reconcile through harvesting and eating together.


The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School has launched its latest book in the Resources for Reconciliation series — Making Peace with the Land by Duke Divinity School theologian Norman Wirzba and N.C. writer Fred Bahnson.

This book explores how people living in community can reconcile with one another through harvesting and eating food together as an act of honoring their Creator.

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Center for Reconciliation Book Launch for "Making Peace With the Land"

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Millennium Hotel, Durham, NC or (919) 660-3578

The Duke Center for Reconciliation will host a book launching and celebration of "Making Peace with the Land: God's Call to Reconcile with Creation," by Duke Divinity School Professor Norman Wirzba and Fred Bahnson. It is the latest and final book to be published in the "Resources for Reconciliation" series.

The authors will be reading excerpts from the book, as well as signing purchased books. Wine and cheese will be served. 

Register by contacting Mary Jo Clancy or calling (919) 660-3578.

A Christian Vision of Reconciliation

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The components of Christ-based reconciliation go beyond strategies of peacemaking or conflict resolution, say Chris Rice and Emmanuel Katongole.

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