Center for Reconciliation

"Reconciling Land, Community and Physical Bodies" Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0014 Westbrook or (919) 660-3593

Creation Matters, Sacred Dance and the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a panel discussion on "Reconciling Land, Community and Physical Bodies."

Lunch will be provided. 

Register by March 20.

"Rethinking Perfection" Brown Bag Lunch March 29

Monday, March 19, 2012

Amy Julia Becker will discuss her latest book.


The Center for Reconciliation, Women’s Center and Chaplain’s Office will host a brown bag lunch on “Rethinking Perfection” with author Amy Julia Becker March 29 at 12:20 p.m. in 0013 Westbrook.

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Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: Writing and Reconciliation

Monday, March 19, 2012

The author, who will lead on a seminar at this year’s Summer Institute, explains why he makes time for words.

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"Rethinking Perfection" Brown Bag Lunch with Author Amy Julia Becker

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0013 Westbrook or (919) 660-3593

The Duke Center for Reconciliation, the Divinity Women's Center, and the Divinity School Chaplain's Office will host a brown bag lunch featuring Amy Julia Becker speaking about how God used her daughter, Penny, who was born with Down syndrome, to help Becker rethink her idea of "perfection."

A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Becker is the author of "A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny." The book was named one of the top religion books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly.

Attendees may bring their lunch. Drinks will be provided. 

Information Session on Center for Reconciliation Pilgrimage

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:15pm
0013 Westbrook or (919) 660-3578

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host an information session for students interested in joining a pilgrimage to two communities embracing reconciliation, New Song Urban Ministries in Baltimore, Md., and Hope in the Cities in Richmond, Va.

The pilgrimage will be held during Divinity School Spring Reading Week (March 3-8).  Logistics and preparation will be discussed at the meeting, as well as a brief overview of the communities to be visited. Participants may bring their lunch; beverages will be provided. 

African Great Lakes Initiative Leadership Institute 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The center is partnering to host a five-day leadership institute in Kampala, Uganda, to offer participants an opportunity to learn from Christian leaders.

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Duke Summer Institute 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, June 2, 2012 (All day)
Duke Divinity School or (919) 660-3593

Applications are being accepted for the Duke Center for Reconciliation's 2012 Summer Institute, a five-day intensive to nourish, renew, and deepen the capacities of U.S. and international Christian leaders in the ministry of reconciliation, justice, and peace. 

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

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African Great Lakes Initiative Leadership Institute 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, January 21, 2012 (All day)
Kampala, Uganda or (919) 660-3594

The Duke Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will be a partner in hosting a five-day leadership institute in Kampala, Uganda, to 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 Duke Center for Reconciliation along with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), World Vision International (WVI), and African Leadership and Reconciliaiton Ministries (ALARM) at Ggaba National Seminary in Kampala, Uganda. 

Read more about the 2011 institute.

Duke Center for Reconciliation Pilgrimage to Urban Ministries of Reconciliation

Saturday, March 3, 2012 (All day) to Thursday, March 8, 2012 (All day) or (919) 660-3578


The Duke Center for Reconciliation will lead a five-day immersion experience to urban communities striving to live as God's ambassadors of reconciliation.

The group of Duke Divinity School students and staff will share time and stories with members of the Sandtown neighborhood in Baltimore, Md., and the Richmond Hill community in Richmond, Va.

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

Seeing Hope, Even in North Korea

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
North Korea

Center for Reconciliation's Chris Rice visited the isolated nation.

When Chris Rice, director of the Center for Reconciliation, spent eight days in North Korea this past November, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream. Growing up in South Korea in the 1970s, Rice’s views of North Korea were colored by the pain of South Korean families divided from loved ones, the aftermath of the Korean war and the bitter political hostilities of the time, reports of breathtaking mountains, and the lack of any opportunity to engage with North Koreans.

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