Center for Reconciliation

We are all in this Together

Jaylynn Byassee, describes her congregation’s journey from “helping the poor” to pursuing friendship with the poor
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rev. Jaylynn Byassee, minister at Duke Memorial United Methodist in Durham, N.C., describes her congregation’s journey from “helping the poor” to pursuing friendship with the poor.

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ByasseeJaylynn Byassee is redefining her role as Minister of Adult Discipleship and Witness at her church.

Byassee said that when she began working at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church this summer, she believed a big part of her role was to help her congregants engage in the Durham community and to “figure out what we can do for the homeless and for the poor.”

Growing into a Calling

Tolu Sosanya shares her transformation from apathy to passion as a student at the Center for Reconciliation
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tolu Sosanya (D’09) shares her transformation from apathy to passion as a student at the Center for Reconciliation. Sosanya now works at New Song Urban Ministries in community development.

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When Tolu Sosanya came to Duke Divinity School, she wasn’t interested in the ministry of reconciliation. But her focus shifted after she spent two summers interning with New Song Urban Ministries — a ministry with the mission to “love God and love your neighbor.” New Song seeks to fulfill this mission through providing weekly worship services, affordable housing, quality education, job placements and other services to build up the Sandtown community located in West Baltimore.

Mirror to the Church

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christians will read this book about the failure of Christianity in Rwanda with both “tears of lament and as a call to be witnesses to the gospel.” Mark Gornik reviews Mirror to the Church.

Duke Summer Institute

Monday, June 6, 2011 (All day) to Saturday, June 11, 2011 (All day)
Duke Divinity School
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The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host the Duke Summer Institute, a five-day intensive to nourish, renew, and deepen the capacities of Christian leaders in the ministry of reconciliation, justice, and peace.

This year's institute, "The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World," will be limited to 200 participants. It will offer a community of learning among diverse peers and intimate interaction with a leading faculty of practitioners and theologians. Participants will experience in-depth teaching, prayer and worship, shared meals, wrestling with real contexts and challenges, and opportunity to reflect on their own vocation and setting.

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Reconcilers Weekend

Thursday, July 29, 2010

This conference, Friendship at the Margins, to be held Sept. 24-25, is designed for congregational leaders, seminarians, and Christian activists interested in pursuing new models of mission in the world.

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Join us Sept. 24-25 for Reconcilers Weekend, a three-day experience of teaching, preaching, and conversation hosted by the Duke Center for Reconciliation on Duke University’s beautiful campus.

Katongole, Rice Book on Reconciliation Wins Christianity Today Award

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Reconciling All Things grew from a comprehensive vision for reconciliation

Reconciling All ThingsReconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing, by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, co-directors of the Duke Center for Reconciliation, has been named one of 10 winners in the annual Christianity Today Book

Reconciliation Authors to Appear at Divinity School Book Signing

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

InterVarsity Press and the Duke Center for Reconciliation will host the event at Duke Divinity on June 3, 2010.

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InterVarsity Press and the Duke Center for Reconciliation will host a book signing reception from 4:15-5 p.m. on June 3 in Duke Divinity School’s York Room.

Follow the Summer Institute Online

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Read blog posts and Twitter updates from the Institute, “The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World” through June 5.

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Follow Duke Divinity School's Summer Institute this week at the Reconcilers blog. Daily updates will include posts from faculty, interviews with participants, and reflections from Center for Reconciliation Co-Director Chris Rice.

Also, see what participants are saying about the Institute on Twitter using the hashtag #CFRInstitute.

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