Great Lakes Initiative Gathering
African leaders discuss “Politics, Leadership, and the Christian Calling” during the annual Center for Reconciliation event.
In partnership with African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee, and World Vision International, the Duke Center for Reconciliation convened a meeting of 110 African leaders from eight countries from Jan. 12-15, 2010 in Bujumbura, Burundi. View the narrated slideshow »
A Glimpse of the Congo
Emmanuel Katongole, Stephanie Wheatley, and core partners in the Great Lakes Initiative journeyed together to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, in July 2009.
They witnessed firsthand the painful effects of prolonged conflict but, they also heard testimonies of hope as the church and its people strive to rebuild a land torn apart by poverty and warfare. View the narrated slideshow »
More than 100 participants representing 23 states and six countries gathered at Duke Divinity School from May 31 to June 5, 2009 for the school’s first Summer Institute.
The event, hosted by the Center for Reconciliation, was titled “Shaping the Beloved Community in a Divided World.” View the slideshow »
Conversations in Reconciliation
My Own Jerusalem
Some of the most important work of reconciliation is not just between cultures or ethnic groups but also within them, says Peter Cha, professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Continue reading »
Speakers at the Summer Institute covered topics ranging from transformative leadership to spirituality for the long haul.
- Download/listen to audio from the Summer Institute in iTunes U.
Download/listen to Lessons of Caution and Promise from South Africa and Greensboro for Durham in iTunes U.
Listen to the March 21, 2007 Duke event featuring Peter Storey, professor emeritus of Duke Divinity School and former Methodist bishop of South Africa; Rev. Dr. William Barber II, president, NAACP-NC; Cynthia Brown, commissioner of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and moderator and Divinity professor J. Kameron Carter.