Resources from the Center
Recovering Reconciliation as the Mission of God: Ten Theses (pdf)
Emmanuel Katongole & Chris Rice
Reconciliation as the Mission of God: Christian Witness in a World of Destructive Conflicts (pdf)
This short, 16-page booklet is the outcome of intense work by 47 Christian leaders from six continents and 21 countries—theologians, missiologists, practitioners, pastors, and scholars from some of the world’s most conflict-ridden places. A concise, powerful theological vision and call for placing biblically-based holistic reconciliation at the heart of Christian mission in the 21st century.
A Future for Africa: Critical Essays in Christian Social Imagination
Civil war, famine, genocide, AIDS—Africa has endured some of the most horrific human tragedies of recent history. Katongole wrestles with Africa's concrete and debilitating problems and offers solutions grounded in a fresh vision of the Church.
More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel
Spencer Perkins & Chris Rice
Two friends write from the heart of Mississippi with a vision and call to hope for whites and African-Americans to live together in peace. Recipient of a 1994 Christianity Today Critics Choice Award.
Grace Matters: A Memoir of Faith, Friendship, and Hope in the Heart of the South
The story of a 17-year journey of joys, struggles, and breakthroughs to build a community of justice and reconciliation in an inner-city neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi. A Publishers Weekly Notable Book of 2002.
Review: The Beloved Community
Chris Rice's Christian Century review of the book by Charles Marsh.
Violence and Christian Social Reconstruction in Africa: On the Resurrection of the Body (Politic)
On-line reflections concerning an “alternative starting point” of mission in Africa.
Christian Century interview with Chris Rice
A Christian Century magazine interview with Chris Rice. “Life Together: A Passion for Reconciliation” won a “Best of the Christian Press” award of excellence from the Associated Church Press.