Chris Rice and Emmanuel Katongole, Center for Reconciliation Co-Directors, teach a course entitled “Journeys of Reconciliation” in the fall semester of each year, which is a required course for all students participating in the Teaching Communities summer internships.
“Journeys of Reconciliation” bridges the gap between increasingly popular “peace studies” programs and the prominence of “reconciliation” in Christian ministries. What has largely been missing is a conversation that combines theological reflection and social analysis with concrete Christian practice. The course's goal is the recovery of reconciliation as a journey with God as an embodied Christian discipline. The class journeys into the city of Durham to explore places of social brokenness and hope, using biblical narratives and theological resources as guideposts for the journey.
In addition, Duke Divinity School offers rich courses in the field of justice and reconciliation. Such courses include:
- “Prophetic Ministry: Shaping Communities of Justice”
- “The Nation-State and Theology in Africa”
- “The Rwanda Genocide and the Challenge for the Church”
- “To Work and to Watch: Toward A Biblical Ecology/Theology of Land”
- “Sex, Gender and Discipleship”
- “Social Significance of the Lord’s Supper”
- “Formation of the Racial Imagination”