What if there was no “them” in the body of Christ? What if all were simply “we”?
The Center for Reconciliation (CFR) was founded to inspire, form, and support leaders, communities, and congregations to live as ambassadors of reconciliation.
Reconciliation is a collaborative process. The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity works to collaborate both locally and globally by stimulating a growing network of reconciliation scholars and practitioners as well as offering robust resources for reconciliation.
The CFR, working not only in the United States but also in international settings, has developed programs that bring together Christian leaders in real-world situations of pain and conflict to discern ways to bring about reconciliation and healing. International programs include:
The center has taken students on Pilgrimages of Pain and Hope to see how the church embodies the hope of the gospel in urban settings of poverty and violence. It has developed a Teaching Communities program, placing students in internships where they observe how selected Christian communities engage in ministries of reconciliation. Faculty also teach a number of courses related to reconciliation.
Summer Institute for Reconciliation
The CFR also sponsors the annual Summer Institute that brings leaders of churches and parachurch groups to campus for a week of workshops and reflection on the challenges and possibilities of reconciliation.