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First Summer Institute Draws More Than 100

Save the Date • May 31 – June 5, 2010

2010 Summer Institute: “The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World”

More than 100 participants representing 23 states and six countries gathered at Duke Divinity School May 31 to June 5 for the school’s first Summer Institute. “Shaping the Beloved Community in a Divided World,” hosted by the Center for Reconciliation, was designed to provide a week at Duke filled with learning, Christian community, rich worship, and spiritual transformation.

Each day at Summer Institute began and ended
with prayer and worship in Goodson Chapel
Each day at Summer Institute began and ended with prayer and worship in Goodson Chapel

Participants included Christians engaged in grassroots ministries and social agencies, congregations, pastoral leadership, global contexts of mission or social division, the university/seminary, para-church ministries, social entrepreneurship, and denominational leadership.

Online interviews with faculty members at the Summer Institute include:

  • Civil rights leader and Voice of Calvary Ministries founder John Perkins;
  • Samuel Barkat, executive director of the Institute for Collaborative Engagement
  • Mary Nelson, founding president of Bethel New Life, a faith-basedcommunity development organization in Chicago.

Learn more, watch a brief slideshow, read the blog, or download and listen to audio from the 2009 plenary sessions.