The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, in collaboration with its partner, the Americas Initiative for Transformation and Reconciliation (AITR), will hold its Fourth Institute of the Americas for Transformation and Reconciliation on the theme "Conflict Transformation in the Americas” from February through April 2024.
The Institute of the Americas offers an opportunity for interdisciplinary theological and contextual formation around transformation and reconciliation. Through the application of the CFR’s methodology of the Word Made Flesh, the institute incorporates gender, human rights, restorative justice, and postcolonial perspectives. Participants share en conjunto an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual journey that brings the Theology of Reconciliation into dialogue with voices from different academic disciplines.
The institute session will take place via Zoom and will be conducted in Spanish. Contributions in English and Portuguese will be translated into Spanish. Registration required.
Attendance at all institute sessions and completion of complementary assignments meet the requirements for the non-degree certificate program offered by AITR and the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School.
To participate in this new Institute please visit https://www.iaptr.com/instituto.
Dr. Nina Balmaceda, associate director of CFR, will lead the theoretical discussions and Latin American practitioners will serve as witnesses contributing their field expertise on the following themes:
- Session 1: The Theology of Just Peace and Reconciliation
February 6, 2024, 7:00–9:00 p.m. EDT
Witness: Giovanny Gómez (Colombia)
Session 2: The Conflict Transformation Approach
February 20, 2024, 7:00–9:00 p.m. EDT
Witness: Claudia Moreira (Brazil)
Session 3: Improving Active Listening and Introduction to Circle Processes
March 5, 2024, 7:00–9:00 p.m. EDT
Witness: José Vinces (Ecuador)
Session 4: Circle Processes Practicum
March 19, 2024, 7:00–9:00 p.m. EDT
Session 5: Forgiveness and the Pursuit of Just Peace
April 2, 2024, 7:00–9:00 p.m. EDT
Witness: María Elena Mamarián (Argentina)
Session 6: Mental Health Dimensions of Conflict Transformation
April 16, 2024, 7:00–9:00 p.m. EDT
Witness: Roberto W. Chia-Cherre (Perú/US)
For more information, contact Alejandro Rivas (firstname.lastname@example.org)