The Americas Initiative for Transformation and Reconciliation (AITR) is a program started in 2020 by Duke’s Center for Reconciliation (CFR) that aims to network, educate, and transform Christians from across Latin America to work for peace, justice, and transformation. Believing that our Christian faith calls us to work for justice, we seek to empower one another to do what is necessary to bring reconciliation in the Americas. We believe that to do this necessary work, a strong theological underpinning and a vibrant community are needed. AITR seeks to provide both of those things.
The Institute for the Americas
The Institute for the Americas launched in 2020 with an inaugural online series to educate faith leaders towards pursuing transformation and reconciliation in a Christian way. The institute aims to provide a theological ground for seeking reconciliation, and to be a connection point for a community that can do that work. The second institute launched in October 2021 and will run through June 2022, also in an online format. All institute sessions are open to the public and have English translation available.