8th Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia 2021

9:00-11:30 am June 3 New Creation: God’s New Creation and Social Media (Chun, Sung Min, Vancouver Institute for Evangelical Worldview)

9:00-11:30 am June 10 Lament: How Social Media Divides the World and How Can We be Reconcilers? (Kate Ott, Drew Theological School)

9:00-11:30 pm June 17 Hope: Lessons of Hope from Divided Global Contexts (Chris Rice and reconcilers from Syria, Indonesia, Latin America, and Africa)

  • Celestin Musekura, Rwanda. Founder of Africa Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries and President of Global Leadership for Peace and Reconciliation. Focus: Communal forgiveness and reconciliation across divides of eight African countries.
  • Nina Balmaceda, Peru. Associate Director for the Center for Reconciliation, Duke Divinity School, President of Peace and Hope International. Focus: Social reconciliation across divides in Latin American context.
  • Paulus Widjaja, Indonesia. Mennonite practitioner/theologian. Director of the Center for the Study and Promotion of Peace at Duta Wacana University. Focus: Christian-Muslim peacemaking.
  • Riad Jarjour, Syria. Pastor, Director of [Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue. Focus: Political and social reconciliation in Syrian context.

9:00-11:30 am June 24 Spirituality in the Long Haul: How can We Develop Media Literacy to be Reconcilers (Alex Hon-Ho Ip, Divinity School of Chung Chi College – The Chinese University of Hong Kong)