In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself … and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us”  2 Corinthians 5:19

The Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia is the core program of the Northeast Asia Reconciliation Initiative— focused on nourishing Christian leadership, theology, mission, and collaboration to pursue Christ’s ministry of reconciliation in Northeast Asia. The current geographic focus is China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and the United States.

Amidst historical wounds and divides in the region and in the church, we gather as scholars, practitioners, pastors, and church and parachurch leaders to engage a Scriptural vision of peace and reconciliation; lament and bear witness to hope; engage contextual challenges facing the ministry of reconciliation in Northeast Asia; and seek fresh places of collaboration and partnership.

Founded in 2012, the initiative is a grounded in mutually transformative relationships between partner organizations including the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation, the Mennonite Central Committee, and institutions in Northeast Asia.


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Participants of the 2015 Forum gather during pilgrimage of pain and hope in Nagasaki.