About the Organizers

The Northeast Asia Reconciliation Initiative is grounded in mutually transformative relationships between partner organizations and leaders who provide diverse gifts and resources to support the initiative. Current partners include:

  • Duke Divinity School
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Representatives from institutions in Northeast Asia

Collaboration Council, Northeast Asia Reconciliation Initiative


Hae Young Choi
Provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Korea and Chinese Province

Atsuyoshi Fujiwara  
Professor of Theology, Aoyama Gakuin University

Yuko Fukushima  Professor and University Chaplain, Aoyama Gakuin University

Katsuki Hirano    
Chair, School of Preachers Japan; Pastor, United Church of Japan

Jongho Kim
(Coordinator)
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, East Asia

Xi Lian
Professor of World Christianity, Duke Divinity School

Chris Rice 
(Senior Advisor)
Director, Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Office; Senior Fellow for Northeast Asia, Duke Divinity School

Bernard Wong
Associate Dean and Assistant Professor in Theological Studies, China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong
Alex Tso
Chief Campus Ministry Officer,
Campus Evangelical Fellowship,
Taiwan

Kim, SeongHan
Peace Educator,
Mennonite Central Committee
Northeast Asia