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

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

Ming-Wei Tsai
Associate pastor of LoYa Presbyterian Church, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Adjunct professor of New Testament , Tainan Theological Seminary
Kim, SeongHan
Representative, Mennonite Central Committee Northeast Asia