About the Organizers

Strategic Partnerships

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

  • Duke Divinity School
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Representatives from InterVarsity Korea, the United Church of Christ in Japan, and a number of universities and seminaries in Northeast Asia (including Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, and Presbyterian)

Collaboration Council, Northeast Asia Reconciliation Initiative

Chris Rice (Forum Convenor)
Senior Fellow for Northeast Asia, Duke Divinity School
Co-Founder, Duke Center for Reconciliation (2005-2014)
Northeast Asia Representative, Mennonite Central Committee


Hae Young Choi
Professor, Catholic University of Korea
Atsuyoshi Fujiwara
Professor of Theology, Aoyama Gakuin University


Associate Professor and University Chaplain
Aoyama Gakuin University


katsuki Hirano
Chair, School of Preachers Japan
Pastor, United Church of Japan


President, InterVarsity Fellowship Korea
Xi Lian
Professor of World Christianity, Duke Divinity School


Director Emeritus, Divinity School of Chung Chi College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor in Theological Studies
China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong