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The 9th Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia


Onsite Participants: Expected to arrive by 6:00 pm dinner on Tuesday June 28, and leave after lunch on Thursday June 30.
Online Participants: You will be joining online programs at the following times.

Wednesday June 29:
8:30-11:00 am Seoul/Tokyo;
7:30-10:00 am Hong Kong/Beijing/Taipei;
(Tuesday June 28 7:30-10:00 pm U.S/Canada Eastern Time)

Thursday June 30:
8:30-11:00 am Seoul/Tokyo;
7:30-10:00 am Hong Kong/Beijing/Taipei;
(Wednesday June 29 7:30-10:00 pm U.S/Canada Eastern Time)

Breakout Sessions: Breakout sessions will be divided between onsite and online participants.

About the Speakers
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah https://www.fuller.edu/faculty/soong-chan-rah/
Dr. Nina Balmaceda https://divinity.duke.edu/faculty/nina-balmaceda

Welcoming Strangers

This talk was presented to the Virtual Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia by Bishop Peter Kang U-il, D.D. (Bishop of Jeju Diocese). The Virtual Forum took place from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm KST Friday, June 5, 2020, with more than 150 participants from Northeast Asia and beyond.

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

The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Time of Xenophobia, Rising hostility and COVID-19

This talk was presented to the Virtual Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia by Dr. Richard Hays (George Washington Ivey Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Duke Divinity School). The Virtual Forum took place from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm KST Friday, June 5, 2020, with more than 150 participants from Northeast Asia and beyond.

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

Jeju 2019 on China Christian Daily

“The Forum started with worship and devotionals in the morning and ended with Taizé worship in the evening.  The hope was that misunderstanding and divisions could be eliminated when Christians from different countries and cultures worshiped, praised, communicated with each other, and reflected on Jesus Christ’s spirit of “reconciliation” together. Activities included plenary and workshops sessions.” (continue reading…)

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Reconciliation

RSCJ International News

“Over five days, forum participants explored a Scriptural vision of peace and reconciliation, went on pilgrimage into the Jeju context, lamented and bore witness to hope, recognized the contextual challenges of a ministry of reconciliation in Northeast Asia, and sought new places for collaboration and partnership.” (continue reading…)

The Virtual Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia 2020

Greetings in the name our Lord who is the source of all comfort.
May the grace of God keep you safe in this pandemic!

The Forum this year has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of a great loss, however, we will have a Virtual Forum on Friday, June 5 and you are cordially invited. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School extends his warm welcome:

https://divinity.capture.duke.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=edf332e3-c5d0-4e1c-be15-ab8e011fc528

The Collaboration Council has decided to host a half-day Virtual Forum for those who long to engage with others. Please refer to the following information and contact council members for questions or suggestions.

Day: Friday, June 5, 2020
Time: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Seoul/Tokyo (7 am HK, China, Taiwan, 7 pm ET in the US on Thursday, June 4)

8:00 Opening / Welcome (Jongho, Chris)
8:30 Opening Worship (Team members: Jongdae, Grace, Esther, and SeongHan)
8:45 Richard Hays – “The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Time of Xenophobia, Rising hostility, and COVID-19.”
9:30 Responses (Alex Tso, and Grace Choi/Jongdae Kim)
9:50 Q&A with the Speaker and Panelists
10:10 Break
10:30 Joy Yoon (Ministry of Reconciliation: Message of Hope and Comfort in the DPRK)
11:00 Country group meeting
12:10 Report from Country group
12:30 Closing Worship (Bs. Peter Kang)
12:50 Closing Wrap Up

Please remember the Virtual Forum in your prayers.

I look forward to seeing you online on June 5.

Grace and Peace,

Jongho Kim
Coordinator, Northeast Asia Reconciliation Initiative