Overview of Forum 2018

The fifth annual Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia will occur May 28-June 2, 2018 in Kyoto, Japan. The Forum will bring together about 90 key Christian leaders from China mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S. to strengthen our work for God’s ministry of peace, reconciliation, and friendship in Northeast Asia. Over five days the Forum participants will engage a Scriptural vision of peace and reconciliation, go on pilgrimage into the Kyoto context, 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. A special focus for 2018 is “Rising Nationalism and Christian Witness,” and our featured speaker is Dr. Stanley Hauerwas of Duke Divinity School.

The Forum is by invitation-only and is highly participatory.  Participants will include scholars, educators, practitioners, pastors, and church and parachurch leaders. We have invited each person with their specific expertise in view and there will be many opportunities to teach and share. As we prepare to gather in Kyoto in the name of Christ, let us pray to receive something special from the Holy Spirit.