Bio

dr. chris riceChris Rice has helped give birth to pioneering initiatives to renew Christian life and mission and to address social division in the U.S., East Africa, and Northeast Asia. His three award-winning books are Reconciling All Things (co-authored with Emmanuel Katongole), the memoir Grace Matters, and More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel (co-authored with Spencer Perkins). His writing has appeared in Sojourners, Christianity Today, and the Christian Century.

Chris currently serves as Director of the Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Office in New York City. Previously he served ten years as cofounding director of the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation, helping give birth to the Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation, the African Great Lakes Initiative, the Northeast Asia Reconciliation Initiative, and the InterVarsity Press Resources for Reconciliation Book Series. Earlier he spent 17 years in Jackson, Mississippi living and serving in an inner-city neighborhood with Voice of Calvary, a pioneer in interracial church-based Christian community development ministry. From 2014 to 2019 Chris and his wife Donna were in South Korea as Mennonite Central Committee Co-Representatives for Northeast Asia, leading MCC’s relief, development, and peace work on the Korean peninsula.

Chris attended Middlebury College and Belhaven College and has Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from Duke Divinity School. He received the Seoul Foreign School Outstanding Alumni Award in 2008 and the Belhaven College Distinguished Service to Mankind Award in 1996.

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