Chris Rice is representative for Northeast Asia with Mennonite Central Committee, senior fellow for Northeast Asia at Duke Divinity School, and author of Reconciling All Things. He lives in Chuncheon, South Korea.
Faith-based groups have spent years building relationships in North Korea with efforts such as improving farming or providing health care. Now the U.S. State Department has a visa embargo.
by Chris RiceNovember 1, 2018
The hope I am holding onto for Obama’s leadership is the depth and candor of his Philadelphia speech on race and the fact that his most fundamental racial identity seems to be his being biracial. He represents a new generation of children of interracial families who have experienced the rich gifts and real challenges of finding intimacy across the divide, who refuse to choose between the cultures of their two parents. They want the best of both, see the flaws of self-sufficiency and are willing to lose some friends along the way for the sake of something better than the old categories of who “my people” are. —Chris Rice
by Gerald EarlyDecember 30, 2008