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Thurman Reconciliation Initiatives

__________  Interfaith Resources for Social Change

P.O. Box 5925        Atlanta, GA 31107

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Advancing the 21st century legacy of Howard & Sue Bailey Thurman who mentored a new generation of leaders in nonviolent social change.


Among the first to consult Gandhi about U.S. racism the Thurmans returned to foster national change and reconciliation initiatives including the Fellowship Church for All Peoples.


Goals and Services

Research |  Assessments |  Design |  Designing reconciliation programs, forums, and formats for community organizations, schools, civic, business and religious groups

Evaluations |  Education |  Facilitations Conducting dialogue groups, mediation events, & reconciliation processes for diverse ethnic, religious & professional groups



Thurman Scholars Network


Walter E. Fluker, Editor, Howard Thurman Papers Project & Martin Luther King, Jr. Prof. of Ethical Leadership, Boston Univ. School of Theology

Vincent G. Harding, Emeritus Professor of Religion & Social Transformation, Iliff School of Theology & Co-founder/Chair, Veterans of Hope Project

Mozella G. Mitchell, Univ. South Florida Religious Studies Dept. & author, Spiritual Dynamics of Howard Thurman’s Theology

Alton B. Pollard, III, Dean, Howard Univ. Divinity School & consulting editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project

Luther E. Smith, Jr., Candler School of Theology Professor of Church and Community (Emory Univ.) & author, Howard Thurman: Essential Writings, and Howard Thurman: The Mystic as Prophet   



consults with groups and organizations to foster faith-based resources for conflict transformation and social change.




networks with a diversity of scholars and practitioners engaged in conflict resolution, intergroup reconciliation, diversity training and violence reduction.




discovers reconciliation resources for religious communities consistent with each tradition’s own social justice ideals & teachings.


Interfaith Advisers

Abdullahi An-Na’im, Candler Prof. of Law, Emory University Law School |

Cynthia Mahmood, Prof. (engaged anthropology), Anthropology Dept., Notre Dame |

Marc Gopin, Prof., World Religions, Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution; Director, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution, George Mason University  |

Laurie Patton, Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Religion, Duke Univ.  |  


Contact the Convener


Theophus “Thee” Smith, Assoc. Professor of Religion, Emory University





Thurman Reconciliation Initiatives | TRI Inc. | P.O. Box 5925 Atlanta, GA 31107

Contact: Prof. Thee Smith | 404-727-0636 |


Respectfully TRI is not affiliated with the Thurman family, estate, or other Thurman related programs.