The Perkins Perspective: Spring 2009


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Tali Hairston - Director of John Perkins CenterVideo: JPC Director’s Note
This issue of the Perkins Perspective looks at the power of reconciliation to heal individuals or communities. Spring 2009

Monica GrovesTaking Radical Reconciliation Behind Bars
A black-belt wielding grandmother with muscular dystrophy creates an unexpected friendship. Spring 2009



Max's Two CentsLeaving One Stage for Another

With a visual impairment, going out into the world brings a whole new set of challenges. "It was my moment on stage, and I did not have a clue." Spring 2009

Max's Two CentsMemory, Reconciliation, and Healing

The infamous Tuskegee Study, which ran from 1932 to 1972, continues to affect African Americans throughout the nation. Spring 2009

The (Sub)Urban Scene

Kingdom CryCrying Out for the Kingdom
Today's global count of humans in the slave trade is 200 million — with 70–75 percent in the sex-trafficking industry. Spring 2009


A Church Finds a Way to Embrace the World at Its Doorstep
Red and gold paper lanterns and a candy-dispensing ox mascot greeted 1,200 participants to one of the most extensive Lunar New Year celebrations in the Seattle area. Spring 2009


Two Student Interns Welcomed by the John Perkins Center at SPU
The Perkins Center welcomes two students focused on learning more about the reconciliation efforts of the center. Spring 2009


The Global Outlook

Global AdoptionA Journey of Love: Adoption and the Pursuit of Racial Reconciliation

At a Seattle-area church, 25 families have seen adoption demonstrate reconciliation by providing children a “forever home.” Spring 2009


Following Jesus in China

Across all the Chinese provinces, a massive movement is sweeping China. People are thinking and talking about Jesus. Spring 2009


Book Review

Dangerous Act of WorshipThe Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice

Undoubtedly, Mark Labberton’s 2007 book will be filed under “worship” in most church, college, and seminary libraries. But that's too bad. Spring 2009


Book Excerpt

Let Justice Roll Down

Read a short excerpt from Dr. John Perkins' powerful autobigraphy, which was recently released. Spring 2009