John Perkins Annual Lecture

The 11th Annual John M. Perkins Lecture will take place Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Please join us as we welcome the return of Dr. Perkins to campus.

Tuesday April 19, 2016

First Free Methodist Church

Paintings by Charles Porter

10:15 a.m., FFMC Sanctuary

Perkins 2016 Annual Lecture

11:10 a.m., FFMC Sanctuary

Perkins Forum At the Table (SPU Students only)

12:15 p.m., FFMC Fine Center


Latreia Spring Service Day

Latreia's service days for spring quarter are in the planning.  Join us on April 16 or May 14 in serving Seattle. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


In Context Spring Quarter

The quarterly discussion series engaging conversations about race, diversity and reconciliation.

Spring Quarter

April 22 - May 27, 2016

Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Elijah Warren for information.

Urban Involvement Teams

Contact a team leader and join one of our Urban Involvement teams serving and learning with our Seattle area site partners weekly.


2016-2017 Leadership Applications

Become a part of JPC student leadership. Join us through training, community engagement, and critical conversations, as we journey with you around justice, reconciliation, and community development.


Coordinator Applications due April 15, 2016

Core Team Applications due April 29, 2016







Past Events


For Such a Time as This: the Challenges and Hope of Reconciliation

On April 23-25, 2015, Seattle Pacific hosted an international conference exploring the challenges and hopes of reconciliation.  Interdisciplinary scholars, visionaries, and leaders from around the world - including Gladys Mwiti, Salim Munayer, David Kasali, and SPU faculty and staff - spoke and led workshops.  The conference, presented by the Perkins Center, was in partnership with the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, and sponsored in partnership with ScholarLeaders International.


Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice

Believing that the church needs to unite at a time when our country is so divided, we gathered on December 15, 2014 as Christians from all racial backgrounds, united by the gospel of Jesus Christ, to worship, pray, listen, encourage, and challenge each other.


Race in America After Ferguson

October 28, 2014, four SPU faculty led campus in a dialogue that offered historical and theological context in which to process the recent events in Ferguson, as well as vulnerably presenting authentic perspectives and struggles on race relations.  With insights from Brian Bantum, David Nienhuis, Jorge Preciado, Kimberly Segall and facilitated by Tali Hairston, this conversation was memorable.  


Holla If You Hear Me Tour

For the 2012 Perkins Lecture Series we hosted the Holla If You Hear Me Tour. This tour awakened people to the reality of the struggle for equity and justice through the African American male story, inviting them into a robust discourse in exploring through this intersection of spirituality, race and culture.