In Partnership with ScholarLeaders International, The John Perkins Center presents

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

April 23-25, 2015

How is God at work in areas of conflict and injustice? How does God bring about healing in trauma? For Such a Time as This at SPU served as an international conference on the challenges and hopes of reconciliation. Interdisciplinary conversations - led by scholars, visionaries, local leaders, and Seattle Pacific University faculty and staff - explored stories, theories, and practices of being a reconciled people.


Visiting Scholar Leaders

Gladys Mwiti, Ph.D

Founder and director of Oasis Africa

Salim Munayer, Ph.D

Director of Musalaha, Professor at Bethlehem Bible College

David Kasali, Ph.D

Founder of Congo Initiative, Founder of the Christian Bilingual University of Congo

Faculty Workshop Leaders: Dr. Kerry Dearborn, Dr. Kimberly Segall, Dr. Bruce Baker, Dr. John Thoburn, Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Dr. Doug Thorpe, and more.

Church Leaders Lunch: Councilman Tim Burgess and local leaders, Pastor Lina Thompson and Pastor Peter Chin discuss Faith for the Common Good: the Church as Prophetic Witness.


Registration Schedule Speakers Workshops