About the John Perkins Center

The John Perkins Center at Seattle Pacific University helps students engage in discipleship and become leaders in the areas of justice, community development, and reconciliation.

Founded in 2004, the Center is also a University-based, interdisciplinary research institute working to encourage better understanding of structural disparities and to develop more effective systemic strategies for alleviating those disparities.

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The vision of the Center is to see generations of global urban leaders, organizations, and institutions engaging the culture and changing the world by modeling reconciliation and contributing to community health and wholeness.

Whether on campus, in the city, or internationally, the Perkins Center at SPU serves as a resource by working with, and equipping leaders for, the work of reconciliation and community development in diverse and global communities.

Commitments of the JPC

  • Build bridges, partnerships, and collaborative programs to serve the urban community in Seattle and beyond.
  • Engage and train Christian leaders in the work of reconciliation and community development.
  • Facilitate thoughtful reflection and scholarship nationally on reconciliation and community development.
  • Recruit more students, faculty, and staff of color for the SPU community and continue to shape our own campus culture to model racial and ethnic reconciliation and community health and wholeness.
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