In response to the legacy and leadership of John M. and Vera Mae Perkins — and the mission of Seattle Pacific University to educate students holistically in justice, reconciliation, and community development — the John Perkins Center at SPU directs urban and global student engagement programs and leads a University-based, interdisciplinary research institute.

Our mission is to act as a catalyst for the intellectual and practical advancement of reconciliation, justice, and community development through our student engagement programs and research institute.

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Scholarship Awards

Perkins Center Writing Prize

The John Perkins Center hosts a writing competition to encourage current and future SPU students to explore practical ways towards reconciliation in our communities.


Academic partnerships

Reconciliation Studies Minor

The Reconciliation Studies minor can equip you to participate in the work of reconciliation through your given field of study.

Global and Urban Ministry Minor

The Global and Urban Ministries minor equips you to understand the theological and contextual realities in today’s world.

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Time Schedule/Catalog

Explore Seattle Pacific’s academic majors and minors to find the ones that bring together your passion and your calling.