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Eleventh Annual Perkins Lecture Series


"Life is not a question.  Life is a statement about our God."

- Dr. John Perkins

Dr. John Perkins returned to campus for the Eleventh Annual John Perkins Lecture Series. Dr. Perkins was able to visit with church and community partners at Urban Impact during his visit. 

In addition to his 2016 Annual Lecture on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the Perkins Center hosted the presentation and celebration of two historical works by African American artist Charles Ethan Porter (1847-1923). These paintings were generously donated by William Sacherek and Liselotte Lamerdin, in appreciation of the reconciliation work of the Perkins Center



In Context Spring Quarter

Join the 2016-2017 JPC Student Leadership, exploring justice and reconciliation.  Core team applications due April 29.. 

UI Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer for weekly opportunities serving area community organizations through Urban Invovlement.

Founded in 2004, the John Perkins Center is a first of-its-kind partnership between the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, Seattle Pacific University, and Christian community leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the John Perkins Center