Don't miss this new documentary about John M. Perkins, one of the foremost reconciliation advocates in the world.
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Running time: 60 minutes
John M. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, the son of a sharecropper. At age 17, he fled to California after his older brother was murdered by a town marshal. Although he vowed never to return, in 1960 after accepting Christ, Perkins went back to his boyhood home to share the gospel of Christ with those living in the region. His outspoken support and leadership role in civil rights demonstrations resulted in repeated harassment, imprisonment, and beatings. Yet he continued his ministry.
In 1976, legendary Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield called Perkins a "modern saint." The state of Mississippi named him "Man of the Year" four years later. Now, Seattle Pacific University is breaking the long silence since then to honor the life and legacy of one of America's great Christian leaders with this documentary about his life and legacy.
Founded in 2004, the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development at Seattle Pacific University became a first of-its-kind partnership between the John Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, Seattle Pacific University, and Christian community leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Some of the Center's commitments include:
- Build bridges, partnerships, and collaborative programs to serve the urban community in Seattle and elsewhere.
- Engage and train Christian leaders in the work of reconciliation and community development.
- Facilitate thoughtful reflection and scholarship nationally on reconciliation and community development.