JPC News and Events


  • 14th Annual Perkins Lecture

    Apr 2, 2019

    Join us for the 14th annual Perkins Lecture Series, Tuesday, April 30, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., in First Free Methodist Church. This year, Dr. John Perkins will be joined by Erna Kim Hackett, lead pastor of The Way in Berkeley, California.

  • Holla If You Hear Me Tour

    Jun 26, 2018

    In 2012, the Perkins Center hosted the Holla If You Hear Me Tour, inviting a robust discourse in spirituality, race, and culture focusing through the struggle for equity and justice through the African-American male story.

  • Race in America after Ferguson

    Jun 26, 2018

    In October 2014, Tali Hairston facilitated a dialogue with SPU faculty presenting a historical and theological context of the events at Ferguson and the struggles in race relations.

  • Urban Involvement

    Jun 18, 2018

    Engage with community partners by joining an Urban Involvement team to learn from and build community with one of our 11 partners around Seattle.

  • SPRINT 2018 to Colombia

    Jun 18, 2018

    Be part of the team supporting students on our Barranquilla, Colombia, immersion experience — through your giving and their fundraising.

  • CityQuest 2018

    Jun 18, 2018

    Incoming students fan out across greater Seattle on September 22, the Saturday before Autumn Quarter classes begin. Learn more.

  • Latreia’s Last Engagement Day

    May 1, 2018

    Students joined Latreia for the last engagement day with partners Amara and Rainier Valley Foodbank in Seattle’s Rainier Valley.

  • The 13th Annual John Perkins Lecture

    Apr 1, 2018

    The 13th annual Perkins lecture series — Faith, Race, and Evangelicalism — was held April 24, 2018, and included a visit from center co-founder Dr. John Perkins, along with Dr. Michael Emerson, provost of North Park University in Illinois.

  • John M. Perkins Annual Lecture Series: Faith, Race, and Evangelicalism

    Mar 1, 2018

    A morning chapel with Dr. John Perkins and Dr. Michael Emerson was followed by a special afternoon forum with guest Dr. Emerson, and responses by Chaplain Bo Lim and Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sandra Mayo.

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

    Sep 1, 2017

    In April 2015, SPU hosted an international conference presented by the Perkins Center in partnership with CBTE and ScholarLeaders International, exploring challenges and hopes of reconciliation with interdisciplinary scholars, visionaries, and leaders from around the world.