An Interview with John Perkins – On Ferguson

John Perkins

Dr. John Perkins is an 84-year-old Christian civil rights leader, author, and founder of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) that I had the privilege meeting a few years ago at Duke University.

Here is the beginning of an interview he gave recently to Amy Julia Becker, from Christianity Today, on the racial killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, near St. Louis, in Missouri.

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In light of the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, how should Christians respond?

For years we have been tiptoeing around trying to work out a human response to biblical reconciliation. I don’t know enough about this incident to speak to it directly, but I know that how we act shows that we haven’t developed an understanding of reconciliation that is tough enough to deal with these incidents. We need a biblical response, not a human response. Continue reading “An Interview with John Perkins – On Ferguson”

6-11 June – The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World – Summer School at Duke Center for Reconciliation

The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World

June 6 – 11, 2011

Duke Divinity School Summer Institute

presented by the Duke Center for Reconciliation

Join us for a week of worship, shared meals, and plenary sessions led by world-class theologians and practitioners of reconciliation ministry, including

John Perkins, Richard Hays, Emmanuel Katongole, Mary Nelson, Soong-Chan Rah and Chris Rice Continue reading “6-11 June – The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World – Summer School at Duke Center for Reconciliation”