On Sunday, November 1, John M. Perkins visited the University of Virginia to deliver his lecture, “Has the Dream Become a Nightmare? Prospects for Reconciliation in the Wake of the New Racism.” He emphasized that Christians need to realize that they have been given a Biblical reconciliation in which racism has no place. Peacebuilding comes from having conversations together to understand the implications of this truth. To watch the lecture, click here.
John M. Perkins was a civil rights leader in Mississippi in the 1960s, and founded Voice of Calvary Ministries, a Christian community development ministry, with his wife Vera Mae. In 1983, Perkins established the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development, Inc., to advance the principles of Christian community development and racial reconciliation throughout the world. His publications include Let Justice Roll Down (2012) and Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Toward Beloved Community (2010).
This lecture was co-sponsored by Theological Horizons and the Project on Lived Theology. Theological Horizons supports both Christians and seekers by advancing theological scholarship and by providing a welcoming home for engaging faith, thought and life. The Capps Lecture in Christian Theology is an annual series that brings eminent Christian thinkers to the heart of the university with public lectures that explore the relationship between faith and responsibility. For more about the Capps lecture series and to see previous presenters, click here.