John Perkins Center hosts event for justice in leadership

First annual 'Justice Speaks' conference commences

According to Derick Harris, “Jesus and justice go hand in hand.” Harris, the director of Seminary Administration in the School of Theology, served as master of ceremonies for “Justice Speaks!” this past weekend. Hosted by the John Perkins Center, the first-ever, two-day event took place in Upper Gwinn Friday and Saturday. “Justice Speaks!” was designed […]

John Perkins speaks for last time at annual chapel lecture

Perkins finds unity between Jesus and justice

The pews of the First Free Methodist Church were nearly full as Tali Hairston, the director of the John Perkins center, interviewed John Perkins himself during his final annual lecture at chapel. The two sat in chairs tilted toward one another as Perkins answered questions from both Hairston and pre-recorded messages from SPU students. “What’s […]

Senators approve upcoming fiesta

Dialogue about accessibility continues, by-law updates underway

This week in Senate, Senators passed a funding request from Latinos Unidos club for their upcoming “Fiesta” event. Additionally, Senators continued discussion on campus accessibility and reviewed by-law updates. Representatives from Latinos Unidos club spoke to Senate about Fiesta, which is scheduled to take place on May 8 in Martin Square. The event will feature […]

Families of autistic children share experiences

Mothers speak about challenges, offer support

  Seattle mother Katrina Davis felt helpless and despaired when she first learned that her son, Arthur, was diagnosed with autism. However, Davis did know one thing for certain: she wanted not to fix her son, but to make him more able. For single mother Joy Gehner Daniel, hearing that her daughter, Audrey, had been […]

Protests against anti-science trend find place in Seattle’s March for Science

March signals reawakening of student activism, SPU professors say

For some professors at Seattle Pacific University, these past march-filled weeks are nothing new. In fact, last Saturday’s March for Science was more than reminiscent of the past for Professor of Art Laura Lasworth. As Lasworth attended a sign-making gathering for SPU professors interested in Marching, she said it reminded her of the first March […]

MycoVate Solutions takes first place at 11th annual business competition

Decomposing diapers impress at Social Venture Plan Competition

Corrections were made to this article on Feb. 25 regarding the product description for “Selam.” Tommy Summers, nephew of the late and past director of the event, Donald Summers, delivered encouraging words to participants as he announced the People’s Choice Award for the 11th annual Social Venture Plan Competition. “You may not be successful the […]

Seattle fights for social justice

Black Lives Matter march draws crowd

Roughly 7,000 Black Lives Matter activists in Seattle banded together to crowd the streets of downtown, protesting the economic inequality that so many people within America’s black community face. On Saturday, April 15, The Black Freedom Front of Seattle hosted the Facebook event titled, “BlackLivesMatter – March on Seattle 2.0,” a three-mile march that started […]

Faculty show solidarity, care

Christian groups sign in support of marginalized

SPU faculty members such as Tina Schermer-Sellers have recently shown their concern about the safety of students due to the U.S. president’s remarks against undocumented immigrants. “I have been vocal across many issues over the years where I have believed it was important as an educated, privileged Christian woman to speak against injustice both inside […]