Christ Presbyterian Academy is pleased to announce that Dr. John M. Perkins will speak at Perspectives: A Community Gathering for the City on April 6, 2018.
Perkins is a leading evangelical voice in the civil rights movement and has been recognized internationally as an author and speaker on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian leadership.
Born in Mississippi as the son of an impoverished sharecropper, Perkins’ adolescent life was marked by the cruelties of racism. His mother died of starvation, his brother was murdered by local law enforcement, and Perkins himself was harassed, beaten, and eventually imprisoned for his outspoken support and leadership in the civil rights movement.
Perkins has spent his career sharing these stories and working tirelessly to bring a voice to gospel-centered change in America. He is the author of nine books including A Quiet Revolution, Let Justice Roll Down, and A Time to Heal. Despite dropping out of school in the third grade Perkins has received honorary doctorates from eight universities.
“We are incredibly honored to host Dr. Perkins for this event. His story and his work hold potent messages of love and forgiveness in the face of unspeakable hatred. We look forward to listening and engaging in his active movement for justice and reconciliation,” says CPA Academic Dean Dr. Dawn Ruff.
The event will take place on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Academy in the Sanctuary (Church building). Tickets are free of charge and open to the community. Register here.
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Christ Presbyterian Academy is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12. The Academy provides transformational education through a Christian worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Nashville, Tennessee.