We are honored and privileged to announce that Dr. John M. Perkins will be joining us as a keynote speaker in Kuala Lumpur for the ISUM Summit 2014!
Dr. Perkins is an international speaker and teacher on racial reconciliation, leadership and Christian community development.
In 1983, John Perkins and his wife, Vera Mae Perkins along with a few friends and other major supporters, established the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development, Inc. for the sole purpose of supporting their mission of advancing the principles of Christian community development and racial reconciliation throughout the world.
In 1989, John Perkins called together a group of Christian leaders from across America that was bonded by one significant commitment—expressing the love of Christ in America’s poor communities, not at arms length, but at the grass-roots level. An association was formed and the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) held its first annual conference in Chicago in 1989. CCDA has grown from 37 founding members to 6,800 individuals and 600 churches, ministries, institutions and businesses in more than 100 cities and townships across the country.
Despite being a third grade drop-out, Perkins has been recognized for his work with eleven honorary doctorates from colleges and universities across the country and two universities have established John Perkins centers.
Join us is KL next year to meet Dr. Perkins and other Christian leaders, practitioners and activists to intentionally engage in our new urban world!