Civil Righteousness and Jesus Loves Kalamazoo hosted our seventh annual Civil Righteousness Conference, on March 13 in Kalamazoo, MI. These powerful gatherings serve as a vehicle for leaders to learn more about the Kingdom values of righteousness and justice, particularly around biblical ethnic reconciliation.

featuring guest speakers

JOhn m. perkins 

Dr. Perkins is a legendary civil rights activist who has devoted his life to the cause of reconciliation. As a best-selling author, he has written 18 books including One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race. Dr. Perkins is an internationally renown speaker and teacher, has served under five United States Presidents and has received fifteen honorary doctorates for his extraordinary efforts. In 1983 the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation was established. The Foundation is committed to spreading the wholistic Gospel of Jesus Christ; advancing reconciliation, justice, and Christian Community Development nationally and around the world.

Soong-Chan Rah

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is a sought-after speaker and major voice on today’s evangelical justice scene. Soong-Chan is a Milton B. Engebretson Professor of church growth and evangelicalism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago and the author of several books including  Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times and The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity.