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July 13, 2021

Perkins Launches ‘Community Conversations’ Virtual Event Series

A new virtual event series sponsored by the Perkins School of Theology Office of Development will offer opportunities for engagement and learning with Perkins faculty and staff.

July 06, 2021

Perkins Invites Nominations for 2021 Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University is accepting nominations for its 2021 Distinguished Alumnus/a Award.

July 02, 2021

Ruby Bridges Speaks at Moody Methodist Juneteenth Event

As Americans celebrated Juneteenth last weekend – the first time ever as a federal holiday – members of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston had a special opportunity to hear from a key leader in the battle for civil rights and equality.

May 05, 2021

Two New Chairs Highlight Perkins’ Wesleyan Connections

Perkins School of Theology announces the appointment of two new holders of two endowed chairs: Dr. Rebekah Miles as the Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology and Dr. Ted Campbell as the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies.

April 22, 2021

Do No Harm: Black Bodies and Bioethics Online Presentation Takes Place April 26

The public is invited to an online program, “Do No Harm: Black Bodies and Bioethics,” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 26. The event is sponsored by Perkins School of Theology, the Robinson Arts Fund at the Perkins School of Theology, and the Perkins African American Fine Arts and Bioethics Project.

April 21, 2021

Perkins Student Association Presents a Multicultural Breath of Life Social Justice Initiative

This Zoom event is designed to be a space where we come together to learn and to speak out about racism. Please join this multicultural group of speakers from Perkins School of Theology as we strive to increase awareness of social injustices and racism against marginalized communities in the United States.

April 01, 2021

Council Awards SMU’s Bridwell Library World Methodist Museum Collections

Bridwell Library (Perkins School of Theology and SMU Libraries) at Southern Methodist University has been named the recipient of the collections of the recently closed World Methodist Council Museum in Lake Junaluska, N.C.

March 23, 2021

April 19 Webinar Will Explore Language's Role in Race, Religion and Public Policy

“Words Matter: The Intersectionality of Race, Religion and Public Policy”, a Zoom webinar, will be held at 7 p.m. on April 19, 2021. The event is sponsored by Perkins School of Theology’s Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions and the Department of World Languages and Literature at Dedman School of the Humanities and Sciences.

March 19, 2021

Violence in Atlanta - A Statement from Perkins Dean Craig C. Hill

The violence that unfolded in Atlanta March 17 against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is a tragic reminder of the continued increase in racist acts targeting these and other innocent persons across the United States.

February 26, 2021

Now Available: The New Model for Youth Ministry Guide

The Lilly Endowment funded initiative at the Perkins School of Theology, “Reboot: The Congregation as Youth Worker,” released the first guide for churches interested in discerning and eventually implementing an innovative and sustainable model for a congregational ministry with youth.

February 09, 2021

Perkins Distributes Emergency Grant Funding to Regional Churches, Nonprofits

Many urgent needs of area churches, clinics and nonprofits were met thanks to an emergency grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, in partnership with Perkins School of Theology.

February 09, 2021

Prospective Students: Join A Virtual Discernment Gathering with Dr. Alyce McKenzie

A virtual gathering for those considering a vocation of ministry or service is set for Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. (Central) with noted preacher and Perkin professor Dr. Alyce McKenzie.

January 25, 2021

Perkins Names 2021 Seals Laity Award Recipients

Perkins School of Theology is honored to announce the 2021 recipients of the Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award: Kirk Franklin, a Grammy-award winning gospel artist and member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship; Nancy Seay, a philanthropist and elder of Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC); and Lisa Tichenor, an active community leader and lay member of Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC).

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