The John Perkins House: Wheaton College, Illinois has a multi-national, multi-racial learning community known as the Shalom Community. This intentional community seeks to use Biblical framework to address diversity, cross-cultural restorative dialogue, educational programming, discipleship, and self-awareness through living in a diverse residency. Resulting in students who are whole, effective Christians who strive for interracial healing and remove racism within the church and society. Students participating in the Shalom Community take a class dealing with racial and ethnic relations while fostering community through weekly meals and plan events designed to impact the Wheaton community.

Wheaton Dedicates The Perkins House (2016)