The Sider Center

Sider Center

The Sider Center of Palmer Seminary, named after Ronald J. Sider, promotes peaceful coexistence and social justice through theological reflection, academic programs, rigorous scholarship, and convening of timely conversations. Evangelicals for Social Action, the primary arm of the Sider Center, carries out this work through programs such as the Racial Justice Institute, Oriented to Love, CreatureKind, and New Copernican Conversations.

The Sider Center's mission is supported by Sider Scholars, who work 8-10 hours a week with Evangelicals for Social Action and Dr. Ron Sider and receive a scholarship that covers half of their tuition for Palmer graduate programs like the Master of Theological Studies in Christian Faith and Public Policy.

Please contact Evangelicals for Social Action at 610-341-1467 or esa@eastern.edu for more information about becoming a Sider Scholar.

Sider Center Staff


Nikki Toyama-Szeto
Executive Director
Evangelicals for Social Action


ESA