Room at the Table: The Struggle for Dignity and Equality in Disciples History

Room at the Table: The Struggle for Dignity and Equality in Disciples History
Publisher: Chalice Press
Publication Year: 2009
ISBN: 0827236565

Sandhya Jha, an ordained minister and co-moderator of the Anti-Racism Commission of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), discusses the multicultural history that makes up the Disciples of Christ. Through research and interviews with people from various racial backgrounds, Room at the Table engages the reader through the 200 years of multicultural Disciples history.

About the Book

“A grand, connected account that witnesses to both great loss and great victory. She reminds us that as a whole church we have both reached out to others and rejected them often at the same time.” —Ayanna Johnson, First Vice Moderator, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

“Sandyha in her literary wisdom has been able to capture in a nutshell the journey of our Church, including the African American, the Latino Hispanic, the American Asian Pacific Islander, and the Haitian s struggles to identify completely what each of our cultures brings to the Lord s table. This book is an offering to the whole Church that recounts briefly the journey of each racial ethnic group in trying to reach full recognition, participation, and inclusiveness in the Church we love and want to see move forward.” —Rev. Luis E. Ferrer, Honorary National Hispanic Pastor & Retired Disciples Minister, Fishers, Indiana

“An initial telling of a complicated story at times dismaying, at times inspiring. But throughout she tells it with candor, verve, and a theological point of view.” —Timothy S. Lee, Director of Asian (Korean) Church Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University

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