Through interviews and biographical profiles, Cloud of Witnesses introduces us to peacemakers, martyrs, and saints who have embodied the gospel challenge of our day. They include Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement; Fannie Lou Hamer, champion of the freedom struggle in Mississippi; Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and prophet of peace; and Martin Luther King, Jr.
SJim Wallis is Executive Director of Sojourners and Convener of Call to Renewal, a faith-based movement to overcome poverty based in Washington, D.C. Joyce Hollyday, who lives in Asheville, North Carolina, is a former associate editor of Sojourners, and currently an Associate Conference Minister in the United Church of Christ. Her most recent book is Clarence Jordan: Essential Writings.
A book to be savored and prayed over.
- St. Anthony Messenger
Cloud of Witnesses lends itself to being read in snatches, almost like a devotional text. The lives it presents may be among the most devoted of our time.
Reads like a modern day Acts of the Apostles, telling the story of the Christian struggle to witness for peace in a world gone mad on war and injustice.
- John Dear, SJ