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Can I Get a Witness?
Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice
HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 2/28/2019
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7573-0
Price: $ 26.99
368 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 5.5 x 8.5

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Discover here the compelling stories of thirteen pioneers for social justice who engaged in peaceful protest and gave voice to the marginalized, working courageously out of their religious convictions to transform American culture. Their prophetic witness still speaks today.

Comprising a spectrum of voices—Catholic and Protestant, gay and straight, men and women of many different racial backgrounds—these activist witnesses represent the best of the church’s peacemakers, community-builders, and inside agitators. Written by select authors, Can I Get a Witness? showcases vibrant storytelling and research-enriched narrative to bring these significant “peculiar people” to life.


Daniel P. Rhodes on Cesar Chavez

Donyelle McCray on Howard Thurman

Grace Y. Kao on Yuri Kochiyama

Peter Slade on Howard Kester

Nichole M. Flores on Ella Baker

Carlene Bauer on Dorothy Day

Heather A. Warren on John A. Ryan

Becca Stevens on Frank William Stringfellow

W. Ralph Eubanks on Mahalia Jackson

Susan M. Glisson and Charles H. Tucker on Lucy Randolph Mason

Soong-Chan Rah on Richard Twiss

David Dark on Daniel Berrigan

M. Therese Lysaught on Mary Stella Simpson