From the Publisher
"Washington describes these historic events with the intimacy of a co-participant and confesses his own inner struggles with humility and candor. This work is history as well as inspirational reading."
"[E]asy, enjoyable, and provocative...Washington offers insight into the experiences of an African American pastor whose ministry emanated from within the structures of a white church."
"Paul Washington is a man of deep compassion and commitment to humanity based upon a profound understanding of Christian faith."
William H. Gray, III, President and CEO, United Negro College Fund, and former congressman from Pennsylvania
From 1962 to 1987, Washington, an Episcopal priest, served as rector of the Church of the Advocate in the north Philadelphia neighborhood known as ``the Jungle.'' Acting as prophet and healer, he called his church to action in the struggle against race hatred and poverty. Under his leadership, the church offered support for the Black Power Movement, the Black Panther Party, and many other groups working for peace and justice. It also hosted the controversial installations of the first women priests and first woman bishop in the Episcopal Church. Washington describes the players in these historic events with the intimacy of a co-participant and confesses his own inner struggles with humility and candor. This work is history as well as inspirational reading; highly recommended for U.S. history and religion collections.-Linda V. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville\