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A Table of Sharing: Mennonite Central Committee and the Extending Networks of Mennonite Identity


This volume explores how MCC has served as a key vehicle for inter-Mennonite collaboration from 1920 until the present. Over 20 scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds examine different ways in which MCC has contributed to expanding networks of Mennonite identity.

Contributors include (in order of appearance): John A. Lapp, Esther Epp-Tiessen, James C. Juhnke, Ronald J. R. Mathies, Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, Nancy R. Heisey, Stanley Green and James R. Krabill, Tobin Miller Shearer, Beth Graybill, Jennifer Keahey and Mary Littrell and Douglas Murray, Malinda Elizabeth Berry, Perry Bush, Robb Davis, William Reimer and Bruce Guenther, Theodore J. Koontz, Terrence Jantzi, Arli Klassen.

”Much like the complex and dynamic 90-year-old MCC organization itself, this volume brings together a remarkably rich collection of ideas and perspectives.  A Table of Sharing inspires reflection and appreciation for the organization that has meant so much to so many.. “ —Karen Klassen Harder, Professor of Business and Economics, Bluffton University

“Editor Alain Epp Weaver . . . has assembled a score of gifted scholars to contribute insightful and thoughtful essays on the story and program of an institution grappling with some of the most critical issues of the twenty-first century.” —Robert S. Kreider, President Emeritus, Bluffton University and Bethel College

“This story of MCC is a story of the church in action. It is the story of the church meeting needs of communities around the world, which is why the Mennonite World Conference family has for many years cherished its close and mutual relationship with MCC. As A Table of Sharing shows, the church at its best  ministers not only to the spiritual needs of the peoples of the world but also to those needs that many times define, classify, or categorize persons as less privileged and vulnerable.” —Danisa Ndlovu, President, Mennonite World Conference

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