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; Martin Luther King, Jr., and mnay others.
Jim 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 other books include Clarence Jordan: Essential Writings and Held in the Light: Norman Morrison's Sacrifice for Peace and His Family's Journey of Healing.