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Every Tribe

Stories of Diverse Saints Serving a Diverse World

Edited by Sharon Prentis

160 pages
SPCK Group

The Bible tells us that Jesus is for every tribe, language, people and nation - so why are all the saints in our stained-glass windows white?

In Every Tribe, editor Sharon Prentis and a diverse team of contributors present a powerful challenge to the bias that taken hold of storytelling in the Church. They tell the true, and in some casing surprising, stories of the lives of twelve Christian saints, including St Augustine, who came from present day Algeria, and St George, an immigrant with a Turkish father and a Palestinian mother.

This is a book of saints for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of how church history has been white-washed throughout the centuries, and how that has impacted the way we think about race and diversity within the church today. A celebration of the true diversity of Christian saints, it will inspire the church to become what it is meant to be: the rainbow people of God serving the diverse needs of a diverse world.

Author Bio
The Revd Dr Sharon Prentis is Intercultural Mission Enabler and Dean of BAME Affairs for the Church of England in Birmingham. She was previously a tutor at St Mellitus Theological College, London, and was named a Mary Seacole Scholar by the Department of Health for her contribution to faith and health. She is a Co-Opted Member of the Church of England's Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns. Every Tribe is her first book.