JOURNEY TOWARD WHOLENESS
by Brenda M. Cardwell and William K. Fox, Sr.
From Convention to Convocation: No longer "Objects of" Mission but "Partners In" the Work With roots stretching to before the Civil War, the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) today serves as the connection between African Americans and the Stone-Campbell Movement. Founders of the African American Convention movement were visionaries, coordinating the opposition to slavery, forced relocation of free African Americans to Africa, and a multitude of social ills. Journey toward Wholeness: A History of Black Disciples of Christ in the Mission of the Christian Church chronicles the predecessors of the National Convocation and the movement's roots and growth through almost three centuries.