Time and Place as Grace: Concern America, The First Forty Years, 1972-2012 (CA100)
With its establishment in 1972, Concern America has more than four decades of history to tell. "Time and Place as Grace" does just this as it captures the first 40 years of the organization's history, from a small organization started in Sacramento, California by two couples concerned about the suffering in West Africa, to a successful, transformative nonprofit that has crossed the globe. To date, Concern America has sent more than 300 field volunteers to 15 countries on four continents, accompanying more than two million people.
Author Marianne Loewe knows Concern America better than anyone having served with the organization since joining the Board in 1976, to her 33 years as Executive Director from 1979-2012. This 213-page chronicle of Concern America's history up through 2012 is filled with stories and snapshots of 40 years of transformation, not only of the organization, but of the communities where Concern America has worked.