As Robert Chao Romero, author of Brown Church, says, in reviewing 500 years of history, social justice, heritage and Christianity have gone hand in hand.
However, he also acknowledges that many young university students feel lost in trying to reconcile their faith with their activism today.
That’s why Chao, of Asian-American descent and professor of Chicano studies at UCLA, decided to write Brown Church, in an attempt to explain to young people that “they feel on the spiritual frontier.”
Therefore, “we need a social identity that captures our hearts for justice and the fullness of our cultural background,” he concludes.
Because the Brown Church, says Chao, is the ‘Church of All.’