MANNA IN THE WILDERNESS OF AIDS
Ten Lessons in Abundance
KENWYN K. SMITH
ISBN/Prod. Code: 0-8298-1458-2
MANNA in the Wilderness of AIDS is the true story of seven motivated people -- from a Presbyterian church in Philadelphia -- whose modest initiative to serve food to AIDS victims transformed into a vibrant, interfaith, nonprofit organization aptly named MANNA (Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) and resulted in the revitalization of their community, themselves, and their church.
KENWYN K. SMITH was the first chair of MANNA’s board of directors, serving from 1990 to 1996. He is a professor of organizational psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches in the School of Social Work, the Fels Institution of Government, and the Wharton Business School. He is the author of several books, including Paradoxes of Group Life: Understanding Conflict, Paralysis, and Movement in Group Dynamics.