A TABLE FOR ALL: Eucharist as Model for Radical Welcome and Community

Shea Watts(1),

(1) Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago
Corresponding Author


This article considers the Eucharist as a framework for communal life. Rather than a place of privilege or exclusion, the table creates an inclusive vision for how the world should be. It is a ritual of imagination and transformation, reaching beyond the symbolic table into a material world of need. Drawing on the work of Clàudio Carvalhaes, as well as the Eucharistic instructions of Jesus and practices of the early church, I explore the political and communal contours of participating in the holy meal. In this way, Eucharist provides nourishment and sustenance for the work of justice in the world.


uucharist, theology, community, hospitality, inclusion


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