Past Event: God is a Black Woman!
I am very proud and excited to share that one of my heroes, writer/activist PHD Christena Cleveland will join me and will give a special talk about the Black Madonna and her experience as African American woman finding the Black Madonna, and traveling in pilgrimages walking hundreds of miles in France - And coming to the same realization as me that GOD IS A BLACK WOMAN!
I was honored to have her join me in my pilgrimage to the Black Madonna in Southern Italy last summer, where we shared deep emotions and joy also through sacred drumming and chants.
I hope that my friends and fans will join us for this very special FREE 1 hour Illuminating VIRTUAL talk and book presentation on March 27th, 2023 @ 3:30 PM!
If you have questions you can also write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Sending blessings and Aloha from Hawaii!
For years, theologian, social psychologist, and activist Christena Cleveland spoke about “racial reconciliation” to congregations, justice organizations, and colleges. Yet over time, she felt she could no longer trust in the God she’d been taught to worship—a God who, she realized, did not affirm a Black woman like Christena. Her crisis of faith sent her on an intellectual and spiritual journey through history and across France, on a 400-mile walking pilgrimage to the ancient shrines of Black Madonnas where she discovered the healing power of the Sacred Black Feminine. In recounting her mystical journey, Christena reveals how America’s collective idea of God as a white man has perpetuated hurt, disillusionment, and racial and gender oppression. Integrating her stirring personal story, woman activist ideology, as well as theological, historical, and social science research, she invites us to dismantle the cultural “whitemalegod” and encounter the Sacred Black Feminine, giving us a new and hopeful path for connecting with the divine and honoring the sacredness of all Black people.
Christena Cleveland, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the Center for Justice + Renewal as well as its sister organization, Sacred Folk, which creates resources to stimulate people’s spiritual imaginations and support their journeys toward liberation. An award-winning researcher and former professor at Duke University’s Divinity School, Christena lives in Boston, Massachusetts.