On Saturday, September 9th, from 10am-11:30am, Trinity Cathedral is hosting social psychologist and public theologian Dr. Christena Cleveland as she vividly describes her transformative, 400-mile walking pilgrimage across central France in search of centuries-old Black Madonna icons as detailed in her 2022 book God is a Black Woman.
From the cathedral website:
Our sociological imagination is deeply connected to our spiritual imagination and vice versa. When we have been conditioned by a society that elevates and centers whiteness and maleness, we tend to elevate whiteness and maleness in our spiritual lives, as well. But the Sacred Black Feminine- a Black-and-female iteration of the divine that is deeply rooted in ancient Christianity’s Black Madonna- calls us onto a more liberating path that affirms and honors the sacredness of Black people, women, and non-binary people, and indeed ALL people.