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Christena Cleveland, part 2

Sunspots

In this edition of SunSpots, we’re going back to November 14th of last year when the Network for Dismantling Racism hosted a conversation with activist, public theologian, and author Christena Cleveland, Ph.D.Today’s episode is from the afternoon session with Christena where she reflected on how the Church has responded (or not responded) to events like the Tulsa Race Massacre and what the Church's role is and should be in movements like Black Lives Matter.This is part two of that afternoon session, featuring the Question and Answer discussion.

30mins

9 Jun 2021

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Christena Cleveland, part 1

Sunspots

In this edition of SunSpots, we’re going back to November 14th of last year when the Network for Dismantling Racism hosted a conversation with activist, public theologian, and author Christena Cleveland, Ph.D.Today’s episode is from the afternoon session with Christena where she reflected on how the Church has responded (or not responded) to events like the Tulsa Race Massacre and what the Church's role is and should be in movements like Black Lives Matter.This is part one of that afternoon session. On a future episode, we will feature the Question and Answer part of that afternoon session.

56mins

26 May 2021

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Episode 55: BLACK LIBERATION AND THE SACRED FEMININE with Dr. Christena Cleveland

Red Lips & Eye Rolls Podcast

In this episode I chat with Dr. Christena Cleveland, we dive into a beautiful conversation about Black liberation and the sacred feminine. We talk about her 400-mile walking pilgrimage across central France in search of ancient Black Madonna statues, and how she examines the relationship among race, gender, and cultural perceptions of the Divine.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, a non-profit dedicated to helping justice advocates sharpen their understanding of the social realities that maintain injustice while also stimulating the soul’s enormous capacity to resist and transform those realities. A weaver of Black liberation and the sacred feminine, Dr. Cleveland integrates psychology, theology, storytelling, and art to stimulate our spiritual imaginations. She recently completed her third full-length book, God is a Black Woman (HarperOne), which details her 400-mile walking pilgrimage across central France in search of ancient Black Madonna statues, and examines the relationship among race, gender, and cultural perceptions of the Divine. Dr. Cleveland holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara as well as an honorary doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary. An award-winning researcher and author, Christena is a Ford Foundation Fellow who has held faculty positions at several institutions of higher education — most recently at Duke University’s Divinity School, where she led a research team investigating self-compassion as a buffer to racial stress. Though Dr. Cleveland loves scholarly inquiry, she is also a student of embodied wisdom. She recently completed the Art & Social Change intensive body wisdom training for millennial leaders, and is currently deepening her mind-body-spirit integration in a year-long life practice program for BIPOC. A bona fide tea snob, lover of Black art, and Ólafur Arnalds superfan — Christena makes her home in the wild high desert of northern New Mexico.Enjoy the episode!

1hr

1 Feb 2021

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God is a Black Woman - Christena Cleveland

Revillaging

Dr Christena Cleveland talks with Adele Jarrett-Kerr about decolonising our spiritual imagination, how white patriarchy distorts belonging and why we need the sacred Black feminine. Find the show notes on http://adelejarrettkerr.com/episode7 And come chat with me over on Instagram or Twitter. I'm @adelejk in both places. You can also support this podcast and access more content over on my Patreon.

43mins

30 Nov 2020

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Our Black Mother w/ theologian Dr Christena Cleveland

Studio Noize: Black Art Podcast

Dr. Christena Cleveland joins Studio Noize for an in-depth conversation about how we visualize divinity. Dr. Cleveland’s book Christ Our Black Mother Speaks discusses how our relationship to God is related to how we imagine God and if the image of God is a Black woman what that means to everyone that follows her. She talks about the history of the Black Madonna, the benefits of having a God that looks like you, and her personal journey in her faith. It’s a powerful conversation about representation and belonging.Christena Cleveland Ph.D. is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the recently-launched Center for Justice + Renewal, a non-profit dedicated to helping justice advocates sharpen their understanding of the social realities that maintain injustice while also stimulating the soul’s enormous capacity to resist and transform those realities.Dr. Cleveland holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara as well as an honorary doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary. She integrates psychology, theology, and art to stimulate our spiritual imaginations. An award-winning researcher and author, Christena has held faculty positions at several institutions of higher education — most recently at Duke University’s Divinity School, where she led a research team investigating self-compassion as a buffer to racial stress. She is currently working on her third book which examines the relationship among race, gender, and cultural perceptions of the Divine..See more: www.christenacleveland.com + @christenacleveland

1hr 3mins

28 Jul 2020

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RACISM, BIAS AND PRIVILEGE - Featuring Christena Cleveland

The Generation Distinct Podcast

In light of the injustice and hate raging in our country, the Generation Distinct team could not just go on as normal. Instead of releasing our scheduled episode, this week we are choosing to engage in this essential conversation and cultural moment in our country. We are re-releasing an Episode from Season #1 with Social Psychologist, Public Theologian, Author and Professor Christena Cleveland. She'll guide us into an honest dialogue around privilege, bias, racism, and how we can be a part of the solution.

43mins

1 Jun 2020

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No Small Thing

Christena Cleveland is helping us re-imagine God in a way that prioritizes the marginalized and helps us see God through diversity. Her perspective is a crucial element in helping people who seek to pursue and enact a robust understanding of justice live that out in an effective way. She is helping us discover God in ways that are healing and necessarily transformative.

56mins

3 Feb 2020

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206 – Christena Cleveland on whitemalegod and More!

Seminary Dropout

This Week on Seminary Dropout… Christena Cleveland Ph.D. is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the recently-launched Center for Justice + Renewal, a non-profit dedicated to helping justice advocates sharpen their understanding of the social realities that maintain injustice while also stimulating the soul’s enormous capacity to resist and transform those realities. Committed to leading both in scholarly settings and in the public square, Christena writes regularly, speaks widely, and consults with organizations. Dr. Cleveland holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara as well as an honorary doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary. She integrates psychology, theology, and art to stimulate our spiritual imaginations. An award-winning researcher and author, Christena has held faculty positions at several institutions of higher education — most recently at Duke University’s Divinity School, where she led a research team investigating self-compassion as a buffer to racial stress. She is currently working on her third book which examines the relationship among race, gender, and cultural perceptions of the Divine. Dr. Cleveland is based in North Carolina where she lives with her spouse, Jim. To follow what Christena is doing, check out her Patreon page at Patreon.com/cscleve Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes

41mins

5 Jul 2019

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67: Christena Cleveland - Getting free

Almost Heretical

At some point we have to ask ourselves do I really want to be free? Freedom is no longer caring whether we’re crossing the lines that other people are creating for us.Nate and Tim sit down with renowned scholar Dr. Christena Cleveland. They discuss getting free from toxic Christianity, finding sustenance for a life of activism, what the gospel really is and much more. Dr. Cleveland also shares what she believes the gospel is for black trans women. It’s brilliant and beautiful! (More)We have a second podcast called Utterly Heretical just for supporters of the show. You can listen to that here!Hosts: Nate Hanson / Tim RitterMusic: Cale Haugen, jpoeticReferences: Dr. Cleveland's websiteSupport her on Patreon!Center for Justice and Renewal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

12 Jun 2019

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67: Christena Cleveland - Getting free

Almost Heretical

At some point we have to ask ourselves do I really want to be free? Freedom is no longer caring whether we’re crossing the lines that other people are creating for us.Nate and Tim sit down with renowned scholar Dr. Christena Cleveland. They discuss getting free from toxic Christianity, finding sustenance for a life of activism, what the gospel really is and much more. Dr. Cleveland also shares what she believes the gospel is for black trans women. It’s brilliant and beautiful! (More)We have a second podcast called Utterly Heretical just for supporters of the show. You can listen to that here!Hosts: Nate Hanson / Tim RitterMusic: Cale Haugen, jpoeticReferences: Dr. Cleveland's websiteSupport her on Patreon!Center for Justice and Renewal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

12 Jun 2019

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