I highly recommend Jann Aldredge-Clanton's new blog for all who are supportive of gender equality in a multi-cultural world. She has a new, povocative book out entitled Changing Church: Stories of Liberating Ministers. (I am one of twelve ministers in the book, see link description and link for discounted prices)
Her writingsalso include Hymns for Liberation, Peace and Justice and Seeking Wisdom: Inclusive Blessings and Prayers for Public Occasions reflect a profound knowledge of scripture that affirms female and male images of God, and a profound sense of inclusivity!
Jann's new blog invites wide participation and will include stories of other people, both lay and clergy, who are changing the church through their prophetic stands on gender, race, ecology, interfaith cooperation, sexual orientation, economic opportunity, and other social justice issues. It will especially feature those people who see the connection between inclusion of multicultural female and male images of the Divine and social justice. Jann writes: "So I’m looking for stories of people who are changing the church through this expansive theology that forms the foundation for an ethic of equality and justice in human relationships.Please send me stories of people, including yourself, who are changing the church in these ways, and/or send me contact information so that I can interview these people and write their stories on this blog."
Changing Church, Stories of liberating Ministers by Jann Aldredge-Clanton
Through the fascinating stories of pioneering ministers, this book reveals a unique picture of progressive changes occurring in the Christian tradition. Meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles, these twelve diverse ministers are changing the church as they take prophetic stands on gender, race, interfaith cooperation, ecology, sexual orientation, economic opportunity, and other social justice issues. Believing in the power of sacred symbolism to shape social reality and to provide a foundation for justice and freedom for all people, these ministers lead worship with inclusive language and imagery for humanity and divinity. They include multicultural female and male images of the Divine. Meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles, these twelve diverse ministers are changing the church as they take prophetic stands on gender, race, interfaith cooperation, ecology, sexual orientation, economic opportunity and social justice isues.