She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World with author Jann Aldredge-Clanton & Local Contributors
She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World presents fascinating narratives of clergy and laypeople who are changing the institutional church and society by restoring female divine names and images to theology and ritual. Their stories reveal the connection between multicultural female divine images in worship and justice in human relationships, illustrating Wisdom’s works such as gender equality, racial equality, marriage equality, economic justice, care of creation, nonviolence, interfaith collaboration, expanding spiritual experience, and changing hierarchies to circles. In a world filled with violence and injustice, these pioneers exemplify the transforming power of the Divine Feminine.
Among those featured in She Lives! are Judith Liro, Episcopal priest and co-founder of St. Hildegard’s Community, and Virginia Marie Rincon, Episcopal priest and founder of TengoVoz in Portland, Maine. Judith and Virginia Marie will join Jann Aldredge-Clanton, author of She Lives!, in sharing personal experiences included in the book and in signing books.
She Lives! also provides creative expansive, gender-balanced worship resources, including original hymns, and locations of feminist emancipatory faith communities, including St. Hildegard’s Community in Austin. She Lives! invites readers to join the adventure of creating rituals that include the Female Divine and to join communities that celebrate Her, affirming the sacred value of all people and all creation.
Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD, an innovative feminist theologian and popular teacher, helps both women and men broaden their views of God, deepening their spiritual experience and contributing to justice and peace. Ordained in the Alliance of Baptists, she ministers in ecumenical and interfaith settings and cochairs the national ecumenical, multicultural Equity for Women in the Church Community. She is an award-winning author of many books about religion and ministry, including Seeking Wisdom: Inclusive Blessings and Prayers for Public Occasions; In Search of the Christ-Sophia: An Inclusive Christology for Liberating Christians; Inclusive Hymns for Liberation, Peace, and Justice and In Whose Image? God and Gender. She has also written articles for The Journal of Pastoral Care and The Christian Ministry, among other publications.