Author Archives: China Galland

About China Galland

China Galland, M.A., is the prize-winning author of several non-fiction works including "Love Cemetery, Unburying the Secret History of Slaves" (HarperOne), "Longing for Darkness, Tara and the Black Madonna" (Penguin). She’s completing a documentary film, "Resurrecting Love," about an East Texas African American community’s struggle to reclaim Love Cemetery, the historic burial ground they own. "The Bond Between Women, A Journey to Fierce Compassion" (Riverhead/Penguin), was chosen as one of the best five books on Spirituality by the annual “Books For a Better Life Award.” Galland has been a Professor in Residence at the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, the largest consortium of Christian schools of theology in the U.S, as well as a Research Associate, and adjunct faculty. “Art, Darkness, and the Womb of God,” the graduate level intensive, grew out of her pioneering work on the Divine Feminine cross-culturally. She has been affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union for over 20 years. A riveting storyteller and public speaker, Galland has lectured at Harvard University, Columbia, Cornell, Bowling Green University, and Prescott College among others. She led pilgrimages to the Divine Feminine in Nepal, India, France and Spain, appeared on “Good Morning America,” Bloomberg TV, PBS, NPR, and PRI's "To the Best of Our Knowledge."

April 10th, 2021, Life has Changed for All

I am teaching again! Now online, making a virtual pilgrimage to the Black Madonna that ends up in Love Cemetery. Best, China

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Oh What Love Can Do: Karim Sulayman

Karim Sulayman – I trust you from Meredith Kaufman Younger on Vimeo.

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Resurrecting LOve: Dispatches from the Front: Love isn’t only a cemetery or a documentary film I’ve almost finished or a book I published or my feelings for my children. Can I love Donald Trump? Love means I have to fill … Continue reading

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Michael Moran’s Response to Visiting Love Cemetery

The experience of cleaning the graves at Love Cemetery is a profound one. Maintaining this 175-year old African American cemetery with the local community is a deep meditation on life, death, and the soul of American identity. I will never … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Amistad screening in New Haven

 TONIGHT – Ghosts of Amistad film screening. 6pm, New Haven Museum  Please join us TONIGHT at 6pm at the New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Avenue) for a screening of Ghosts of Amistadand a discussion with Marcus Rediker. 114 Whitney Avenue, New … Continue reading

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Just Like Family

In the blog BitterSweet: Linked Through Slavery, we primarily focus on linked relationships between black and white people connected through US slavery—those descended from enslaved people or slaveholders who are linked by virtue of time, place or genetics.  Finding a…

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Building Community: Cleaning up Love

“No history is mute.  No matter how much they own it, break it, and lie about it, human history refuses to shut its mouth.  Despite deafness and ignorance, the time that was continues to tick inside the time that is.” … Continue reading

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Warning Stones

I don’t know how to articulate what I see in these “warning stones” from the Fukashima disaster three years ago, these messages from the Ancestors.  Nonetheless, I kept this photo and others knowing that I wanted to come back to … Continue reading

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Three Generations

10-22-14   I was struck by a handful of news stories that appeared about “ancient warning stones” just after the tsunami struck Fukashima in the spring of 2011.  MIYAKO, Japan — Modern seawalls failed to protect coastal towns from Japan’s … Continue reading

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“The Most Important Influence In a Neighborhood is…. ”

Dr. Felton Earls’ research at the Harvard School of Public Health on The Most Important Influence In a Neighborhood     Ten years ago The New York Times ran a story I never forgot, a story that confirmed my sense that … Continue reading

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