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."

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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Resurrecting Love: A Generation “Y” Prospective

Let me introduce Chari Smith here, the newest light in the stellar team gathering to help me complete our documentary film, Resurrecting Love.       I met Chari at a friend’s home in Portland where we were both house … Continue reading

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Mending and Repairing

On Saturday, September 27th, 2014, the Love Cemetery Burial Association is coordinating one of our regular cleanups. Family & friends, Boy Scouts, students and faculty from nearby Wiley College and East Texas Baptist University, will be coming together to help … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

21 September 2014 “We have to be able to work together in profound ways,” Bill McKibben said. McKibben, one of the chief architects of the global climate change movement, once noted that clean energy by itself isn’t enough to stop the unraveling of the earth’s living … Continue reading

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“Reconstructing Our Common Past” in East Texas and Poland

I’m launching this blog as a way to include the larger community in the process of completing our documentary film, Resurrecting Love.  When we say “Resurrecting Love,” we’re really talking about resurrecting community.  We’re doing this out of conviction and … Continue reading

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