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Easter / April 2013
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Gay Passion of Christ
Marriage equality
Queer Buddhist
Adrienne Rich
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Jesus in Love supports lesbian, gay, bi trans and queer  (LGBTQ) spirituality, with an emphasis on art and literature. It promotes artistic and religious freedom and teaches love for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. It is based on these beliefs: God loves all people, including sexual minorities. The creative process is sacred. The queer visions, especially the gay Jesus and LGBT saints, will free people to experience the divine in new ways and lead to a more just world.


Jesus in Love was founded by lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry as her personal gift to the world.  



Happy Easter!

from Jesus in Love and Kittredge Cherry 

Rainbow Christ Rising by Andrew Craig Williams
Christ is risen!  Rejoice!

Jesus wears a glowing rainbow as he steps up from his tomb in "Queer Christ Rising" by Andrew Craig Williams (with a little help from Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld).
Gay Passion of Christ series ends today
Jesus Rises by Douglas Blanchard
Jesus Appears to Mary by Douglas Blanchard A gay vision of Christ's Passion ends today at the Jesus in Love Blog.
The series includes all 24 paintings in Douglas Blanchard's "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," with expanded text by Kittredge Cherry. The paintings show Jesus as a contemporary gay man in a modern city
Click here for Day 8: Jesus Rises

Click here for the whole series   

(Credit: "Jesus Rises" and "Jesus Appears to Mary" by Douglas Blanchard)
Marriage equality lights the way to justice

Kittredge Cherry and Audrey at marriage equality vigil
Kittredge Cherry and her partner Audrey attended a candlelight vigil for marriage equality on the steps of the Los Angeles City Hall on Palm Sunday. About 400 people gathered there to show support as the US Supreme Court considered same-sex marriage. More info and photos
Kuan Yiin: Queer Buddhist Christ figure

Kwan Yin is Coming by Stehen Mead
Kuan Yin, the androgynous spirit of compassion in Buddhism, is sometimes thought of as a queer Christ figure or LGBT role model. Buddhists celebrated the birth of Kuan Yin yesterday (March 30) this year.

Toby Johnson, Hsiao-Lan Hu and Patrick Cheng explore how Kuan Yin unites male and female.  More info

(Credit: "Kwan Yin is Coming" by Stephen Mead)
Adrienne Rich: lesbian poet of spirit

Adrienne Rich by Sharon McGill

Adrienne Rich was a lesbian feminist and one of the most influential poets of the 20th century.  


This tribute includes her unpublished remarks on spirituality as well as beloved quotations such as: "Art means nothing if it simply decorates the dinner table of power which holds it hostage." More info


(Credit: Adrienne Rich by Sharon McGill)


Easter offering for Jesus in Love

 Kittredge Cherry with Jesus Rises by Douglas BlanchardI am collecting an Easter offering to support my work at Jesus in Love for LGBT spirituality and the arts. Click to give now.


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(Image: Kittredge Cherry with "Jesus Rises" by Douglas Blanchard. Photo by Audrey) 

Click to see more  highlights from the Jesus in Love Blog:


Gay centurion: Jesus heals a soldierā€™s boyfriend in the Bible


Perpetua and Felicity: Patron saints of same-sex couples


John Boswell: Historian of gays and lesbians in Christianity

LGBT Stations of the Cross show struggle for equality


However you celebrate this day, may you find a sense of renewal and rebirth.  Happy Easter! 

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