A Merry Feminist Christmas, part three

My friend Jann Aldredge-Clanton is the author of Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians, and I am taking these days surrounding Christmas to share some of her beautiful work, which features the beautiful images of others.

Today, “Welcome Our Sister-Brother Creator” (to the tune of “Greensleeves”/”What Child Is This?”) which she describes as follows:

Recording artist Shannon Kincaid sings “Welcome Our Sister-Brother Creator,” with pictures from various artists, to the tune of “Greensleeves.” This song envisions the creation of a world of peace, justice, kindness, freedom, healing, hope, and celebration of diverse gifts.

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Some lyrics:

Come, let us join our Sister Creator,
birthing a new world more than we know.
With Her revealing all of our fullness,
we create healing wherever we go.
Come, let us join our Brother Creator,
bringing forth freedom for every race.
All of earth’s colors dancing together,
celebrate beauty in every face.
Welcome our Sister-Brother Creator
into our spirits’ life-giving wombs.
Glad expectation grows from our labor
for new creation’s glorious blooms.

About Caryn Riswold

Caryn D. Riswold is a feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition. She is Professor of Religion and also teaches Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where she has worked for over a decade teaching undergraduates to think critically and creatively about religion. She earned her Ph.D. and Th.M. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, holds a master’s degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and received her B.A. from Augustana College in her childhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  • pagansister

    WOW! Great lyrics for a new generation of women! Thanks for introducing them to us, Caryn. I “sang” all 3 though in my head, the words to the tunes they were matched with.

    Happy 2013 to you!!!