Here's what Sue Monk Kidd has to say about The Keepers of Love:

 "The Keepers of Love is a moving work of immense social consciousness and spiritual power written by a very gifted writer.  What an amazing book this will be!  While China Gallandís book is part pilgrimage, part liberation theology, and part exposť ultimately it is a moving story of community and redemption. Racial injustice continues to be a wound in American life that calls out for particular and concrete narratives of healing.  This book is just such a narrative, but an especially evocative one. Galland captures the struggle to reclaim one small cemetery in Texas with such engrossing drama and personal detail that the story becomes something larger stillĖ a universal struggle to reclaim the ground of Deep Compassion that lies untended in the human heart.  I love Gallandís raging empathy for those who are disenfranchised and suffer injustice.  She is, in her own way, like the Black Madonna she has written about‑‑ a mother of the excluded."

Sue Monk Kidd is the Author of the best-selling novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaidís Chair

Dear Friends:

Greetings of the season.  As the light returns to begin lengthening our days and bringing us the sun's warmth, I send my best wishes for a peace-filled New Year. 

I'm also writing to ask you to please help us meet the $20,000 matching grant that Images of Divinity has been awarded by the Tides Foundation for The Keepers of Love.  Whatever donation you are able to make will be gratefully received, used carefully, and will be doubled by the Tides match. All donations are tax-deductible.

Click here to donate via PayPal's secure, on-line system,

or mail a check  to

Images of Divinity
20 Sunnyside Ave. Suite A
Mill Valley, California 94941

Please make your check out to C.A.R.E. (Center for Art, Religion and Education, our fiscal sponsor) with "Images of Divinity" in the memo line


For more about The Keepers of Love project, click here

New on the IOD website:
We've published several papers and some poetry that was presented at
our June conference, Awakening the Energy for Change, the Black Madonna and the Womb of God. Click here to visit.

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