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Rev. Monica Cross
Works at A Different Imagination for a Just and Sustainable Humanity
Attends Starr King School for the Ministry
Lives in Richmond, CA
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Transgender and race, an intimate conversation on socioeconomic's
Reflecting on life as a Black Transgender Woman I experience
what it means to be black, transgender and seldom understood.   The people I encounter seemingly don’t have a
clue about transgender.   They seemingly barely
understand race.   So I find myself in...
Reflecting on life as a Black Transgender Woman I experience what it means to be black, transgender and seldom understood.  The people I encounter seemingly don’t have a clue about transgender.  They seemingly barely understa...
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Creating a politics of Joy, thoughts and reflections on the problem of Immigration
I
remember coming out as transgender and somehow choosing the name the most felt
like me.   As I think back I remember
giving it some thought, some reflection but clear that this was a religious/spiritual
experience.   Since then, now over 15
years ago, I h...
I remember coming out as transgender and somehow choosing the name the most felt like me.  As I think back I remember giving it some thought, some reflection but clear that this was a religious/spiritual experience.  Since th...
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The fullness of life is found in God and Community, this of a peculiar faith
Ephesians
2:8-9   For by grace you have been saved through faith . And this is not
your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one
may boast. Jeremiah 29:11   For I know the plans I have for
you, declares the Lord, plans for wel...
Ephesians 2:8-9   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Jeremiah 29:11   For I know the plans I have for you, d...
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Thoughts and Reflections on Sojourner Truths words, "Aint I a woman", reparations and the struggle for black legitimacy in America
White supremacy, considered here to be an empire, clearly views me in
terms of a transaction. Through unjust New Jim Crow laws, the recent
racism exhibited by Donald Sterling owner of the Clippers basketball
team (as of last report), it treats me as a to...
White supremacy, considered here to be an empire, clearly views me in terms of a transaction. Through unjust New Jim Crow laws, the recent racism exhibited by Donald Sterling owner of the Clippers basketball team (as of last ...
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Conversations at the border of race an gender
The issue of immigration is a conversation where various modes and narratives of bigotry have a foothold on U.S. North American Identity.  The constant evolution of "American Identity" causes significant consternation in sociocultural discourse to the point...
The issue of immigration is a conversation where various modes and narratives of bigotry have a foothold on U.S. North American Identity.  The constant evolution of "American Identity" causes significant consternation in soci...
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Intimate Portrayals of Oppression and the call to break the chains of white supremacy
An intimate portrayal of oppression emerges as one more man is gunned down and
murdered while driving his truck on a freeway in Richmond, California in broad
daylight.  The police have yet to catch any suspect.  - Henry K. Lee,
SF Gate, May 4, 2014. The mur...
An intimate portrayal of oppression emerges as one more man is gunned down and murdered while driving his truck on a freeway in Richmond, California in broad daylight.  The police have yet to catch any suspect.  - Henry K. Le...
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If you want your world to change then read this........
Systems and processes, and the people,
who advocate and support such, no matter their sociocultural political
outlook, become a means to maintain peculiar separations for the sake of
survival.     Survival, defined here as a construction of
scarcity for the...
Systems and processes, and the people, who advocate and support such, no matter their sociocultural political outlook, become a means to maintain peculiar separations for the sake of survival.   Survival, defined here as a co...
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Ephesians 2:8-9   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Jeremiah 29:11   For I know the plans I have for you, d...
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In
Prayer, In the name of Jesus, my own great appreciation for
Father’s Day – Before I get into today’s message, just for a moment I
invite each of us to meditate on the sacred text, to really engage what these
text’s mean to us today as Christians and people ...
Prayer, In the name of Jesus, my own great appreciation for Father’s Day – Before I get into today’s message, just for a moment I invite each of us to meditate on the sacred text, to really engage what these text’s mean to...
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Decriminalization of HIV
Those of us who consider ourselves progressive religious leaders must answer the call of solidarity regarding the decriminaliztion of HIV.  To answer this call we must move beyond our narrowly defined identities,  issues, and concerns which are dictated, fo...
Those of us who consider ourselves progressive religious leaders must answer the call of solidarity regarding the decriminaliztion of HIV.  To answer this call we must move beyond our narrowly defined identities,  issues, and...
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Intimate portrayals of oppression and the call to break the chain of white supremacy or :is everything in life and community just a product of white supremacy?"
An intimate portrayal of oppression and the call to break the chains of white supremacy emerges as one more man is gunned down and murdered while driving his truck on a freeway in Richmond, California in broad daylight.  The ...
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The title of this blog,  A politics of care, concern and an economy of hospitality, longings of a good heart emerges out my reflections on the passover and a book entitled, The Good Heart, A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachi...
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Authenticity is a compelling narrative towards ones divinity
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I am Monica Joy.  I am a Black transgender woman who identifies as queer who lives out her faith without apology.  This has been costly yet the question is, "what have you actually lost", yea, go figure.  I am highly educated and gifted so that God would be glorified in all things.  Like, none of this is easy, yet it is worthy of the faith professed.
Education
  • Starr King School for the Ministry
    Social Change, 2011 - present
  • Pacific School of Religion
    Divinity, 2007 - 2010
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