Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.
Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet: these outdoor gatherings are centered on honoring sacred land and sacred time. In a time of planetary upheaval it is crucial to recover our elemental sense of connection and kinship with Creator and Creation. We are inspired by Celtic tradition and the Wild Church network.
As people embark on a journey of self-discovery, they often reach these "in-between" places. Their old understandings of reality don't work anymore; yet the journey forward can feel lonely as they leave a place that felt like home.
This is an introductory session to spark your interest for the more in-depth program in January.
Join us for a tour of several significant Indigenous sites in the Quad Cities: Black Hawk State Historic Site; Antoine LeClaire’s home; the site of the 1832 Treaty signing; Ft. Armstrong; and the site of the Dakota Prisoner of War Camp. Historian Jane Simonsen will lead this tour. Jody Durnin (Meskwaki) will offer opening ceremony.
Kevin Abourezk (Lakota) and Margaret Jacobs (white settler) are the co-directors of Reconciliation Rising (www.reconciliationrising.org), a multimedia project that showcases the lives and work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the U.S. who are engaged in honestly confronting painful and traumatic histories, promoting meaningful and respectful dialogue between Natives and non-Natives, and creating pathways to reconciliation.
Liz Carlisle will present on a powerful land movement happening in this country: she has followed the story of four Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian American regenerative farmers who are reviving their ancestors’ methods of growing food—techniques long suppressed by the industrial food system. These farmers are restoring native prairies, nurturing beneficial fungi, and enriching soil health.
This ecumenical memorial service will be held to honor family and friends who have died. We are planning to honor our deceased loved ones by displaying a personalized ornament on a tree in our Queen of the Rosary Chapel. During this service you will be invited to receive the ornament as your loved one's name is called.
For four decades, Frederick Baltz has been a Bible Detective, investigating events in the Scriptures which some have simply dismissed as non-historical. This is your chance to review and learn some Bible texts yourself while hearing from the disciplines of the biblical languages, archaeology, history, geology, and even astronomy.