Stories of Land: Faith, Ancestors, and Indigenous Justice

  • 5637 Erie Street
  • Racine, WI

We live amidst great ecological and social upheaval. The roots of these challenges, as well as the path toward healing, lie in the way we understand our relationships within the Community of Creation. Join us for an exploration of our connection to the Earth and her inhabitants through delving into our spirituality, family roots, colonial legacy, and possibilities for solidarity and transformation. Our presentation, punctuated by time for small group reflection, includes: - faith stories: how our spirituality informs our relationships with the land; - our historical story: how our ancestors’ immigration story informs our connection to the land; - stories of Indigenous past and present: what is the story of the dispossession and displacement of Indigenous people on this land? what is the Indigenous present on this land?; and - creating a new story: paths toward an engaged spirituality marked by repair and healing the legacy of injustice on the land. Saturday evening will include a showing of the film Dakota 38 and time for reflection. In preparation for this gathering, please do a little research on your family history. Pick one immigrant ancestor to the U.S. Where did they come from? When? Why did they leave their home country? Where did they come to in the U.S.? Who were the Indigenous peoples of that place? Were/are those Indigenous people still there? If not, why not?

  • January 28, 2022
  • Location: 5637 Erie Street, Siena Retreat Center, WI
  • Phone: 2628982587
Stories of Land: Faith, Ancestors, and Indigenous Justice