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Contact Taylor Swanson [email protected] 4435104308

You're invited to an intimate discussion on Indigenous Faith and Place.

Please make sure you RSVP before joining!  Here is the link for tonights Zoom webinar on understanding and exploring place-based-spirituality. We can't wait to see you there!

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This November for Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, IPC and our allies would like to invite you to join for an intimate exploration of indigenous faith and "place-based-spirituality" in an effort to better understand our spiritual connections to the world around us.   

Connecting our faith with the local lands & waters surrounding us is an important part of deepening our connection with our own faith.  How can your "place" influence your spirituality and improve your connection with the world around you! 

For Indigenous Americans, spiritual connection with place is the root of spirituality. Let's explore this complex topic together, 

See you there!


*This event will be FREE and open to all, please help us spread the word with our available promotional resources below.*

Meet our Speaker!

RuthAnn Purchase James is a linguist turned sociologist of Lenape-Welsh descent, whose studies have taken her across nearly every continent, seeking those universal truths that guide us to live together well with All Our Relations. Her greatest honor is working toward Lenape language restoration and restoring dignity for her mother’s mother’s people, who experienced the forced removal from Egg Harbor, NJ to Meniolagomeka, a safe “Indian Town” founded by Moravians in the Lehigh Valley. 

Learning to honor her mother’s mother’s people, RuthAnn is a Water Protector immersed in Unami dialect of Lenape Language, supporting cultural restoration and sustainable development through the arts, with honor for Lenape Everywhere.

Founder of Leipsic River Watershed Association, GreenBridge Community Development Corporation, “Friends of Lenape Everywhere”, RuthAnn lives and works in the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware Federal Census District as Cultural Mapping Project Manager and with Native American House Alliance in Philadelphia as Outreach Coordinator.  

RuthAnn is indeed Friends of Lenape Everywhere, reuniting cousins across the Lenape diaspora!

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Taking Time to Learn.

We cannot erase the misdeeds of the past, nor can we ignore them, but we can make amends for the future. It’s time to begin the path towards healing. That in many ways is what our work here at Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake is all about. 

We invite you to take the time to learn more about the indigenous communities that once occupied our region. This resource about tribal lands can be a great place to start learning about the cultures, societies, and people who once stood in the very place you stand today. 


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