Traditional Spiritual Coalition Invites the Community to the 2018 Sacred Healing
Circle and Conference
Theme: The Spiritual Foundation of
Community: Restructuring the African Community
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 Part 1 of
The Davis Dance
Center 6218 3rd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Divine Kingship is a leadership model that makes
the welfare of all the people its first and foremost priority. Workshops will
explore how the principles of Divine Kingship can be used today by our people to
restructure our communities so that everyone shares equitably in the resources
needed to live their best possible life.
Keynote Speaker: Shekhem Ur Shekhem Ra Un Nefer I
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 Part 2 of
Conference and Sacred Healing Circle
Community Center 3701 Lawrence Street, Colmar
Manor (Bladensburg), Maryland
9:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Final workshops and summary of the workshops
2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sacred Healing Circle:
Starting at 2:00 pm healers from the Akan, Ausarian and Yoruba traditions
will offer prayers and praise for healing our families and institutions so we
can create the unity necessary to build a strong and vibrant community.
Individuals, families and organizations are encouraged to bring written prayer
requests for support in overcoming the individual and collective challenges we
face in building our communities and uplifting our spirits.
The African Traditional
Spiritual Coalition is a joint effort of nonprofit religious organizations to
conduct programs to facilitate healing for the community using traditional
African healing rituals from a variety of traditions. The first program
conducted by the Coalition was a Healing
Circle in 2000 under the leadership of Iyanifa
Efuntola Taylor, Chief Priestess of the Yoruba Temple of Spiritual Elevation
and Enlightenment. In addition to the healing circles the Coalition has
presented traditional rituals at the Prayer Vigil for the Earth and the Smithsonian
Institution’s Folklife Festivals, hosted a reception for Asantehene Nana Osei
Tutu II, king of the Asante people of Ghana, West Africa and co-sponsored a
presentation on Ancient Traditions in Modern Times by Chief Ifatope Akinwande,
Araba of Abataland, Nigeria.
THE BOSUM DZEMAWODZI INVITES YOU TO AN
AKOM KESE IN HONOR OF
NANA OBO KWESI
OCTOBER 27, 2018 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
ARDMORE PARK CENTER
ARDWICK ARDMORE ROAD, SPRINGDALE,
Nana Obo Kwesi is an ancient Obosum from the Fante
region of Ghana.
He is a patron deity of the asafo, the warriors. He is known for helping people
with financial and legal problems. He is also an herbalist. His shrine was
brought to America by Nana
Opare Dinizulu I who received it from Nana Okomfo Abena Donkor.
Everyone is welcome. Food and refreshments will be
served. Gifts of White Horse scotch, Jeris white powder, white cloth, hyire,
gala apples and money will be gratefully accepted.
COLORS – PLEASE NO RED, NO BLACK - For more information: Nana Kofi Asinor Boakye
Obo Kwesi says: "Faith is a talisman. Truth is a talisman. Work brings rewards. Say your prayers with faith then get up and work for what you pray for."
NYAME NNWU NA MAWU
“God never dies, therefore I cannot die”
The Dinizulu Center for
African Culture at Aims of Modzawe is pleased to announce that "The Akan
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This seminal work published in 1974, introduced a multitude of people
to the akom tradition and gave valuable insight into the selection and
training of akomfo, Akan priests. This book is a must have for everyone
interested in tradional African spirituality and cultural history.
Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu I along with Nana Akua Oparebea launched the
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The single strand of the broom does not sweep the floor by itself.
Please join us in keeping African Culture alive! No contribution is too small. Medase!
The Dinizulu Center for African Culture and Research at Aims of Modzawe, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt organization, located in the heart of Jamaica, New York, was founded by Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu and Alice Dinizulu, in 1969. For decades it has offered various programs for youth and adults which emphasize instilling a sense of value, pride and purpose through the recognition, development and practice of ones own culture. The center was for thirty years home of the Dinizulu Dancers, Drummers and Singers and The African Diaspora Children’s Museum.
All donations to this endeavor are tax-deductible. Donations may be made at:
For more information on our renovation project please call 347-927-7740.
Thank you for your past and continued support.
Aims of Modzawe Board of Trustees.