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This spring, join contemporary contemplative Cynthia Bourgeault and Quaker singer and chant-writer Paulette Meier to experience and explore the Christian mystical tradition.
Refresh yourself with Centering Prayer and Quaker silence. Open your heart and mind singing Paulette’s chants. And absorb reflections on how the rich streams of the Christian mystical experience flow together. Read more
Familiar to many Friends as a spiritual director and retreat leader, Renee Crauder gives an inspiring account of her path and the discoveries and gifts of the Spirit she has experienced. Discussion questions are included. Read more
Visit our online store to buy Pendle Hill pamphlets and books. And subscribe to our pamphlet series to receive inspiring insights on matters of importance to Friends and fellow seekers in six pamphlets per year!
In her best-selling book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, noted author and professor Michelle Alexander provides a penetrating analysis of the current U.S. system of policing, law enforcement, and criminal justice that shows why and how these systems have evolved and been manipulated to create an undercaste of poor people of color.
An Intensive Online/On-Campus Certificate Program (includes four residencies at Pendle Hill)
Apr 1-Aug 31, 2015
Pendle Hill’s new training program, Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness, is designed for people of faith who want to learn how to foster a sustainable society that embodies care and concern for the natural world, social and economic justice, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, and peace.
Resident students will participate in extensive in-person and online discussions, implement a fieldwork project, and complete a major social change writing assignment. For a program schedule and course themes, click here.
You are invited to join us for one or all of these Saturday classes in the new year. Would you like to write, illustrate, print, and bind your personal “hero myth”? Create art for social change? Reconnect with Spirit through fun and playful art-making?
Designed for creative people with any level of artistic experience and ability, this series allows you to drop in for an open studio session or commit to the whole series. Click here for details.
Help strengthen an effective, networked generation of awakened and spiritually grounded change agents by joining other Young Adult Friends (ages 18-35) at YAFCON 2015. Inspiring speakers, workshops and trainings, worship and worship-sharing, fellowship, community-building, and discernment opportunities are all included. Contact Emily Higgs, YAFCON Coordinator, for details.
Sam Lemon grew up in Media, PA, where his maternal great-great grandparents arrived as runaway slaves during the Civil War. Given refuge and support by local Quakers, his ancestors prospered and became prominent members of the community, and their descendants have lived on the same street in Media since 1872.
In a talk illustrated with vintage photographs of people and places in his book Go Stand Upon the Rock, Sam will provide highlights of the lives of his ancestors and place them in the turbulent historical context of the times. Read more
Beginning in the nineteenth century with such widely-read novels as Moby Dick (1851) and Friends at their Own Fireside (1858), popular literature has helped to plant an enduring stereotype of “the Quakers” that has persisted through more modern works such as Friendly Persuasion (1945). Come join Emeritus Professor of History Emma Lapsansky-Werner for five dinners-with-conversation as we explore the development of Quaker imagery in the popular mind. Read more