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December 2014 E-newsletter

Last chance to give; Look who’s coming in 2015!

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E-newsletter | December 2014

 keynote speaker Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow book cover 

Michelle Alexander to offer keynote address at Pendle Hill’s Ending Mass Incarceration conference

Apr 29-May 3, 2015

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.

Pendle Hill is honored to have Michelle Alexander as the keynote speaker at our spring conference, Ending Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow. The conference will include workshops and interest groups led by invited speakers.

Click here for more information. Registration begins January, 2015.

Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness

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.

Answering The Call

Julia Brandenberger community arts

New Arts & Spirituality classes on Saturdays; series begins January 17!

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.

Continuing Revolution: A Young Adult Friends Conference on Equality

June 5-10, 2015

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.

YAFCON art room

 Dr. Samuel Lemon


Escaping Enslavement, Building Our Lives, Telling Our Stories

Dr. Samuel Lemon

January 5 at 7:30 pm, The Barn

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

Encountering Imaginary Friends: Quakers in Fiction

Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner

Jan 15, 22, 29 and Feb 5, 12, 2015

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

Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner

 coconut ginger chicken soup


Recipe: Coconut Ginger Chicken Soup

This tasty Thai-inspired dish offers familiar flavors with some immune-system boosting additions. Aromatic and delicious, it will nurture you through the end of the cold season. Read more

© Pendle Hill 2014

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