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Election Violence Prevention: In the Virtue of that Life and Power that Takes Away the Occasion of All Wars

Jun 3, 2024

A First Monday Lecture with Emily Provance.
7:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) on campus and via Zoom.

Free and open to the public! Registration required!

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

This and our other First Monday Lectures are streamed live and available as recordings on our YouTube channel, Pendle Hill USA.

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Election violence prevention (EVP) is a specific peacebuilding discipline. We know the best practices from international efforts and analysis, but that doesn’t make doing EVP an easy thing. Successful EVP requires a commitment to work with anyone who agrees with the goal of nonviolence, even across enormous political and cultural differences. This lecture will explain how Quaker theology and community have prepared Friends to engage in EVP. We’ll also explore best practices, including specific practices developed by Friends in East Africa, and detail ways in which each person can engage in a manner that is legitimately helpful and authentic to their own spiritual gifts.

Thanks to the generous support of the Friends Foundation for the Aging, we’re able to make this and other free, online programs accessible to f/Friends of all ages.


Emily ProvanceEmily Provance is a Quaker traveling minister from Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York City. She’s also an associate of Good News Associates, a Christian, nonprofit, ministry organization supporting individuals who are called to non-institutional ministries.

Among Quakers, she initiates and coordinates projects that vary greatly in topic but are unified by approach. She helps people who are very different work together on things they all care about. She has a deep faith in the power of relationships as the most reliable pathway to peace and to change. Emily is also the author of the February 2020 Pendle Hill pamphlet  Spiritual Gifts, the Beloved Community, and Covenant (PHP #461).