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The Prophetic Faith from Moses to Martin

Mar 11-15, 2018

A short course with Doug Gwyn and John Meyer
(Sunday, 4:30 pm through Thursday, 1:00 pm.)

$400/private room; $300/shared room; $200/commuter.

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

NB: We are grateful for support from the Bible Association of Friends in America.

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

** This program has been canceled. Please contact Lina Blount, 610-566-4507, ext. 122, for more information. **

The prophets of ancient Israel raised an alarm among their people when they saw their society becoming more militarized, exploitative, unequal, and immoral. Chanting, singing, and writing, they called leaders and people back to the equity and equilibrium of covenant relationship with God. We will end with John Meyer leading us in considering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a modern-day prophet.

In each case, we will seek to understand the spiritual formation that undergirds the radical social witness of prophets, ancient and modern. This clarity can aid us in finding our own prophetic voices amid a militarized, exploitative, unequal, and immoral society.

We will listen to a variety of prophetic texts. But in order to appreciate their meaning, considerable context-setting will be required. So part of sessions will be devoted to presentation. Bibles will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their preferred translation.


Doug GwynDoug Gwyn is a minister and author among Friends. His “biography” of Pendle Hill, Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill, was published in 2014. Formerly the Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill, a well-traveled Friend, Doug has worked for the American Friends Service Committee, served among Friends as a pastor, and taught at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England, as well as at Pendle Hill. Doug is a student of the Bible and of early Quakerism. His most recent works are The Anti-War: Militant Peacemaking in the Manner of Friends (2016) and The Call to Radical Faithfulness: Covenant in Quaker Experience (2017).

John MeyerAs Pendle Hill’s Communications and Outreach Coordinator, John Meyer organizes and supports workshops, conferences, short courses, and lectures, as well as occasionally leading workshops and retreats.

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