Relax your body, quiet your mind, and feel the stillness wash the noise of the world away. Come learn basic clothes-on massage and laying-on-of-hands energy work. Engage in a simple charting exercise that will bring you into touch with your own goodness. Take a rest from the journey, sort out where you’ve been, and prepare for what comes next. Read more
What is it like to spend a short time in prison for demonstrating for a cause you believe in? Janeal Ravndal – a long-time member of the Pendle Hill community – writes of her week in Philadelphia’s Federal Detention Center after she chose to ignore orders to not block entry to a courthouse as the U.S. began to attack Iraq early in 2003. Read more
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Featuring works by Mary DeWitt, Leonard Jefferson, Charles Zafir Lawson, Eduard Ramirez, Freddie Rodriguez, Luis David “Suave” Gonzalez, Daniel Gwynn, Darrell Mastrigt, and Doug Johnson
Feb 1-May 3, 2015 in The Barn. Free and open to the public!
Creating Freedom is an exhibit of artwork intended to share first-person stories, hopes, and fears of incarcerated people. The majority of the pieces in this exhibit were created by currently incarcerated artists, many of whom have life sentences or are on death row. The exhibit will coincide with Pendle Hill’s Ending Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow conference, which takes place April 29 – May 3, 2015.
We are also exhibiting the work of Mary DeWitt who, for over 25 years, has chronicled the stories of women with life sentences by painting their portraits, adding narrative text, and recording their voices, so that they may tell their stories in their own words. To view a video of some of the women lifers Mary painted at Muncy State Prison in Pennsylvania, click here.
Pendle Hill thanks the Art for Justice organization for contributing much of the artwork for this exhibition, as well as the thought-provoking artists themselves. Read more
Megan Snowe will be at Pendle Hill through April as our first Minnie Jane Artist-in-Residence Scholar for 2015. She brings mindfulness to questions of how our expectations of ourselves influence our expectations of the world. And she addresses these questions through her chosen media of animation, video, sound, and installation.
Megan, who has exhibited her work throughout Europe and the United States as well as online, has a BA in Russian Studies & Studio Art from Oberlin College & Conservatory, and an MFA in Time & Space Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Read more
Mar 2, 2015 at 7:30pm in The Barn. Free and open to the public!
Since its inception in Britain in 2006, the Transition Town movement has grown phenomenally both abroad and in the United States. Responding to the twin challenges of peak oil and dramatic climate change, neighbors and friends are organizing, visioning, and moving at the grassroots local level to shift away from dependence on fossil fuels and towards a just, sustainable, resilient, locally-focused economic future for their communities.
On Monday, March 2nd, hear activist Pamela Boyce Simms explain how the Transition Town movement is developing in the densely populated Mid-Atlantic megalopolis corridor, which stretches from New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, and Washington, down to Richmond. Read more
An Intensive Online/On-Campus Certificate Program (includes four residencies at Pendle Hill)
Apr 1-Aug 31, 2015
Pendle Hill’s new certificate training program, Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness, will bring together an interfaith group of learners committed to deepening their capacity for effective community action to heal and repair the world. This long-term educational offering will provide unique opportunities to:
Explore the spiritual call to social action with others;
Reach greater clarity on where your gifts and passions match the world’s needs;
Gain greater knowledge and skill in effective social action and organizing;
Learn to tap the power of diversity, justice, and inclusion within your organizations;
Give and receive mutual support on applied fieldwork and writing projects.
Participants will also benefit from a structured curriculum, a cutting-edge blend of face-to-face and online learning, and the ongoing support and guidance of an experienced core and adjunct faculty (including Steve Chase, Matthew Armstead, Eileen Flanagan, and Michael Gagné).
Dining Services Manager Joel Fath whipped up this tangy, citrus-themed dressing in the Pendle Hill kitchen. Try it on a simple salad of mâche and toasted, slivered almonds, or drizzle it over roasted beets and segmented blood oranges for a refreshingly light winter salad. Read more