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January 2015 E-newsletter

Radical Faithfulness Program admissions open! Full scholarships for Bible study!

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E-newsletter | 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 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, Eileen Flanagan, Matthew Armstead, and Michael Gagné).

Please review the Radical Faithfulness Program description on our website and Apply Today! Or contact Steve Chase at 610-566-4507, ext. 123 for more information.

Clockwise from top left: Steve Chase, Eileen Flanagan, Matthew Armstead, and Michael Gagné

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Keynote speaker Michelle Alexander


A Pendle Hill Conference

Ending Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow
Apr 29-May 3, 2015

Pendle Hill is honored to have noted professor and author Michelle Alexander as the keynote speaker for our spring conference, Ending Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow. The conference will include workshops and interest groups led by experienced and engaged activists and scholars.

Click here for more information about the conference, including fees, scholarship opportunities, and online registration.

Announcing the Kenneth L. Carroll Scholarship for Biblical & Quaker Studies

This Pendle Hill scholarship has been established to support and encourage persons with serious interest in the study of the Bible and Quaker faith and practice. It is hoped that the work resulting from their study will be shared with others as part of encouraging the nurturance and development of Friends Meetings.
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Quaker Studies scholar Douglas Gwyn

Jen Karsten shares Pendle Hill's Queries to Advance Beloved Community

Lately when I read the news, I have sinking moments in which I believe that violence, oppression, and ecological shortsightedness are gaining power in the human world. Others have told me that they feel the same way. In these moments, how can we avoid despair? More importantly, how do we increase and mobilize countervailing forces of peace, justice, liberation, and sustainability? Martin Luther King, Jr. offered that we must be co-workers with God and "use time creatively." Read more

Radicalizing Spirit: Quakerism and Christianity in the Contemporary Religious Society of Friends

A free, two-part lecture series
2014 Cadbury Scholar Jeff Dudiak

Feb 2 & 9, 2015 at 7:30pm, The Barn

In these two lectures, Jeff Dudiak addresses the perplexing and often troubled relationship between Quakerism and Christianity in the contemporary Society of Friends.
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Henry J. Cadbury scholar Jeff Dudiak

Arts & Spirituality series; Saturday classes now forming!

You are invited to join us for one or all of our newly formed Saturday classes. 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.

Sojourn with us

Make Pendle Hill your sanctuary for personal renewal, creative work, study, or writing. It can often be difficult to find time and space for the reflection and work you most want to do. Many people choose Pendle Hill as a “place apart.” You will join the Pendle Hill community that includes teachers, staff, scholars, volunteers, and workshop participants.
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Tom Head reading on bench

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