For Steve Chase, being a faithful friend and follower of Jesus has always meant being engaged in nonviolent revolutionary work to bring about a beloved community which embodies spiritual wisdom, social justice, and ecological sustainability. In this pamphlet, written in part as a response to the Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice, Steve distills the core features of the spiritual call to faithful activism and urges us to rise above the understandable, but debilitating, sins of denial, despair, and distraction. Read more
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Mindfulness meditation is a simple technique offered by the Buddha for awakening the mind and heart. This retreat will be a time of silence with periods of sitting and walking practice, opportunities to talk about your own practice, and formal presentations. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. 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, Eileen Flanagan, Matthew Armstead, and Michael Gagné).
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.
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. Read more
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
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.
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. Read more