The spiritual life defies description through words. To understand our own spiritual experiences and talk about them with others, we often rely on images or metaphors to convey our meaning. Author Linda Wilson explores metaphors that are commonly used for expressing life in the spirit, noting that their meaning can vary from person to person, framed by one’s geographical roots, culture, and gender. Read more
Visit our Online Store to buy Pendle Hill books, pamphlets, and pamphlet subscriptions. By subscribing to our pamphlet series, you will receive a new pamphlet once every other month (six pamphlets per year), delivered to your door. Order online, e-mail your order to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610-566-4507, ext. 124.
In addition, many of our classic pamphlets are now available in electronic form for Kindle and Nook Book e-readers. Current availability can be found online at the amazon.com and the barnesandnoble.com websites.
It's February 1939 and Pendle Hill was moving into its 9th year of operations. What was it like to be in a course being led by Howard Brinton, Douglas Steere, Henry Cadbury, or Rufus Jones? Imagine sitting in one of Pendle Hill's meeting rooms discussing "Moral Power in Politics," "The Nature of Freedom," or "The Human Factor in Social Change." Ideas relevant then are also relevant today. Pendle Hill has always invited dialogue on issues of justice and peace. Read more
Are you called to faithful action for peace, social justice, and sustainability? Tired of missing the mark spiritually and getting stuck in learned helplessness and despair? Want to work more effectively with others for positive change? Ready to learn more about nonviolent action and grassroots organizing? If so, apply now for the third cohort of Pendle Hill's six-month, interfaith online/on-campus program on spiritual practices, nonviolent activism, and grassroots organizing.
The program in faith-based organizing, Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness, starts in late March and will bring together an interfaith group of learners committed to deepening their capacity for effective grassroots organizing to heal and repair the world. You will 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. As one first-cohort participant attested:
"Intense? Yes, but also great! It was wonderful to work with other faith-based activists regarding the common elements of our calls and gather wisdom about how to engage in ever more effective activism. The online work made it possible to discuss readings with other students and the on-campus residencies were rich opportunities to build our connections as a learning community and engage in active learning together. The faculty has extensive skill and experience. Worth the time commitment.” —Angela Hopkins
Beyond Crime and Punishment: Fostering Transformative Justice in Community
Mar 10-13, 2016
We rose to the challenge. At last year's conference with Michelle Alexander on "Ending Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow," participants called for re-visioning a future without mass incarceration and without state racialized control over people of color. As we continue our efforts to dismantle the structures and ideology around mass incarceration, how do we establish and nurture healing alternatives to the "judge and punish" paradigm, which has been so destructive of black and brown people's lives?
Pendle Hill has been selected by a group of regional architects as the location for their 2016 project to design a building that meets the "Living Building Challenge." We are thrilled!
Living Buildings must return more energy to the grid than they use – meaning that the building they design for us will exceed "net-zero" standards for energy use. In one year from now, such a building will have been designed for the space where Cadbury Court currently exists on our campus. We were chosen due to our "adherence with the collaborative's deep green design philosophies and our commitment to a transparent and educational design process." Read more
Feb 1, 2015 at 7:30pm in The Barn. Free and open to the public. This event will be streamed live over the Internet – registration available here.
An evening of interactive storytelling with .O, prophet of Love.
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." —Matthew 22: 34-40
Pendle Hill is again offering a two- to three month room and board campus scholarship between March and August 2016. This annual scholarship has been established as an endowment to support persons with serious interest in the study of the Bible and Quaker faith and practice.
The donor hopes that the work resulting from the scholars' study will be shared with others as part of encouraging the nurturance and development of the Religious Society of Friends, particularly the “unprogrammed wing” of the Quaker movement. For more details, including an application form, click here.
We look forward to reviewing your applications. Read more
What is Pendle Hill's favorite salad dressing? Why, the vegan caesar, of course. Slather liberally on hearts of romaine punctuated by some hand-picked seasoned croutons and you might be tempted to skip the dessert altogether! Read more