Author Robert Griswold maintains that Quaker spiritual authority lies not in belief systems and in creeds, but in the direct communion between individual Friends and the Divine Spirit. All other forms of authority – “be they written words, steeple-houses, or a clerical hierarchy” – cannot replace this direct communion.
While early Friends’ refusal to formulate a creed threatened existing religious practice and brought them great persecution, this historic witness against creeds is not fully appreciated by Friends today. Read more
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Like most Pendle Hill recipes, this delicious and fluffy yeast bread is an adaptation of a much larger-scale recipe. The Naan’s delicate flavor is an excellent complement to such dishes as fragrant lentil dhal, lamb rogan josh, or spicy vindaloo curries. Read more
Includes four residencies at Pendle Hill and runs Apr 1-Aug 31, 2015
Time is running out to register for Pendle Hill’s new certificate training program, which will bring together an interfaith group of learners committed to deepening their capacity for effective community action to heal and repair the world.
Through personal stories from the design and successful implementation of the Earth Quaker Action Team’s (EQAT) campaign against mountaintop-removal coal mining, Eileen will share her own story of feeling led to engage in nonviolent direct action and how it has moved her from despair about the climate crisis to greater faith, hope, and involvement. Read more
Seating is limited – and reservations are required – for Monday, May 4th’s FREE Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture, A Theology of Togetherness: A Quaker Pastor Speaks with beloved writer and presenter Phil Gulley. Reservations open Monday, April 6 at www.pendlehill.org/philgulley.
“When I moved to Pendle Hill to start my full-time job this January as their new Director of Education, I put some time and effort into reflecting on Pendle Hill’s educational mission and my own goals. One outcome of this was to provide an overview of our ongoing educational programs– and the leadings, thinking, and heart behind them. I hope people find this as useful to read as it was for me to write.” –Steve Chase
Join us for inspiration, education, networking, and action! The Ending Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow conference features workshops and interest groups led by experienced and engaged activists and scholars. Our keynote speaker is noted professor and author Michelle Alexander. Click here to register.
Evocative exercises and group sharing in a nurturing setting allow us to remember and write about the most meaningful parts of our life’s journey. We will write of our experiences at crucial turning points and share our stories in small groups. Come with openness to the process, and leave with stories of your spiritual journey and a deep appreciation for the sacred work of sharing them.
Dan Wakefield is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter, whose book The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography is the basis of this popular workshop. Read more