Pendle Hill wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to Clinton Pettus for his years of service to Pendle Hill, as a Board member, Board clerk, and as a leader of several education courses and workshops. Clinton joined the Pendle Hill Board in 2007 and served in different roles, including most recently as Clerk from 2010 through 2014. His knowledge, experience, foresight, generosity and skills have greatly benefitted our community and we thank him sincerely for all that he has shared. Read more
Ben Pink Dandelion and Deborah Shaw
November 2-6, 2014
Explore the basics of Quaker faith and practice and discover how they connect with your own spiritual experience. You will find opportunities for worship, discussion, sharing, and questions with fellow seekers and seasoned Quaker leaders. All who seek a solid introduction to Quakerism are welcome. Read more
The author, a Young Adult Friend from Washington state, writes with both economy and clarity, “War is addicting and intoxicating.” Friends have “extraordinary” testimonies – what more can we do to live in ways that take away the occasion for war? Read more
Pendle Hill will be presented with a Medallion of Integrity by the Center for Courage & Renewal's facilitators Carol Kortsch and Valerie Brown on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Created and presented by facilitators prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal, the Medallion acknowledges the qualities of agency, authenticity and courage that distinguish the spirit, community, and leadership alive at Pendle Hill. And, it is particularly significant to recognize the formative role that Pendle Hill played in shaping Parker Palmer, who founded the Center for Courage & Renewal in 1997. Read more
Our colleague Emily Higgs recently contributed an article to Friends Journal. Read her account of our Young Adult programming below.
"Like many Friends who found Quakers on their own or later in life, I will never fully know whether my commitment to peace and justice led me to Quakerism, or whether my love of Quaker theology and the testimonies sparked my commitment to peace and justice. Either way, the two are deeply intertwined for me, and the answer is probably not that important." Read more
We hope you will support us today to make it possible for more people to experience life-changing learning and spiritual development here at Pendle Hill. Contributions to the Pendle Hill Annual Fund help us maintain the quality of personal exploration, Spiritual deepening, education and community experience for which we are known.
Our visitors and students seek to be at Peace, and prepare to inspire Peace in the world. Will you help us support people who want to live into this today?
In September, we shared news of renewal in Spirit’s care here at Pendle Hill, and we invited your feedback, which resulted in an outpouring of support, as well as questions, comments, and reflections. Your care and input influences us as we plan and we have read every message carefully. If you haven't yet had an opportunity to read about our recent community activities and new programs, we invite you to do so. Read more
As this year's recipient of the Henry Cadbury scholarship, Canadian Jeff Dudiak plans to perform a study around the ways in which Quakers divergently think about, and speak about (or don't), God.
"I am from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where I am a philosophy professor at the King’s University. I have a poet wife, Julie, and a baseball playing, snowboarding 13 year old son, York. I am a lifelong Friend, raised in the Evangelical tradition, but having worshipped the whole of my adult life with liberal Friends." Read more
On Saturday, September 27th, a bulb planting ceremony took place in honor of Mary A. Wood, a longtime Friend and advocate of Pendle Hill, who died on September 21, 2014, at the age of 88.
A resident of Kendal at Longwood, Mary was a life-long and active Quaker and a lover of silence and solitude. Her capacity for deep listening and her keen intellect made her a friend to many. She is and will be missed.