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Pendle Hill Programs and Lectures Related to Addressing Racism

Current or Upcoming Programs (all online)

Bless the Night. Gather to courageously face what stands between us and the loving experience of the sacred dark. Led by Reverend Rhetta Morgan. (June 12-13)

Tools for Navigating, Embracing, and Transforming Chaos. An eight session program for changemakers exploring resilient strategies as they encounter chaos, and support them in moving forward to new choices grounded on peace and justice. Led by Matthew Armstead, Erva Baden, and Lina Blount. Registration is open for future sessions. (Bi-weekly, April 29-August 5)

Evangelium: The Good News and the Re-Making of Hope and Love. Nine-session Bible study focuses on the gospels through the lens of Liberation Theology as well as other practices for personal and communal transformation. Led by Francisco Burgos. (Weekly, April 23-June 18)

Working Towards Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Detailed description not yet available. (August 27-30, 2020)

Pendle Hill Lectures (video)

Planting in an Earthquake: Balancing Patience and Urgency in a Time of Change (Ricardo Levins Morales). Ricardo is an artist and police abolition activist in Minneapolis.

A Desert Theology of Liberation – Entering the Journey of God’s People as Refugee, Outsider, Slave, and Exile in the Urban Desert. (Raj Lewis)

The Healing Power of Telling Truth About the Past (Samuel Lemon)

Black Fire: An African American Quaker Seeker-Activist in a White Supremacist Nation (Dr. Hal Weaver)

Truth and Healing Keynote (Mark Charles)

Recent Programs That May Be Repeated

Continuing Revolution 2020: Transformative Conflict and Justice. Conference for young adults.

Women Writers of Color Retreat. Led by K. Melchor Hall.

Beyond Diversity 101: RaceTM. Facilitated by Niyonu Spann and Lisa Graustein. See more at

Beyond Diversity 101TM. Facilitated by Niyonu Spann plus other facilitators. See more at

Aiming for Justice: Race, Reparations, and Right Paths. This workshop asks participants to imagine what material justice might entail and to take the first steps in that direction. Led by K. Melchor Hall.