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Archive | June, 2011

A Laboratory for Community

My first recollection of hearing about Pendle Hill, the Quaker study center near Wallingford, Pa., was from the spoken ministry [鈥

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Quaker patriotism: eldering from an aged philosophy prof.

I know that we Quakers don鈥檛 vent our frustrations, especially with one another. But when I saw the cover of [鈥

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A Great People To Be Gathered: The View From Pendle Hill

In the olden days, when I was here, Quakers did not applaud at lectures. Remember those days? I was asked [鈥

Parker J. Palmer lived and worked at Pendle Hill as a student, dean, teacher, and writer-in-residence from 1974 to 1985. He is the author of nine books including A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, The Active Life, The Courage to Teach, and Healing the Heart of Democracy (forthcoming), and is founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal.

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The Birth of Pendle Hill

Over the past two years, I have drawn great inspiration from learning more about the founding of Pendle Hill. The [鈥

Lauri Perman has been executive director of Pendle Hill since 2007. Before coming to Pendle Hill, she was associate head of the Sociology Department and assistant dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. She has extensive expertise with regard to socially responsible employment practices and has published work on workplace diversity and discrimination. A member of State College (Pa.) Meeting, she served as presiding clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting from 2004 to 2007. This article is based on remarks she delivered during Pendle Hill's 80th anniversary celebration in November 2010.

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Pendle Hill: The Experiment Continues

Eighty years ago, Pendle Hill opened its doors as an experiment in Quaker educational community. It was experimental in at [鈥

Douglas Gwyn is a member of First Friends Meeting in Richmond, Ind., and a minister recorded in Western Yearly Meeting. He has served among Friends as a pastor, teacher, and author of books on early Friends. He is currently finishing a history of Pendle Hill.

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Pendle Hill Timeline

1915 The Woolman School, Pendle Hill鈥檚 predecessor, opens under the care of the Advancement Committee of Friends General Conference. 1925 [鈥

Shirley Dodson, director of communications for Pendle Hill, is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa.

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A Term At Pendle Hill

In 1992, my husband, John, and I came from England to be Friends鈥恑n鈥恟esidence at Pendle Hill for the fall term. [鈥

Diana Lampen, a member of Central England Area Meeting and Stourbridge Local Meeting, worked with her husband, John Lampen, in Northern Ireland from 1984 to 1994 in one of the many efforts to bring peace to the area. She is a freelance teacher of peace education and yoga.

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Fit For Freedom: A Weekend at Pendle Hill and My Own Self鈥怐iscovery

How would you react if you were told that George Fox did not condemn slaveholding outright? That William Penn, like [鈥

Alvin Joaquín Figueroa, a member of Westfield (N.J.) Meeting, is associate professor of Modern Languages, Gender Studies, and Religious Studies at College of New Jersey.

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Tradition at Pendle Hill

During the years Charlotte Fletcher added her sweetness and merriment to the Pendle Hill community, we celebrated her birthday by [鈥

Janeal Turnbull Ravndal is a member of Yellow Springs (Ohio) Meeting and edits its monthly Quakershaker newsletter. Before retiring to Friends Care Community in Yellow Springs, she and Chris spent one year as students at Pendle Hill and then 15 years on staff. Before that, they lived ten years at Olney Friends School and 15 years at The Meeting School.

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Let Us Speak of Trees

Raising its crown 100 feet above the Pendle Hill campus, the stately Canadian hemlock stands guard behind Main House. All [鈥

Robin Harper is a member of Providence Meeting in Media, Pa. With several decades of experience in home construction, he joined the Pendle Hill staff in 1976 to serve as head of maintenance of the buildings and grounds. By the time he left in 1987 he had assumed responsibilities as coordinator of Long Range Planning, helping Pendle Hill to shape its emerging plans for major renovations and new construction.

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