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Pendle Hill Timeline

1915 The Woolman School, Pendle Hill’s predecessor, opens under the care of the Advancement Committee of Friends General Conference. 1925 […]

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


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Giving Attention to Our Leadings

The most precious gift Friends have to offer is our worship and the leadings that come from it. Yet this […]

Shirley Dodson is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pennsylvania. She serves as director of communications for Pendle Hill, a Quaker center in Wallingford, Pa., that nurtures Friends through worship, work, study, and service.


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Inquirers’ Weekend at Pendle Hill

A Friends meeting community has so much to offer: rich silence in an era of noise, deep worship growing from […]

Shirley Dodson is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa. She served for four and a half years as director of conferences and retreats for Pendle Hill, and recently became director of marketing. For ten years she coordinated adult religious education for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She lives with her husband, Rich Ailes, and daughter, Katie, in Swarthmore, Pa. For information on Inquirers' Weekends at Pendle Hill, call ext. 142, (800) 742-3150 or (610) 566-4507, or visit http://www.pendlehill.org.


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On a Mission to Heal the Planet

Risking esteem and friendship to speak truth through Friends ministry interviewed by Shirley Dodson Amanda, what motivated you to apply […]

Amanda Kemp, a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, is the founder of Theatre for Transformation, a company that has reached over 7,000 people since its launch in 2007, and the author of a forthcoming book, The Ancestors are Calling: Your Guide to Forgiveness and Creating a Life of Purpose. Shirley Dodson, a member of the Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., is director of communications at Pendle Hill.


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Theology for Each of Us

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Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill

By Douglas Gwyn. Plain Press, 2014. 512 pages. $20/paperback; $15/eBook. Querencia (from the Spanish verb “querer”) is a metaphysical […]

Valerie Brown is a member of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa., and a long-time Pendle Hill teacher and retreat leader. She is principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC (leadsmartcoaching.com), specializing in leadership and mindfulness training.


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