Pendle Hill

Over the past six months, Pendle Hill has welcomed groups and sojourners on campus while also serving thousands worldwide through online offerings, including a hybrid meeting for worship that generally welcomes over 100 participants daily. Free monthly lectures and reading groups continued. The First Monday Lecture Series began this September with Vanessa Julye’s Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture, “Radical Transformation—Long Overdue for the Religious Society of Friends.” In the spirit of that lecture, Pendle Hill staff have been actively engaged in the Quakers Uprooting Racism coalition and supported an intensive race reparations workshop with K. Melchor Quick Hall and a writing workshop for People of Color. Other programs included a lecture series with John Dominic Crossan on Jesus at Christmas and online New Year’s retreats with Valerie Brown and Karl Middleman. Programs exploring Quaker faith and practice included “Quaker Caregiving in Times of Crisis” with Windy Cooler, “Lectio Divina: A Friendly Exploration of Quaker Writings” with Barbara “Shulamith” Clearbridge, “Friends’ Decision-Making and Clerking” with Steve Mohlke, and “The Way of Clearness” with Valerie Brown and John Baird. Three new pamphlets were released: Living Fellowship Needs Fresh Forms (Daphne Clement); The Atheist’s Guide to Quaker Process: Spirit-Led Decisions for the Secular (Selden W. Smith); and Be Patterns: Reflections on Words of George Fox (John Andrew Gallery).

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