Over the past six months, Pendle Hill, located in Wallingford, Pa., has continued to welcome groups and sojourners on campus, while serving thousands worldwide online, including through a daily hybrid meeting for worship.
Pendle Hill welcomed back residential students to campus with a ten-week spring term centered around learning, working, and worshiping in community. A number of on-campus retreats have been hosted, featuring teachers including Mary Grace Orr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Paulette Meier, and Marcelle Martin. Francisco Burgos facilitated a spiritual retreat based on monastic practices; and Frances Kreimer led a weekend workshop honoring the late bell hooks.
Pendle Hill partnered with Woodbrooke in a series on how Quaker communities are called to prophetic witness and social action; worked with Barclay Press on the Illuminate speaker series focusing on the Gospel of John; and hosted a two-part webinar on how to prepare a land acknowledgment as a first step toward right relationship with the land and its native peoples. Continuing Revolution, the annual young adult conference, experimented with new technologies for a hybrid gathering, in collaboration with Beacon Hill Friends House.
Vanessa Julye’s 2021 Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture, “Radical Transformation: Long Overdue for the Religious Society of Friends,” was published as a pamphlet. Two other pamphlets were released: Walking with the Bible (Carl Magruder, Adria Gulizia, and Colin Saxton), and Hillbilly Quaker (Jennifer Elam).
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