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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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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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The Fear That Was Not There

One morning on an early April day, I was given an opportunity to learn a lesson about being in the [鈥

La Verne Shelton, a member of Madison (Wis.) Meeting, is a philosopher, musician, and poet, and is called to a ministry of Wholeness and Love in work with Friends meetings.

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A Place to Sit By the Springs of Living Water

The idea sprouted in winter term 1983 during my second year on the Pendle Hill cooking team. I saw a [鈥

Frances Irene Taber was a student at Pendle Hill in 1977-1978 and a staff member with her late husband, Bill Taber, from 1981 to 1994. She now lives near Barnesville, Ohio with her husband, Richard Simon. They are active members of Stillwater (Ohio) Meeting.

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The Weekend: Thoughts on Community

That weekend started the week before, when it snowed almost two feet on Thursday and Friday morning. I spent a [鈥

Paul Hamell, a member of Ridgwood (N.J.) Meeting, is a retired police lieutenant and a volunteer emergency medical technician.

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Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting鈥檚 Public Apology to Native Americans

The year 2010 marked the 300th anniversary of the first permanent European settlement in what was to become Lancaster County, [鈥

Thomas Gates is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting, where he is active on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee.

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Words, Silence, and the Body in Quaker Worship

I have loved the work of Rex Ambler, the English Quaker who has developed Experiment with Light groups, among other [鈥

Stanford J. Searl Jr., a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting, is the author of several books, including The Meaning of Silence in Quaker Worship and Voices from the Silence. He has taught as a member of the core doctoral faculty at Union Institute and University since 1987.

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Resurrection for the Second Half of Life

There is a time in our lives when the future holds so much promise and mystery that the thought of [鈥

Tim Schultz is pastor of Aurora (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

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To See Jesus in Holy Land Travails

We traveled to Israel鈥怭alestine at the end of September for three weeks to see the situation ourselves, to show our [鈥

R. Melvin Keiser, a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C., is emeritus professor of Religious Studies at Guilford College.

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An Experience of Silent Worship

A woman sits in the circle, waiting, hands resting in her lap. A burgundy wool shawl flows over her shoulders, [鈥

Joy Belle Conrad-Rice is a member of Vernon Meeting in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.

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