I’m reaching out because Pendle Hill still has full scholarships available for our two upcoming Quakerism workshops with Ben Pink Dandelion and Deborah Shaw, please share these opportunities as you are able and encourage those who are interested to reach out to John Meyer (email@example.com, 610-566-4507 ext 129) regarding scholarships.
Lina Blount, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Pendle Hill
Greetings from Pendle Hill! I am the new communications and outreach coordinator here, and look forward to being in touch regarding our programming and educational opportunities.
I am reaching out today because several of you had a chance to join Doug Gwyn in his bible study half hours at NEYM annual sessions and I thought you might be interested to know that Doug will be joining Pendle Hill to teach an entirely online course this fall. This means that, without needing to come to campus, you have the opportunity to join in learning community with Doug again! Please share information about this course with your meetings as you are called.
This course offers an opportunity to reframe Quaker faith and practice within the horizon of the global concern for sustainability. This reframing allows us to reclaim the Quaker tradition with fresh understanding and renewed purpose. The course is built around Gwyn’s book A Sustainable Life: Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal of Creation and several relevant Pendle Hill pamphlets, and will involve webinar conversations with thoughtful Quakers engaged in sustainability work, including Steve Chase, Marcelle Martin, Brian Drayton, Pamela Boyce Simms, Eileen Flanagan, and Ruah Swennerfelt.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have questions or concerns. For questions about financial aid and group discounts please contact Steve Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 566-4507, ext. 123. Register today to save your spot!
I know that Radical Faithfulness was also the theme of NEYM Annual Sessions this year, and I wanted to extend an invitation to you and those at your meetings to consider applying for this year’s cohort of Pendle Hill’s flagship Radical Faithfulness course. More information below:
September 26, 2016-May 22, 2017 (online and on campus)
Core faculty: Steve Chase
Guest faculty/presenters include: Rev. Dr. William Barber
Called to faithful action for peace, social justice, and sustainability? Want to work more effectively with others for positive change? Ready to learn more about nonviolent action and grassroots organizing? Then consider joining Pendle Hill’s intensive 9-Month Online/On-Campus Program on Spiritual Activism and Faith-Based Organizing (with five on-campus residencies).
For full schedule, information about financial aid, and other program details see here.
I have attached flyers as well, thank you for sharing these two educational opportunities! I look forward to being in touch.
Communications and Outreach Coordinator
338 Plush Mill Road
610-566-4507, ext. 122
Our own Steve Chase visited and worshiped with us at Putney Friends Meeting this weekend. He informed us of this new online learning opportunity offered by him at Pendle Hill.
“The goals of this course are to help seekers, attenders, and interested members of Friends meetings: 1) deepen their understanding of the Quaker movement; 2) better understand the spiritual journey common among early and current Quakers; 3) reflect on their own spiritual journeys within this spiritual tradition; and 4) become more familiar with several key elements of building vibrant and caring Quaker meetings.”
Following you will find two upcoming restorative justice opportunities;
Beyond Crime and Punishment: Fostering Transformative Justice in Community
We envision a world where people who offend are not caged, exiled, and stigmatized for life, where public school children aren’t fodder for the school-to-prison pipeline, and where historic intergenerational wounds are acknowledged and healed.
Such a world is already in the making and looking for our support.
“Restorative justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offence and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations, in order to heal and put things as right as possible.” —Howard Zehr, The Little Book of Restorative Justice
A Conference for Inspiration, Education, Networking, and Action Mar 10-13, 2016
Special guests: Kay Pranis, Joy DeGruy, Rev. Nelson and Joyce Johnson, Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, and many others!
Here is an opportunity at Pendle Hill that Steve Chase has shared;
Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness
Apr 1 – Aug 31, 2015
Equipping Ourselves for Community Action to Heal and Repair the WorldAn Intensive Online/On-Campus Certificate Program (includes four residencies at Pendle Hill)
Pendle Hill’s new certificate training program, Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness, is designed for people of faith who want to learn how to foster a sustainable society that embodies care and concern for the natural world, social and economic justice, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, and peace. Students in this training program will:
engage in four educational residencies on Pendle Hill’s 23-acre campus
participate in extensive online discussion of readings and personal experiences between residencies
implement a fieldwork project in a social change organization of their choice, and
complete a major social change writing project.
Throughout the program, students will be supported by a team of faith leaders, nonviolent action trainers, and community organizers coordinated by Pendle Hill’s Director of Education Steve Chase. For more information, click on the links below, or contact Steve Chase, Director of Education, at 610-566-4507, ext. 123.