Educational Institutions

Pendle Hill School

  • Wallingford, PA
  • www.pendlehill.org

Mission Statement

Pendle Hill is a Quaker center welcoming all for Spirit-led learning, retreat, and community.

Vision and Mission: To create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives.

Pendle Hill Values Statement

Quaker Values: Pendle Hill strives to embody the historic testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends. Central to the vision of the Pendle Hill community and the influence that it seeks to exert in the larger world are: peace, truth-speaking and integrity, equality, simplicity, and reaching out to that of God in every one. Further, Pendle Hill seeks to uphold the following:

Education: Learning at Pendle Hill is both experiential and intellectual, rooted in the principles of The Religious Society of Friends. Such learning includes dialogue, personal study and contemplation, collaborative exploration, openness to divine leadings, and interaction with the natural environment.

Sustainability: Pendle Hill seeks to be a living, nourishing model of sustainability in a spiritual community. We work to experience and support a way of living that is environmentally, socially, and fiscally sustainable.

Social Action and Justice: At Pendle Hill we commit to being a living testimony to a social order that manifests God's love for everyone. We work to be inclusive, respectful, and supportive of all people. We strive courageously for peace and justice.

Main Programs

  1. Resident Program
  2. Short-Term Educational Programs
  3. Young Adult Leadership Development
  4. Conference Services
  5. Pendle Hill Publications
  6. First Mondays Lecture Series

ruling year

1938

Executive Director

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Jennifer Karsten

Keywords

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Quakerism

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EIN

23-1352255

 Number

1451960307

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs

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Program 1

Resident Program

The Resident Program integrates three components – worship, work, and study – within the context of a Quaker community. Students choose Pendle Hill for a variety of reasons: to expand their knowledge and skill base; to deepen their faith or spiritual grounding; to build capacity in social movements; to achieve clarity during a sabbatical or personal transition; to learn to live deeply into the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Equality, Community, and Stewardship.

Resident students come from around the world to learn experientially in our living laboratory with the support of our diverse community. Though some students come for one or two terms, we encourage residence for a full program year (fall, winter, and spring terms) so that the cumulative benefit of the courses and workshops in all three terms can be attained.

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Educational Programs

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Adults

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Program 2

Short-Term Educational Programs

Pendle Hill offers a range of classes, workshops, and retreats onspiritual deepening, discernment, Quaker faith and practice, social witness, arts and writing, movement and body work, and other topics.

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Educational Programs

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Adults

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Program 3

Young Adult Leadership Development

Each year Pendle Hill runs a Young Adult Friends Conference in June, inviting young adult Friends to gather for six days of fellowship, practical training and skill building activities, and spiritual deepening.

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Youth Leadership

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

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Program 4

Conference Services

We are known for our caring and professional staff, delicious food, beautiful grounds, and proximity to major transit hubs. Groups of 5-65 persons can easily be accommodated overnight in a variety of spaces on our grounds. Larger groups (up to 136 persons) can be accommodated for presentations, lectures, and other events.

Pendle Hill hosts conferences, retreats, and meetings for many different groups. Our guests include Quaker meetings and organizations, church groups, college faculty and staff, social service organizations, community groups, and more.

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Program 5

Pendle Hill Publications

Since its founding in 1930, Pendle Hill has been a center where Quaker faith is expressed in education – the education of adults for spiritually motivated service. Because spiritual experience is essential to Quakerism, Pendle Hill’s education is experiential at its core. The Pendle Hill pamphlets have been an integral part of this educational vision since 1934. The pamphlets are written from the personal experience, study, and insights of the authors, concerning spiritual life, faith, and witness.

Each year Pendle Hill publishes five new pamphlets, each about 9000 words in length. Every pamphlet ever printed is available from the bookstore. Receive each pamphlet as it is published by ordering a subscription.

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Publishing

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 6

First Mondays Lecture Series

An evening lecture series that is free and open to the public. Lecture topics focus on peace and social justice.

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Educational Programs

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PENDLE HILL
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
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Pendle Hill School

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Executive Director

Jennifer Karsten

BIO

Educated at Elon, Lesley, and McGill universities, Jen brings strong academic credentials as well as financial and personnel management and strategic planning experience to Pendle Hill. Prior to Pendle Hill, Jen served as Director of Education for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and likewise for Awbury Arboretum. The themes of education, environmental knowledge and practice, activism and social justice resonate throughout her professional experience. Her service on the boards of the United Nations Association (Philadelphia), the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators, and the Envision Peace Museum is representative of her many volunteer activities.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Clinton Pettus

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