Pendle Hill is a Quaker center for study and contemplation located on a 23-acre campus in suburban Wallingford, Pennsylvania, which is 12 miles southwest of Philadelphia. It was named for Pendle Hill in Lancashire, England, a place of historical significance to Quakers .
It offers several study programs. There is a residential study program where people spend three to nine months in intense study of the spirit and of themselves. Short-term courses of two to seven days are also offered throughout the year on topics ranging from introductory Quakerism to nonviolent change to flower arranging.
Pendle Hill also serves as a publishing house, and one of its most visible programs is its pamphlet series, which produces six pamphlets a year. Recent topics have included spiritual nurture, various issues in Quaker practice, and pacifism. There have been over 375 such pamphlets, and many are classics in Quaker spirituality. The Pendle Hill Bookstore is a useful resource for Friends looking for Quaker resources perhaps not easily found in their local community.
The campus includes dormitories, academic buildings, worship spaces, a large organic garden, and many walking paths lined with trees.
In response to the terrorism of September 11, 2001, Pendle Hill had a series of lectures and workshops, which culminated in the creation of a Pendle Hill Peace Center. The Center was closed on August 31, 2005 due to budget constraints.
- Pendle Hill Quaker Center for Study and Contemplation
- List of Pendle Hill pamphlets
- [http://www.pendlehill.org/resources/free_downloads.php Pendle Hill pamphlets available as free download
- Quicktime movie about Pendle Hill
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