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Continuing Revolution: A Young Adult Friends Conference on Community

DATE: June 6 – 11, 2014

 LOCATION: Pendle Hill Retreat and Study Center, Wallingford, PA

All young adult Friends (ages 18-35) in the U.S. and Canada are invited to be part of an intensive six-day conference focused on the simplicity testimony. The Continuing Revolution conference series, launched in 2012, has been a powerful and significant annual opportunity for young adult Quakers to come together for a spiritual and educational thematic program dedicated to joyful fellowship, deep worship and reflection around our witness in the world, and practical trainings designed to challenge and transform. The first two years of this program focused on environmental stewardship and simplicity. This year, in response to the call of young adult participants from past years, the focus will be on the community testimony.

Young adults are particularly well poised to become the inspired and effective change agents that are needed in the world, and at its core, this conference is about providing the foundational skills and training to inspire revelation – or revolution – as we strive to live in Spirit-led relationship with ourselves, our communities, and the earth.

Program Description:

Pendle Hill’s six-day conference for young adult Friends will include inspirational speakers, workshops and trainings, worship and worship-sharing, fellowship, discernment of gifts and ministry, and service. The program, still in development, will be announced soon – we do know in advance that Steve Chase will be an elder for the conference and he will lead a workshop on transition towns. The focus on community will be in its most expansive definition as a way to examine the need for change, the strength of human action, our own growing edges, the power of a gathered body, and to explore together some more radical understandings of the community testimony.

 Program Cost:

Program fees are $300 per participant; scholarships are available!

 Revelation or Revolution?

 You can find additional details and a conference application at www.pendlehill.org/yafcon. Please contact Emily Higgs () with questions about the conference or contact Shelley Tanenbaum ( ) with questions about QEW’s sponsorship of the conference.

Check out this video to get a better sense of what this conference series is all about!

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