Pendle Hill Resident Program 2012-2013

Dear Friends,

 I am excited to write and share offerings at Pendle Hill for the 2012-2013 Resident Program year.  Pendle Hill, known for its beauty and spiritual grounding, offers people a deep experience that is hard to find elsewhere.  It answers a deep longing for something more.  Pendle Hill is blooming across campus with beautiful flowers in season sprouting everywhere, as we welcome all faiths, of all Quaker persuasions, and from all parts of the world.  We offer a wonderful place to learn and reflect and gather, and we want to share this with Friends who are seeking this kind of spiritual experience.  I write to you today to ask how we might reach out to individuals or groups in your yearly meeting that might benefit from Pendle Hill.

 Many of you may know that, we offer a Resident Program that allows time for study, seeking experience in community living, deepening prayer and spiritual life, or being a point of transition in life and needing to discern a future direction.  We invite all to come and deepen the spiritual basis of life and work—to discover new sources of inward guidance, peace and power.  Our unique program supplies the container for transformational work and learning that prepares people for the work they aspire to do in the world.  The Resident Program, which consists of three ten week terms each year, draws together about 40-50 participants each year.   The typical age-range is 19-80.  People from diverse cultures, professions and walks of life produce a “sweet community” which is at the heart of Pendle Hill education experience. 

 We are looking for individuals  who might benefit from a stay at Pendle Hill and hope you will help us to identify wonderful candidates.  We have space in our fall, winter and spring term Resident Program, and offering scholarship as well.    In particular, we have not awarded the Henry J. Cadbury Scholarship or the Kenneth Carroll Scholarship, and would welcome Friends who might  be interested to apply.  I have attached  both applications which includes helpful information about the scholarships.  It would be appreciated if you would consider sharing this email about our programs with your Yearly and/or  Monthly Meeting.  I am happy to speak with Friends, and invite you to share my contact information—  , 610-566-4507 x161.

 It is a pleasure to reach out to all of you, and I look forward to your reply.

 In peace and friendship,


Darlene R. Walker

Director of Admissions & Recruitment

Pendle Hill

338 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA  19086

610-566-4507 x161

610-566-3679 (Fax)

Open Request for Proposals for “Development of an Upgraded External and Internal Website”

TO: Clerks of Monthly Meetings and Contact Persons for Worship Groups within Canada

FROM: Carol Bradley, Clerk, Publications and Communications Committee
Many of you will know that Canadian Yearly Meeting is in the process of renewing its Web presence. 
An Open Request for Proposals for “Development of an Upgraded External and Internal Website”  has been prepared and will be issued on July 9, 2012.
We want to ensure that all Quakers who are qualified and interested in responding to this proposal are aware of it, all across Canada.
Many Quakers do not use the existing website regularly, so although it will be posted there on July 9, we are asking you to advise any persons in your Meeting or Worship Group who may be interested to look for it.
Alternatively, please send the name and email address of any persons you are aware of who may be interested in receiving the Proposal Document to:  , copied to Please put in the Subject line: NAME FOR QUAKER RFP
Thank you for your help.
In Friendship,
Carol Bradley, Clerk, P&C.

Inspirit Foundation calls for applications for projects that empower young Canadians of different beliefs

The new foundation will provide $250,000 in grants to projects that foster inclusion and community building

Toronto, June 19, 2012 – Today, the Inspirit Foundation, a new grant-making organization that works to foster a more inclusive and pluralistic Canada, launched its Bridge Building Grants with the first call for applications for funding. The pilot granting program will support projects that help young Canadians – aged 18 to 30 and from different religious, spiritual, and secular beliefs – to work together to address the needs in their communities.

“At the Inspirit Foundation, we believe in pluralism, an approach to diversity that goes beyond tolerance,” said Andrea Nemtin, President and CEO, Inspirit Foundation. “The initiatives we will fund through the Bridge Building Grants will foster meaningful exchange between young Canadians of different beliefs that will remove misperceptions and lead to the discovery of common threads that unite us all.”

The Inspirit Bridge Building Grants will provide $250,000 in funding, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. The deadline for applications is August 3, 2012.

The granting program welcomes applications from registered charitable organizations from across Canada that are collaborating or will collaborate with other organizations or community groups on a project that will effect positive change for young adults from diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Organizations interested in applying for grants are encouraged to review the guidelines and application form at

Priority will be placed on initiatives that foster learning, collaboration and community building. Examples of eligible initiatives include: arts, culture and media projects; community and civic service efforts; local environmental initiatives; and knowledge and skills development programs.


About the Inspirit Foundation

The Inspirit Foundation is a national grant-making organization that supports Canadians, particularly young adults, in building a more inclusive and pluralistic Canada. One way the foundation does this is by funding initiatives that foster engagement and exchange between young Canadians of different religious, spiritual, and secular beliefs.

For more information, visit

You can also follow us on Twitter @InspiritFdn.

### Applicant contact: Gwen Joy – – 416-644-3600, ext. 4

Media contact: Luciana Tuzino – – 416-644-3600, ext. 5 Mobile: 647-802-1296

New Meetings Project Coordinator Job Posting for FGC

Friends General Conference (FGC) seeks a skilled and passionate New Meetings Project coordinator to join the ministries team. Please forward this information to anyone who you think might be interested or suitable.

Major responsibilities include designing and implementing the New Meetings Project, working with Friends interested in starting new worship groups, assembling best practices, nurturing the formation of a travel team, designing and conducting workshops, and passionately advocating for the creation of welcoming environments in new worship groups that are characterized by deep worship and a community grounded in Quaker practice.  Must enjoy being collaborative and be willing to travel weekends.  The position begins in September 2012. It is a full time, two-year position with excellent benefits and the possibility of renewal after two years based on funding availability.  This position is based in the FGC Philadelphia office.

Requirements: a firm foundation in modern Quaker faith, excellent presentation and writing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications are essential. A minimum of 1–3 years as a project coordinator is preferred. Familiarity with Salesforce is helpful. This is an exciting opportunity to engage in important ministerial work.

Application deadline is July 20. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Deborah Fisch
1080 45th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311

Or by email to 

Youth Issue of the Canadian Friend is now available on-line!

You can check it out here:

Thanks to everyone who contributed and to Sherryll for all of her patience and hard work!