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Evening Program Overview


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On Wednesday night, Marcelle Martin will speak on what she has learned from early Friends and contemporary Friends who have heard the divine voice_and have been led by the Spirit to active and powerful witness in their lives to the way of love, truth, peace, and equality. Marcelle served for four years as the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill and was a core teacher in the School of the Spirit's program The Way of Ministry. She is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets, Invitation to a Deeper Communion and Holding One Another in the Light.

On Thursday night, Ann Riggs will speak on   developments in global relationships and Friends relations to distant conflicts in the context of  connecting, in new ways, our worship experiences to our impact on the world. Ann was Principal (president) of Friends Theological College in Kaimosi, Kenya from 2009 to 2014 and currently teaches spirituality and Social Justice at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University of Chicago.  Her publications include Seeking Cultures of Peace: A Peace Church Conversation.

On Saturday night, Staughton Lynd will speak on the synthesis of the mystical and the activist in the context of non-violent action. Since the 1960s, Staughton and Alice Lynd have been involved and leaders in a wide range of issues including anti-war, labor, capital punishment, and prison reform.  Their publications include Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History and Accompanying: Pathways to Social Change.

The Plummer Lecture will be delivered by Fernando Freire, member of Duneland Friends Meeting.