Author: Quaker House

Adria Gulizia

Friend of the Week 2023 Week 8 Theme: Freedom of Expression, Imagination, and the Resilience of Democracy Adria is a lawyer, a Mediator and Clerk of the Earlham School of Religion Board of Advisors Reflections from a Friend of the Week: Adria Gulizia I was incredibly blessed to join the beautiful little community surrounding Quaker […]

Tucker Quetone

Friend of the Week 2023 Weeks 6&7 Themes: A Life of Literature (6) The National Parks: How America’s Best Idea is Meeting 21st Century Challenges (7) Tucker is a retired English teacher and Past Chair of the NEW (National Education Association) American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus Chautauqua Institution: A Place on the Move During the first two […]

Diane Randall

Diane Randall is the Former General Secretary for Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) I thoroughly enjoyed being a Friend of the week at Quaker House Chautauqua from July 22-29, 2023. The warm hospitality of Kriss and Gary Miller, Shari Castle and Deb and Ted First made both Roger and me feel welcome and a […]

David Shiner

David Shiner is the Outgoing Clerk of FWCC (Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas My Week at Quaker House at Chautauqua David Shiner, Friend of the Week– July 2023 I recently had the honor of representing Quakers at a place that should be of interest to Friends who don’t already know about […]

Niyonu Spann

Friend of the Week Week 3 2023 Theme: Can the Center Hold? A Question for Our Moment Niyonu is a Transformation Consultant, Musician, Founder/Director of Beyond Diversity 101, CEIO (Co-creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations) and 4 Circles Beyond Reflections on my time as Friend of the Week at Chautauqua, 2023 Niyonu D. Spann “In studying […]

Melinda Wenner Bradley

Week Two Theme: Games: a Celebration of our Most Human Pastime Friend of the week 2023 Week 2 Theme: Games: A Celebration of our Most Human Pastime Melinda is the Director of Programs at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting; Godly Play/Faith and Play Trainer We were at the Monday morning chapel service when two little girls caught […]

A Unique Quaker Offering to Chautauqua

Religion is one of the four pillars of the Chautauqua experience (along with The Arts, Education, and Recreation).  The Department of Religion has a long, rich tradition of supporting denominational houses that enrich the religious and spiritual experiences of visitors at the summer assembly. The Quaker House at Chautauqua is the newest, only 3 years […]

Quaker House Hosts Homeboys and Homegirls

            Home boys and Home girls have found their Chautauqua home with the Quaker House – their official host at Chautauqua. Three groups of 4, each group comes for a week and stay at the QHC. Entering into the Chautauqua sabbatical experience, they take home experiences of sailing, new friends, and affirmation of their humanity […]


Blog post by Sue Tannehill — Steering Committee and web support. Each month during the off season, a member of our Steering Committee posts a reflection for our blog. This  month’s blog is late and as we are almost at Thanksgiving time, gratitude seems like a good theme for November. Western New York just finished […]