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Week 5 Blog Post

Guest post from our Week 5 Friend of the Week, David Wakeley.  David is from Wilmington, Delaware and is a member of Centre Monthly Meeting in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The theme from Week Five was “Democracy and the Vote.”  As I thought about how to view this theme through my Quaker filter, the words […]

What is Quaker House? What is Chautauqua?

Blog post by Max and Jane Carter Friends of the Week- Our Friends of the week, Max and Jane Carter had never experienced either Quaker house or Chautauqua. enjoy their perspective with “new” eyes. What is Quaker House at Chautauqua — and for that matter, what on earth is a Chautauqua?! After a week there, […]

With Liberty and Justice

(art by Christy Schee – ©Folding Hamster) With Liberty and Justice By Kriss Miller – Friend in Residence As the days begin to shorten and we head towards what will soon be Fall, we will leave here to face a democracy in crisis. It was pretty much unanimous. Every speaker during week 5, where the […]

Reflections from a Kenyan Quaker

Please note: This is a post from our week two Friend of the Week, Sussie Ingosi Ndanyi “We are considering you to go to Chautauqua in New York State. Expect an email soon.” These words from one of the planners at the Quaker House at Chautauqua brought a sense of excitement within me. I had […]

Of Being: Week 4

Blog post by Friend in Residence, Kriss Miller Week 4, The Future of History, gave us time to consider both the darkness and light of our history. The speakers urged us to examine the complexity of our pasts with courage, honesty, and compassion. We were challenged to acknowledge the true costs of our actions and […]

The Future of History

Guest post from our Week 4 Friend of the Week, Stephen Angell. The weekly theme was “The Future of History.” Below, Steve describes some of the talks he attended, and offers a Quaker response. In addition to being our Friend of the Week, Stephen W. Angell also serves as Leatherock Professor of Quaker Studies at […]

How is It

by Kriss Miller – Friend in Residence How is It How is It how is it so much to ask to right the wrongs of the human condition to find the strength   to hold space for the anguish of another how is it so much to ask that one’s body belongs to itself and not […]

Out of the Amp and into the Wild

                        by Kriss Miller – Friend in Residence It was a sunny day and a gentle breeze that provided the backdrop for Victoria Loorz to remind those of us sitting in the Hall of Philosophy of the importance of staying in conversation with nature. In the Interfaith series for this Wild week 2 of the […]

The Beat of a Distant Drum

2022 marks our return to a full complement of activities and few restrictions. The excitement is palpable. The Quaker house Steering Committee is delighted to welcome our new Friends in Residence, Kriss and Gary Miller. See their page here. Kriss will be blogging in this space each week. This was a beautiful week. We packed […]