Seeking Faithfulness: History

Lectures, Seeking Faithfulness

The Seeking Faithfulness series is an annual event hosted by the Young Adult Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for the benefit of the whole yearly meeting community. Young Adult Friends invite a Friend to challenge us all to explore new ways to practice our Quaker faith. The Seeking Faithfulness series …

Seeking Faithfulness 2017: City Love

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2017 Seeking Faithfulness Series was given by City Love, Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan – Listening for Spirit: Answers Waiting for Action. City Love is a West Philly conscious acoustic duo with harmonies, hip-hop, Cajon, guitar, and mandolin. We are educators and musicians who write songs to spread the love, …

Seeking Faithfulness 2016: Mary Crauderueff

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The 2016 William Penn Lecture was given by Mary Crauderueff. Mary is a Young Adult Friend from the Philadelphia area and the Curator of Quaker Collections at Haverford College.  She is interested in Quaker leadership and the many embodiments it has, including board development, and ways to build, teach, and …

Seeking Faithfulness 2015: Matthew Armstead

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 The 2015 William Penn Lecture was given by Matthew Armstead.  Matthew is a community builder, facilitator, and organizer, and currently serves as Coordinator of Earth Quaker Action Team.  He spoke on the theme “Daring to Stand Up” on March 28, 2015. Daring to Stand Up is a look at the news tells us …

Seeking Faithfulness 2014: Christina Repoley

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Christina Repoley gave the 2014 William Penn Lecture, titled “Prophetic Service as Formation and Transformation”  at Arch Street Meeting House On March 29. Christina Repoley is founding executive director of Quaker Voluntary Service. In 2012 Christina and other dedicated Friends launched the first Quaker Voluntary Service house in Atlanta. Houses in …

Seeking Faithfulness 2013: Michael Gagné

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Michael Gagné gave the 2013 William Penn Lecture, titled “Toward a Great Turning: Love, Soulforce, and the Future of the Religious Society of Friends”  at Arch Street Meeting House On March 23. Two hundred people were in attendance for the event. For over 20 years, Michael Gagné has carried a deep concern …

Seeking Faithfulness 2011: George Lakey

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On the evening of March 26th, 2011, the first William Penn Lecture of this century was held in the East Room or the Arch Street Meeting House. The first speaker for the revived William Penn Lecture was George Lakey. George Lakey’s talk was entitled “Powerful Beyond Measure: The legacy of …