We’re looking forward to gathering for the 2015 FAHE conference June 18-21 at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Registration is open now, and the deadline for housing is Tuesday, June 2nd. Don’t miss out!
View the conference agenda and registration information.
Guilford College has an opening for the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies. The position is responsible for directing Friends Center, including maintaining the mission and vision of Friends Center, cultivating a Quaker ethos on campus and helping nurture it in the wider community, working with and supervising staff in their work leading the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program, the Quaker Renewal Program, and the Campus Ministry Office, and maintaining the strength of Friends Center through effective communication and fund-raising. Responsibilities also include instructional work in the Religious Studies Department in areas of Quaker history, theology, spirituality, social testimonies, faith & practice, QLSP seminars, and special topics; strategic planning for the minor; and offering off-campus programs in Quakerism.
The Friends Association for Higher Education is pleased to welcome Friends Theological College in Kaimosi, Kenya as a new institutional member.
Founded in 1942, and located in the highlands of Western Province in Kenya, Friends Theological College offers certificates, diplomas and bachelors degrees in theology and pastoral ministry. FTC is a ministry of Friends United Meeting. Dr. Robert Wafula is the Principal of Friends Theological College.
We welcome Dr. Wafula and his FTC colleagues to FAHE!
FAHE is pleased to announce the publication of the Autumn 2014 edition of Quaker Higher Education. In it, educators consider how to establish and nurture right relationships, with most of the pieces coming from the June 2014 conference of the Friends Association for Higher Education at Haverford College. This year’s conference included many passionate and careful explorations of how we can support each other, our students, and our society.
FAHE is pleased to announce that our new book, Quaker Perspectives in Higher Education is now available in a Kindle edition.
FAHE is pleased to announce the publication of its first book. Quaker Perspectives in Higher Education is composed of articles drawn from the first fourteen issues of Quaker Higher Education (QHE), FAHE’s biannual scholarly journal, which the association launched in 2007. Initiated as a vehicle for promoting communication among Quaker scholars, QHE has become a popular venue for sharing many of the finest papers and write-ups of presentations from the annual FAHE conference, products that previously too often disappeared following each conference’s conclusion. It also solicits articles addressing a wide variety of topics and issues of interest to Friends. QHE is published in April and November of each year.
Quaker Perspectives in Higher Education is available through Barnes and Noble’s website. Proceeds will accrue to FAHE to support the association’s future publishing efforts.
Summer is upon us, and that means the FAHE conference is fast approaching.
We still have a few spots open for housing as we look forward to gathering on June 12-15th, on the beautiful campus of FAHE member institution Haverford College.
This year we convene with the Friends Council on Education, the organization of preK-12 Friends schools worldwide. Our theme is “Exploring Right Relationships,” and our plenary speakers and presenters have prepared an invigorating, thought-provoking menu of sessions.
Of special note, we begin on Thursday evening, June 12th, with a concert by Tribe 1. In the summer 2014 edition of AFSC’s Quaker Action, you can read Lucy Duncan’s interview with Tribe 1 founder and director Niyonu Spann.
We invite you to join us! More information here.
The deadline for housing at the Friends Association for Higher Education and Friends Council on Education 2014 joint conference is Wednesday, May 21st.
We’re gathering on the Haverford College campus June 12-15. Visit the conference website to see the full program. Please join us!
In February, two beloved champions of Quaker higher education and scholarship passed away.
A co-founder of FAHE, T. Canby Jones taught in the Religion and Philosophy department of Wilmington College for many years. He was also a founding member of Campus Friends Meeting in Wilmington, Ohio. Canby was a well-known, life-long scholar on George Fox.
The spring 2104 issue of Quaker Higher Education contains Wilmington College’s memorial minute for T. Canby Jones. The school’s Quaker Heritage Center has a tribute exhibit on display through May 2nd.
Newton Garver, University at Buffalo philosophy professor, peace activist and founder of an education fund for impoverished Bolivians, died Feb. 8 after a long illness. He devoted his life to his beliefs in social justice and had a special interest in the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
The Buffalo News published a lengthy obituary on Newton’s life and accomplishments. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 3 in the Orchard Park Quaker Meeting House, 6924 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Friends Association for Higher Education and Friends Council on Education joint conference at Haverford College from June 12th through 15th. It’s the first time in eight years that educators from pre-K through college will gather together with a concern for Friends testimonies in education. Our theme is “Exploring Right Relationships.”
Read more here.