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John Woolman and International Relations

Announcing one of the plenary sessions at the 2014 FAHE-FCE joint conference at Haverford College:

“Consider the Connections of Things”: John Woolman and International Relations
Michael Birkel, Shan Cretin, and Diane Randall
Saturday, June 14 – Founders Great Hall – 7:30-9:00 p.m.

How does the inward life of worship and the outward life of ministry for peace and social justice live in today’s world among Friends?. We will consider the document “Shared Security” (a collaboration of Friends Committee on National Legislation and American Friends Service Committee for reimagining US foreign policy) as read in the company of the 18th-centuryQuaker mystic and social reformer John Woolman.

Michael Birkel teaches religion at Earlham College and has written on Quaker spirituality and, more recently, interfaith understanding.

Shan Cretin is General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.

Diane Randall is Executive Secretary at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Washington, DC-based Quaker lobby in the public interest.

Registration opens March 17th. Please join us!

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The value of a liberal arts education

Rebecca Chopp and Dan Weiss, presidents of FAHE members Swarthmore College and Haverford College, speak today on WHYY Philadelphia’s Radio Times on the value of a liberal arts education.  They’ve just edited the book Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts.  Listen online .

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FAHE and FCE Seeking Proposals for 2014 Conference

The Friends Association for Higher Education and the Friends Council on Education are pleased to consider proposals for presentations, panels and papers for their 2014 Joint Conference at Haverford College, June 12-15.

Our theme is “Exploring Right Relationships.”  Read the queries and submission details.

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2014 Conference

The 2014 Friends Association for Higher Education conference will be held jointly with the Friends Council on Education at Haverford College, Haverford, PA, June 12-15.  Our theme is “Exploring Right Relationships.”

We’ll have information here soon about submitting proposals for presentations, and registration materials.

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ESR creates Quaker College Leadership Network

Students from five FAHE member schools, Earlham, George Fox, Guilford, Haverford, and Wilmington met at the Earlham School of Religion for the first Quaker College Leadership Gathering.  Subsequently, ESR’s Matt Hisrich has created the Quaker College Leadership Network

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Quaker Higher Education Archive

FAHE is pleased to offer our complete archive of past issues of our biannual journal Quaker Higher Education.

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Research Fellowship (deadline 2/15) at Guilford College’s Friends Historical Collection

The Seth and Mary Edith Hinshaw Fellowship provides up to $2,000 for research using the resources of the Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College to study an aspect of southern Quaker history. The fellowship is sponsored by the North Carolina Friends Historical Society to encourage research and use of the Friends Historical Collection. The recipient may be asked to present his/her research and findings at the Society’s annual meeting.

See for more details.

We invite applications from a range of backgrounds: dissertation, post- doctoral, and non-academic. We anticipate that the most competitive applications will involve innovative projects of the many concerns to which Friends have turned their attention, including literature, women’s issues, family history, and race relations, as well as religious doctrine and controversies. Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: • demonstrated understanding of the applicability of our particular holdings to the anticipated project. • probability that the project will result in a product that will advance the worlds’ understanding of the multiple dimensions of religion. • evidence of the applicant’s prior familiarity with and effective use of similar collections.

Application deadline for the 2013 fellowship is February 15, 2013. Applicants should send the following materials as PDF attachments to and also mail a print copy to Gwen Gosney Erickson, Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410:

• a three-to-five page statement of research goals, including what progress has been made to date; a statement of how this project will further greater understanding and/or scholarship by placing Southern Quaker history in the context of your subject area, an assessment of how Guilford’s materials can further its progress, and an estimate of when the project is expected to be completed.

• a current vita or resume • if applicant’s background does not include published work, include a writing sample • the names and addresses of three references who are familiar with both the field in which the applicant proposes to work, and with the applicant’s work. Please inform your references that they could be contacted. • permanent and any temporary addresses (e-mail and postal) and phone numbers

Gwen Gosney Erickson

Interim Library Director Friends Librarian & College Archivist Guilford College 5800 W. Friendly Avenue Greensboro, NC  27410 (336) 316-2046 (Library) (336) 316-2264 (FHC/Archives)

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2013 Quaker College Fair

Save the date!  The 2013 Quaker College Fair will be Saturday, March 2nd, from noon to 3:30 pm.  This free event will be held at the Arch Street Meetinghouse in Philadelphia.

FAHE member schools will have representatives on hand to meet with area high school students and their families.  In attendance will be Young Friends from PYM monthly meetings, as well as other students from Friends schools and independent schools in the Philadelphia region.

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FAHE display at Friends Center

FAHE display

For the month of September, FAHE is on display in the foyer of Friends Center, our administrative home in Philadelphia.

Thanks to all the admissions staff from our member institutions who sent us their stuff!

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by | September 12, 2012 · 3:13 pm