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Vitality Among Friends Conference Series

Earlham School of Religion is committed to being a resource for education and renewal to Friends across the broad spectrum of the Religious Society of Friends.

ESR has consulted with various Friends in the Philadelphia area to determine beneficial ways the seminary can serve as such a resource. As a result of these conversations, ESR is offering a series of one-day conferences devoted to deepening Friends’ faith and enriching life and worship together. The theme for the cycle is Vitality Among Friends. Each year will has its own theme. These sessions will be led by ESR faculty, alumni/ae or invited guests.


  • 2009 Theme: Pastoral Care in the Monthly Meeting, March 14, 2009
  • 2008 Theme: Vitality of Meetings
    • Event One: Vitality of the Local Meeting, Sat., Feb 16, 2008
    • Event Two: Leadership Among Friends, Sat., April 12, 2008
  • 2007 Theme: Discerning the Leading of the Spirit
    • Event One: Discerning the Leading of the Spirit, Sat., Feb 3, 2007
    • Event Two: Discerning God's Voice in Everyday Life, Sat., March 3, 2007
  • 2006 Theme: Reading Sacred Texts as Friends
    • Event One: Bible, Saturday, February 18
    • Event Two: Early Quaker Journals, Saturday, March 25
    • Event Three: Non-Christian Sacred Texts, Saturday, April 15