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Newlin Quaker Center

Newlin Quaker Center

The Newlin Quaker Center aims to identify young Quaker leaders, nurture Quaker scholarship and dialogue on campus, and provide members of the Earlham and wider communities with information about the Religious Society of Friends and Earlham's living Quaker character. More broadly, the Center aims to promote conversation and cooperation among Friends, and to provide a gathering place for Friends of all sorts.

At the Newlin Quaker Center, we focus on Quaker-related events and programs on campus. Housed in Virginia Cottage, which is also the home of the Office of Religious Life, our corner of campus is a beautiful and tranquil place that provides hospitality and encourages reflection and spiritual renewal. The Cottage has a kitchen and two comfortable gathering rooms, which are available for your use — reservations are needed — we encourage campus-wide use of the facility.

Virginia Cottage

The Newlin Center is located in Virginia Cottage, just north of the Public Safety and McNair offices. Virginia Cottage was the residence of Virginia and Elton Trueblood.

To reserve the kitchen, living room, or garden room, contact Administrative Assistant of the Office of Religious Life, Susan Wilson at (765) 983-1413.

Quaker Fellows

Applications for the program are due by February 15. Fill out the application here

Katherine Sorrows
Place-Based Education

Geology major Katherine Sorrows ’17 says she sets her ambition toward anything that catches her interest. During her first year at Earlham, several things have caught her interest.

Jonathan Birkel
Soil and Spirituality

Jonathan Birkel ’16 is pursuing a degree in Environmental Science, but he probably never would have guessed his education would revolve so much around soil.


Quaker Almanac

For the week of August 24, 2014

Link to Audio

Week 1 -
Quaker Earth Care Witness and Laurie Baker

The story of the founding of Quaker Earth Care Witness in August of 1987, and subsequent activities of this Quaker group. Next, Laurie Baker, a Quaker architect's thoughts on faith.

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