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Resident Staff Positions Open Now!

Want to join a Quaker community dedicated to supporting peace and justice activism through hospitality and education?  If so, we would love to have you join our team! We are currently seeking team-oriented individuals to serve as Associate Resident Manager, as a volunteer Friend in Residence, and as a part-time Resident Hospitality Volunteer.  Residential staff and volunteer…

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Voices from the Holy Land film series at William Penn House!

William Penn House is co-hosting the Friends DC film series by Voices from the Holy Land along with Friend’s Committee on National Legislation and Friends Meeting of Washington. Check out the flyer below to see more information about the film series and check out the Voices from the Holy Land website to read descriptions about…

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Witnessing the power of youth activism at the March for our Lives

What an inspiring weekend as we witnessed and supported the March for our Lives on March 24!  We opened our doors all day as a comfort station, providing beverages, bathrooms, and a place to rest for weary marchers – plus brownies and fruit donated by generous neighbors!  We even had supplies for poster-making in the…

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Year in Review

William Penn House Annual Report 2017 2017 was an exciting year of growth and change for us at William Penn House, celebrating 50 years of service and expanding our support for peace & justice activism and education to respond to today’s environment.  Please click the link above to read more about our activities this year. …

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Reflections on the Human Rights Seminar

Reflections on the Human Rights Seminar Naomi Madaras September 2017 I looked forward all year to facilitating the DC Human Rights seminar with the University of Washington Bothell. I remembered meeting the students from last year’s seminar and was impressed by their engagement with speakers and their insightful questions. This year the students continued to…

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Welcome to our new website!

As you may have noticed, we have just launched a completely re-built website!  We have updated the website to be mobile-friendly and make better use of current web technology, and to allow regular posting of news updates (such as this one!).  Please explore the site – we hope you enjoy it! If there is any…

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My Experience Learning About Racial and Environmental Justice In New Orleans

From March 28th to April 1st I went with 10 students from the Sidwell Friends School as a chaperone to New Orleans to learn with them more about the topic of “racial and environmental justice”. Our program was divided in direct service work with organizations like “Greenlight New Orleans” and the work with the “Isle…

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