Quaker Religious Education Collaborative

Joining Hands in Service to Quaker Religious Education

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QREC 2023 Annual Conference November 3-5: Save the Date!

Join the QREC 2023 Annual Conference in-person in Winchester, Indiana or online around the Quaker world. Celebrate and strengthen our work and ministry as Quaker spiritual nurturers and faith formation guides.

Walking in the World as a Friend Discussion & Practice Group

Walking in the World as a Friend Practice & Discussion Group

WALKING IN THE WORLD AS A FRIEND: ESSENTIAL QUAKER PRACTICES by Nadine Hoover lays out the three jobs all Friends take on when we begin to follow the Quaker path–minister, steward, and witness.

Practices like journaling and spiritual companions help us live into these roles as we tend the inward life (minister), align our outward lives to our inward life (steward), and let our lives speak and tell truths we know, publicly (witness).

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Summary: Paid Religious Education (RE) Staff in Quaker Meetings

Conversations to help meetings discern the value of paid religious education staff in ministry for children and families.

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Highlights from QREC’s 2021-2022 Work and Ministry

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative, across regions and cultures, stepped up in robust, faithful ways to listen, discern, and serve some of the emerging needs of our community of practice during this second year of the pandemic. We drew on our creativity and...

Spiritual Companion Group Gatherings

These gatherings are for people who meet as companions (of 2-4 members) mutually committed to experiment with allowing the Living Spirit to guide and shape their lives, as expressed in their own words.

Valiant Together: Sharing Quaker Religious Education Support and Resources

Like the Valiant 60 of Quaker history, Quaker religious educators (RE) are reaching out through a Facebook group to connect, share resources and ask questions of one another. Spirit is rising!

Walking With the Bible Series

Beacon Hill Friends House offered a series of 9 monthly online Bible sessions led by North American Bible leaders from a variety of backgrounds from October 2020 through June 2021 in cooperation with Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center. Beacon Hill also offered three...

Introductory Slide Show

QREC slide show introducing our work, our website and our library

Who We Are

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The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is a grassroots network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for life-long Quaker faith formation through religious education. We include Friends from all branches of our international Quaker family. We welcome all Friends involved in religious education. Join us in forming a community of practice to share resources, skills, gifts, questions and insights, and to support each other in the ministry of Quaker faith formation.

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The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) seeks to link Friends with similar interest and needs, and to make Quaker religious education resources available.

Resource Library

Children’s Education

Youth Education

Adult Education

Small Meetings

General Search


Young Adult Friends

African Quaker Library

Biblioteca QREC

Our Partners

Faith and Play Circle

Faith & Play

Quaker Stories of Faith, Practice, and Witness, used with the Godly Play® approach to spiritual formation.
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Friends Peace Teams

A Spirit-led organization working world-wide for justice and healing, creating enduring cultures of peace. 


Friends World Committee for Consultation

Connecting Friends, Crossing Cultures, 
Changing Lives

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Quaker Parenting Initiative

Where Quaker faith and nurturing children come together

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An Introduction

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is an international, cross-branch, grassroots network of Friends sharing a stewardship for lifelong Quaker faith formation through religious education. We formed in April 2014 and now serve more than 300 Friends in our network. We actively engage and support each other across languages and continents. We gather for regional and annual conferences and offer monthly Conversation Circles via an online conferencing platform. 

Steering Circle

We share leadership as part of our collaborative mission, making decisions using the Quaker ‘sense of the meeting’ process, sitting in expectant, worshipful waiting for the emergence of shared truth. Read more…

Working Circles

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Our work  takes place in ‘circles’ or small groups of Friends who labor on a common task, usually meeting by video conference due to the geographic diversity of the membership. Read more…

The Resource Library

Finders Guide, a sampling of the collection

The QREC Resource Library is a place to share lessons and other educational information in support of our work as Quaker religious educators. This library is a forum for curricula, articles, videos and other educational materials on Quaker themes. You will also find principles, policies and procedures to strengthen operation of your child, youth and adult religious education programs.

Children's Education

Adult Education


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Youth Education

Small Meetings

Young Adult Friends

Biblioteca QREC


Find renewal, companionship, and help for nitty gritty issues in Quaker religious education, all the while opening spaces for Spirit to work and listening together for God’s way forward.

QREC holds an annual conference and retreat. In addition we hold online Conversation Circles and post other religious education events as we learn about them.

Conversation Circles

Online conferences for Quaker religious educators to share about their work. Conversations are scheduled for two sessions per topic to encourage international participation.  Join the conversation…

Other Events

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Religious education events of interest to Quakers from all parts of the world. Please let us know about upcoming online or in-person events happening in your area. See the list of upcoming events…

Love at the Heart

Spiritual Practices


Active Caring

Quaker Family Culture

Finding the Light

Faith at Home

Home is the heart of faith formation for all families. This is especially true for Friends. As an experiential religion, Quakerism is best learned through living in loving community. Indeed, the vast majority of faith formation for our young Friends happens at home in the busy swirl of daily life.

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QREC depends on all of us sharing our gifts and skills as religious educators. Here are some of the ways you can get involved…