Quaker Religious Education Collaborative

Joining Hands in Service to Quaker Religious Education

What’s New…

Youth Programs at FGC’s 2021 Gathering

FGC Gathering is a unique event where young people can build relationships and bond with Quakers from across the continent. Gathering will be online this year from Sunday, June 27 – Saturday, July 3.

QREC 2021 Conference

2021 QREC Conference — Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Integrating Lessons Learned and Leadings that Light the Way. Mark your calendars for the online 2021 QREC conference, August 13–15, Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Integrating Lessons Learned and Leadings that Light the Way

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Walking with the Bible – Spring 2021 Series

Walking with the Bible is a monthly series of Bible hours on the first Sunday of the month, 4-5:15pm Eastern Time (USA). Sponsored by Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center and Beacon Hill Friends House, Boston, MA.

Spiritual Companion Group Training

To learn to convene a Spiritual Companion Group and practice the skills of being a good Companion. This ongoing training refreshes active practitioners, strengthens new groups and orients newcomers. Ongoing Training: in March, July and November annually 2021: July...
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Friendly Book Collaborative Seeking Volunteers

Friends Peace Teams is seeking volunteers for the new Friendly Book Collaborative Program. Friends are working together to Identify books for Friends Peace Libraries, write Peace Schools and Gardens curriculum, offer Literacy for Peace and Justice training, and share Power of Goodness stories and events.

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Quaker Summer Camps 2021

Quaker Summer Sleep-Away Opportunities for Kids: Quaker camps are in the process of discerning whether and how to open this summer.

Learnings that Light the Way

Future Conversation Circles

Check later for details of upcoming conversation circles.

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

Virtual Retreats for Youth of Color

Youth of Color Virtual Retreats

Get up to some good trouble at our Virtual Retreats for Youth of Color! Join the Ministry on Racism of Friends General Conference (FGC) for quarterly Virtual Retreats for Youth of Color throughout 2021! Each retreat will be held in 3 or 4 90-minute segments on a...
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Valiant Together: Facebook Group for Quaker RE During COVID-19

Like the Valiant 60 of Quaker history, Quaker Religious Educators (RE) are reaching out through a new Face book group to support families. The Spirit is rising! Join us as we work together to bring hope, creativity and the chance to go deeper during the COVID-19...

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


African Quaker Library

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…

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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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Get Involved

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