2019 Quaker RE Collaborative Conference and Retreat

Powell House, Old Chatham, NY, USA

4pm Friday, August 9 to 1pm Sunday, August 11, 2019

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Please calculate your fees and select payment method below:

  • Shared room and all meals ($300)
  • Commuter/Camper and all meals ($235)
  • Children to age 12 ($65)
  • Saturday with lunch only ($170)

Please consider helping others attending the gathering by adding a contribution to your fees.

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Please calculate your fees for the whole conference plus, if you are able, a donation to help others attend and click the “Pay Now” button below to enter your payment. You can use a credit card or pay through your personal PayPal account. It will say “Donation” but only the donation part of your payment will count as a tax exempt donation. If you are adding a donation, please note the amount of your donation on the “Add special instructions to QREC” area on the PayPal form.

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Please calculate your costs for the whole conference plus donation to help others and send a check written to “Quaker RE Collaborative” to Anne Collins, ‚ÄúQuaker RE Collaborative,‚Äù1806 N Husband St., Apt 303, Stillwater, OK 74075 USA

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More information about the Conference will be posted here and on QREC’s Facebook page.

A welcome email will go to registrants a week or two before the Conference with more information about program and logistics.

For questions please contact the registrar at

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…

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.

Become a Member

Submit Resources

Get Announcements


Attend an Event

Contact Us

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…