QREC 2021 Conference — Hearing God’s Call:
Lessons Learned and Leadings that Light the Way
Joyfully, we gathered online to worship, learn from each other and envision the way forward for Quaker religious education and faith formation. Recordings, slides and handouts are posted below, with more coming. Please share your comments to help us plan future events.
- Sharing Our Experience of Experiment with Light, Durham (NC) Friends, Materials
- Nurturing Strong Roots of Quaker Faith in Our Teens—Oscar Lugusa Malande, Friends Theological College, Kaimosi, Kenya
- Creativity and Design of Resources for Teen Sunday Classes—Rossio Stephanie Quispe Humerez, and Sinai Delina Quispe Turpo
- Building Intergenerational Community: A discussion about welcoming Children and Families to Meeting for Worship, Karin Heller, New Garden Friends, Materials
- How We Work with Teens in Local Meetings and Friends Churches—Andrew Wright, Luiza Adera Chahia, Karen Greenler, Notes
- Africa Quaker Archives Oral History Project—Judith Nandikove and Marian Baker, Spanish interpretation, Materials
- Lesson Writing, Using Beloved Stories to Nurture Roots of Faith—Anne Collins
- The Bible as a Doorway to Hearing God’s Voice—Peter Blood Patterson, Materials
Preparation, Formation and Belonging: New growth from RE Roots, Melinda Wenner Bradley Recording and Materials
Meeting for Worship Message
Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business, Materials and Recording
Best Practices for Hybrid Worship, David Coletta, Tech Ministries, Materials and Recording
Conversation Circles: Building Community Across Distances, QREC Conversation Working Circle, Materials and Recording
Discerning Call in the Storms of Life, Jay Marshall, Materials and Recording
Discerniendo el llamado en las tormentas de la vida, Jay Marshall, Materials and Recording
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.
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…
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.
African Quaker Library
Young Adult Friends
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.
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…
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
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…