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Spiritual Companion Groups Workshop

Spiritual Companion Groups Workshop

This workshop offers practices in skills of spiritual companion groups, self-selected groups of 2-4 people who meet every 1-3 weeks for 1-2 hours. Companions divide group time equally and test each other’s discernment by offering reflection and feedback.

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Conversation Circles, Faith at Home

Conversation Circles, Faith at Home

Home is the heart of faith formation. Learn about QREC Faith at Home resources to help open us and our children in faithful living. Tuesday, Feb 15 and Thursday, Feb 18

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Conversation Circle

Conversation Circle

This conversation focused on practical experiences, resources and ideas for observing World Quaker Day in religious education programs.

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Quaker Caregiving in Times of Crisis, Online Lab

Quaker Caregiving in Times of Crisis, Online Lab

Pendle Hill is offering an online lab on pastoral care in Quaker meetings, beginning the second weekend in September. Facilitator, Windy Cooler is an embraced Quaker public minister from Sandy Spring Friends in Baltimore Yearly Meeting and Pendle Hill’s 2020 Cadbury...

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The Divine Invitation: free introductory webinar to the Exploring Spiritual Practices online course

The Divine Invitation: free introductory webinar to the Exploring Spiritual Practices online course

Registration is open for a Fall 2021 online course starting Tuesday Sept. 7th, Exploring Spiritual Practices, led by Marcelle Martin. Curious but not ready to commit just yet? Sign up for a free introductory webinar on Sept. 7th where you can sample the course. Co-sponsored by New England Quakers in partnership with the Beacon Hill Friends House, this course is open to people of diverse faiths.

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QREC 2021 Conference — Hearing God’s Call:

QREC 2021 Conference — Hearing God’s Call:

Lessons Learned and Leadings that Light the Way. Joyfully, we gathered from five continents to worship, learn and envision the way forward for Quaker religious education and faith formation.  Please share your insights about the conference to help us plan for future events. Recordings, slides and handouts available.

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Youth Programs at FGC’s 2021 Gathering

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.

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May 18 & 20, 2021 Conversation Circles

May 18 & 20, 2021 Conversation Circles

Learnings that Light the Way. Tuesday, May 18, 1pm Eastern (USA) and Thursday, May 20, 8pm Eastern (USA). Listening for emerging practice and ideas among Quaker religious educators as we move into this new time.

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Walking with the Bible – Spring 2021 Series

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.

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Quaker Summer Camps 2021

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.

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Breaking Down Divides — Acting on Conscience

Breaking Down Divides — Acting on Conscience

March 6, 2021 at 9:30am Eastern Time (USA). Friends Peace Teams is sponsoring this online forum for youth and adults, using stories to bring people from different walks of life to experience and practice peace.

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Walking with the Bible – Winter 2021 Series

Walking with the Bible – Winter 2021 Series

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

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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

Family

African Quaker Library

Youth Education

Small Meetings

Young Adult Friends

Biblioteca QREC

Events

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

Discernment

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…