Past Events Category

Listening Circle: Inviting Children’s Participation in Worship

Listening Circle: Inviting Children’s Participation in Worship

Join these listening circles to explore children’s participation in Quaker Meeting for Worship. These conversations will support a Friend’s seminary research from which will emerge a guide for how to be an intergenerational spiritual community and how to encourage reciprocity across generations.

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QREC 2023 Annual Conference November 3-5

QREC 2023 Annual Conference November 3-5

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.

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Conscientious Objection: Is this for you?

Conscientious Objection: Is this for you?

Two interactive online sessions to help young Friends consider: 1. functions of the US military; 2. how Selective Service System (SSS) works, and; 3. how to seek conscientious objector (CO) status and alternative service. Young Friends will hear from Friends who sought CO status during previous US wars.

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Walking With the Bible Series

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...

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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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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.

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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…