Conversations to help meetings discern the value of paid religious education staff in ministry for children and families.
Notes from Past Conversation Circles Category
RISE: A Curriculum for Quaker Youth — November Conversation Circles
Relationships and sexuality are central to the spiritual work of adolescence. In these conversations, learn about RISE, a human relationship and sexuality curriculum for 7th and 8th grade Quakers developed by Durham Friends Meeting. November 15 & 17, 2022
Experiments in Meeting for Worship, Plain, Virtual, Blended — Conversation Summary
Quakerism has been an experimental faith, and the disruption of these times has opened a profound experiment in Meeting for Worship. Conversation summary as we seek to evolve our understanding through shared experience of plain, virtual and blended Meeting for Worship.
Protecting Our Children: Child Safety in Quaker Meetings — Conversation Circle Summary
Join this conversation to learn about the Britain Yearly Meeting Safeguarding Program and to share thoughts and resources on child safety in Meetings.
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
Conversation Circles, Quaker Parenting:
Quaker Parenting, Support for these times. Support for Quaker parents through meetings, online and resources for family life. Tuesday, Jan 18 and Thursday, Jan 20
Intergenerational RE: Rebuilding the Beloved Community — Conversation Circles
Join this conversation to explore rebuilding the beloved community through intergenerational Quaker religious education.
This conversation focused on practical experiences, resources and ideas for observing World Quaker Day in religious education programs.
April 20 & 22, 2021 Conversation Circle
Conversation with Quaker Youth Workers. Tuesday, April 20, 1pm Eastern (USA) and Thursday, April 22, 8pm Eastern (USA)
February 18, 2021 Conversation Circle
Beyond Quakerism 101: How can Friends prepare to be a light in the world? Thursday, February 18, 8pm Eastern (USA).
Conversation Circle (October 2020) — Welcoming Diverse Youth and Young Adults
Topic: The current disruption in society is shaking the foundations of culture and faith. In the turmoil, youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds may seek spiritual community in Friends Meetings. Children of color who connect with Friends at Quaker camp may...
Conversation Circle (Sep 2020) — Child Safety
How are we caring for children in our Meetings? We have been given a sacred trust, as Quaker religious educators who work with children and youth, to nurture the spiritual growth of young Friends in a loving and safe community. This conversation will explore child...
Conversation Circle (July 2020) — Program Planning in Uncertain Times
Topic: In April and May we held conversations on how Friends were managing Religious Education and supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look forward, the virus is still with us - and will be for some time to come. Join the conversation on how we can...
Conversation Circle (May 2020) — Online Quaker Religious Education
Topic: Online Quaker Religious Education: What have we learned so far in our roles as pastors and educators? Welcome and Introductions Centering Silence The COVI-19 pandemic has been a time of struggle and heartbreak, hitting some parts of the society and the world...
Conversation Circle (March 2020) — Sustainability
Topic: Walk Gently Over the Earth: Religious Education for Sustainable Living Friends, young and old, find joy and inspiration in the natural world, yet we are challenged by a mounting environmental crisis. Friends from Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) to explore...
Conversation Circle (February 2020) — Quakers, Death and New Life: Lent, Easter and Passover
Topic: Quakers, Death and New Life: Lent, Easter and Passover Drawing on the ancient themes of death, rebirth and resurrection, how can we, as religious educators open the way to a Quaker understanding of Lent, Easter and Passover? Join this conversation to discuss...