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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Now in their third year, these online mutual support groups are open to Quaker parents anywhere.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Quaker Summer Sleep-Away Opportunities for Kids: Quaker camps are in the process of discerning whether and how to open this summer.
Bolivian Young Adult Friends invite people from around the world to participate in a series of four online workshop on the peace testimony. Mondays at 6pm (UTC-4) March 15, 22, 29, and April 5, 2021.
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.
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.
February 20–21, 2021: Youth Summit for Middle and High School Friends
A workshop series: December 27, January 3. January 10, January 24, 2021. Now that the Selective Service System (SSS) registration for the draft in most states is automatic when getting a state driver’s license, Quaker youth and other youth of faith rarely consider making a claim as a conscientious objector (CO).
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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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