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I am a Quaker

I am a Quaker

Aconcise exploration of Quaker faith and practice for young children. Without preaching or proselytizing, children who are believers talk about their religion, as they have learned it from -- or practice it with -- their families. Religions of the World books (Rosen...

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Essays on the Quaker Vision of Gospel Order

Essays on the Quaker Vision of Gospel Order

Gospel Order is “…the order established by God that exists in every part of creation, transcending the chaos that seems so often prevalent. It is the right relationship of every part of creation, however small, to every other part and to the creator.”  p.3 These...

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When the Spirit Calls: Engaging the Challenges of Ministry

When the Spirit Calls: Engaging the Challenges of Ministry

This practical, conversational book embraces the idea that call is a natural and inevitable part of a faith perspective that views ministry as universal. Unpacking and interpreting an individual’s call at the outset is merely the first step in what becomes an...

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Becoming Me: A story of creation

Becoming Me: A story of creation

Have you ever imagined how you came to be? Do you stop and wonder what your place is in creation? Becoming Me presents a way of looking at life and the meaning of our existence, based on timeless spiritual insights. The simple words and radiant illustrations touch...

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We Are the Water Protectors

We Are the Water Protectors

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption--a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by...

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Barclay’s Apology in Modern English

Barclay’s Apology in Modern English

The classic systematic statement of the Quaker faith, in an edition where antique and obscure words and sentence structure have been eliminated and references to people and matters of faith come alive through annotations. The nature of the church, its ministry and...

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Almost American Girl

Almost American Girl

Transitioning from life in Korea to America, a young woman struggles with change and figuring out where she fits. After her mother’s decision to marry a man in Alabama, 14-year-old Chuna, who thought she was just going on another mother-daughter trip, grapples with...

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DK Illustrated Family Bible

DK Illustrated Family Bible

This superbly illustrated Bible interprets the text of all the most important stories in the Old and New Testaments, making it an essential Bible reader for the whole family. The DK Illustrated Family Bible uses original texts selected from the New International...

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Sometimes People March

Sometimes People March

Simple, direct statements are paired with watercolor illustrations to highlight some of the rallying causes for organized marches throughout the history of the United States. The text and art begin with two marches that will reemerge as metaphor later in the book: a...

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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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Refuge: The Timeless Story of Christmas

Refuge: The Timeless Story of Christmas

The Christmas story and what follows: the fleeing of Jesus, Mary and Joseph from Herod's soldiers to Egypt. An immigration story, this book has timeless crossover appeal and a message that couldn't be more relevant today as so many leave their homeland for fear of...

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The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman

The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman

The secret of Woolman's purity of style is that his eye is single, and that conscience dictated his words. This Quaker preacher and tailor was a man of wisdom and true philosophy. These pages are filled with insight and messages for our time. A major classic of...

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Journal of George Fox

Journal of George Fox

George Fox’s Journal was written later in his life with the benefit of hindsight, at a time when the Religious Society of Friends was struggling for acceptance. It was later edited after his death by Thomas Ellwood, under the direction of the Second-day Morning...

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A Near Sympathy: The Timeless Quaker Wisdom of John Woolman

A Near Sympathy: The Timeless Quaker Wisdom of John Woolman

This book is an invitation to a friendship with John Woolman, as well as an invitation to consider what John Woolman has to say to us today. Michael Birkel, professor of religion at Earlham College, acquaints readers with the spiritual disciplines and resources that...

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A New Alphabet for Humanity

A New Alphabet for Humanity

Alphabet Words to Inspire Compassion, Kindness and Positivity This book features 26 empowering alphabet words to activate the potential of our children and create a bright future for humanity. A New Alphabet for Humanity teaches children the power of positive words so...

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Deepening Church Life

Deepening Church Life

This curriculum enables Friends to explore central tenets in the shared life of a Friends Meeting. Topics include: Quaker faith as an adventure in direct, ongoing guidance by Christ shaping the work of the church today. Deepening worship — ways we allow Christ to...

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Birth of the Friends Church

Birth of the Friends Church

Mid-17th century England was swept by dramatic changes: sharp religious and political conflict, rising hopes, charismatic leaders and popular grassroots movements — in short, a world much like the one we live in today. Friends were born as a faith community into this...

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The Dazzle of Day

The Dazzle of Day

The Dazzle of Day is an astonishing short novel about a generation starship. There have been plenty of books set on generation starships by everyone from Heinlein to Wolfe, but thing that makes this stand out is how astonishingly real the characters are, and how well...

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Conversation Circle (Nov 2020) – Essential Quaker Practice

Conversation Circle (Nov 2020) – Essential Quaker Practice

Walking in the World as a Friend: Essential Quaker Practice Facilitators: TUE Sita Diehl, Madison WI, NYM, QREC THU Andrew Wright, Durham FM, NCYMC WELCOMING WORSHIP & INTRO: Welcome to the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative Conversation Circle. We’re very...

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Friends World Committee for Consultation Africa Section

Friends World Committee for Consultation Africa Section

The Quaker Tree in East Africa By Moses Musonga, former Executive Secretary, FWCC Africa Section The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was established in East Africa in 1902. The American Friends Board of foreign missions sent two students to Kenya to survey and...

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Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children. Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers creative ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether...

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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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Get Involved

QREC depends on all of us sharing our gifts and skills as religious educators. Here are some of the ways you can get involved…