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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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Message from Marilin, La Boca, Cuba

From Marilin Escalona Santiesteban, of la junta mensual de Bocas, Cuba:  Mi experiencia en tiempos del aislamiento social: My experience in times of social isolation: Hermana/o míos, soy ya una anciana pero Dios me ha mostrado que debería salirme de los esquemas y la...

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From Pam Cole, Resources

Faith-based programs of Girl / Boy Scouts From Pam Cole Note: These programs lend themselves to young people working individually rather than in groups. The Friends Committee on Scouting is An Affiliated Program of Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of...

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QREC 2020  Annual Conference  August 14-16, 2020

QREC 2020 Annual Conference August 14-16, 2020

Join us for the QREC Annual Conference! 14-16 August 2020 We gather to open ourselves to deeper listening and fresh inspiration from a place beneath the endless brainstorming to solve the logistical disruptions caused by the pandemic. Worship sharing with a touch of...

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Talking About Racial Injustice with Children

Talking About Racial Injustice with Children

Published JUNE 5, 2020 on the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting website Our children are watching, and listening, and learning. This is a deeply challenging time. Families are experiencing a global pandemic that has changed the shape of home and school life. There is...

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Racial Justice Resources for Children

Racial Justice Resources for Children

This is a growing list of resources for exploring racism and racial justice with young Friends.  The first document (Children's and Youth Resources) begins with queries to frame the task which we offer here. Queries:  How do we approach the work of...

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Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

A listing of thirteen books relevant to Earth Day and stewardship of the earth.  Each book is listed with a brief synopsis and a link to a video of the book read aloud.  In addition to Wondering Questions, a listing of activities generouasly shared...

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Quaker RE in the Home and Small Meeting

Topic: Children's religious education is vital to the growth of Friends meetings, yet it can be challenging in small communities. Quaker meetings in North America are often small with a preponderance of older Friends, yet our way of worship offers the quietude,...

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Conversation summary, November: Spirit of the Season

QREC Conversation Circle Summary.  November 2019 Spirit of the Season: Wonder and Light in Advent, Christmas and the holidays Centering Silence Topic: How can Quaker religious educators help children, families and Friends of all ages celebrate the birth of Jesus...

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Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month

Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month

Thanksgiving is celebrated in November in the US, and so is Native American Heritage Month: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about/.   Those of us who are not Native have much to learn from Native peoples about gratitude. As we approach the...

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Past Conversation Circles, Summaries and Resources

Conversation Circles are online video conferences which provide a space for Quaker religious educators across geographic regions to share and collaborate about why and how they do their work. Each conversation has a different topic. Participants...

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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…