UPCOMING CONVERSATION CIRCLES
 
DECEMBER     Conversation Circles CANCELLED. Have a joyful, restful holiday. 
 
JANUARY     Social Justice and Action in Quaker RE: From the Classroom into the World
As Friends, we are at our best when we live the testimonies fully with faith and courage; when we embrace our faith and practice to advocate for truth, justice and peace. Join this conversation to explore how we, as Quaker religious educators, can inspire young Friends to discern, to act and to lead.  
Facilitator: Liz Yeats, Austin Monthly Meeting, SCYM
Tuesday, 1/22, 1:00 PM US Eastern time (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT)  Click HERE to register.
Thursday, 1/24, 8:00 PM US Eastern time (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT) Click HERE to register.
 
 
FEBRUARY     Lent, Easter, Passover: Resources for Celebration of the Sacred Spring 
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 the challenges posed by the sacred stories of this season; to learn from others and to share successes and promising practices in your meeting.  
Facilitator: Beth Collea, Wellesley Monthly Meeting, NEYM
Tuesday, 2/19, 1:00 PM US Eastern time (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT)  Click HERE to register.
Thursday, 2/21, 8:00 PM US Eastern time (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT) Click HERE to register.
 
MARCH    Inclusion in Quaker RE: Supporting Children with Learning Differences and Autism 
Detection of autism and learning conditions has advanced in recent years along with classroom accommodation methods. Join this conversation to discuss how to welcome children with special needs and their familes into Quaker religious education programs, while also serving the class as a whole.  
Facilitator: Beth Collea, Wellesley Monthly Meeting, NEYM
Tuesday, 3/19, 1:00 PM US Eastern time (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT)  Click HERE to register.
Thursday, 3/21, 8:00 PM US Eastern time (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT) Click HERE to register.
 
APRIL   Quaker Parenting: Supporting parents and other caregivers on the spiritual journey of child-rearing
There is no doubt that parenting challenges one to the core, but can also offer immense rewards. Explore how a uniquely Quaker approach to childrearing can help Friends frame parenting as part of their Quaker spiritual journey.  At the heart of the QPI approach is a query-based method for sorting out parenting challenges by operationalizing one‚Äôs deepest hopes and convictions. Learn how the Quaker Parenting Initiative supports families and nurtures growth that is vital to the future of Quakerism. 
Facilitator: Harriet Heath, Schoodish Monthly Meeting, NEYM
Tuesday, 4/9, 1:00 PM US Eastern time (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT)  Click HERE to register.
Thursday, 4/11, 8:00 PM US Eastern time (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT) Click HERE to register.
 
MAY   Quaker Parenting: Supporting parents and other caregivers on the spiritual journey of child-rearing
How can we support faith formation in Quaker youth ages 12-18 and welcome them into the Meeting as a whole? Many meetings find that just as youth become truly ready for critical thinking and engagement in society, we lose their participation in our Quaker community. Join this conversation to discuss the current state of this ministry, explore what is working well, and discover growing edges. 
Facilitator: Marsha Holliday, Friends Meeting of Washington, BYM
Tuesday, 5/14, 1:00 PM US Eastern time (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT)  Click HERE to register.
Thursday, 5/16, 8:00 PM US Eastern time (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT) Click HERE to register.
 

 

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.

Become a Member

Submit Resources

Get Announcements

Donate

Attend an Event

Contact Us

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…