QREC Events and Conferences
Join the QREC 2022 Annual Conference! In-person in Hickory NC, and online around the Quaker world. Explore how to strengthen and revitalize your local Quaker RE community of practice. Connect in Spirit-filled community with other Quaker religious educators.
A call to re-envision how we invite children and youth into spiritual community and nurture Quaker identity. This is a reprise of the QREC 2021 conference keynote presentation.
Conversation Circles are online gatherings to connect as a Quaker religious education community of practice, and to share experience and resources. Conversation Circles serve as a sampler to invite further inquiry and collaboration on topics of shared interest for Quaker faith formation across the lifespan. Two sessions are scheduled per topic to facilitate international participation.
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.
Other Religious Education Events
In person weekend workshop honor the blessing of bell hooks’ memory, preparing for the academic year in community with other teachers and students.
This workshop offers practices in skills of spiritual companion groups, self-selected groups of 2-4 people who meet every 1-3 weeks for 1-2 hours. Companions divide group time equally and test each other’s discernment by offering reflection and feedback.
Quaker summer camps around the US are now accepting registrations for Summer 2022 sleep-away opportunities.
FGC is piloting a Spiritual Mentorship Program for youth and young adults interested in developing their spiritual gifts of clerking, discernment, and community leadership.
To learn to convene a Spiritual Companion Group and practice the skills of being a good Companion. This ongoing training refreshes active practitioners, strengthens new groups and orients newcomers. Ongoing Training: in March, July and November annually 2021: Nov 12/13 (N Am/Asia) 2022: March 11/12, July 8/9 & Nov 11/12 (N Am/Asia) Friday, 7-10p Eastern USA/Can on Zoom Nov & March Fri/Sat start: 4p Pacific, 12a London, 8a Manila, 11a...
Get up to some good trouble at our Virtual Retreats for Youth of Color! Join the Ministry on Racism of Friends General Conference (FGC) for quarterly Virtual Retreats for Youth of Color throughout 2021! Each retreat will be held in 3 or 4 90-minute segments on a Saturday, and will be designed to be accessible from time zones across North America. These youth retreats are for all youth of color through High School age. Retreats are open to all...