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Conversation Circles

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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.

Group on Benches at Pendle Hill 2014

Other Religious Education Events

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Quaker Caregiving in Times of Crisis, Online Lab

Quaker Caregiving in Times of Crisis, Online Lab

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 Scholar in residence. Windy is also one of the planners for QREC's "Conversation Circle" series. She is a recent MDiv from Earlham School of Religion and is currently in a doctoral...

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The Divine Invitation: free introductory webinar to the Exploring Spiritual Practices online course

The Divine Invitation: free introductory webinar to the Exploring Spiritual Practices online course

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.

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Spiritual Companion Group Training

Spiritual Companion Group Training

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...

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Youth of Color Virtual Retreats

Youth of Color Virtual Retreats

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...

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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…