Playing in the Light Training
April 20 to 22, 2018 – Playing in the Light – Powell House in Old Chatham, NY
Inviting Friends in NYYM and NEYM and beyond! Hosted by New York Yearly Meeting and Faith & Play.
A rich weekend of storytelling where we’ll explore Bible and Quaker Stories and practice learning and telling stories to the group. The weekend serves as both a training and a time of spiritual retreat and nourishment for teachers.
LINK to FLYER and REGISTRATION: http://www.powellhouse.org/index.php/site-map/articles/adult-family-programs/playing-in-the-light-godly-play-faith-play-training-for-quakers
Infusing Racial Justice into Our Quaker Spiritual Formation and Religious Education
Facilitated by Lisa Graustein
Now an online videoconference using Zoom! Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm ED
Join us at the cutting edge of Quaker Religious Education ‚ô¶ Use this flyer to SPREAD THE WORD about this opportunity for learning!
Tired of feeling outraged?
Check out these two online courses, facilitated by Eileen Flanagan, which have helped hundreds of people become more effective agents for change.
Building a Nonviolent Direct Action Campaign is an online course designed to help people who feel called to adopt bolder tactics during
these tumultuous times, but who need help knowing how. Course begins Monday, May 7 and meets from 7:00 until 9:00pm for four Mondays.
Learn more at http://eileenflanagan.com/building-a-campaign/
We Were Made for this Moment is designed to help people who feel called to work for a more just, sustainable, and loving world to do so in
ways that are both strategic and spiritually grounded. This course looks at a variety of ways of making change to help you identify how to best use your
gifts. Course begins Wednesday, May 16 12-1:30 pm and runs four weeks.
Learn more at http://eileenflanagan.com/we-were-made-for-this-moment/
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.
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…
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.
African Quaker Library
Young Adult Friends
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.
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…
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
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
Attend an Event
QREC depends on all of us sharing our gifts and skills as religious educators. Here are some of the ways you can get involved…