Faith & Play‚Ñ¢ is a Montessori-inspired storytelling resource that helps children find words and images for expressing their experiences of holy mystery and wonder in their lives. Play is children‚Äôs practice, hence the name Faith & Play, deriving from Faith and Practice.

Faith & Play includes stories of Quaker faith, practice and witness, told in the manner of Godly Play¬Æ (a resource to teach stories from the Bible in an open-ended way that invites children to experientially find themselves in the stories). Godly Play and Faith & Play acknowledge that God is active in children‚Äôs lives long before they enter the religious education classroom, and at the core of this method is a deep respect for children‚Äôs spiritual lives. Participants hear and respond to the stories in age appropriate ways, making the method ideal for meetings with grade-level classrooms as well as for small meetings where few children are in diverse places developmentally.

Faith & Play was created by the Faith & Play Group to serve as a Quaker supplement to Godly Play, and is intended for the teacher trained in the Godly Play method.

For upcoming trainings and news about new resources go to the Faith and Play Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FaithandPlay.

Trainings are available for Friends through the Faith & Play Group, faithandplaystories@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Trainings/Worshops

August 24 to 26, 2018 – Playing in the Light – Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA
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: https://pendlehill.org/events/playing-in-the-light/#.Wqvl2CinHrd

 
 
 

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.

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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…

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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…

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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…