Drawing on the ancient themes of death, rebirth and resurrection, how can we, as religious educators lift up a Quaker understanding of Lent, Easter and Passover?  The mystery of this season, while not easy to enter, can lead to personal and social transformation if the way is prepared.

Join one of these conversation circles 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. 

Registration is required: 

Tuesday, February 19, 1:00 pm ET: Register HERE

Thursday, February 21, 8:00 pm ET: Register HERE

Facilitator: Beth Collea, Wellesley MM, NEYM

Queries

  • How do we come as contemporary Friends to 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?
  • How do we prepare ourselves to enter the mystery and carry something of Easter beyond the holiday in a way that feels authentic and faithful?
  • How can we care for families holding multiple faith traditions only one of which is Quaker?

Resources: 

 

Resources:

Easter Story for Friends (Faith & Play): http://quakers4re.org/find-resources/easter-story-friends-story-about-power-god%E2%80%99s-love

Exploring Godly Play Stories for Lent, Melinda Wenner Bradley, PYM: http://quakers4re.org/sites/default/files/resources/GP%20Lent%20and%20Easter.MWB_.pdf

Easter Light: A set of queries for Lent and Easter, by Debbie Pryor, Wellesley Friends Meeting: http://quakers4re.org/sites/default/files/Easter_Light.WFM_.pdf

Introduction to the Life of Jesus for Quakers, Inspired by the Musical, Godspell: http://quakers4re.org/find-resources/introduction-life-jesus-quakers-inspired-musical-godspell 

Holy Week in a Box: http://quakers4re.org/find-resources/holy-week-box?return_path=/find-resources%3Fkeys%3D%7C~%7Cpage%3D1

Wellesley Friends Seder: http://quakers4re.org/find-resources/wellesley-friends-seder

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.

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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…