Quaker Spring Online Retreats: 3 hours each: https://quakerspring.org/

Songs before Sunday Worship
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms is traditional American gospel: https://youtu.be/i18H_TDMnGM
Guide my Feet, a traditional American Black gospel song performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon – https://youtu.be/mP0gjyElSYE
       Lyrics and different versions: https://www.riseupandsing.org/songs/guide-my-feet
Annie Patterson’s weekly concerts: www.groupsinging.org/live
Daily Song of Hope, Annie and Peter: www.groupsinging.org/daily
This is an example of nueva canción from Argentine singer León Gieco. The words say “I only ask that I not be indifferent to pain, injustice, war, lies, those who must flee their homes‚Ķ”
Solo le pido a dios
Que el dolor no me sea indiferente
Que la reseca muerta no me encuentre
Vacio y solo sin haber hecho lo suficienteSolo le pido a dios
Que lo injusto no me sea indiferente
Que no me abofeteen la otra mejilla
Despues que una garra me arañó esta suerte

Solo le pido a dios
Que la guerra no me sea indiferente
Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente

Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente

Solo le pido a dios
Que el engaño no me sea indiferente
Si un traidor puede más que unos cuantos
Que esos cuantos no lo olviden facilmente

Solo le pido a dios
Que el futuro no me sea indiferente
Desahuciado estar el que tiene que marchar
A vivir una cultura diferente

Solo le pido a Dios
Que la guerra no me sea indiferente
Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente

Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente

I only ask of God
that the pain is not indifferent to me,
That the dried death does not encounter me
Empty and alone without having done enough.I only ask of God
that injustice is not indifferent to me,
That they do not strike my other cheek
after a claw has scratched my fortune.

I only ask of God
that war is not indifferent to me,
It’s a large monster and it treads heavily
on all the poor innocence of the people.

It’s a large monster and it treads heavily
on all the poor innocence of the people.

I only ask of God
that treason is not indifferent to me,
If a traitor can more than a number of people,
that this number of people will not forget easily.

I only ask of God
that the future is not indifferent to me,
Hopeless are those who must march on
to live a different culture.

I only ask of God
that war is not indifferent to me,
It’s a large monster and it treads heavily
on all the poor innocence of the people.

It’s a large monster and it treads heavily
on all the poor innocence of the people.

 

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.

Become a Member

Submit Resources

Get Announcements

Donate

Attend an Event

Contact Us

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…