The first session took place on Saturday, April, 28, 2018 with Friends from around the country participating. Please contact  Beth Collea ( for more information. 

Now a virtual conference with the first session April 28, 2018 from 11am to Noon EDT!

Infusing Racial Justice into Our Quaker Spiritual Formation and Religious Education

Join us at the cutting edge of Quaker Religious Education ‚ô¶ Use this flyer to SPREAD THE WORD about this opportunity for learning! 

Facilitated by Lisa Graustein

Now an online videoconference using Zoom!* Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm EDT

In this first one-hour virtual conference, we will learn about:
• the stages of racial identity development
• how to support young people at different stages and of different racial identities.
• look at our own identities and journeys, lifting up both gifts we hold and places where we need to do some more work.

In two additional one-hour sessions, to be scheduled, participants will explore:
‚úì a flexible framework they can apply to existing curriculum and use to develop new materials ‚úì a list of actions they can take to grow their own understanding and practice
‚úì practical skills for creating more racially just and inclusive spaces for learning and worship

Contact Beth Collea ( for the Zoom link to the first meeting.

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.

Become a Member

Submit Resources

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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…