FWCC World Family of Friends

QREC has partnered with Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) to create materials to accompany five FWCC-QuakerSpeak videos released in 2016-17.

The short videos are wonderful places to begin an exploration of Quakers worldwide, including what we share across geographic and theological differences.

 A truly global effort went into bring you these materials — special thanks to Orlando Friends Meeting (Florida) and Hill House Meeting (Accra, Ghana) for working together to share their activities from FWCC World Quaker Day 2015. All materials (including webinar) will be available in Spanish as well as English on the World Quaker Day website

1. FWCC-QuakerSpeak Videos:  

 “Listening in Tongues”

“How Many Quakers Are There in the World?”

“The Top 10 Reasons I Am a Quaker” 

“A Quaker Approach to Sustainability”

“Are You A Quaker?” 

2. Resources and Lesson Materials to Accompany Videos: suggestion lessons, planning guides, bibliography, stories, songs, games and more.

Listening in Tongues
Escuchando en Lenguas 

How Many Quakers Are There in the World?
¿Cuantos Cuaqueros hay alrededor del mundo?
Download 2017 Map of Friends Around the World

The Top 10 Reasons I Am a Quaker     
10 Razones Principales por las que Soy un Cuaquero 

A Quaker Approach to Sustainability*
Enfoque Cuáquero sobre la sostenibilidad 

Are You a Quaker?
Eres un Cuáquero

*Additional Lesson Materials to Accompany A Quaker Approach to Sustainability  “The Gifts of Creation” 

3. Religious Education Community of Practice Resource Guide
La Guia Practica de Recursos para la Comunidad Cuaquera (for using the videos and accompanying materials) 

4. QREC-FWCC Webinar on Using RE Resources:

*Note: Friends may want to begin watching at Minute 14 when the guided teaching section with Beth Collea begins. 

Additional resources can be found — and the invitation to share YOUR experiences on the first Sunday each October — on the World Quaker Day website: worldquakerday.org

Author: QREC, FWCC


Publisher: FWCC

Age Group: All Ages

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TopicsAdult Education, Curriculum, Quaker Faith & Practice, Quakerism, Quakerism Intro, Young Adult

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. 

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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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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.

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