A rich collection of useful websites with curricula and learning materials from many different yearly meetings, Quaker organizations and other educational organizations for teaching all ages. Please use the comment section below to suggest other websites that should be added to this list.

  1. Friends Meeting of Austin
    Wonderful example of a MM site page for their youth RE programs, including sections on participation and safety.
  2. Baltimore Yearly Meeting — RE Committee
    An archived website that includes resources for teaching, curriculum, and FDS ideas
  3. Britain Yearly Meeting
    Site pages for “Children and young people’s work” include resources, support, training and events (E-newsletter)
  4. New England Yearly Meeting
    Quaker Youth Education page includes resources, articles, curriculum.
  5. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
    Free, downloadable curricula (sorted by title, age and topic) and other written resources for FDS and meetings.
  6. KidsQuake (Friends Media Project)
    Great resources for kids, Meetings and Friends school teachers.
  7. QuakerSpeak
    Engaging 3-6 minute videos on various topics: education and outreach.
  8. Germantown Friends School Library
    Quaker Resource collection includes comprehensive lists of children’s literature by topics (including Friends testimonies)
  9. The Religious Society of Friends in Britain
    Website for Britain Yearly Meeting with extensive resources
  10. Quaker.org
    A basic intro to Quakerism. Deeply comprehensive listing of resources and publications — All things Quaker!
  11. Friends World Committee (FWCC)
    Resources for exploring Friends worldwide – including “Kinds of Friends” and explanations of branches of Quakerism.
  12. FWCC Section of the Americas
    Amazing interactive world map of Quaker meetings and worship groups.
  13. Friends General Conference
    Religious Education resources on FGC site – articles on many topics related to RE.
  14. QuakerBooks of FGC
    Online FGC bookstore with both literature and RE curricula.
  15. Sparkling Still from FGC
    Updated curriculum, web links and Library Thing collection
  16. Faith & Play
    Information about Faith & Play stories, the Godly Play method and Friends, and training.
  17. Quaker Parenting Initiative
    Information about QPI materials and workshops.
  18. Quaker Information Center
    Coordinated by Earlham School of Religion; gateway to learning about Quakerism (Quakerfinder.org, Quaker libraries).
  19. Plays by Southern Illinois Society of Friends
    Seven downloadable play scripts with multiple parts for children.
  20. Unitarian Universalist Association
    Curricula, faith development and resources/support for UUA religious educators.
  21. Mary Snyder’s “Discovering Our Faith
    The Discovery series is a Friend’s curriculum derived from lectio divina and Montessori techniques. It is designed for use in the home, first day school classes and small groups in the meeting or community.
  22. Quakers in the World
    Designed and managed by British Friends, the site “aims to summarize Quaker witness past and present, and nurture future witness, all over the world.”

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…