This year‚Äôs World Quaker Day theme was Sustainability: Planting Seeds of Renewal for the World We Love. How did you celebrate World Quaker Day in your meeting or church? Submit your report by email: submit@worldquakerday.org.

Did you watch an educational videos on sustainability in the global north? Do the suggestions for sustainable living resonate for you and your meeting or church? Did you explore how the Quaker faith is inspiring you to undertake climate witness in the world?

Video in Spanish: https://youtu.be/p_mAGcb9DLQ

Video in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cHieNcN3u0

Are you taking part in the Loving Earth Project ‚Äì a community textile project on the theme of ‚Äòbuilding a more sustainable earth‚Äô which shows something you love which is threatened by environmental change? 

Learn more: http://lovingearth-project.uk/the-invitation/

More resources for Friends of all ages: http://www.worldquakerday.org/resources/

What is World Quaker Day? 

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate WORLD QUAKER DAY (WQD) on October 6, 2019. As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions. We are united in love and can accompany each other on this special day that draws us together. As we worship, let us hold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and let our hymns of praise resound across the world. 

The theme, Sustainability: Planting seeds of renewal for the world we love draws us into our shared experience of earth care and the spiritual imperative to sustain life on earth. It is chance to celebrate our wonderful diversity of expression, whilst at the same time offering an important opportunity to learn about Friends‚Äô experiences of climate breakdown in other parts of the world. 

Imagine the sun rising, starting in the Pacific and proceeding hour by hour through every time zone, shining on Friends coming together in worship, connecting us across the expanse of a day. Imagine our family of Friends, in the unity of God’s loving spirit, bringing each other into our collective awareness. Imagine this loving presence hugging the world, healing the world, loving the world — through our collective spirit-filled lives. Many thanks!

Download the 2019 Poster: http://www.worldquakerday.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/World-Quaker-Day-2019_A4.pdf

World Quaker Day 2019 Poster

 

 

From:  Friends World Committee for Consultation – FWCC World Office

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…