Resources for Religious Education

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is a grassroots network of Friends from all branches of Quakerism who hold a sense of stewardship for life-long Quaker faith formation through religious education.

The web site offers many resources, including videos, as well as links to additional resources.

A few samples:

  • Considerations When Choosing and Using Books in First Day School
  • An Introduction to the Life of Jesus for Quakers, Inspired by the Musical Godspell
  • Quaker History Children’s Plays, by the children of Southern Illinois Friends Meeting
  • Singing the Christmas Story
  • Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Lives

QREC’s Resources Catalog


From New England Yearly Meeting

First Day School Resources are grouped in the following categories:

(Re)Starting a FDS
New Shapes of FDS – new models for First Day School
First Day School Lesson Bank
Book Reviews
Community Safety
Lesson and Curriculum Writing Support
Tool Kit: Attendance Form and Calendar


From FGC

First Day School Tool Kit – Includes many resources, including:

Starting, Re-starting, or Revitalizing a First Day School
Activity Pages
Faith & Play
Quaker First Day School for Busy People
Helping Prepare Children and Teenagers for Quaker Worship
Tools for Building Lessons

Community building and energizing activities for teens and older


LEYM on Social Media

Your meeting may be wrestling with matters related to virtual and hybrid gatherings. A workshop was held on Saturday May 7, and we returned to the questions about navigating the new normal through the ongoing pandemic. https://www.pym.org/workshop-on-gathering-virtually/

AFSC is partnering with the Poor People’s Campaign to support the June 18 Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington. They are seeking to mobilize attendance and have buses ready to take people. See https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june18/ to get involved.

AFSC’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program is hiring a Program Coordinator for the ending life and long sentences project. Apply by May 16 at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/AME1068/JobBoard/34b788f5-e07e-3fb3-8e73-08c36602a07b/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=f1994089-620c-4f9a-b4ff-8c3d3ba303dc

Quaker Worship Sharing online this Thursday! All are welcome https://quakerearthcare.org/event/worship-sharing-with-quaker-earthcare-witness-and-friends-general-conference-3/

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Related Organizations

  • American Friends Service Committee - afsc.org
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation - fcnl.org
  • Friends General Conference - fgcquaker.org
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation: Section of the Americas - fwccamericas.org
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation: World Office - fwcc.world
  • Right Sharing of World Resources - rswr.org