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

FGC is hiring a Conference Director. Apply by Feb 22 https://www.fgcquaker.org/2023/01/24/conference-director/

Pendle Hill is hosting an online event featuring Beverly Ward speaking on The Battered Earth on Feb 6 at 7:30 Details at https://pendlehill.org/events/the-battered-earth-injury-loss-and-healing/

Bookings are open for the 2023 @QuakerUNOffice summerschool in Geneva, which has changed the lives of many participants. 20-26 year olds from anywhere in the world can apply.

More info here: https://quno.org/timeline/2023/1/quaker-united-nations-summer-school-2023-applications-now-open

Reminder: FCNL’s Young Adult Program Assistant Fellowship opportunity application deadline is Feb 10th. Great opportunity for young friends interested in public policy and good causes! https://apply.workable.com/friendscommittee/j/C6399D659C/

2023 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival and Forum starts Saturday, Feb 4th, runs through April 8. See all the details at https://quakerfahe.com/2023/01/13/2023-black-quaker-lives-matter-film-festival-forum/

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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