Walking in the World as a Friend Discussion and Practice Group

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative is hosting an online religious education opportunity focused around a book (available at no cost online or for purchase) exploring how Quakers move through the world. The first session is scheduled for Monday, January 8th. Details below.

WALKING IN THE WORLD AS A FRIEND: ESSENTIAL QUAKER PRACTICES by Nadine Hoover lays out the three jobs all Friends take on when we begin to follow the Quaker path–minister, steward, and witness.

Book cover - Walking in the World as a Friend: Essential Quaker Practices by Nadiine Clare Hoover

Practices like journaling and spiritual companions help us live into these roles as we tend the inward life (minister), align our outward lives to our inward life (steward), and let our lives speak and tell truths we know, publicly (witness).

Please join QREC for a free Online Practice & Discussion Group. The group will meet monthly to enrich adult Quaker Religious Education for ourselves and our meetings/churches. Register here.

Each month will open with worship and a message from the book Walking in the World as a Friend: Essential Quaker Practices. Then we will hold worship sharing to hear from each person, followed by a discussion on any questions, reflections, or implications for us as Friends, and close with worship. We may discuss practices, such as journaling, spiritual companions, and faith and practice or scripture study, that help us and our meetings/churches.

We are using Walking in the World as a Friend for reference. You may purchase the book at CourageousGifts.com or download the PDF HERE for free. You may also watch the videos on YouTube.

Monday, January 8, 2024 7:30pm Eastern US Time
Experiences of Living in the Spirit and the role of a Minister (pp 27-30 or relevant videos)

Monday, Febuary 12, 2024 7:30pm Eastern US Time
Experiment with Spirit and the Role of the Steward (pp 35-37 or relevant videos)

Monday, March 11, 2024 7:30pm Eastern US Time
Essential Quaker Structures as an Ecology of Practices (pp 45-58 or relevant videos)

Watch videos on YouTube 

In 2024, the group plans to meet the second Monday of the month in January, February, and March and take a one-month break in April. We expect to continue this pattern of 3 months on and 1 month off through 2024.   

This is spiral curriculum. Every time we engage the themes, we bring more to the reflections and go deeper. 

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