Faith & Play Stories is a Montessori‐inspired, experiential storytelling resource for Quaker religious education programs and Friends schools. Faith & Play stories explore Quaker faith, practice, and witness using the Godly Play method of storytelling and building spiritual community. Faith & Play Stories develops stories for publication and offers training for Friends interested in using Godly Play and Faith & Play.
When this ministry began in 2005, Faith & Play was supported by both Friends General Conference (FGC) and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Faith & Play Stories evolved into an independent collaboration, and the group incorporated in 2018; it remains in relationship with other Friends organizations, including its publisher, QuakerPress of FGC.
The revised, expanded edition of Faith & Play: Quaker Stories for Friends Trained in the Godly Play Method was published in 2017, and new stories are under development. Since 2010, Friends from 14 yearly meetings and 25 Friends schools in the United States and Latin America have participated in training workshops. In 2019, Faith & Play was also shared at the North American Godly Play Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; and at the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative conference at Friends Theological College in Kaimosi, Kenya.
Faith & Play Stories offers a variety of workshop opportunities, and works to build a community of practice with groups currently using Faith & Play.