“The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative is a grassroots network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for life-long Quaker faith formation through religious education. We include Friends from all branches of our international Quaker family. We welcome all Friends involved in religious education, forming a community of practice to share resources, skills, gifts, questions and insights, and to support each other in the ministry of Quaker faith formation.”
Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is a grassroots, cross‐branch, international network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for lifelong Quaker faith formation through religious education. Friends in this community of practice share resources, skills, gifts, questions, and insights.
In collaboration with Friends Theological College (of Friends United Meeting) in Kaimosi, Kenya, QREC launched a new project in January called the Africa Quaker Archive (AQA). The AQA will gather, document, and preserve contemporary East African Quaker history, making materials and oral histories available to Friends, religious educators, and scholars around the world. The project is now accepting documents, photographs, letters, and personal journals related to Friends in Africa.
QREC Conversation Circles are online video conferences on topics of shared interest to the Quaker religious education community. The fall 2019 conversation topic was on Quaker campus ministry, and the spring conversation was about lessons for the sacred spring, Lent, Easter, and Passover.
Two recent additions to QREC’s online resource library include the out‐of‐print curriculum “Religious Education in the Home and Small Meeting” edited by Mary Snyder, and a new retreat curriculum from Chris DeRoller and Mike Clark of the Powell House Youth Program.
“Faith and Service” is the theme of the 2020 QREC conference and retreat, offering networking opportunities and hands‐on resources from across multiple approaches. The conference will be held August 14–16 in Hickory, N.C.