Quaker Religious Education Collaborative: Beginnings

Thirty-three Friends gathered at Pendle Hill in August 2014 from Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Dakota, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. We met face to face in a community of practice sharing our passion for the work and exploring how we can continue to support Friends religious education programs and materials. 

The major underpinnings the gathered group confirmed:

  • Religious education for Friends is about taking people to their Inner Teacher.
  • Each Quaker Meeting grows in its own way.
  • Whatever we do must be theologically and geographically inclusive.
  • Meetings need families, and families need religious education.
  • Religious education is for children of all ages.
  • From infant to elder, all of us are teachers and all of us are learners.