Quaker religious education for both youth and adults aims to encourage spiritual growth, nurture curiosity and self-inquiry, and deepen engagement with the beliefs, practices, and history of Quaker faith. Children’s religious education, sometimes called “First Day School,” is often held simultaneously with meeting for worship.
Many resources are available to support meetings and families in providing meaningful Quaker religious education. Contact the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator to suggest additional resources for this page, request resources on a topic you don’t see here, or arrange a religious education workshop for your meeting.
Resources for Religious Education for Youth & Families
Quaker Religious Education Collaborative Resource library of curricula, activity suggestions, articles; information about online and in-person learning opportunities for Friends who care for religious education.
First Day School Toolkit Tools to support meetings that currently have minimal (or no) First Day School. Includes Quaker activity pages that you can have on hand for children in worship!
Quaker Take-Out One meeting’s idea for helping youth and their families continue to engage with questions and ideas from First Day School once they get home.
QuakerBooks Collections on the QuakerBooks website include “Children and Young Adult” titles, and “Religious Education.”
Coming-of-Age Ideas A guide to developing a coming-of-age program for Quaker preteens and teens, including general advices and sample programs from meetings.
Racial Justice Curriculum A 10-session plan for engaging with high-school-age Friends on racial justice.
Religious Education News
QREC’s Conversation Circles are online video conferences where Quaker religious educators across geographic regions share and collaborate about why and…
At SEYM Gathering next month, both youth and adults will focus on the topic of undoing racism. Monthly meetings can…