Conversation Circles are online video conferences which provide a space for Quaker religious educators across geographic regions to share and collaborate about why and how they do their work. Each conversation has a different topic. Participants self select and about 10 participants can join on each call. Notes from Conversations Cirlces are posted as they are ready.
Below are the notes from past conversations which are rich with descriptions of the joys and challenges being experienced in Quaker faith formation through religious education today.
Watch this website for announcements of future Conversation Circles or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for conversation topics.
Friends and the Bible series: Fall 2017
Introduction and Invitation: Quakers and the Bible: Online Conversation Circles
Notes from three Conversation Circles:
Link to recording of October 26 "Friends and the Bible" conversation -- COMING SOON
Resources shared in the series:
Mad Lib Psalms -- A Family Worship at Friends Meeting at Cambridge, shared by Christel Jorgenson
Loves and Fishes: Feeding the Children in Your Meeting shared by Christel Jorgenson
Resources that help when teaching the Bible shared by Sally Farneth
Religious Education Resources for Introducing Children to the Bible compiled by Melinda Wenner Bradley
Bible Resources shared by Mark Barker Concord (NH) Friends Meeting
Finding Jesus, Discovering Self Chapter 2, p. 8, “Beginning the Journey” shared by Dean Olson, Grass Valley Meeting
Friendly Bible Study by Joanne and Larry Spears
Conversation Circles in 2016:
Conversation Circles in 2015: