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Walking in the World as a Friend: Essential Quaker Practices

A QREC Conversation with Nadine Hoover

Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) hosts Nadine Hoover for their November Conversation Circles. Follow how essential Quaker practices weave together the individual, Quaker community and Spirit, creating a unique, vital and transformative dynamic.

“What do we do that makes us Quakers?”

A Friend raised this query during the QREC 2019 conference, planting the seed for a series on how essential Quaker practices weave together the individual, the Friends community and Spirit, creating a unique, vital and transformative dynamic. Designed for Quaker adult education and easily adapted to an online format, the series consists of 15 brief, free downloadable videos and a companion manual available for purchase.

Nadine Hoover, author, activist and lifelong Friend, will walk us through the components of this new resource with plenty of time for inquiry and conversation.

Key Components:
  • Three Key Quaker Roles: Minister—nurturing our inward lives; Steward—shaping our outward lives; and Witness—expressing faith and practice in our public lives, with five accompanying videos.
  • Experiences and the Experiment of the Spirit: Convincement, Conviction, and the Conversion of Manners. Quakers experience the Living Spirit that speaks to our human condition in easy and hard times, in every person, every moment, everywhere. Quakers experiment with allowing the Spirit to shape and guide our daily lives through our human faculties of love, conscience, and discernment, with three accompanying videos.
  • Religious Society of Friends: Essential Quaker Structures. The Spirit transforms individuals tested by their community, who test other communities to reveal societal guidance that shapes the lives of individuals, creating a regenerative ecology of practice, with seven accompanying videos.

Registration is Required: 

Tuesday, 11/17 at 1:00 PM Eastern time (10:00 AM Pacific). Register  HERE

Thursday, 11/19 at 8:00 PM ET (5:00 PM PT). Register HERE

Download the free videos

Purchase the workbook