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Fall Religious Education Conversation: Rethinking “First Day School”
September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
How are we called to re-think and re-envision how religious education programs invite children and youth into spiritual community and nurture their Quaker identity? Has the experience of the pandemic — with its interruptions and disruptions to “the way we’ve always done things” — led us to the threshold of something new? What does it look like to shift away from a scholastic model toward one that centers experiential learning and worship?
Join Friends for a presentation and discussion exploring the roots of Quaker religious education and our condition in meetings today. What grounding does our Faith and Practice offer, in combination with our experience of faith and practice during the time of the pandemic and the ways it has impacted communities? What new directions in religious education are possible that support an inclusive, intergenerational experience of Quakerism?
Come share your experiences and experiments & questions and insights!
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Host and presenter: Melinda Wenner Bradley serves PYM as the Director of Programs. She is also a licensed Godly Play trainer and co-author of Faith & Play Stories for Friends and a co-founder of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative. Her ministry among Friends weaves together expertise in children’s spirituality, resource development, and care for parents and teachers. She seeks to nurture all-ages, intergenerational spiritual community among Friends.