Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Spiritual Education -- Eldering, Inclusion, Racism and More

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Meeting Resource

Spiritual Education

This section focuses on tender, but important topics.

These topics are related to the Quaker practice of Eldering, nurturing spiritual gifts, being sensitive to inclusion, and ending racism in our outreach and meetings.

Nurturing spiritual gifts offers resources for drawing out, naming, and nurturing the gifts of your meeting’s or worship group’s members.

Here you’ll also find a bibliography of some of the leading resources on the distinctive of the Quaker way of eldering.

We also feature a variety of resources for Friends meetings and worship groups that wish to explore the important topic of racism and its effects on the Religious Society of Friends, especially as it relates to reaching out to people of color.

Helpful Resources & Toolkits

 ► A Selected Bibiliography for Elders and Minstry

 ► Paradigms of Discovering Spiritual Gifts

 ► Seeing and Drawing Out Each Others' Spiritual Gifts

 ► Inclusion -- Nurturing People of Color

 ► Inclusion -- Understanding Racism and Privilege among Friends

 ► Inclusion -- A Ministry on Racism Conversation

 ► Resources for Fostering a Vital Friends Meeting