Faith & Play Stories is an experiential storytelling resource for Quaker religious education programs and Friends schools. Stories explore Quaker faith, practice, and witness using the Montessori-inspired Godly Play method to build spiritual community.
Since many activities have been affected by the restraints of the pandemic, Faith & Play Stories is seeking ways during this time to strengthen connections to a growing community of practice. While in-person trainings remain suspended, there are online opportunities to learn more, including introductions to Faith & Play and Godly Play, and workshops for Friends. The hope is to resume training workshops for Friends in the fall.
Several projects are underway to support Friends using these stories in their faith communities. A grant from Obadiah Brown’s Benevolent Fund is supporting the building of a new website that will launch in late spring. While the Faith & Play Group continues to develop new stories, published stories are also being reviewed with a racial justice lens, particularly with a concern for language and materials used to tell the stories. Feedback received from the experiences of teachers, storytellers, and participants in trainings is at the center of this work. Meeting and school communities are finding creative ways to continue sharing stories in online spaces. A growing collection of videos is available on the Faith & Play Stories YouTube channel.
Learn more: Faith & Play Stories