Quaker Stories of Faith, Practice, and Witness
Used with the Godly Play© approach to spiritual formation; developed for Friends to supplement stories in the Godly Play collection.
Godly Play® and Faith & Play™ acknowledge that God is active in children’s lives long before they enter the religious education classroom. Our work as parents, caregivers, and adult mentors in meetings is to create safe and welcoming environments conducive to wonder and worship, and build intentional spiritual community where personal work grows out of collective responses to stories and active wondering with others. Play is children’s practice, hence the name Faith & Play deriving from the title “Faith and Practice.” For teachers trained in the Godly Play method, pairing Godly Play with Faith & Play gives children a basic knowledge of a set of core biblical stories, Quaker faith and practice, and the witness of faithful Friends of the past.