Being Friends Together

Journeys in the Spirit: Special Edition Cat No.JS
Index of children's edition of Journeys in the Spirit by Topic or Series
About pathways

Pathways, steps and options

As you scroll down a pathway page, you will see that each pathway is made up of a number of linked steps designed to help you progress in your learning about the topic, with several options for learning activities at each step. Some options will be more suited to adults working alone, some to children or young people, and some for all ages together.

It is up to you whether you follow the steps or use the materials as you feel led, and you can always choose to do more than one learning activity from a particular step.

When you click on an option from the list it will expand and show you all the resources that are part of that option or needed for that session. Click again on the option title to close it.

There are four main types of resources:

  • text based resources: click 'view' to preview these in the 'BFT viewer' (which will open in a new tab) or 'download' them as pdfs. If you are using a screen reader you will need to download any pdf file and then open it to read it.
  • links to material on other websites: clicking 'view' will usually take you direct to that online material (opening in a new tab) but occasionally you will come to a BFT information page which has further instructions, for example 'Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Cosmic Walk'.'
  • video resources: clicking 'view' will either take you to an embedded video player within Being Friends Together (which you can enlarge to full screen) or to the relevant page on another website where you will need to click on the video title, depending what kind of website is hosting the video.
  • audio resources: click 'download' to download the mp3 file to your computer.

Catalogue numbers

Each pathway, option and individual resource in Being Friends Together has its own unique catalogue number, displayed in the top right corner of the screen (and included in option titles). A quick way to find something that you have used before or following a recommendation from a friend is to search for it using its catalogue number: click on 'Catalogue Number Search' at the very top of the screen on any page of Being Friends Together, then type the catalogue number for the pathway, option or individual resource that you are looking for into the search box.

 

Journeys in the Spirit special issues are published occasionally. They offer information, resources, and activities on topical themes or particular areas of interest. Special issues may be for use by a whole Meeting, whatever the ages, or for work with a particular age group.


This pathway contains the following special editions of Journey in the Spirit. Click on the link to go to the issue.


Journeys in the Spirit for 0 to 4-year-olds

Abolition Journeys

Schools Journeys

Connecting as a Community

Worship Journeys

World War I: White Feather Stories

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Journeys in the Spirit: Special Edition
How to Use Journeys in the Spirit
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This gives an introduction to Journeys in the Spirit. It outlines the structure and format and gives ideas on how to use Journeys in a range of settings. 
Journeys in the Spirit: Special Edition
Journeys in the Spirit for 0 to 4-year-olds
Free

This is a simple guide to being with children aged 0 to 4 years in a Quaker setting. This might be in Children’s Meeting for Worship, an all-age residential event, or a one day Quaker gathering. It offers ideas, resources, and frameworks to encourage and equip volunteers working with this age group. Being in Quaker Meeting with children of this age is very special and can be a delight.

Journeys in the Spirit: Special Edition
Abolition Journeys
Free
Resources to help Friends of all ages remember the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade and work to remove its modern variations.
Journeys in the Spirit: Special Edition
Engaging with Schools
Free

This is an Outreach publication that contains clear and practical guidance for Meetings invited into schools or that have schools wishing to visit the meeting house.

Journeys in the Spirit: Special Edition
Connecting as a Community
Free

This can be used to facilitate activities that link your meeting's provision for younger people, aged between 12 and 18, with the wider meeting. This material is written so that it may also be used as a set of activities to develop commuity in meetings.

Journeys in the Spirit: Special Edition
Worship Journeys
Free

This offers ways to help children explore becoming physically and mentally still in order to deepen and enrich their experience of meeting for worship.

Journeys in the Spirit: Special Edition
World War I: White Feather Stories
Free

This special issue is called 'White Feather stories'. It offers ways to introduce WWI to children and to explore dilemmas faced by Quakers, and others, opposed to the war. There are activities for exploring conscience, courage, cowardice, and being a peacemaker. This seeks to help Friends of all ages to question war and war-making.