1) Looking at your committee description in the BYM Manual of Procedure: What is the most meaningful, enduring or vital part of your committee’s charge? Where is the energy, the Spirit, in it?
We hope to be a conduit which provides education and support for RE teachers. We will provide an environment in which information can be shared among RE Friends, consequently nurturing teachers and inspiring connection.
2) How does the Committee seek to accomplish this vital work? What vision does this move us toward?
By providing resources through BYM workshops, interest groups, and a new web site geared towards the exchange of ideas and fellowship. We also sponsor a visiting Friendly Religious Education Consultant (FREC) at BYM Annual Session and provide scholarships for teachers to attend.
3) What can we do best at this level, rather than at our monthly meetings or through national or international organizations?
At the regional level we can connect Friends who are near each other better than larger Quaker organizations.
4) How does the work of your Committee enrich, influence, or change Baltimore Yearly Meeting as a whole? Where do you see that work taking us as a Yearly Meeting?
We hope it inspires RE teachers of all ages and strengthens their spiritual connections.