The youth work edition of Journeys in the Spirit provides a range of ideas to use with 12 to 18 year olds in a Quaker context. Each issue explores a theme. It is produced in magazine format with all the activities in one A4 booklet.

The activities are written and presented to fit with the structure of a variety of youth events and activities. From link groups and weekends to week-long residential events to Sunday morning youth activities, each issue is packed with ideas for exploring a theme in a range of ways.

The material in Journeys in the Spirit is grouped according to different 'points', each with a different approach or way of exploring the theme. You can pick and choose to suit the group you are working with.

Journeys in the Spirit: youth edition comes out once a year and is free by subscription. You can choose to receive a paper copy or be emailed a link to an online version.


    How to use guide

    Guide on how to use the youth work edition of Journeys in the Spirit

    Resources for current issue

    To receive the current issue you need to subscribe.

    Subscribers are also sent a Quaker youth work news update with each issue.

    If you want to access the additional resources for previous issues, please go to catalogue and choose the issue you require.

    Issue 36 'Gender Identity' Summer 2019

    Here are the links to the additional resources for this issue.

    Starting Points - Terminology (PDF)

    Reflection Points - Being transgender (PDF)

    Listening Points - Music (PDF)

    Talking Points - Discussion (PDF)

    The next issue of the youth edition of Journeys in the Spirit comes out in 2020 and will explore issues that relate to the theme of Yearly Meeting Gathering in 2020.

    Game Supplement

    This easy to use , free resource has name games, ice breakers, energisers and reflective games that can be used when working with children & young people aged 5- 18 and it is available in PDF version to download.


    The Journeys in the Spirit edition back issues are available to download from Being Friends Together website. If you would like to be emailed a PDF for a particular issue or to be posted a paper copy, email the CYP Administrator on

    Contact us

    CYP Administrator
    020 7663 1013