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Welcome to the Religious Education Association, an Association of Professors, Practitioners, and Researchers in Religious Education. We meet and work together to advance substantive research, probing scholarship and practical approaches to religious education, particularly through our journal Religious Education and our scholarly monograph series Horizons in Religious Education.

We are an international multi-faith organization which gathers in person once a year. Given recent events in the United States, the board of the REA has issued the following public statement concerning the executive order enforcing travel restrictions:

REA Board Statement

  • CFP deadline rapidly approaching... (posted on 16 April 2018)

    The May 1st deadline to submit a response to our call for proposals will soon be here. Please make sure to read our guidelines carefully before you submit to our online system. We’d also love to have you share the call out widely — we are trying to reach many people with this theme who ...

  • IASYM 2019 theme announced (posted on 9 April 2018)

    The International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry has announced the theme for their 3-6 January 2019 conference in Durham, UK: identity and agenda for youth ministry. More information is available online.

  • REA President Selçuk to speak in DC (posted on 16 February 2018)

    The Taha Al-Alwani Lectures in Muslim-Christian Dialogue will be presented this year on March 14, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm, at the El-Hibri Foundation in DC. Dr. Mualla Selçuk, our current president, will be speaking along with Dr. Ian Markham, from Virginia Theological Seminary. The title of their lectures is “Religious Education in a Diverse ...

  • Int'l Conference on Children's Spirituality (posted on 6 February 2018)

    The International Association for Children’s Spirituality and the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences of Université Laval are very pleased to announce the 16th International Conference on Children’s Spirituality, Quebec City, 24-27 July 2018. The conference will interest practitioners and researchers coming from a diversity of disciplinary, cultural, and professional backgrounds, who are concerned with the ...

  • CFP: Religious identity and education (posted on 27 January 2018)

    A special issue in the Forum for International Research in Education slotted for publication in fall 2018 is calling for papers on the topic: “Religious identity and education: A response to contemporary global pressures” One of the challenges and pressures which globalization has engendered for national education systems, schools, and classrooms worldwide is the growth of religious ...

  • NET: new online journal of faith-based distance learning (posted on 23 January 2018)

    Here is an invitation we’ve received: NET, an eJournal of Faith-Based Distance Learning is currently receiving paper submissions. NET is a peer-reviewed, online, open access publication sponsored by Faith-Based Online Learning Directors (FOLD). The journal seeks to publish articles that promote distance education at faith-based institutions. Articles may comprise scholarly research, reports, case studies, best practices, reviews, essays, ...

  • 2018 Cátedra at Garrett (posted on 23 January 2018)

    Join the community at Garrett-Evangelical for their annual 2018 Cátedra Paulo Freire, March 14-15. The theme this year is “Resistencia: Contesting Racist Legacies,” and the keynote speaker is Dr. Donaldo Macedo. Macedo is a professor of English and a distinguished professor of liberal arts and education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His work with Paulo ...

  • Urgent: Reject email scams! (posted on 11 January 2018)

    Please note: REA (either as individual officers, or the organization as a whole), will never solicit funds from you where you send us funds via email. In all cases (membership fees, donations, and so on), we will ask you to pay through our own website. Some people have received emails purporting to be from REA ...

  • New from Jerome Berryman (posted on 9 January 2018)

    Long time REA member and internationally renowned author of Godly Play practices, Jerome Berryman has a new book out — Becoming Like a Child. What does it mean to follow the injunction to “become like a child”? Particularly in our chaotic and tumultuous world? Berryman offers wise advice woven into pragmatic action within religious education.

  • Theopoetics Conference, March 2018 (posted on 19 December 2017)

    Theopoetics is holding a conference for “thinkers, doers, and makers” March 9 and 10th, just outside of Boston at the Walker Conference Center. Theopoetics has set up a discount code for REA member (REAMEMBER) that will give you 10% off the conference price. I’ve held events at the Walker Center — it’s a lovely old mansion, ...

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