Welcome to REA:APPRRE

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 Steering Committee of the REA Board has issued the following public statement concerning the synagogue attack in Pittsburgh:

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  • CFP: Bloomsbury Handbook of Religious Education in the Global South (posted on 1 December 2018 in CFP)

    Edited by Yonah H. Matemba (University of the West of Scotland, UK) and Bruce Collet (Bowling Green State University, USA) with the assistance of sections editors (tbc), this book welcomes critical papers that address both the confessional and post-confessional landscape upon which contemporary RE is predicated in the GS. In particular, we are keen to ...

  • CFP: Interrogating Self-Care: Bodies, Personhood, & Movements in Tumultuous Times (posted on 1 December 2018 in CFP)

    The graduate students from nine universities of the Boston-area Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality present a biannual interdisciplinary conference entitled Interrogating Self-Care: Bodies, Personhood, & Movements in Tumultuous Times to be held at MIT on March 29 & March 30, 2019. Deadline for proposals is January 4th, and much more information ...

  • 2019 Cátedra Paulo Freire announced (posted on 20 November 2018 in CFP and Meetings)

    Garrett Evangelical Seminary is pleased to announce the upcoming Cátedra Paulo Freire, with keynote speakers Peter McLaren and Daniel Schipani, for March 14-15, 2019. More details are available online, and please share their flyer widely.

  • Grant requests on Social Justice and Civic Engagement (posted on 18 November 2018 in CFP)

    The Wabash Center is seeking grant proposals for projects that are focused on pedagogies that encourage students to critically consider issues of public engagement and social action in relationship to the understanding of religion.

  • CFP: Greek Journal of Religious Education (posted on 9 November 2018 in CFP)

    Greek Journal of Religious Education  is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by KAIROS- – Greek Theological Association for the improvement of the Religious Education. It publishes original research and review articles without a fee. The main objective of ΕλΘΕ/GjRE is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars. ΕλΘΕ/GjRE aims to develop and promote internationally, research, study and ...

  • CFP: Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (posted on 5 November 2018 in CFP)

    Call for Submissions The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a private non-profit, academic institute headquartered in Virginia, USA is calling for book-length manuscripts to be published by IIIT or jointly with Indiana University Press under its newly launched Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS) book series. For the past four decades, IIIT has published over 600 ...

  • "Love Your Neighbor," books from the Association of Jewish Libraries (posted on 3 November 2018)

    The Association of Jewish Libraries presents “Love Your Neighbor,” a series of book recommendations for youth meant to grow readers’ understanding of the Jewish religion and its people. The first book list in the series, “Standing Up For Each Other,” was created in response to the tragic synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The picture books and ...

  • REA Statement on the synagogue attack in Pittsburgh (posted on 30 October 2018 in Members and Resources)

    Today the Steering Committee of the Board of the Religious Education Association issued the following statement. We urge you to share it widely. REA Statement on the Synagogue Attack in Pittsburgh The Religious Education Association (REA) is shocked and saddened by the recent vicious attack on Sabbath worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We pray ...

  • Dynamics of Disaffiliation and Clues for Our Responses (posted on 12 October 2018 in Catholic Community of Practice)

    Saint Mary’s Press Research Group and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate published Going, Going, Gone in 2017 (Winona, MN: Saint Mary’s Press). Through a survey and in-depth personal interviews of disaffiliated young people (ages 15-25) who had been raised Catholics, the researchers identified three “preliminary categories” and six “common dynamics” of disaffiliation. ...

  • Rossiter book available for free (posted on 26 September 2018)

    Graham Rossiter has recently published a new book — Life to the full: The changing landscape of contemporary spirituality — Implications for Catholic School Religious Education. He is excited to announce that it is being made available as a free PDF to religious educators. In addition, he writes that: …the book is linked with complementary audiovisual and study ...

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