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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.

Plans are well underway for next summer’s meeting, with a theme of “Becoming Good Ancestors.” We are already moving toward the following year as well. Help us plan for the 2023 summer meeting — for the first time we will be asking members to propose a theme, and inviting members to vote on which theme to use. More details live here on the website. If you’d like some coaching as you work on a proposal for that meeting, there is a deadline of November 15, 2021. We will be running a workshop during the November 3 Fall Gathering to offer coaching on developing a proposal. Completed program proposals are due on January 1, 2022 for the summer 2023 meeting.

  • Confronting white supremacy (posted on 20 November 2021 in Events and Resources)

    The Spirit&Place Festival, an institution at IUPUI, last week held a conversation between Leah Gunning Francis (long time REA scholar and previous board member) and Robert P. Jones. The verdict in the Rittenhouse trial plunges us right back into the anguish and anger that accompanies recognizing the depth of white supremacy that is baked into ...

  • Meet Anne Walker, REA's vp (posted on 15 November 2021 in Members)

    Recently Claremont School of Theology’s alumni magazine featured REA’s vice president, Anne Walker. It’s a nice way to get to know her a bit better.

  • APT biennial meeting CFP (posted on 11 November 2021 in Events and Meetings)

    Association of Practical Theology 2022 Biennial Meeting: Imagining Community Within Chaos: Re-membering, Re-energizing, and Futuring Practical Theology “Please join us to consider the present challenges and future possibilities for the field(s) of practical theology in this extraordinary time. We will gather, virtually, on April 1 and 2, 2022, to consider questions like: What are critical areas ...

  • November eREACH available (posted on 10 November 2021 in Members)

    Check your spam filters! We sent out notice of the latest eREACH to your inbox, but some people are reporting that emails from us are getting trapped in spam folders. You can always access eREACH on our website directly.

  • Call for proposals now open (posted on 6 November 2021 in Events, Meetings, and Members)

    Please note that the call for proposals is now open for the REA2022 annual meeting. Please read the guidelines carefully before responding to the call. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2022.

  • Recording from Fall Gathering available (posted on 5 November 2021 in Events and Meetings)

    For those of you who were unable to join us for this year’s informal fall gathering on November 3rd, Drs. Mark Jordan and Lucila Crena gave us permission to record the presentation and make it available to you. Please note that the paper they refer to is the one Dr. Jordan offered for our July ...

  • Congregational Organizer for Environmental Justice (posted on 5 November 2021 in Openings)

    The Minneapolis synod of the ELCA is seeking to hire a full-time congregational organizer for environmental justice. This position draws on the tradition of professional community organizing methodology, facilitated through the institution of the Lutheran church. It is centered on building a network of relationships among congregational leaders that can be organized for effective and ...

  • Flyer to Announce REA2022 (posted on 3 November 2021)

    Please download and post this flyer with details about the REA Annual Meeting 2022, Becoming Good Ancestors. Feel free to send it to your colleagues or post on social media. Color 8.5 x 11 inch flyer: REA2022 AnnouncementDownload Black and white 8.5 x 11 inch flyer (best when making plain copies): REA2022 AnnouncementDownload Widescreen JPEG for use on slides: ...

  • REA Staff position in inclusive excellence (posted on 2 November 2021 in Members and Openings)

    REA is seeking a part-time Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer (DEI Officer). This individual would be someone with interest, commitments and expertise in creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable spaces and events. This individual would be someone with interest and expertise in connections among diverse groups of individuals – through social media, pop-up workshops, and other ...

  • LGBTQ+ and Allies Working Group Zoom Gathering (Nov 13, 2021) (posted on 27 October 2021 in Events and Members)

    The LGBTQ+ and Allies Working Group will be having an informal gathering via Zoom on November 13, 2021 (9.00-10.30AM, Central Time USA, Chicago). As a newly formed working group, we are looking forward to having more people join us. We welcome all who share in our hope of being a think-tank for queering religious education, ...

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