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. We held our 2016 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on November 4-6th, with a focus on Generating Hope: The Future of the Teaching Profession in a Globalized World. The Proceedings of the meeting are now available online as a formal pdf text (with cover, table of contents, and so on) and videos of plenary sessions are available at our Vimeo page. These resources are provided free with the intention to share them widely.

  • Proceedings as RE text (posted on 26 February 2017)

    For the last few years we have been producing formal proceedings from our annual meetings with nicely designed covers, page formatting, and so on. These publications are not receiving the kind of use that they could be, and we urge our members to consider them as potential texts for classroom and learning event use. They are ...

  • CFP: Games and Learning in Religion and Theology (posted on 22 February 2017)

    The Wabash Journal Teaching in Religion and Theology seeks essays in a variety of genres and lengths that analyze how games and gameful learning are being utilized – and/or resisted — in religious studies and theology classrooms. Full call is available online. Paper deadline is September 1, 2017.

  • Wornom Innovation Grant application available (posted on 20 February 2017)

    We are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity in religious education. The Wornom Innovation Grant seeks proposals for entirely new projects, for innovative developments within an existing project, or for bringing practices or insights from a different sector into religious education settings. Initiatives might include educational programs, practice-based research, or related projects. Members may submit only ...

  • Religion and Civics education (posted on 5 February 2017)

    The Robert Wagner School of Public Service at NYU has put together a five module program – video presentations, facilitator guides and other resources — on religion and civics education in the US. This is a rich resource, and given the lack of information and formation most people have on these issues in the states it’s a ...

  • CFP: Women and Gender in Religions (posted on 4 February 2017)

    Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its 4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions on July30-August1, 2017. The Conference is open to scholars in religious, theology, women and gender studies and other social scientists from US and abroad as presenters or ...

  • Mary Young, Leadership Education at ATS (posted on 3 February 2017)

    With joy and excitement the REA offers congratulations to our long time member and colleague, Mary Young, who has been appointed to direct leadership education at the Association of Theological Schools. From the ATS press release: Young was selected after a comprehensive national search and will assume her new position on June 1, 2017. She will be responsible ...

  • 2016 Plenary Four available (posted on 20 January 2017)

    The fourth main plenary from our 2016 annual meeting, held in Pittsburgh, PA from 4-6 November 2016 is now available at vimeo. Reggie Nel, University of South Africa, and Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Vice-President and Dean of Esperanza College, focused on teaching amidst globalization. Courtney Goto was the moderator. https://vimeo.com/200347115

  • Memorial service for Yolanda Smith, January 27th (posted on 20 January 2017)

    There will be a memorial service for our former president, and beloved scholar, Yolanda Smith at Yale Divinity’s Marquand Chapel on Friday, January 27th starting at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome, and if you are not able to come you are invited to hold the community in prayer at that time.

  • 100 days, 100 letters (posted on 17 January 2017)

    There is a new effort underway — American Values, Religious Voices— to have religious scholars send 100 letters in the first 100 days of the new administration in DC. The letter writers have already been chosen and are working on their letters. The effort is asking organizations and individuals to publicize it, and to draw ...

  • 2016 Plenary Three available (posted on 13 January 2017)

    The third main plenary from our 2016 annual meeting, held in Pittsburgh, PA from 4-6 November 2016 is now available at vimeo. David Hansen, the Weinberg Professor in the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University spoke on “Cosmopolitanism as Education: A Philosophy for Educators in Our Time.” Aaron Ghiloni, Dean of ...

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