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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:

  • Pope Francis offers a TED talk (posted on 26 April 2017)

    Pope Francis does something no other pope has done — record a TED talk! This TED talk is a lovely distillation of Pope Francis’ thought, and further, offers a profound definition of and exhortation towards encounter.

  • Conference: Urban Ministry in the 21st Century (posted on 26 April 2017)

    The Cleveland Baptist Association of American Baptist Churches is holding a major national conference May 3-6 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Independence, OH. Entitled “Understanding the Times: Urban Ministry in the 21st Century,” there are details available online.

  • CFP: Preparing, Retaining and Recruiting Teachers of Color (posted on 26 April 2017)

    Northern Kentucky University is hosting a national symposium on Preparing, Retaining and Recruiting Teachers of Color. This event will be held September 15, 2017, with a deadline for responses to the call for papers of May 15. More details are available online. Please share widely!

  • Celebrating Pamela Mitchell-Legg (posted on 8 April 2017)

    Karen-Marie Yust extends a special invitation to all REA members to join her in a reception celebrating the teaching ministry and retirement of Pamela Mitchell-Legg, the Sarah Gambrell Professor of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary. The reception will take place Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Charlotte campus, 5141 Sharon Road. Further ...

  • Free access to curated articles (posted on 22 March 2017)

    Please help us share this announcement widely: our journal, Religious Education, is making available free to people who are neither members nor subscribe to the journal, a specifically curated set of articles. Help us share the news!

  • Proposal process now open (posted on 11 March 2017)

    We are excited to announce that the submission process for proposing Research Interest Group papers, collaborative sessions, and poster presentations is now open and available for our 2017 Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Please remind people that you do not have to be a member to make a proposal, but once your proposal is accepted you must be ...

  • SAVE the date: International Conference on Catholic Education (posted on 10 March 2017)

    The Australian Catholic University and the Maltese Ministry of Education announce the first International Conference on Catholic Religious Education in Schools. The conference will be held from February 7-10, 2018 in Malta. More details and a call for papers will come soon, but they urge people to hold the dates on their calendars.

  • REA Board condemns travel restrictions, chooses conference venues (posted on 7 March 2017)

    “We, the Board of the Religious Education Association, an international organization made up of scholars and practitioners of multiple faiths, are deeply concerned by recent actions of the Trump Administration that express racism and religious intolerance.” Please read our full statement on travel restrictions and future conference venues.

  • Directories of Interfaith work around the world (posted on 1 March 2017)

    Special thanks to Scarboro Missions of Canada for this list of organizations. These four directories feature interfaith organizations in various parts of the world, and demonstrate the dramatic growth of the international interfaith movement: Italy – close to 100 interfaith organizations French-speaking countries – 38 countries are profiled Vatican directory – inter-religious dialogue in 90 countries Spanish-speaking countries ...

  • 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 ...

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