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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 this summer’s meeting, to be held entirely online, with a theme of “Becoming Good Ancestors.” There are many more details on the REA2022 conference schedule, as well as in back issues of our association’s newsletter eREACH.

  • Director of Online and Hybrid Programs, Boston University School of Theology (posted on 17 May 2022 in Openings)

    The School of Theology at Boston University is seeking a director of online and hybrid programs. Long time REA member and leader Eileen Daily writes “I am retiring from my post at Boston University School of Theology at the end of August. My successor would inherit a thriving hybrid Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership and ...

  • Sign up for REA2022 sessions and invite others to do so (posted on 16 May 2022)

    The schedule for REA2022 is now available and you can use it to sign up for sessions today! If you REA membership is paid through July, you can attend REA2022 at no extra cost, so sign up for sessions now. This year will be our second annual meeting in a row to be held entirely online. The ...

  • Log in with your phone number (posted on 15 May 2022)

    The REA website now allows you to log in with your phone number. We know that for many members, it is hard to remember yet another password for your REA account, so we wanted to make logging into REA even simpler. If you have a mobile phone number on your REA profile, then you can now ...

  • Asst. Prof. Pastoral Studies at Loyola New Orleans (posted on 27 April 2022 in Openings)

    Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) of Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies with a focus on young adult ministry. This position supports a grant project funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. entitled “F.I.E.L.D.: Faithful Innovation through Encountering, Listening, and Discerning: Practicing Synodality in Ministry with Young ...

  • Godly Play: Director of Community Engagement and Training (posted on 22 April 2022 in Openings)

    More details are available online, but here is a short summary from the site: “For nearly 30 years, the Godly Play Foundation has been cultivating a network of adults around the globe committed to nurturing the spiritual lives of children. Through storytelling resources, training, mentoring, and research, we help leaders in churches, schools, hospitals, and social ...

  • Faculty positions at Luther Seminary (posted on 14 April 2022 in Openings)

    Luther Seminary is searching for two full-time, 4 year contract faculty, one in spiritual formation and one in theology and culture. These two positions are grant-funded, and will participate heavily in Luther’s digital platforms. Applications will be reviewed starting May 1st for a July 1st start date. Luther Seminary is an ELCA seminary located in ...

  • REA welcomes Dr. Christine J. Hong as DEI officer (posted on 4 April 2022 in Members)

    The Religious Education Association (REA) is an association of professors, practitioners, researchers, and religious educators that was formed in 1903 by William Rainey Harper, President of the University of Chicago, to interpret and advance the nature, purposes, and value of the field of religious education. We have a growing membership of over 370, an internationally ...

  • Assoc Dir of Spirituality Programs (posted on 17 March 2022 in Openings)

    Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA is seeking an Associate Director of Spirituality Programs who will administer, coordinate, and promote the Certificate in Spiritual Formation and the Certificate in Spiritual Direction programs, as well as other spirituality-related events. This position reports to the Director of Lifelong Learning.Much more information is available online.

  • IACS CFP now available (posted on 17 March 2022 in CFP and Events)

    The call for papers for the International Association of Children’s Spirituality 2022 Virtual Symposium is now available online. The symposium will take place online July 14-15 & July 18-19 utilizing zoom. Proposals are due April 1st, and there is no charge for attending the symposium.

  • Director of Eco-system Strategy for the New Pluralists (posted on 4 March 2022 in Openings)

    The “New Pluralists Collaborative is a cross-ideological funder and field collaborative catalyzing a culture of pluralism in America. We believe the promise of pluralism is core to America realizing our founding ideals of liberty, equality, and justice. When we’re able to live among, work with, and care about people who are different from us – ...

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