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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.

The REA Board’s Steering Committee has been working hard on responding to the needs of the Association, and here lists an overall summary of the REA changes that are underway:

  • Design thinking as support for the Wornom Innovation grants (posted on 6 January 2020)

    During the 2019 REA Annual Meeting, Dr. Sarah Tauber (chair of the Harper Wornom committee) offered a workshop on design thinking as support for the Wornom Innovation grant process. She has graciously made available her powerpoint slides from that workshop.

  • Science and Religious Education in Divided Societies (posted on 31 December 2019)

    https://youtu.be/CpBmRaa2_po One aspect of our current social divides involves a raging debate over the possibility of “post-truth,” “alternative facts,” and “fake news.” Among other issues, this debate revolves around the proper relation between empirical evidence, on the hand, and various political, cultural, and religious narratives, on the other. One way to consider this debate is by ...

  • Education for co-existence: Pedagogies of the sacred, of difference, and of hope (posted on 31 December 2019 in Events and Meetings)

    https://youtu.be/GVPMfW4K6yE The fourth plenary from the 2019 Religious Education Association annual meeting, held in Toronto, ON from November 1-3 was scheduled to be the Presidential Address. Due to health challenges, the REA Program Chair and incoming President, Hanan Alexander of the University of Haifa, was unable to deliver his address. Instead, his colleague and friend, Marc ...

  • Disrupting the consequences of difficult histories through education (posted on 31 December 2019 in Events, Meetings, and Resources)

    https://youtu.be/0P2P6kr9zFI The third plenary from the Religious Education Association’s annual meeting, held in Toronto, ON November 1-3, 2019 was entitled “Disrupting the consequences of difficult histories through education” and featured Greer Anne Wenh-In Ng, Emerita professor of religious education, Emmanuel College in Victoria University in the University of Toronto, and Tsafrir Goldberg, Senior lecturer, University of ...

  • Hermeneutics of the Other and Theologies of Difference (posted on 31 December 2019 in Events, Members, and Resources)

    https://youtu.be/_o5AH15asp8 The second plenary from the 2019 Religious Education Association meeting held in Toronto, ON November 1-3 was entitled “Hermeneutics of the Other and Theologies of Difference,” and involved a panel discussion amongst Elie Holzer, Ochs Chair for Teaching Jewish Religious Studies and Director of the Stern Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Education, ...

  • 2019 Wornom Innovation Award Announced (posted on 30 December 2019 in Resources)

    REA is delighted to announce that the 2019 Wornom Innovation Grant has been awarded to Dr. Elliot Ginsburg for a project called “Beloved Land: Israel and Palestine Through the Kaleidoscope,” sponsored by The Aleph Ordination Israel and Palestine Program. This practitioner-oriented project is designed to create possibilities among Jewish congregational leaders and religious educators for ...

  • Please share this survey for an REA PhD student (posted on 23 December 2019 in Members)

    One of our long time members, Callid Keefe-Perry, is circulating a survey as part of his dissertation research. Please participate and share it widely. Here is his introduction: Colleagues in the world of Religion and Education!I’m writing with hopes that you might be able to assist me in completing some research that is a part of ...

  • GETS: Faculty position in community-based education (posted on 5 December 2019 in Openings)

    Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks to make an appointment to an open rank faculty position in Community-Based Education. The person in this position will serve as a faculty member in an area of practical theology, directing and advancing community-based education on all levels in the seminary. The ethos of the position is to connect the needs ...

  • Asst. Prof. of Religion and Medical Humanities (posted on 3 November 2019 in Openings)

    The Department of Religion and the Medical Humanities Program at Montclair State University seeks an Assistant Professor of Religion and Medical Humanities. The Assistant Professor of Religion and Medical Humanities will teach and conduct research at the intersections of religion/culture and medicine/healthcare, such as contemporary health-care practices in global medical systems; religion/culture and conceptions of ...

  • CFP: Spirituality in research, professional practice, and education (posted on 24 October 2019 in CFP)

    The Sixth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, incorporating a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Journal for the Study of Spirituality announces a conference and call for abstracts “Spirituality in Research, Professional Practice and Education.” Conference to be held Monday 1 June – Wednesday 3 June 2020, at ...

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