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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:

REA Board Statement

  • An Islamic Worldview book on sale briefly! (posted on 24 November 2017)

    Mualla Selçuk, Halis Albayrak and John Valk announced a number of months ago that their book ( An Islamic Worldview from Turkey:  Religion in a Modern, Democratic and Secular State) would soon be published.  They would now like to announce that it has been published and is available for purchase, either as hardcopy or ebook. Furthermore, for ...

  • Multimedia Storyteller, McKnight Foundation (posted on 16 November 2017)

    The McKnight Foundation of Minnesota seeks a multimedia storyteller. The newly created position reports to the communications director. The position creates and oversees the development of varied digital content types and message channels to promote McKnight’s credible influence, share insights from our staff, and offer transparency and clarity about our goals and activities. This is an exciting ...

  • Director of Learning, McKnight Foundation (posted on 16 November 2017)

    The McKnight Foundation in Minnesota is seeking to hire for a newly created staff position focused on learning. The Strategic Framework and our approach to emergent learning and adaptive action demonstrate the foundation’s deep commitment to strategic learning as a means to achieve its core values of accountability, integrity, innovation, and respect in pursuit of ...

  • Sacred Texts and Human Contexts CFP (posted on 8 November 2017)

    Dear Colleagues: Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its 5th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Religions and the (De) Legitimization of Violence on July 29-31, 2018. The Conference is open to scholars in religious, theology, women and gender studies and social scientists from US and ...

  • Please consider writing on behalf of our members (posted on 6 November 2017)

    At our recent meeting in St. Louis, the REA Board decided to encourage people to write letters informing the US government about our concern over the travel ban. Several members of our association were not able to be with us in St. Louis — one in particular had a visa denied — and we all ...

  • Photos from REA17 (posted on 6 November 2017)

    We are beginning to post photos from our recent meeting at our facebook site. Please send us photos! We’d love to have more to use, both on our website and in our eREACH newsletter. You can send them (via email, dropbox link, and so on) to Mary Hess, our Networking Coordinator.

  • CFP Religion and Education in a Secular Age (posted on 14 October 2017)

    REA member dr. K.H. (Ina) ter Avest is guest editing a special issue of the journal Education Sciences. She invites people to respond to the call for papers, noting the December 15th deadline. More information is available online.

  • APT CFP focused on "making justice" (posted on 10 October 2017)

    The call for papers for the upcoming Association of Practical Theology meeting has just been released. You can find the entire call online, but note that the theme of the biennial meeting to be held at Yale from April 13-15, 2018 is “Making Justice: Practical Theology, the Arts, and Transformation.” Deadline for submissions is December ...

  • Love Welcome conference, Oct. 20-21, 2017 (posted on 5 October 2017)

    The 221st (2014) General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) adopted a resolution titled “The Global Crisis for LGBT People and Their Families: A Presbyterian Church (USA) Response.” The resolution acknowledges the illegality of homosexuality in 81 countries and the persecution LGBT persons face across the globe. The resolution also encourages Presbyterians to hold in ...

  • Proposed by-law changes (posted on 2 October 2017)

    This memo serves as the official notice of proposed revisions to the REA Bylaws. A similar announcement will be posted in our newsletter, website, and social media platforms. When the REA Board of Directors proposes a change to our Bylaws, we follow the procedure outlined below. ARTICLE X AMENDMENT OR ALTERATION OF BYLAWS Section 1. These ...

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