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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

  • 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 ...

  • Barney Kathan's latest book published (posted on 29 September 2017)

    Wipf and Stock has announced the publication of a new book by a former REA executive and archivist, Boardman “Barney” Kathan. Entitled American Holy Days: The Heart and Soul of Our National Holidays, the book had its genesis at the REA convention in Philadelphia in 1975 on the theme, “Patriotism, Piety, and Pedagogy: Confronting Civil ...

  • Post doctoral fellowship available at University of Michigan (posted on 22 September 2017)

    2017 NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to scholars who are engaging in diversity scholarship, in any field or department represented at the University of Michigan’s schools and colleges. NCID provides $55,000 per year for the winning candidates. The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Applicants can get more information at NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Religious educators needed in US Military (posted on 17 September 2017)

    I recently received a note from Donald Ericson, who is the Religious Education Program Director for the Army in the US: I am trying to get greater exposure to our job listings as Religious Educators working for the Department of the Army as a civilian employee. The work is challenging, rewarding and diverse. Currently we have three ...

  • New film grant award available to Latinx filmmakers (posted on 10 August 2017)

    The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures has created a new filmmaking grant — the “Adan Medrano Legacy Award in Film” — named to honor a wonderful artist whom many of us in REA are privileged to know as a friend. Please share the information about the grant widely in your networks, it is ...

  • CFP: Education and Religion in a Secular Age (posted on 3 August 2017)

    One of our members, Prof. Dr. K. H. (Ina) ter Avest, emerita professor in Education and Philosophy of Life, at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences, and former senior lecturer Pedagogics of Religion, VU University Amsterdam, is guest editing a special issue of the journal Education Sciences. The issue will be focused on education and religion in ...

  • Save the date: REA at AAR, November 19 (posted on 13 July 2017)

    P19-400 Religious Education Association Theme: Teaching In and For Multifaith Contexts: Concepts and Practices Sunday – 6:45 PM-8:15 PM Marriott Copley Place-Boston University (Third Level) How shall we educate our faith communities so that they can practice hospitality in the world of many faiths? How are we to prepare religious leaders who are capable of leading congregations and communities in ...

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