Welcome to REA:APPRRE

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. We held our 2016 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on November 4-6th, with a focus on Generating Hope: The Future of the Teaching Profession in a Globalized World. The Proceedings of the meeting are now available online, and videos of plenary sessions will be available at our Vimeo page in a couple of months.

  • 2016 Plenary Four available (posted on 20 January 2017)

    The fourth main plenary from our 2016 annual meeting, held in Pittsburgh, PA from 4-6 November 2016 is now available at vimeo. Reggie Nel, University of South Africa, and Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Vice-President and Dean of Esperanza College, focused on teaching amidst globalization. Courtney Goto was the moderator. https://vimeo.com/200347115

  • Memorial service for Yolanda Smith, January 27th (posted on 20 January 2017)

    There will be a memorial service for our former president, and beloved scholar, Yolanda Smith at Yale Divinity’s Marquand Chapel on Friday, January 27th starting at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome, and if you are not able to come you are invited to hold the community in prayer at that time.

  • 100 days, 100 letters (posted on 17 January 2017)

    There is a new effort underway — American Values, Religious Voices— to have religious scholars send 100 letters in the first 100 days of the new administration in DC. The letter writers have already been chosen and are working on their letters. The effort is asking organizations and individuals to publicize it, and to draw ...

  • 2016 Plenary Three available (posted on 13 January 2017)

    The third main plenary from our 2016 annual meeting, held in Pittsburgh, PA from 4-6 November 2016 is now available at vimeo. David Hansen, the Weinberg Professor in the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University spoke on “Cosmopolitanism as Education: A Philosophy for Educators in Our Time.” Aaron Ghiloni, Dean of ...

  • Latest eREACH available (posted on 10 January 2017)

    The January edition of eREACH is now available, full of useful resources, a reflection from our incoming president Bert Roebben, and more!

  • 2016 Plenary Two available (posted on 7 January 2017)

    Here is the next in our series of 2016 annual meeting plenaries. This is the second plenary, which focused on bringing biographical narratives to bear on the question of finding hope in the midst of globalization as teachers. Mualla Selçuk, Sarah Tauber, Daniel Moulin and Bernhard Grümme all weighed in with powerful, contextually specific reflections. https://vimeo.com/198382461

  • 2016 Plenary One video available (posted on 6 January 2017)

    As the New Year begins we will be posting video recordings of the plenary sessions from our 2016 annual meeting. Here is the first one, Bert Roebben’s presidential address, which opened the meeting. Towards the end of his address you may recall that he showed a video from YouTube, which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGp3g93h6M You ...

  • An Invitation to REA2017, Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations (posted on 5 December 2016)

    Please bring us your experiences how encounter embedded in your ways of learning, the practices by this learning conveyed and the understanding which is behind. Let us rediscover our own faith and the faith of our neighbour! Let us talk to each other, to celebrate the richness of diversity and learn from each other the benefit of ...

  • New book: Leading Congregations and Nonprofits (posted on 30 November 2016)

    REA member and Luther Seminary professor Terri Elton’s latest book was just published: Leading Congregations and Nonprofits in a Connected World: Platforms, People, and Purpose Writing collaboratively with Rabbi Hayim Herring, Terri explores emerging practices for leading and organizing congregations and nonprofits in our increasingly networked lives. Drawing on studies of congregations across denominations, and nonprofits with historic ties ...

  • New Book: Theology Made in Dignity (posted on 28 November 2016)

    Our president,  Bert Roebben, announces the publication of his latest book: Theology Made in Dignity: On the Precarious Role of Theology in Religious Education “In a post-secular society contemporaries are challenged to raise and face existential questions in the midst of a plurality of (religious and non-religious) worldviews. Children, adolescents and young adults are especially eager for orientation ...

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