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. 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

  • Urgent: Reject email scams! (posted on 11 January 2018)

    Please note: REA (either as individual officers, or the organization as a whole), will never solicit funds from you where you send us funds via email. In all cases (membership fees, donations, and so on), we will ask you to pay through our own website. Some people have received emails purporting to be from REA ...

  • New from Jerome Berryman (posted on 9 January 2018)

    Long time REA member and internationally renowned author of Godly Play practices, Jerome Berryman has a new book out — Becoming Like a Child. What does it mean to follow the injunction to “become like a child”? Particularly in our chaotic and tumultuous world? Berryman offers wise advice woven into pragmatic action within religious education.

  • Theopoetics Conference, March 2018 (posted on 19 December 2017)

    Theopoetics is holding a conference for “thinkers, doers, and makers” March 9 and 10th, just outside of Boston at the Walker Conference Center. Theopoetics has set up a discount code for REA member (REAMEMBER) that will give you 10% off the conference price. I’ve held events at the Walker Center — it’s a lovely old mansion, ...

  • 13th Biennial International Transformative Learning Conference (ITLC) (posted on 7 December 2017)

    Details are now available, including the call for papers, for the 13th Biennial International Transformative Learning Conference (ITLC) which will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University, November 7-10, 2018. Details are available online. Proposals are due

  • Preventing Clergy sexual abuse (posted on 25 November 2017)

    In 2014, Rabbi Hayim Herring, PhD and Ellie Roscher co-edited Keeping Faith in Rabbis, a wonderful compilation of essays focused on what is involved in developing rabbinical leadership in the 21st century. One of those fine essays, “Preventing Clergy Sexual Abuse” by Rabbi Ellen Lewis, seems extremely timely and relevant these days in light of ...

  • 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 ...

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