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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 issued this statement on June 4, 2020 following the murder of George Floyd and subsequent events.

  • Support Survey of Children's Ministries (posted on 26 June 2020)

    Researchers connected with Union Presbyterian Seminary are interviewing ministry leaders to listen and learn about the ways you have been connecting with children ages birth to 12 and their families since the COVID-19 pandemic began. They hope to talk with leaders from a diverse set of congregations within mainstream Protestantism. If you are interested in ...

  • Churches Online in a Time of COVID (posted on 23 June 2020 in Members)

    A number of religious education scholars from around the world are collaborating in an international survey seeking to learn what churches are doing in this time of pandemic. You can find more information online (in multiple languages) or by contacting Mary Hess directly.

  • Some Timely Resources...a Start (posted on 16 June 2020)

    One of the purposes of the REA website is to share resources in the field of religious education, and now is certainly a time that we need to be made aware of good resources for transformative learning, teaching in times of crisis, and acting for justice.  As a follow up to REA’s Statement On the ...

  • CFP: Possibilities for Research in RE (posted on 15 June 2020 in CFP and Journal)

    The journal Religions (an open access journal by MPDI) is seeking papers for a Special Issue that will provide a look at important research in religious education that is taking place in diverse areas of the globe and from multiple perspectives. The Special Issue will allow contributors to provide a wide-angle look at critical issues ...

  • Religious Education in a Time of Crisis: Invitation to a Catholic Community of Practice Conversation (posted on 9 June 2020 in Catholic Community of Practice)

    The past few months have brought serious disruptions and challenges to all of us in our religious education efforts, in academic and practitioner settings alike. The pandemic and abrupt shifts it has caused for our teaching, communication and ministry, and more recently, the murder of George Floyd and growing urgency for antiracism efforts—all of these ...

  • REA Statement on the Murder of George Floyd (posted on 4 June 2020)

    REA Statement on the Murder of George FloydMinneapolis, Minnesota, USAMay 25, 2020 The Religious Education Association condemns the killings of Black men, women, and children in the United States of America by police and vigilantes. We condemn the white supremacy ...

  • REA 2020 Postponed (posted on 11 May 2020 in CFP, eLert, Events, Meetings, and Members)

    After careful consideration of all of the issues, the REA Steering Committee has decided to postpone our annual meeting to July 6-9, 2021. In doing so we realize there are many things that will have to change, but we feel very strongly that the REA community does its best work — both in scholarship and teaching ...

  • Theology in Practice seeking book proposals (posted on 6 May 2020 in CFP)

    Theology in Practice extends the horizons of the discipline and scholarship of practical theology. It promises to enrich the academic discourse and supply material of interest to scholars and professional graduate students. Books in the series will be in conversation with scholarship in the discipline and reflect engagement with diverse voices in the field (e.g., ...

  • Search for Executive Secretary of the Religious Education Association (posted on 22 April 2020 in Members and Openings)

    You are invited to apply for the position of executive secretary of the REA. Dr. Lucinda Huffaker is retiring after ten years of dedicated service to the association. The primary tasks of the executive secretary are administering all aspects of the association and overseeing daily operations. The executive secretary works closely with the REA networking ...

  • LSTC: Lecturer, Program Director (posted on 3 April 2020 in Openings)

    The Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago is searching for a lecturer who can also be the MA/MDIV/MAM program director, and director of ELCA candidacy. Details available online, deadline of April 15.

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