REA Becomes an AAR Related Scholarly Organization

The Religious Education Association has been accepted as a Related Scholarly Organization (RSO) by the American Academy of Religion (AAR).  RSO status brings with it several benefits, including:

• Recognition as an RSO on the AAR website and a link to the RSO’s website.
• Recognition of the RSO in the AAR Annual Meeting Program Book front matter, including a brief description of the association.
• Discounted rates for meeting space at the AAR Annual Meeting and for AAR membership-list rental.
• Listing of the RSO’s program within the AAR’s program in the Program Book, rather than simply with other additional meetings.

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity for broader exposure of our field and its contributions within the expansive scholarly dialogue that characterizes AAR-SBL meetings. This year in Baltimore, Nov 23-26, will be an important inauguration, so please make it a priority to participate, if you plan to attend AAR/SBL.

Mary Hess has graciously agreed to spearhead our programming.  As we await further instructions from AAR, I urge members to send us your best ideas for a session that will help the wider AAR understand what is distinctive and fascinating about the field of religious education!  You can send them to secretary [at] religiouseducation [dot] net.

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