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About Durante, Dr. Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Durante, Ph.D. is a graduate of the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. Her dissertation: “Teaching Children How to Pray: An Essential Dimension of Religious Education in a Postmodern Age,” provides a template for her catechetical ministry with religious educators, parents, and children. Born in Rochester, New York, Mary Ellen chose a career in music performance that included her husband and children. In 1999 she relocated in Florida to attend the Florida School of Massage and has been a massage therapist since that time. In 2009 Mary Ellen began her studies at Fordham University with a concentration in family, church and community. With an extensive background in curriculum development, music, and the arts Mary Ellen excels in integrating faith with creative educational programs that focus on performance, artistic production and assisting children and young people to realize their own creativity and potential. The underlining theme of her work is to show how quality religious educational programs and activities can provoke thoughtfulness, reflection, and spiritual awareness in serving others.

Bob Jackson Performing!

Bob Jackson is a world class musician as well as being a great scholar. Here he is shown performing with the Garden St Six Jazz Sextet at the REA Annual Meeting 2013 in Boston. Many REA members thoroughly enjoyed Bob’s … Continue reading

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REA Member, Alan Smith Presenting at American Academy of Religion!

Alan Smith is presenting a paper for a new section called “The Bible and Practical Theology” (for which he will serve on the Steering Committee) and that session is from 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon.

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REA’s first session as a Related Scholarly Organization at the meeting of the American Academy of Religion!

Going to Baltimore this week?  Don’t miss REA’s first session as a Related Scholarly Organization at the meeting of the American Academy of Religion! P23-402 Religious Education and 21st-Century Intersections: Religion Identity Formation, Social Activism, and Public Imagination Mary E. … Continue reading

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APM 2014 Annual Meeting

APM – Association of Professors of Mission Meeting Announcement and Call for Papers 2014 Annual Meeting June 19–20, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota Transforming Teaching for Mission: Educational Theory and Practice CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: February 15, 2014 The … Continue reading

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