Category Archives: Members

New book: Leading Congregations and Nonprofits

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 … Continue reading

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New Book: Theology Made in Dignity

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 … Continue reading

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Grieving the death of Yolanda Smith

We are deeply sad to share that our former president and longtime colleague Yolanda Smith has died. Here is the announcement from Yale: Colleagues, It is my sad duty to report that Yolanda Smith has passed away. Yolanda was a … Continue reading

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Remembering Allen Moore

Boston University has now published a lengthy celebration of Allen Joe Moore’s life and work. You can also access the full obituary, and a recording of the memorial service which was held on October 4th. We will make Allen’s passing at … Continue reading

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Fordham Students Work on REA:APRRE Archives

On July 25, 2016, REA President Harold “Bud” Horell brought three doctoral students and one recent graduate of Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education to spend an entire day preparing historical materials to be added to the REA and APRRE … Continue reading

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Can REA Support Innovation in Religious Education?

For five years I ran a “start-up” religious education program. I wanted to test out a model of family-based learning in the Jewish community for families who were opting out of synagogue life. The methodology and pedagogy was inspired by … Continue reading

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2016 Proposal Process now open

The proposal submission process for our 2016 annual meeting — Pittsburgh, PA from the 4-6 of November — is now open. This year we are accepting proposals in Research Interest Group, Workshop, and Poster Presentation formats. There will be a … Continue reading

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Matthew Geiger has died

We are deeply sad to note that Matthew Geiger, key leader in our Schools Working Group, has died. We reprint here his obituary, and welcome members who have specific memories they want to share sending them to us — we … Continue reading

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The Grace of Playing

The Religious Education Association is proud to announce the third book in our Horizons in Religious Education series: The Grace of Playing. Courtney Goto’s book explores the reality that believers and teachers of faith regularly know the in-breaking of God’s … Continue reading

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Steering committee issues public statement

The steering committee of the REA Board of Directors has issued a public statement on the paralyzing effects of disimagination in this year of hostile public discourse.

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