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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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Save the date! Cátedra Freire

March 23-25, 2017 Sponsored by the Hispanic-Latino/a Center at Garrett – Evangelical Theological Seminary, the 2017 Cátedra Paulo Freire will explore the notion of hope from a variety of angles identifying where small seeds of hope are germinating and multiplying … 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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Bert Roebben reflects on Pittsburgh…

As our meeting in Pittsburgh winds down, program chair and incoming president Bert Roebben continues to reflect on what we are learning.

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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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Teaching and learning in American congregations

We’re pleased to share the recently released article by Dr. Joseph Crockett, “Teaching and Learning in American Congregations.” Dr. Crockett represents the NCC and serves on the CCSP (Cooperative Congregations Studies Partnership). His article is based on the 2015 research … Continue reading

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Research on Retreats for Young People

Graham Rossiter, a recent plenary speaker at REA, sent us the following announcement: Online availability of the Report The Research on Retreats publication 2016 reports a study of the views of teachers and senior students about retreats in Australian Catholic secondary schools.  … Continue reading

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Pray Without Ceasing: Perspectives in Spirituality Studies

Bi-annual International Conference of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS) 28-29 June 2017 Kappel, Switzerland Announcing its third biannual conference, the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS) warmly welcomes its members to a meeting in … Continue reading

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Special virtual issue of BJRE available

Our colleague journal — the British Journal of Religious Education — has just released a special “virtual issue” which is freely available online, exploring various issues of assessment in the context of religious education, with classic articles from the 1970s … Continue reading

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