Events

A lot is happening around the religious education community. These are the latest events from our REA news stream, just click on a headline for more information. If there is an event you think the rest of the community would like to know about, just email it to us for consideration. Thanks!

  • Global Day of Prayer: Justice for George Floyd and Black Liberation (posted on 3 March 2021)

    On June 4, 2020 the Board of the REA issued a statement in response to the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer. This coming week the trial of Derek Chauvin commences. March 8th has been designated by the local community as a global day of prayer for justice for George ...

  • Cátedra Paulo Freire online and free this year! (posted on 19 February 2021)

    Join our long time member and colleague Débora Junker on March 11th: “As the 100th anniversary of Paulo Freire’s birth approaches, we want to celebrate his life and work by reaffirming our commitment to embrace an emancipatory education as we, together, seek to reinvent his legacy. Amid many disruptions such as attacks on democracy, the violation ...

  • Pop-up Monday, January 25 (posted on 21 January 2021)

    Recently, we have been receiving emails and questions regarding resources for some of the various happenings in the United States: such as continued online learning, a global pandemic, economic crisis, political upheaval, and racial injustice. As the Spring semester is very soon to be upon us, we thought another Pop-Up session might be helpful. We ...

  • Stay tuned: REA2021 going online (posted on 18 January 2021)

    Stay tuned for more details, but please note that today the REA Steering Committee decided to move our REA2021 full meeting online, due to continuing concerns with COVID-19. The deadline for proposals was shifted to January 31st, so keep in mind that your paper/panel/etc. will now need to take place in an online space. More details coming ...

  • Education, Purpose and Human Flourishing Uncertain Times (posted on 15 January 2021)

    St. Anthony’s College in the University of Oxford is holding a series of seminars available online for free on the topic of “education, purpose, and human flourishing in uncertain times.” Dr. Hanan Alexander, REA’s president will be speaking on January 19th, with the specific topic “Dialogue between Science Education and Religious Education: Evolution Instruction, Pedagogy ...

  • CFP deadline being extended (posted on 8 January 2021)

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, the call for proposals for REA2021 is being extended. At this point we know only that we will accept proposals at least until January 31st. The precise deadline is still being formulated by the steering committee.

  • Mary Elizabeth Moore's "last lecture" (posted on 5 December 2020)

    The Boston University School of Theology (STH) presents Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore’s Last Lecture, the final public lecture of her 12-year deanship at STH. A post-lecture conversation on the significance of her lecture and academic work with Boyung Lee and Almeda Wright, two of her former students, will follow. Join us as we honor ...

  • Prepare for the business meeting (posted on 3 November 2020)

    All members of REA are encouraged to attend the annual business meeting, to be held virtually via zoom this year during our Fall Gathering. It is important to review the documents and agenda for that meeting in advance.

  • Fall gathering begins this Thursday! (posted on 3 November 2020)

    The challenges of navigating a pandemic have led the leaders of REA to postpone our annual conference until this coming summer, but in the meantime we are hosting a free, online (through zoom) fall gathering from Thursday, November 5th through Sunday, November 9th. Once you register you can drop in and out of the zoom ...

  • October eREACH available (posted on 23 October 2020)

    If you are a member of REA, you should already have received your October 2020 eREACH. But if not, you can now access it here at our website. It’s chock full of information, including the schedule for our fully online — and free! — 2020 fall gathering which will take place November 5-8. Quick tip: ...

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