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!

  • Rabbi Dr. Sarah Tauber has died (posted on 1 September 2020)

    We are deeply saddened to share the news that Rabbi Dr. Sarah Tauber has died. Sarah had a very rapid, seven-week decline from pancreatic cancer and is survived by her parents, Joseph and Phyllis, her brother Daniel, and her two young adult children, Benjamin and Hannah. She was an incredible colleague—she co-founded the Religious Persecution & ...

  • Pop-up Zoom August 12 (posted on 11 August 2020)

    We are experimenting with “pop-up zoom” meetings — the first is tomorrow, August 12th 9 pm NYC time (10 am August 13 Seoul time). All are welcome to join us for a syllabus/teaching brainstorming session. Please register in advance.

  • Islam and Western Secular Modernity: A Conversation with Nilüfer Göle (posted on 4 August 2020)

    The Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs is hosting a zoom conversation with noted scholar Nilüfer Göle on Thursday, August 6th at 12:30pm EDT. This free event requires a pre-registration, with details available on the event’s website.

  • August 12th Teaching/Syllabus Brainstorming Session (posted on 4 August 2020)

    Who is on your syllabus? What practices are you teaching? Are they current, relevant, representative of global voices and meeting the needs of students right now? We find ourselves in a very unknown place this fall. We will be teaching students, many online for the first time, during a global pandemic in a time of great ...

  • Meet & Greet our new Exec! (posted on 4 August 2020)

    Join us at 9 am central, 13 GMT — today, August 4 — for a zoom “meet & greet” with our new executive secretary Dr. Lakisha Lockhart. Find us via zoom (link was also published in the latest eREACH).

  • REA 2020 Postponed (posted on 11 May 2020)

    After careful consideration of all of the issues, the REA Steering Committee has decided to postpone our annual meeting to July 6-9, 2021. In doing so we realize there are many things that will have to change, but we feel very strongly that the REA community does its best work — both in scholarship and teaching ...

  • IAPT July 2021: Coping with Crisis (posted on 17 February 2020)

    The International Association for Practical Theology has announced their 2021 conference, to be held in July of 2021: Coping with crisis: Hospitality, security, and the search for faithful connections. The Call for Papers is open through September. Please see their website for more details.

  • Children's Spirituality Summit (posted on 14 February 2020)

    “Spiritual Formation of Children: Personal, Communal, Cultural” JUNE 8-10, 2020 / Children’s Spirituality Summit at Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN The Children’s Spirituality Summit brings together children’s ministers, developmental psychologists, spiritual formation leaders, lay leaders, pastors, teachers, sociologists, parents, and theologians from a broad spectrum of Christian traditions to collectively explore children’s spiritual formation. More information is available ...

  • Education for co-existence: Pedagogies of the sacred, of difference, and of hope (posted on 31 December 2019) The fourth plenary from the 2019 Religious Education Association annual meeting, held in Toronto, ON from November 1-3 was scheduled to be the Presidential Address. Due to health challenges, the REA Program Chair and incoming President, Hanan Alexander of the University of Haifa, was unable to deliver his address. Instead, his colleague and friend, Marc ...

  • Disrupting the consequences of difficult histories through education (posted on 31 December 2019) The third plenary from the Religious Education Association’s annual meeting, held in Toronto, ON November 1-3, 2019 was entitled “Disrupting the consequences of difficult histories through education” and featured Greer Anne Wenh-In Ng, Emerita professor of religious education, Emmanuel College in Victoria University in the University of Toronto, and Tsafrir Goldberg, Senior lecturer, University of ...

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