Generating Hope

The Future of the Teaching Profession in a Globalized World

REA Annual Meeting 2016

4-6 November, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


REA Annual Meeting 2016

Generating Hope:
The Future of the Teaching Profession
in a Globalized World

“Make a difference: become a teacher.” This kind of advertisement can be found on many corners of the street – nowadays and worldwide. Teachers and educators apparently are considered to be agents of change in communities. What makes them special? What is the scope of their profession? How do they respond professionally to their vocation in a globalized world? And what would be the specific contribution of the religious educator or the religious education teacher to larger communities of educational practice? The 2016 REA conference in Pittsburgh will bring together passionate scholars and reflective practitioners with a vision on teaching for a new world.

Will you join us?

Our 2016 annual meeting will be held November 4-6 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Registration is available on site. Our call for papers provides deeper insight into the theme for the meeting. We are excited to announce that David T. Hansen (Teachers College, NYC), Reginald Nel (UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa), Elizabeth Conde-Frazier (Esperanza College, Philadelphia)and Aaron Ghiloni (Trinity College Queensland, Brisbane, Australia) have already confirmed their presence as keynote speakers.

Are You a Member?

While you do not need to be a member to join us for the annual meeting, we would like to encourage you to consider joining the REA.

The Religious Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion is an incor­po­ra­tion of the ven­er­a­ble 100 year old Reli­gious Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (REA), who have gath­ered semi-annually, pub­lished, and taught reli­gious edu­ca­tion dur­ing this past cen­tury, and the Asso­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sors and Researchers in Reli­gious Edu­ca­tion (APRRE), a group of pro­fes­sors, scholars and researchers who for the past 30 years have gath­ered annu­ally as a guild of schol­ars build­ing and shar­ing a body of the­ory and research.

REA dues are deter­mined with a slid­ing scale based on income. As a ben­e­fit of mem­ber­ship, you will receive five issues of Reli­gious Edu­ca­tion, the offi­cial jour­nal of REA, and reduced registration for the Annual Meeting. Join REA and enjoy the full ben­e­fits of membership.


Bert Roebben, REA Annual Meeting 2016 Program Chair, hubertus [dot] roebben [at] tu-dortmund [dot] de

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