Multimedia Storyteller, McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation of Minnesota seeks a multimedia storyteller.

The newly created position reports to the communications director. The position creates and oversees the development of varied digital content types and message channels to promote McKnight’s credible influence, share insights from our staff, and offer transparency and clarity about our goals and activities.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, versatile, digitally-savvy storyteller to design and create web and social media-friendly multimedia content to advance critical ideas and insights.

More details are available online. Deadline is December 5, 2017.

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Director of Learning, McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation in Minnesota is seeking to hire for a newly created staff position focused on learning. The Strategic Framework and our approach to emergent learning and adaptive action demonstrate the foundation’s deep commitment to strategic learning as a means to achieve its core values of accountability, integrity, innovation, and respect in pursuit of our mission.

The Director of Learning position is an opportunity to cultivate a highly integrated practice that can be responsive to programs’ emergent needs and adaptive opportunities in real-time in order to build durable capacity for ongoing learning.  Staff are fully engaged and eager to use learning and evaluative thinking to adapt and improve their strategies as conditions change in order to drive better planning, strategy, grantmaking, and impact.

More details available online. Deadline is December 8, 2017.

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Sacred Texts and Human Contexts CFP

Dear Colleagues: Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its 5th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Religions and the (De) Legitimization of Violence on July 29-31, 2018. The Conference is open to scholars in religious, theology, women and gender studies and social scientists from US and abroad as presenters or participants.

  • The proposal should be no more than 550 words.
  • Send a 225-word resume that presents expertise in the area of your presentation.
  • Include your address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Notice of acceptances will be sent soon after evaluation with guidelines for full presentation.
  • Selected papers are published
  • The Conference is open to 60 presenters. Last date to receive your proposal is March 1, 2018, earlier is preferred.
  • Proposals are to be emailed to: hickeycenter [dot] conference [at] gmail [dot] com
    or interfaith [at] naz [dot] edu

Please visit the website to know more about the conference sub-topics, submitting a proposal and registration: https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/academic-conferences/sacred-texts-human-contexts/
Also please circulate it among your colleagues and friends. Thanks

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Please consider writing on behalf of our members

At our recent meeting in St. Louis, the REA Board decided to encourage people to write letters informing the US government about our concern over the travel ban. Several members of our association were not able to be with us in St. Louis — one in particular had a visa denied — and we all lose when we are not able to be together. The Board has put together a letter that you can use as a template, should you be interested in supporting this action.

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Photos from REA17

We are beginning to post photos from our recent meeting at our facebook site. Please send us photos! We’d love to have more to use, both on our website and in our eREACH newsletter. You can send them (via email, dropbox link, and so on) to Mary Hess, our Networking Coordinator.

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Youth and Pastoral Ministry, New Mexico

The United Church of Santa Fe is a 400 member United Church of Christ congregation in the multi-cultural setting of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Youth and Pastoral Ministry position is one to which we are particularly committed since we also in the midst of a construction project to add 3 more classrooms/youth rooms to the United Church. As the building is expanded, we also want to deepen and expand our commitment to youth and children’s ministries.  The position would also include general pastoral responsibilities — worship leadership, preaching, pastoral calling, and developing our wider-community ministry volunteers.

For more information, Rev. Talitha Arnold, Senior Minister, The United Church of Santa Fe, 1804 Arroyo Chamiso, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Please prepare for the 2017 Business Meeting

The 2017 REA Business Meeting will be held late afternoon on Friday, following the reception. Please note that we are using a consent agenda this year, which means that it is more important than ever to prepare for the meeting by reading the materials in advance. You can find the business meeting agenda, associated materials, and an explanation of a consent agenda on the 2017 conference website.

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Please read papers in advance

Excitement is growing as our meeting approaches (next week in St. Louis!).

Given how collaborative and collegial our RIG sessions are, it is important to read the papers or outlines in advance of each session. Some find it easiest to do so by clicking on the link in Sched in the session you’re going to (you can download papers directly from that link, specific to the session). Other find it easier to download the entire Proceedings and read them there. However you do it — please make sure to read in advance.

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Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies

The Charles K. and Esther C. Krieger Visiting Scholars Program at Defiance College invites applications for a January 2018 start. The Visiting Scholar will teach three courses per semester in religious studies, including courses in the scholar’s area of interest and the first year seminar Global Issues. The Visiting Scholar will also coordinate a series on interfaith dialogue and understanding, engage in research benefitting students and society, and prepare an annual report of activities which will be due to the foundation. Additionally, in spring 2019 the Visiting Scholar may supervise a trip to Israel through Defiance College’s McMaster School for Advancing Humanity. This position is for Spring semester 2018, and the academic year 2018-2019. More details are available online.

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CFP Religion and Education in a Secular Age

REA member dr. K.H. (Ina) ter Avest is guest editing a special issue of the journal Education Sciences. She invites people to respond to the call for papers, noting the December 15th deadline. More information is available online.

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