Brunel University London: Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Brunel University has recently posted a post-doctoral research fellow position in the area of researching religious literacy. More information is available at their website.

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UC Press book offered free of charge

Shenila Khoja-Moolji is excited to share that due to a grant from the Islamic Humanities program at Brown University, the electronic version of her forthcoming book, Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia, is available for free download. You can access it here:

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Formative Education at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education

The Lynch School of Education at Boston College announces an open rank search for two tenured or tenure track colleagues to be appointed to one of our four departments. We seek colleagues whose scholarship focuses on a broad vision of education and human development that emphasizes the development of meaningful and purposeful lives and encompasses the transformation of the whole person in social context – including ethical, emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual and interpersonal dimensions. Candidates should share our commitment to an education that fosters wholeness across these dimensions of human functioning, an education that encourages young people and adults to work toward lives of meaning and purpose in community with diverse others. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work with colleagues across the school and the university on campus-wide initiatives in formative education — including research collaborations, the development of interventions and communications that disseminate Boston College’s expertise in this area. More information about our vision is available at and Applicants should have a background in education, anthropology, history, philosophy, religion, sociology and/or psychology.

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3rd CES/WRERU Islamic Education Summer School

The dates (3-5 September 2018) and application details have been released for the Third International Islamic Education Summer School at Warwick.

The Summer School is open to all researchers and educators who are interested in developing their understanding of the educational culture and pedagogic practice within Muslim communities and their interaction with wider social and educational institutions.

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Islamic Education initiative at Warwick, research expertise within WRERU, and the wider research and taught programmes at the Centre for Educational Studies at the University of Warwick.

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4th Horizons book coming out soon!

We are so excited to note that our Horizons imprint series of monographs in Religious Education is about to release the fourth book: Arm in Arm with Adolescent Girls: Educating into the New Creation, written by Emily Peck-McClain.

As the publisher notes, “Adolescent girls are filled with passion, excitement, joy, critique, wit, and energy, even as they face and overcome a wide variety of difficult challenges. Some challenges are spirit- and even life-threatening. The stories of more than twenty adolescent girls are put into dialogue with the Apostle Paul, especially in Rom 6-8. Through that perhaps unlikely pairing, those who love and work with adolescent girls will find a depth of understanding and a call to action. Christian educators, pastors, youth workers, parents, and adolescent girls will find a new way to look at the world around them and a new way to bring Scripture to bear on real-life experience. By offering this powerful, scripturally grounded approach to the world around us, adolescent girls will learn compelling methods to put this perspective into action in their personal lives, social circles, and churches. This thoughtful, respectful look at the lives adolescent girls are living seeks to equip others to fulfill their prophetic voices by calling out the sins of racism, sexism, homophobia, and sizeism in the experiences of these strong and resilient girls.”

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CDF Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy summer program

Exciting details of a long line up of fabulous speakers and workshop leaders have been released for the Children’s Defense Fund 24th Annual Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy. This is a marvelous opportunity to learn with and from some of the most effective child advocates in the country, and to do so in the midst of building beloved community. Many REA members have been involved over the years, and we heartily encourage you to spread this information as widely as possible.

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Proposal deadline extended to May 15th

The deadline for proposing RIG papers, collaborative sessions, and posters, has now been extended to May 15th. Please note that all submissions must be made through our online system.

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YDS Director of Supervised Ministries

Yale Divinity School seeks a Director of Supervised Ministries to be part of a team who are attentive to the professional formation and vocational discernment of all Master of Divinity students, and some Master of Arts in Religion students at YDS. The Director, reporting to the Associate Dean of Leadership and Ministry, will relate to every Master of Divinity student (about 60 in each class), beginning in the first semester of study, building a plan for ministry experiences while at YDS, and then working closely with the approximately 45 academic year students and 10 summer students in supervised ministry placements during the course of each year.

Relying on strong relational skills, the Director will work with supervisors and would-be supervisors, to enhance orientation, training, and continuing education opportunities, providing coaching and troubleshooting, and regular assessment of sites and supervisors. With practitioners from the area, the Director will build and maintain an integrative practicum experience, hiring, training and supporting practicum group leaders.

For more information about these and other responsibilities, there are details available online.

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Director of Lifespan Religious Education

The Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church in Houston writes to REA members:

“Our vibrant and active church community is seeking a Lifespan Religious Educator to provide vision and leadership for our programs for children, youth and adults.

The position is full-time and year-round. Salary will be will be within UUA Fair Compensation recommendations for a Mid-Sized I congregation in our Geo Index 4 area and will be based on experience and educational background. Health insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and other benefits included in the package.

Bay Area UU Church is located in the rapidly-growing southern suburbs of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. The area offers affordable housing, excellent public schools, and easy access to both the cultural diversity of downtown Houston and the relaxed atmosphere of Galveston on the Texas Gulf Coast.

For a complete DLRE job description and information on our church and Religious Education programs, visit

To apply, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Rev. Bruce Beisner at dlresearch [at] bauuc [dot] org

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CFP deadline rapidly approaching…

The May 1st deadline to submit a response to our call for proposals will soon be here. Please make sure to read our guidelines carefully before you submit to our online system. We’d also love to have you share the call out widely — we are trying to reach many people with this theme who have not participated in our meetings prior to this one. Anyone is welcomed to respond to the call, whether you are a member or not. The only restriction is that if your proposal is accepted, then you must be a member to present.

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