REA Board statement on REA2018

Today the Board of the Religious Education Association has issued a formal statement on feedback received in relation to REA Annual Meeting 2018.

February 13, 2019 statement of the REA Board
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New ecumenical studies degree at Bonn

Bert Roebben, past-president and program chair of the REA, is pleased to announce a new degree in ecumenical studies that his university — Universität Bonn — is offering. We rejoice with him in this new learning opportunity!

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News from the Philippines

Rito Baring of De La Salle University in the Philippines sent several notices about his recent publications relevant for our ongoing discussion of religiosity among young people, as well an invitation to speak at the upcoming Conference in Catechesis and Religious Education next year in Manila, April 25-27, 2019. See link below for more information.

https://religiouseducation.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/baring-publications-and-upcoming-re-events-in-the-philippines.pdf

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Research Study on Navigating Conversations about Race: Invitation to Participants at REA 2018 Who Teach in Catholic Higher Education

Steffano Montano, a PhD candidate at Boston College, is seeking research participants for his study on the ways that theological educators navigate difficult conversations about race in their classrooms. He invites those teaching at Catholic colleges, universities and theologates, who also participated at the 2018 REA meeting in Washington, to consider joining the study. Please see the link below for more information.

https://religiouseducation.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/montano-research-flyer.pdf

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“To Serve the People of God”: A Contemporary Theology of the Priesthood

A two-year seminar sponsored by Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry pursued in-depth research and conversation to forge a contemporary theology of ministry and priesthood. It resulted in a document, “To Serve the People of God,” published in Origins on Dec. 27, 2018. Catholic COP member Thomas Groome, one of the co-chairs of the seminar, recommends it to our membership. Contact Catholic COP Convener Maureen O’Brien at obrien [at] duq [dot] edu for access to the document.

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RE specialist opening in AK

There is a full-time RE specialist opening at the Elmendorf AFB in Alaska.

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DRE opening in Alaska

There is a full-time DRE opening currently being advertised for the Army Installation Management Command at Fort Wainwright, AK. More details online.

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DRE opening in Ft. Sam Houston, TX

The Joint Base San Antonio has an opening for a full-time director of religious education in Ft. Sam Houston, TX. More details available online.

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CFP for ARC conference

A reminder that a response to the call for papers for the upcoming ARC (theopoetics) conference is due January 7th.

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CFP: Bloomsbury Handbook of Religious Education in the Global South

Edited by Yonah H. Matemba (University of the West of Scotland, UK) and Bruce Collet (Bowling Green State University, USA) with the assistance of sections editors (tbc), this book welcomes critical papers that address both the confessional and post-confessional landscape upon which contemporary RE is predicated in the GS. In particular, we are keen to receive papers that offer local solutions to complex issues, ensuring not only the relevance of theory and practice but also the vibrancy of RE in its varied schooling contexts. Submissions are welcome from scholars and practitioners, and from a variety of perspectives, including historical, theological, philosophical, sociological and educational.

More information available in the official call.

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