Author Archives: Mary

Surveys of religious knowledge

Like just about any multiple choice “standards” test, the Pew Survey of religious knowledge was much less newsworthy to me than many of our news media seemed to think it should be. But here is a collection of scholarly opinions/explorations … Continue reading

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Leadership in the face of religious bigotry

The Interfaith Youth Core has just published a really useful guide to “leadership in the face of religious bigotry” that draws together a timeline of the public events leading up to the debate over an Islamic Cultural Center in NYC, … Continue reading

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AAR Montreal videos available

For anyone who couldn’t get to the American Academy of Religion (AAR) meeting last year (or who was there, but didn’t attend the plenary sessions), the AAR has kindly put up video from the sessions on the web. We’ve done … Continue reading

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Online registration now open!

You can now register for our annual meeting here, utilizing PayPal for payment (which allows you to use a variety of credit cards as well as a checking account).

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Kudos to the journal Religious Education

I’m so excited about the upcoming annual meeting of the REA/APPRRE, not least because the latest issue of our journal just came out and I think it’s a wonderful, microcosmic example of what our field is about. Just look at … Continue reading

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Religious identity: Who decides?

Sightings, a University of Chicago/Martin Marty Center publication, writes of the thorny dilemma currently being lived through in England around admissions to Jewish schools. Who gets to decide, when the competition is steep, who is Jewish? Is the test for … Continue reading

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Pressing challenges panel

I’m very excited to announce that on Tuesday morning, November 9th, the REA Forum on Religious Education in Academic Disciplines and Institutions will host a plenary panel discussion (and then mini-plenaries, with one speaker per room) on emerging questions and … Continue reading

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BSG at the UN

I’ve been trying to coax Ronald Moore, who is the producer of both Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, to come to our November meeting and talk about it. So far, no success (but he hasn’t turned us down yet!). In any … Continue reading

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The "religion blogosphere"

For those of you who are new to blogging, you might find the Social Science Research Council‘s recent report on the “the religion blogosphere” an interesting resource. The report, available both as a website and in .pdf form, includes a … Continue reading

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Interfaith Understanding conference

Here’s a conference, being held April 11-13 in Rochester, NY, that some of you might be interested in. It’s focused on interfaith understanding, and is full of creative interaction through art and music-based events.

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