Category Archives: News

These are general news items about issues that relate to the REA conference.

Interfaith Summit on Happiness

A gift for the holidays: The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University has put several recordings of presentations from the Interfaith Summit on Happiness up at YouTube.

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Parker Palmer Receives the Harper Award

Parker Palmer received the 2010 William Rainey Harper Award at the REA 2010 Annual Meeting. You can view the award honors including Mary Hess, Boyung Lee, Thomas Groome, Lucinda Huffaker, a letter from Craig Dykstra, and a few words from … Continue reading

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Performances of religion

Given some of the discussions at the annual meeting, this video might be of interest to several people. It was produced on an artist’s commission funded by Pavilion.

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Business meeting agenda

Here is the agenda for Tuesday afternoon’s business meeting, which will take place towards the second half of Plenary #6 (click on the links to see the documents): I. Flowing Forward: generating possibilities from earlier Tuesday sessions II. Review and … Continue reading

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And… we're off!

The meeting started with a short video meditation (which we’ll post later, when we have time to upload the whole thing). Our first plenary was TVbyGirls, represented by Rebecca Bullen, Molly Nemer, and Rachel Quednau. They showed clips of their … Continue reading

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Preparing for Denver

One fun way to begin to get ready for our meeting in Denver might be to watch some digital short stories created by local residents. You could meet Carlos Fresquez, for example: or listen to Tim Roessler tell a story … Continue reading

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Nominations slate

These are the candidates being proposed by the Nominations Committee. If you would like to nominate another person for any of the positions, please ascertain his/her willingness to serve and then contact Maureen O’Brien at obrien at duq dot edu … Continue reading

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Preparing for Denver

As we get ready to journey out to Denver, here’s a wonderful set of short digital stories that people involved with the Center for Digital Storytelling have created. They’re a great way to help us to contextualize where we’ll be.

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Trying to build an online bookstore

Given how difficult it is to get publishers to our meeting, we have tried to do onsite bookstores in the past. Even that is challenging, so this year we’re trying something different. We’ve asked publishers to send us one copy … Continue reading

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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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