Author Archives: Durante, Dr. Mary Ellen

About Durante, Dr. Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Durante, Ph.D. is a graduate of the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. Her dissertation: “Teaching Children How to Pray: An Essential Dimension of Religious Education in a Postmodern Age,” provides a template for her catechetical ministry with religious educators, parents, and children. Born in Rochester, New York, Mary Ellen chose a career in music performance that included her husband and children. In 1999 she relocated in Florida to attend the Florida School of Massage and has been a massage therapist since that time. In 2009 Mary Ellen began her studies at Fordham University with a concentration in family, church and community. With an extensive background in curriculum development, music, and the arts Mary Ellen excels in integrating faith with creative educational programs that focus on performance, artistic production and assisting children and young people to realize their own creativity and potential. The underlining theme of her work is to show how quality religious educational programs and activities can provoke thoughtfulness, reflection, and spiritual awareness in serving others.

Routledge Education Author of the Month November 2013: Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson is a leading international researcher, writer, editor and policy adviser in the field of religions and education. He will become only the 12th recipient of the William Rainey Harper Award from the Religious Education Association (USA) in Boston on November 9, … Continue reading

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Jazz Sextet: The Garden St Six

For the enjoyment of all who will be attending Saturday, November 9th,  REA Annual Banquet, The Jazz Sextet, The Garden St Six will perform! 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM  The Garden St. Six features: Phil Grenadier, trumpet, Brett Walberg, tenor sax, Eric Giribaldi, guitar, … Continue reading

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Make Your Conference Reservations before October 24!

If you are planning on attending the REA Conference in Boston please make your reservations before October 24 and take advantage of the discounted price for REA members at $119.

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October 31!

October 31 is the last day to register online for the Annual Conference in Boston. After this date the cost will be $200. Register today!

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