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, joining the ranks of Marshall McLuhan, Margaret Mead and Paulo Freire.

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, joining the ranks of Marshall McLuhan, Margaret Mead and Paulo Freire.

Robert Jackson

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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, Tim Peck, piano, Brian Race, bass, and Josh Ziemann, drums. The group is made up of professional freelancers from the Boston and New York jazz scene and graduate students from Longy School of Music of Bard College. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and play an equally wide array of music; ranging from traditional jazz and blues to the classical and avant garde.  Influenced by Longy’s mission to encourage social change through music, the members of Garden St. strive to open the ears of their listeners to new sonic possibilities. The sextet’s soulful interpretations of classic jazz tunes are driven by exciting grooves and a modern aesthetic which will engage the casual listener and the expert alike.

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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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Have you registered for the Annual Meeting?

November 8-10 researchers, practitioners, and students in the field of Religious Education will gather in Boston. Have you registered for the 2013 Annual Meeting? If, not register today!

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Request for Proposals: “New Perspectives on the Theology of Understanding”

Fordham University, with the support of a generous grant from The John Templeton Foundation, invites proposals for the “New Perspectives on the Theology of Understanding” funding initiative. The aim is to encourage research from both new and established scholars working on the notion of understanding in theology and religion. Interdisciplinary teams that include members from other areas, especially psychology, are encouraged but not required.

This $250,000 RFP is intended to support work in theology and related areas on the nature and varieties of religious understanding. Proposals can request between $40,000 and $100,000 for projects not to exceed one year in duration. 3-4 awards will be made.

Letter of Intent: All materials must be received by November 1, 2013.
Applicants are required to submit: 1. A letter of intent that includes the central questions of the project, the background and significance of the questions, the way in which the project addresses the goals and at least one of the Key Questions of this RFP, and a summary of the methodology. The letter cannot exceed 1,500 words (excluding references). 2. A complete curriculum vitae for the PI and for all major team members (if applicable).

For key research questions and additional information see attached RFP-theology.

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Online Registration Now Open for REA 2013

Online registration is now available for the 2013 REA:APPRRE meeting in Boston!  The pdf for those who prefer mailing your registration will be available July 20. Remember to review the Sessions page of the meeting website before beginning to register because you will be asked to select the session you are going to attend.

There is quite a bit of information, so please read the Registration page before clicking at the bottom to go to the Registration Form. Registration does not include housing or membership dues. Links to each of those can be found on the Registration page.

If you have any questions or notice errors that should be corrected on these new pages, please notify the webmaster or Lucinda Huffaker.

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Top 10 Accessed Articles in Religious Education

Taylor & Francis have announced the ten most accessed essays in Religious Education for the last two years, 2011-2012. These significant essays can be accessed free of charge through Taylor & Francis Online.  We congratulate the authors of the publications below and encourage members to share these with your colleagues!

“Learning Religion and Religiously Learning Amid Global Cultural Flows”, by Mary E. Hess

“Islam and Muslims in U.S. Public Schools Since September 11, 2001”, by Liz Jackson

“Still Developing: Teenagers, Brains, and the Arts”, by Claire Annelise Smith

“Effective Teachers/Inspired Students: The Critical Role of Teachers in Yeshiva High Schools”, by Chana Tannenbaum

“Healing the Wounds: St. Augustine, Catechesis, and Religious Education Today”, by
Leonardo Franchi

“Religious Education in England After 9/11”, by Daniel Moulin

“Catechesis and Religious Education in Canadian Catholic Schools”, by Richard Rymarz

“Developing a Framework for Research on Religious Identity Development of Highly Committed Adolescents”, by Elsbeth Visser-Vogel, Janneke Westerink, Jos de Kock, Marcel Barnard, and Cok Bakker

“Brain Matters: Neuroscience And Creativity”, by Dean G. Blevins

“Interreligious Education: What Would Dewey Do?”  by Aaron J. Ghiloni

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Deadline for proposals approaching

The deadline for submissions of proposals for presentations at the 2013 REA Annual Meeting in Boston is this Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Contact secretary [at] religiouseducation [dot] net with any questions.

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Conference topic in Religious Education

The journal Religious Education, 2013, volume 108, no 3 that will be available in due course as E-journal issue, will have a Forum on the theme of the 2013 REA conference with five personal essays by Mualla Selçuk (Turkey), Friedrich Schweitzer (Germany), Walter Feinberg (United States), Cornelia Roux (South Africa) and Siebren Miedema (the Netherlands).

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