REA Annual Meeting 2021

5-9 July 2021, Online in Run the World

As scholars and practitioners of Religious Education and as members of the Religious Education Association, we approach teaching and learning as a holistic endeavor, and that is what often sets our work apart from other theological and religious fields. Taking the etymology of Religion and Education seriously, we engage people’s wholeness beyond their cognition for gaining information.

REA2021 invites participants to critically engage gender and sexuality as a fundamental way to pursue holistic religious teaching and learning. These are topics that are uncomfortable, difficult, or not encouraged, depending on contexts. We hope to avoid taking sides and, instead, explore the issues at stake, hold space for those in need, discuss topics with human wholeness in mind, and share healing and generative religious education models and approaches with one another.

See the call for papers for more about this theme, and read about the plenary speakers.

Recent Updates

  • Plenary speaker details (posted on 3 May 2021 in Information)

    Read the latest eREACH for detailed biographies and more information about dates/times of plenary speakers.

  • REA2021 going online (posted on 18 January 2021 in Information)

    Stay tuned for more details, but please note that today the REA Steering Committee decided to move our REA2021 full meeting online, due to continuing concerns with COVID-19. The deadline for proposals was shifted to January 31st, so keep in mind that your paper/panel/etc. will now need to take place in an online space. More details coming soonest!

  • CFP being extended (posted on 8 January 2021 in Information)

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, the call for proposals for REA2021 is being extended. At this point we know only that we will accept proposals at least until January 31st, but the precise deadline is still being formulated by the steering committee.

  • COVID-19 Update (posted on 11 May 2020 in Information)

    After careful consideration of all of the issues, and upon reaching the deadline past which the fees for cancelling a hotel contract become onerous, the REA Steering Committee has decided to postpone our annual meeting to 6-9 July 2021. In doing so we realize there are many things that will have to change, but we feel ...

  • Welcome to the REA Annual Meeting site (posted on 14 September 2019 in Information)

    This website is being launched in time to share with members at REA2020. Please remember that everything here is still in draft form until the REA Board meets and approves the theme and call. Feel free to let us know of any issues you see with the site any time.

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