REA Annual Meeting 2023


Whose Children Are They?

A new generation is being shaped by educators in various contexts (families, schools, congregations, public settings) who have different and sometimes contradictory aims for religious education, even though most root their work in a sense of responsibility for leading children on a religious pathway. This raises fundamental and challenging questions:

  • Who has responsibility for children’s religious education?
  • Whose children are they?
  • Who has the authority to say how the religious development of a new generation could or should unfold?

Please review our Call for Proposals for more details about this theme and the proposals we will welcome. The CFP electronic submission process will open up in late 2022, with a deadline for proposals of January 31, 2023.

Recent Updates about REA2023

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  • CFP deadline pushed to February 28
    Given the range of issues associated with moving entirely online, we are pushing the deadline to receive proposals for REA2023 to February 28th. Notification of acceptance will be by March 31st, and final papers … Continue reading
  • Send in a proposal!
    Lakisha Lockhart reminds us all that proposals are due January 31.
  • Histories of Children’s Religious Malformation
    Many discussions of children’s religious education focus on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of children’s ministry approaches and practices or the intersections of development and faith formation. However, there’s another area that needs our attention: … Continue reading
  • Make an REA New Year’s Resolution
    Happy New Year! Whether you typically make new year’s resolutions or not, I hope you will resolve this year to propose a paper, collaborative session, or poster that explores some aspect of the conference … Continue reading
  • Listening to children
    Eileen Campbell-Reed, in the 3MMM podcast (three minute ministry mentoring) talks about what is being learned coming out of the pandemic, and in this entry focuses on what it can mean to listen to … Continue reading