REA Annual Meeting 2023

10-14 July, Online

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?

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Recent Updates about REA2023

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  • Greetings from our program chair!
  • Longing for an in-person REA?
    You can have the best of both, by joining your colleagues in Tulsa, OK for a regional gathering that is scheduled as a companion. More details (including hotel options) available at the regional gathering … Continue reading
  • Exciting plenary sessions announced
    We are beginning to roll out more information about this meeting, including the speakers (with bios) of the planned plenary sessions. Please check back here frequently (or subscribe to our posts) to get regular … Continue reading
  • July 13 plenary 2
    “Responses to adolescence” A panel of youth spirituality experts discussing the religious education needs of adolescents and responsible ways of meeting those needs Annie Lockhart-Gilroy Annie A. Lockhart-Gilroy is a womanist Christian educator and … Continue reading
  • Thursday, July 13 plenary 1
    “The role of parents and caregivers” A panel exploring the roles of parents/grandparents/caregivers in tending children’s spirituality and nurturing religious identity/formation. Includes researchers and practitioners from multiple traditions. Duaa Haggag Duaa Haggag, LPC is … Continue reading