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AN INVITATION TO A NEEDED CONVERSATION: THE MISSION OF THE FIELD AND DISCIPLINE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Fall 2016 INTRODUCTION Jack Seymour Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary In the late spring, Robert O’Gorman suggested a process for those of us in the senior scholar task force to prepare for our meeting at the November 2016 Religious Education Association. Bob … Continue reading

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Summary of the Chicago 2014 Meeting

The responses over the year were rich and evocative continuing to elaborate issues the field needs to address. The themes that emerged seemed to cluster under: commitments, nature of the field, challenges, and questions for further reflection. Below in list … Continue reading

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Our formation as religious educators

This discussion was prompted by the following questions: “How was I formed as a religious educator? What was the passion which moved me into this field for a lifetime of work? What were the major intellectual influences on me in … Continue reading

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The identity of religious educators

In this discussion we will explore the identity of religious educators — past, present and future. This topic allows us to tell our stories of our journeys, our present identity and what we see in the future – perhaps by way … Continue reading

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The future of religious education

In this discussion we want to focus on the future of religious education: in the contexts of our professional organization (REA/APRRE), the denominations, the academy/profession, the congregations, public life. Please write a few paragraphs on this topic either initiating your own thoughts … Continue reading

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The relationship of religious education to practical theology

In this discussion we will explore the relationship of the field of religious education to that of practical theology. Please write a few paragraphs on this topic either initiating your own thoughts or responding to other people.

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