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2014 Annual Meeting

Join us in Chicago where we will gather to engage the theme, “Religion and Education in the (Un)Making of Violence.” Visit the 2014 Conference website for more information about this exciting and timely topic.

Recent news from around the field…

  • New Editor-Elect for Journal Announced (posted on 18 April 2014)

    The Board of Directors of the Religious Education Association has announced the selection of Rev. Dr. Joyce Ann Mercer as Editor-Elect of the journal RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, effective September 1, 2014. Dr. Mercer is Professor of Practical Theology and the Arthur Lee Kinsolving Chair in Pastoral Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia. She will work ...

  • New Book Explores Biblical Wisdom on Intercultural Relationships (posted on 13 April 2014)

    We congratulate HyeRan Kim-Cragg on her new book with EunYoung Choi in which they explore the reign of God as it is “sown and fulfilled through differences.” Translated from Korean by Lark Kim, The Encounters: Retelling the Bible from Migration and Intercultural Perspectives explores “the Biblical figures whose lives were marked by migration and crossing boundaries.” ...

  • New Book from Jack Seymour, RE journal editor (posted on 13 April 2014)

    Hot off the press in March 2014 is a new book by Jack Seymour, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, editor of Religious Education and REA’s Horizons in Religious Education book series. Teaching the Way of Jesus: Educating Christians for Faithful Living (Abingdon) is the most recent volume from a senior scholar in religious education who makes a ...

  • REA Horizons Series Publishes First Book! (posted on 5 April 2014)

    With great pride and pleasure, we announce  that Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook’s book  God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning Among Faith Communities is now available from Wipf and Stock Publishers!  It is the first book to be published in Horizons in Religious Education, the new book publishing series from the Religious Education Association, in partnership with Wipf and Stock Publishers. The book is ...

  • Mark DeVries presentation for Youth Ministry: Now! on April 2 (posted on 27 March 2014)

    Youth Ministry: Now! welcomes Mark DeVries on April 2 for the ongoing lecture series on dynamic youth ministry. All are welcome to the Yale Divinity School campus for a luncheon and lecture with Mark DeVries on Wednesday, April 2. DeVries is the founder of Youth Ministry Architects and the associate pastor for youth and their ...

  • Recent REA Board member Mary Hinton named President, College of St Benedict (posted on 19 March 2014)

    Today it was announced that Dr. Mary Hinton has been appointed the 15th president of College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, sister campus to St. John’s University in Collegeville. Mary currently serves as the vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, and she has just completed a ...

  • Livestreamed: Rodger Nishioka on "Youth Ministry and Technology" (posted on 5 March 2014)

    March 12, 12:30 p.m. EST.     Youth Ministry: Now!, a program of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, presents Dr. Rodger Nishioka on “Youth Ministry and Technology,” on the Yale Divinity School campus. The event includes a free lunch, beginning at noon. Dr. Nishioka will explore the best techniques for doing youth ministry in a ...

  • Symposium on Urban Youth Ministry, June 2-6, Yale Divinity School (posted on 1 March 2014)

    Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT, will host a week-long symposium June 2-6, 2014: God Power! Youth Power! Transforming the City: A Yale Symposium on Building and Sustaining Urban Youth Ministries. This week-long offering will include both morning and afternoon courses. In the mornings, there will be daily lectures and lunches by leading scholars and practitioners ...

  • Youth Ministry: Now! presents Dr. Evelyn Parker on Youth Ministry and Race (posted on 30 January 2014)

    On February 5, Youth Ministry: Now! will sponsor Dr. Evelyn Parker at Yale Divinity School speaking on “The Elephant in the Room: Conversations about Race with Youth.” Dr. Parker is the associate professor of practical theology and associate dean for academic affairs at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Lunch is served ...

  • Part-time Director of Children's Ministries, Nashville (posted on 29 January 2014)

    Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, seeks a Director of Children’s Ministries to oversee all aspects of programming for children from birth through sixth grade and their families. A growing church with an average worship attendance of 230, Second Presbyterian is known for its vibrant children’s ministry, its intentional embrace of LGBT families and individuals, ...

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