Welcome to REA:APPRRE

Welcome to the Religious Education Association, an Association of Professors, Practitioners, and Researchers in Religious Education. We meet and work together to advance substantive research, probing scholarship and practical approaches to religious education, particularly through our journal Religious Education and our scholarly monograph series Horizons in Religious Education.

 2016 Annual Meeting will be in Pittsburgh

We are an international multi-faith organization which gathers in person once a year. Our next meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on November 4-6th, and will focus on Generating Hope: The Future of the Teaching Profession in a Globalized World. The call for papers for that meeting is available online, with a May 1, 2016 deadline.

Recent news from around the field…

  • Vice President/Dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology (posted on 22 August 2016)

     The Office of the University President is seeking a Vice President/Dean for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Graduate School of Theology at Virginia Union University located in Richmond, Virginia. The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Graduate School of Theology at Virginia Union University (STVU) is a historically African American institution that, in partnership with the church and community, endeavors ...

  • Astrobiology and religion (posted on 22 August 2016)

    The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology and wishes to encourage religion scholars to consider an application. The application deadline is December 1, 2016. The Astrobiology Chair is a distinguished senior research position in residence at the Library of Congress for ...

  • Two Godly Play conferences planned (posted on 3 August 2016)

    The 5th European Godly Play Conference will take place on September 16-19, 2016 at the Semarah Hotel Lielupe on the Baltic Sea and Jurmala, near Riga, Latvia.  Just prior to that conference, on September 15-16, a pre-conference entitled “European Perspectives on Godly Play Research” will be held at the same venue. The 7th North American Godly Play Conference will take ...

  • Fordham Students Work on REA:APRRE Archives (posted on 31 July 2016)

    On July 25, 2016, REA President Harold “Bud” Horell brought three doctoral students and one recent graduate of Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education to spend an entire day preparing historical materials to be added to the REA and APRRE archives at Yale Divinity School.  The Divinity School library is home to all the historical ...

  • CFP Games and Learning in Religion and Theology (posted on 20 July 2016)

    The Wabash Journal announces a new call for papers for a special issue on games and learning in religion and theology. The deadline for submission is September 2017, and our networking coordinator Mary Hess is guest editing.

  • CFP: African American Intellectual History (posted on 15 July 2016)

    The  African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) invites proposals for its second annual conference scheduled to take place at Vanderbilt University on March 24-25, 2017. Proposals are due on November 15, 2016. A brief excerpt, but please visit their site for the full Call: What does it mean and what has it meant to “do” black intellectual history? What is a ...

  • NYT opportunity: film and race (posted on 15 July 2016)

    Race/Related and The New York Times are partnering with the PBS documentary series POV to offer a creative filmmaker, video star or technologist an opportunity to pitch and produce an innovative project dealing with race or ethnicity. It would be a 20 week position working with the Race/Related team, and they’re looking for applicants. The deadline is July ...

  • Latest round of violence and anguish (posted on 10 July 2016)

    This week has seen two more Black men killed by police officers (Alton Sterling and Philando Castile), and then five police officers were gunned down at a peaceful BlackLivesMatter rally in Dallas. It is hard to find ways forward in the midst of our grief and righteous anger. Harder still in the grip of such ...

  • The UK Referendum: Political manipulation of fear (posted on 2 July 2016)

    Guest post by Dr. Robert Jackson (Harper Award Winner and Emeritus Professor of Religions in Education at the University of Warwick, UK and Visiting Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education at the University of Stockholm, Sweden) In the recent referendum of June 23, the slim majority in favour of the United Kingdom’s exit from ...

  • Religion, media, empathy (posted on 23 June 2016)

    Magnum, known for its work in documentary photography, is leading a new project which will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to produce in-depth and experimental projects on religion. The CFP notes: In our current environment of increased sectarian conflict, it is more important than ever to provide well developed, nuanced perspectives on the many roles religion plays in contemporary ...

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