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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…

  • Brill announces new series in theology in practice (posted on 7 April 2016)

    Brill announces a new series — Theology in Practice — edited by Bonnie Miller McLemore and Elaine Graham, and with our own editor, Joyce Mercer, as a member of the editorial board. The series promises to: explore and reconstruct the centers and margins of practical theological discourse. The series will be marked by interdisciplinary conversations with related fields, ...

  • CFP for AKRK meeting in September 2016 (posted on 21 March 2016)

    The “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Katholische Religionspädagogik und Katechetik” (AKRK – Association of Scholars in Catholic Religious Education and Catechetics) is an international association of religious education scholars from German-speaking countries, working at universities, teachers’ colleges, theological academies and similar institutions. Researchers from other countries are frequently participating in the AKRK’s work as well. The AKRK announces its Annual Meeting to be held in Augsburg ...

  • 2016 Proposal Process now open (posted on 19 March 2016)

    The proposal submission process for our 2016 annual meeting — Pittsburgh, PA from the 4-6 of November — is now open. This year we are accepting proposals in Research Interest Group, Workshop, and Poster Presentation formats. There will be a particular emphasis on, and support for, Poster Presentations. You can propose a presentation in our ...

  • John Dewey celebration (posted on 18 March 2016)

    The John Dewey Society will be celebrating the Centennial of the publication of John Dewey’s magisterial Democracy and Education in Washington DC on April 7 and 8, 2016. The Centennial Conference will take place the historic Thurgood Marshall Center – where Thurgood Marshall and his NAACP colleagues developed the legal strategies for victory over school segregation ...

  • Academy of Religious Leadership meeting April 14-16 (posted on 18 March 2016)

    The Academy of Religious Leadership invites REA members to its Annual Gathering in Chicago, April 14-16, 2016 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. The meeting will begin on Thursday evening at 8pm (reception) and conclude Saturday at noon. The Steering Team of ARL looks forward to reconnecting with people in April. The presenters include new and long-time members ...

  • Matthew Geiger has died (posted on 11 March 2016)

    We are deeply sad to note that Matthew Geiger, key leader in our Schools Working Group, has died. We reprint here his obituary, and welcome members who have specific memories they want to share sending them to us — we will have a formal memorial at our November annual meeting. Matthew William Geiger died on March ...

  • Learning Pastoral Imagination report released (posted on 9 March 2016)

    To lead with courage and pastoral wisdom in the twenty-first century requires ministers to make a transition from simply imagining ministry to embodying pastoral imagination. For 25 years, Auburn Studies have been the gold standard in research on theological education in the United States. In this newest Auburn Studies Report, they release six key findings from ...

  • HTI journal moves online (posted on 6 March 2016)

    Since 1998, Perspectivas has offered the Latino/a theological community a space for the innovative contributions of Latino/a scholars in theology and religion. It serves as a critical resource to stimulate further dialogue and research in theological and religious education. A printed peer-reviewed journal through 2009, with this Spring 2016 issue HTI is pleased to move ...

  • Religious Pluralisation – A Challenge for Modern Societies (posted on 4 March 2016)

    Herrenhausen Conference: October 4-6, 2016, Hanover, Germany The long-held belief in the secularization thesis and the subsequent expectation that religion would gradually lose its societal relevance in public and scientific discourse led to religion being treated rather as a side issue. This has changed fundamentally in the wake of growing religious pluralization. In this respect, both ...

  • FTE Christian Leadership Forum (posted on 1 March 2016)

    Join over 200 passionate, faithful leaders at FTE’s 2016 Christian Leadership Forum June 1-4, 2016 at the Georgia Tech Conference Center. Come exchange ideas, address challenges within your ministry, and explore how you might ignite young leaders in your midst to boldly lead differently through the church. If you are a pastor, chaplain, campus minister, leader of a ...

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