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…

  • Research on Retreats for Young People (posted on 9 September 2016)

    Graham Rossiter, a recent plenary speaker at REA, sent us the following announcement: Online availability of the Report The Research on Retreats publication 2016 reports a study of the views of teachers and senior students about retreats in Australian Catholic secondary schools.  The Report is available for free download as a pdf file on the Retreats Research Website:-  http://e-learn.acu.edu.au/grrossiter/retreats/index.html What the ...

  • Pray Without Ceasing: Perspectives in Spirituality Studies (posted on 1 September 2016)

    Bi-annual International Conference of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS) 28-29 June 2017 Kappel, Switzerland Announcing its third biannual conference, the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS) warmly welcomes its members to a meeting in Kappel, Switzerland, organized together with the Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality of the University of Zurich ...

  • Special virtual issue of BJRE available (posted on 24 August 2016)

    Our colleague journal — the British Journal of Religious Education — has just released a special “virtual issue” which is freely available online, exploring various issues of assessment in the context of religious education, with classic articles from the 1970s on. It’s a fascinating look at how these questions have evolved.

  • 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 ...

  • Director, Religious Education,  Fort Irwin, CA. (posted on 16 August 2016)

    One year temporary appointment. Provide religious education support for multiple faith groups.  This position is located in Religious Support Services, Office of the Garrison Commander, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA. Fort Irwin is a world class training center for America’s Soldiers, known for its excellent desert training and vast recreational opportunities. It is located ...

  • 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 ...

> More News

Use the menus above (next to our logo) and the footer below to navigate through the site. Please let us know if you need something that can’t be found on this site. Thanks for visiting!