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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.

2014 Annual Meeting

We enjoyed a fabulous weekend together, 7-8 November 2014, engaging the theme, “Religion and Education in the (Un)Making of Violence.” Check our our facebook stream, our vimeo archive, and the eREACH archive for stories, pictures and other resources from that meeting. Make sure to put REA 2015 on your calendar for 6-8 November 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recent news from around the field…

  • Muslim Youth Association on Capitol Hill (posted on 3 May 2015)

    We do not usually publish press releases, but this one came across our desktop this week and it is pertinent to our membership. On Friday, May 1st, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), the youth organization of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, brought 150 young Muslim leaders from across the country to Capitol Hill for its second annual ...

  • Wimberly presentation at Yale (posted on 21 April 2015)

    The Youth Ministry Initiative at Yale will be featuring our member and past president, Dr. Anne Wimberly, in a presentation on May 6th at 12:30 pm eastern time. It will be live-streamed, so even if you aren’t in New Haven, you will be able to hear her lecture. The session will include an overview of meanings assigned ...

  • Share our meeting flyers! (posted on 13 April 2015)

    Plans continue for our next annual meeting in November, to be held the 6-8th in Atlanta. We now have two versions of a flyer that you can download and print, or send to friends and colleagues electronically. Color version of REA2015 flyer, best if you are sharing electronically or printing in color. Black and white version ...

  • Chair, Department of Theology & Philosophy (posted on 11 April 2015)

    Divine Word College, A Roman Catholic Seminary College located in Epworth, IA, invites applications for a Department Chair position in Theology & Philosophy. We seek a Catholic theologian with a proven record of teaching, serious commitment to scholarship, and some administrative experience. The Department of Theology & Philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology ...

  • Bible literacy in teen narrative form (posted on 7 April 2015)

    Organizers seek help in shaping a new teaching tool A team of scholars, writers, graphic artists, and media producers have begun work on a project that introduces young people to the Bible and to its historical contexts in visually and narratively compelling new ways. A set of graphic novels, already in production, seeks to embed Scriptural ...

  • Interim ministry position at Shalom Hill Farm (posted on 4 April 2015)

    Shalom Hill Farm is looking for someone to lead their retreat and rural education ministry into its next phase of life. The call includes oversight of staff and general day to day operations, promotion of the organization at synod and other community events, fund raising, preaching and increasing the awareness of the Farm and its ...

  • CFP Mentoring conference (posted on 1 April 2015)

    The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is now seeking proposals for the 2015 mentoring conference: New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation.  The 8th annual conference will be held on Tuesday, October 20 through Friday, October 23 at the Student Union Building, situated on UNM’s main campus ...

  • CFP: Ecclesiology and ethnography (posted on 25 March 2015)

    The conference on ecclesiology and ethnography welcomes papers that explore the dynamic relationship between the theological and the lived in ecclesiology. This conference is part of the Ecclesiology and Ethnography network, which seeks to draw together scholars working with theological approaches to qualitative research on the Christian Church. We encourage single and multi-authored papers. All papers ...

  • Creativity and the Spirit (posted on 24 March 2015)

    Given that our next annual meeting is focused on the theme of imagination, and also the fact that our call for proposals deadline is May 1st, many readers of this website should be interested in the March issue of the Interfaith Observer, which is focused on creativity and spirit.

  • CFP: Mending the world (posted on 22 March 2015)

    The Church of Sweden Research Unit, and the Church of Sweden Policy Unit, invite papers on the theme “Mending the world: Possibilities and obstacles for religion, church and theology,” to be included in a conference taking place in Uppsala, Sweden October 13-15, 2015.  More information is available online.

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