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…

  • 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 ...

  • Can REA Support Innovation in Religious Education? (posted on 27 May 2016)

    For five years I ran a “start-up” religious education program. I wanted to test out a model of family-based learning in the Jewish community for families who were opting out of synagogue life. The methodology and pedagogy was inspired by Scouting: a system of ranks and requirements provided the framework for kids (K-12) to learn ...

  • Conference update from program chair (posted on 20 May 2016)

    At the first of May the call for papers for the 2016 conference in Pittsburgh has come to an end. And you have been responding massively! At a first glance, the harvest looks great: interesting papers and posters from all over the world, focusing on the con-texts, texts and textures of hopeful teaching today. “Hope ...

  • Childhood, faith and the media (posted on 6 May 2016)

    The symposium on ‘Childhood, Faith and the Media’ is a plenary of the Leverhulme Trust-funded ‘Faith on the Air: a religious educational broadcasting history’ project at the University of Worcester. This one-day conference will provide an opportunity to engage in research-informed discussion of issues in religious broadcasting for children and young people in historical and contemporary ...

  • 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, ...

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