Category Archives: Members

Can REA Support Innovation in Religious Education?

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 … Continue reading

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2016 Proposal Process now open

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 … Continue reading

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Matthew Geiger has died

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 … Continue reading

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The Grace of Playing

The Religious Education Association is proud to announce the third book in our Horizons in Religious Education series: The Grace of Playing. Courtney Goto’s book explores the reality that believers and teachers of faith regularly know the in-breaking of God’s … Continue reading

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Steering committee issues public statement

The steering committee of the REA Board of Directors has issued a public statement on the paralyzing effects of disimagination in this year of hostile public discourse.

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REA at AAR

At this year’s AAR Annual Meeting in Atlanta (November 21-24) the official REA session  (P21-403) will be moderated by Kathy Winings, our current Chair of the Standing Committee for Religious Education in Faith Communities. Titled “Valuing the Teaching of Religion: Connecting, Disrupting, Transforming … Continue reading

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RIP Donald Capps

Many of us have been friends and colleagues of Donald Capps. REA offers prayers and condolences to his family, upon his death. May he rest in peace!

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Learning in encounter

In latest book (in Dutch) Bert Roebben considers religious education in European schools as an opportunity and even as a right for every child to ‘learn in encounter’ with the religious other. His approach is narrative, communicative and spiritual. He deals … Continue reading

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Robert Jackson’s obituary of John Hull

As memories continue to flood in with the death of John Hull, readers may find Robert Jackson’s obituary of John Hull a powerful catalyst for recollection. It was recently published in The Guardian newspaper.

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Invitation to John Hull’s funeral

From his wife Marilyn: “John’s funeral will take place on Monday 17th August at 12 noon at our parish church of All Saints, 2 Vicarage Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA.  Please allow plenty of time for parking, which can be tricky. … Continue reading

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