Category Archives: News

CFP Games and Learning in Religion and Theology

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.

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CFP: African American Intellectual History

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: … Continue reading

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NYT opportunity: film and race

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 … Continue reading

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Latest round of violence and anguish

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 … Continue reading

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The UK Referendum: Political manipulation of fear

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 … Continue reading

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Religion, media, empathy

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 … Continue reading

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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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Conference update from program chair

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 … Continue reading

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Childhood, faith and the media

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 … Continue reading

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Brill announces new series in theology in practice

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 … Continue reading

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