Events

A lot is happening around the religious education community. These are the latest events from our REA news stream, just click on a headline for more information. If there is an event you think the rest of the community would like to know about, just email it to us for consideration. Thanks!

  • John Dewey celebration (posted on 18 March 2016)

    The John Dewey Society will be celebrating the Centennial of the publication of John Dewey’s magisterial Democracy and Education in Washington DC on April 7 and 8, 2016. The Centennial Conference will take place the historic Thurgood Marshall Center – where Thurgood Marshall and his NAACP colleagues developed the legal strategies for victory over school segregation ...

  • Academy of Religious Leadership meeting April 14-16 (posted on 18 March 2016)

    The Academy of Religious Leadership invites REA members to its Annual Gathering in Chicago, April 14-16, 2016 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. The meeting will begin on Thursday evening at 8pm (reception) and conclude Saturday at noon. The Steering Team of ARL looks forward to reconnecting with people in April. The presenters include new and long-time members ...

  • FTE Christian Leadership Forum (posted on 1 March 2016)

    Join over 200 passionate, faithful leaders at FTE’s 2016 Christian Leadership Forum June 1-4, 2016 at the Georgia Tech Conference Center. Come exchange ideas, address challenges within your ministry, and explore how you might ignite young leaders in your midst to boldly lead differently through the church. If you are a pastor, chaplain, campus minister, leader of a ...

  • Forum: Transforming Racialized Divides (posted on 24 February 2016)

    If you happen to be in the Cambridge, MA area on March 24th from 6 – 8:30 pm, step over to the Harvard Divinity School for a forum on “Transforming Racialized Divides in the US: Insights from the African-European American Experience” featuring Leah Gunning-Francis and David Anderson Hooker. The event is free and open to the ...

  • REA2015 final plenary (posted on 22 February 2016)

    This is the fifth and final plenary session of the Religious Education Association’s 2015 annual meeting, held in Atlanta, Georgia. Program chair and incoming president Harold “Bud” Horell focused on the imagery of religious education and continuing the conversation as the association moves forward into the future. https://vimeo.com/151239363

  • Graham Rossiter presentation (posted on 8 February 2016)

    The third plenary session of the REA annual meeting in 2015 featured Graham Rossiter exploring the topic of media and imagination in religious education. Marisa Crawford and Katherine Turpin offered responses. https://vimeo.com/150029251

  • CFP for Theopoetics Conference (posted on 9 December 2015)

    Theopoetics: a transdisciplinary conference with workshops and dialogue is scheduled for March 18 and 19, 2016 at Boston University. This conference will be a gathering for those whose interests live at — or near — the intersection of theology with imagination, aesthetics, embodiment, and literature. The interplay of these areas with one another has come to ...

  • Webinar on confirmation practices (posted on 30 November 2015)

    Re-imagining Confirmation – Three Hopeful Shifts Webinar by Lisa Kimball, Virginia Seminary, and Terri Elton, Luther Seminary Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 11:00 am EST What is the meaning and purpose of confirmation as church affiliation in North America declines? What does confirmation offer to meet the spiritual hunger of contemporary teenagers? What can be learned from vibrant ministry helping ...

  • REA at AAR (posted on 14 November 2015)

    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 Power,” the session will feature Judith Bishop of Mills College (recipient of the AAR’s 2015 Excellence ...

  • APT Biennial Conference and Call for Papers (posted on 4 October 2015)

    The Association of Practical Theology announces its 33rd Biennial Conference in New York City from April 8-10, 2016. The theme is “Live, Move, and Have Being: Migration and Practical Theology.” Around the world today, across countries and within cities, people experience life-altering dislocation and relocation—migrating within and across the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, the United ...

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