The History of REA:APPRRE

The Religious Education Association is an Association of Professors, Practitioners and Researchers in Religious Education. The Religious Education Association founded in 1903 by William Rainey Harper is only half of today’s REA. In 1970 the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education (APRRE) was born from an earlier section of the National Council of Churches. In 2003 REA and APRRE joined to form REA:APPRRE. Though we often call this association “REA” it is really a synthesis of both earlier bodies.

If you want to know more about the history of REA and APRRE, here are a few resources: