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Roebben, Bert – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines the challenging history of the Religious Education Association (REA) beginning in 1929. A membership survey, a new policy statement, and local consultations were urgently needed at that time, 25 years after the foundation of the Association, in order to clarify ideological differences on the inside and in order to deal with…
Descriptors: Educational History, Religious Education, Professional Associations, Group Membership
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Reyes, Patrick B. – Religious Education, 2019
Introducing dreams of new centers for the guild, this article responds to the 2018 Religious Education Association's annual conference, "Beyond White Normativity." After remarks on embedded whiteness within religious education, I ask, "Can people of color be the center of the guild?" There is an opportunity if the guild focuses…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Racial Differences, Whites, Racial Bias
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Winright, Tobias – Religious Education, 2018
This article consists of remarks made during a panel at the 2017 annual meeting of the Religious Education Association in St. Louis, MO. From his vantage point as a former law enforcement agent, the author explores issues of ethical dilemmas present in policing; the current situation of militarized police forces; community policing and its…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Meetings, Professional Associations, Law Enforcement
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Selçuk, Mualla – Religious Education, 2018
Discussions about past experiences in learning in encounter can lead to eliciting their implications for new educational experiences. There is a serious need to revisit some of these historical critiques and historical conversations. It may not seem easy to knock on the door of the historical. For some people this practice provokes fear. However,…
Descriptors: Experience, Educational Experience, Prior Learning, Islam
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Ghiloni, Aaron J. – Religious Education, 2017
This response to David T. Hansen's 2016 plenary address to the Religious Education Association tests the viability of educational cosmopolitanism for religious education. Using a Deweyan methodology of understanding an idea through its consequences, Hansen's proposal is analyzed using dialogues with interreligious and Islamic pedagogies. The…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Philosophy, Islam, Teaching Methods
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Valk, John – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, the author John Volk, professor of Worldview Studies at Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, looks forward toward the November 2017 Religious Education Association Conference, which is entitled "Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations", and says that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Trust (Psychology), Beliefs
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Lockhart-Gilroy, Annie A. – Religious Education, 2016
Those who are oppressed often find themselves internalizing voices that limit their ability. This article focuses on a population that falls on the non-hegemonic side of the intersection of race, class, gender, and age: Black girls from poor and working-class backgrounds. From my work with youth, I have noticed that internalizing these limiting…
Descriptors: Imagination, Gender Differences, Working Class, African Americans
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Jennings, Willie James – Religious Education, 2015
In this article Willie James Jennings opens this discussion by noting that he lives in the midst of a North Carolina gun culture, the intensity of which is quite overwhelming. He asks how we might educate against the specific seductive powers of the weapon and especially the gun? As an educator, Jennings believes that clearly, the unmaking of…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, Prevention, Intervention
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Smith, Yolanda Y. – Religious Education, 2012
The author believes that a deep sense of spirituality together with effective Christian education can be a powerful resource for equipping individuals and communities to play an active role in transforming their lives as well as oppressive systems that have impacted their communities. In her discussion of spirituality, womanist ethicist Emilie…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Americans, Activism, Females
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino – Religious Education, 2012
True freedom and true peace are cousins, but they can only work together if the freedom of one people is seen in relation to the freedom of another. Struggles for freedom and peace can only enhance each other if the peace people seek is a robust harmony in which conflict is embraced and people are encouraged to imagine a far stronger freedom and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Freedom, Altruism, Peace
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Horell, Harold D. – Religious Education, 2012
In this article, the author begins by talking about power and his early vocational discernment. He continues by sharing his ongoing vocational discernment and religious education for liberation. Over the past twenty years the author has worked for a Catholic diocese and two Catholic universities. He has also done significant volunteer work in…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Religious Education, Power Structure
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Noaparast, Khosrow Bagheri; Khosravi, Zohreh – Religious Education, 2012
The very complicated nature of interpretation, in general, and ambiguities involved in Derrida's writings, in particular, makes it very difficult to hold what Derrida means by deconstruction. As Biesta and Miedema (2011, 105) state: "One of the main challenges here is to get the interpretation of Derrida's writings 'right.'" Surely, by putting…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Semantics), Philosophy, Justice, Ethics
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Bekerman, Zvi – Religious Education, 2012
Recognition is the main word attached to multicultural perspectives. The multicultural call for recognition, the one calling for the recognition of cultural minorities and identities, the one now voiced by liberal states all over and also in Israel was a more difficult one. It took the author some time to realize that calling for the recognition…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Jews, Multicultural Education, Religious Education
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Ross, Rosetta E. – Religious Education, 2012
Historian of religions Charles Long uses the term "American cultural language" to identify discursive challenges to democracy and social justice in the Unites States. The American cultural language, Long says, is the "misinterpretation" of humanness and freedom conveyed when the term "American"--used to signify…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Freedom, Females, Democracy
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Knight, Jennie S. – Religious Education, 2011
Reflective engagement in reciprocal community partnerships holds tremendous potential for guiding members of congregations through the process of "re-acculturation." One of the "best practices" named in research about community-engaged learning for undergraduates is "re-acculturation"--an ongoing process of critical reflection about one's own…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Religious Education, Undergraduate Students, Reflection
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