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Green, Rachelle Renee – Religious Education, 2020
This essay offers a glimpse into what is possible when religious educators traverse the walls of the justice system and work with students-incarcerated to curate spaces of hope, grace, and transformation in prison. Herein I present both a dream and a challenge to the future of religious education to live into a life-saving mission to offer the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Resilience (Psychology)
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Montano, Steffano – Religious Education, 2020
This article begins with a brief autobiographical depiction of my religious education. It then charts the ways in which the inadequacies of that religious education caused me to treat my family's traditional religious expressions with suspicion rather than appreciation, undergirding coloniality as a phenomenon within my religious education.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Theological Education, Self Concept, Autobiographies
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Bailey, Jennifer – Religious Education, 2020
This paper highlights two emerging models for how religious education is evolving in new venues to reach new audiences today. The first is an online course that equips a new generation of chaplains to accompany community organizers and activists on the front lines of social change by providing spiritual and emotional support. The second is…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Models, Online Courses
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Hong, Christine J.; Walker, Anne Carter – Religious Education, 2020
This is a co-written narrative essay about our lives as religious educators in white-dominant spaces of education and educational structures. This co-narrative expression embodies for us the different ways that People of Color and Women of Color have to function as part of the guild and as part of honoring our vocational commitments to…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Whites, Teacher Attitudes, Minority Groups
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Lamont, Tracey – Religious Education, 2020
The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) developed a method of practical theology for ministry professionals and religious educators rooted in transformative learning theory to enable students to reflect more intentionally and theologically on their experiences in ministry. This study asks, by teaching students to engage in dialogue through…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theological Education, Self Actualization, Religious Education
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Brecht, Mara – Religious Education, 2019
This essay explores a tension in the Catholic theological classroom brought about when teachers aim at dismantling racial injustice with resources from antiracist pedagogy. Where Catholic social thinkers package together reflection, judgment, and action, antiracist educators recommend forestalling the last step--action. The essay's primary aim is…
Descriptors: Catholics, Theological Education, Catholic Educators, Racial Bias
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Montano, Steffano – Religious Education, 2019
Students in colleges and universities across the United States are being exposed to overtly white supremacist groups on campus. These groups dub themselves "identitarians" and attempt to influence students to support a white nationalist ideology through claims of reverse racism that threaten the lives of people of color. Theologically,…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Theological Education
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Kim-Cragg, HyeRan – Religious Education, 2019
This commentary offers a "thick description" and analysis of the 2018 Religious Education Association (REA) meeting from my perspective as a racialized woman from Canada, a member of the REA board, and a professor who teaches anti-racism, preaching, and postcolonial theories among other subjects. My commentary seeks to leave a trail,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Postcolonialism
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal; Rosenstein, Marc J. – Religious Education, 2018
We examined Israeli Reform rabbis' reflections on what components of their training most influenced the development of their rabbinical identity. Theoretical perspectives applied in planning the study and analyzing the data were: professional identity formation; pedagogies of training clergy; and taught vs. learned curriculum. We identified four…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Clergy, Professional Identity
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Hanchin, Timothy – Religious Education, 2018
That religious and theological education today largely neglects reading as a spiritual discipline is a profound pedagogical oversight. The fallout contributes to the bifurcation of intellectual and spiritual formation in education. While the dominant mode of reading in the academy is beholden to the Weberian solitary, detached, and disenchanted…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Theological Education, Christianity, Reading
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Wright, Almeda M. – Religious Education, 2017
Educating ministers and religious educators with the skills to connect with a variety of congregations and communities is a difficult task. Looking specifically at theological and religious education with African Americans, there are historical criticisms of "mis-education." "Mis-education" defined by Carter G. Woodson…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Clergy, Theological Education, African Americans
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Jackson, Robert – Religious Education, 2017
Having completed a degree in theology and philosophy, Robert Jackson writes that he really did not know which career he wanted to pursue. He eventually opted to do a one-year postgraduate teacher training course, but was not sure that he wanted to be a teacher or that he would be effective in that role. The moment of truth was being sent into…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Graduate Study, Teacher Education, Biology
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Myers, William R. – Religious Education, 2016
The author identifies historic factors supportive of the 20th-century church's embrace of a program model for youth ministry while showing how its location outside the centering practices of the church by century's end produced a strong theological critique. The presence of both qualitative and quantitative research data and the reality of…
Descriptors: Churches, Youth, Clergy, Statistical Analysis
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Townes, Emilie M. – Religious Education, 2016
Emilie Townes begins by describing her childhood growing up as a Black middle class girl headed toward womanhood in the South in the late 1950s, 60's and early 70s. Townes writes that growing up during that time filled her with a host of experiences and memories that continue to shape her today. She writes that she learned about racism from the…
Descriptors: Imagination, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Racial Bias
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Foster, Charles R. – Religious Education, 2015
The voluntarism in Protestant theologies and practices has significantly shaped the education of lay and professional Protestant religious educators in networks of voluntary and academic training programs that through the years have emphasized the interdependence of pedagogical, religious/theological, and social science theories and practices.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Protestants, Teacher Education, Volunteers
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