November 1, 2023 — Children’s museums provide playful spaces within the public sphere for children and adults to engage together through familiar and novel content and platforms. This talk explores processes in developing religious literacy within the informal educational context of Boston Children’s Museum (BCM). To guide critical theory-practice connections, we reflect on how as collaborators in the Religious Literacy Initiative we sought to provide children and the adults who care for them opportunities to: 1) unpack how beliefs and values develop as a facet of identity; 2) increase comfort around differing belief systems and uncover commonalities; and 3) celebrate religious, cultural and familial traditions.
Several REC members presented at and attended the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in San Antonio (and virtually) a few weeks ago. We can’t recap the whole event here, but wanted to share a few of the recommended resources that members learned about during various conference sessions. Resources to Check Out: Religion & American […]