Connecting educators, students, and scholars working at the intersections of religion and education to build community, support research, and promote religious literacy.

We are an interdisciplinary network of educators, students, and scholars who examine issues involving religion and education in the United States, Canada, and around the globe. The REC strives to bridge gaps between academic fields and educational arenas to promote research and initiatives on religious literacy education, relationships between religion and public schools, and other topics at the intersections of religion and schooling. 

We meet regularly via video conference during the academic year. These sessions provide space for members to present on works in progress, seek feedback on projects, and share findings and experiences with initiatives related to religion and education. Most meetings are recorded and available for viewing in the archive

Current Initiatives

Member Directory

We are compiling a member directory to help facilitate connections between members and provide contacts for those interested in learning more about the field of religion and education. Join or update your membership today!

Resource Library

As a growing interdisciplinary field, there are always more resources to discover. Find recommended books and articles, PK-12 curriculum materials, related events, publishing opportunities, and more. Your contributions will help the library grow. Sharing is caring!

Writing Group

We are launching our first writing cohort this summer! The group will meet several times over the summer to create community, share writing tips, and provide accountability. Learn more and apply by June 1st.

CFP: Living in a Religiously Plural World (Interreligious Studies Press)

Interreligious Studies Press, an imprint of the Journal of Interreligious Studies, co-published by Hebrew College, Boston University School of Theology, and Hartford Seminary, seeks to produce an edited collection of essays concerning curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular interreligious/interfaith engagement in secondary education and community youth organizations.

RFP-Independent Project Grants

The Children’s Spirituality Research & Innovation Hub is looking for projects to fund and working group participants. Please check out

Innovation Sites Wanted

The Children’s Spirituality Research & Innovation Hub is looking for people and organizations who are eager to explore innovations in

The Religion & Education Collaborative is supported by the Religious Freedom Center and The Foundation for Religious Literacy. 

About the REC


The membership of the Religion & Education Collaborative includes researchers, educators, graduate students, and others whose work intersects with the topics of religion and schooling. The Membership Directory provides a listing of current members who have consented to being included in the public directory.