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!

Reading Group

We are looking to start a reading group to discuss new work in the field. The group would focus on one article or chapter for each session. Please reach out if you are interested in leading or participating in this group.

Special REC Social Hour

Join the Religion & Education Collaborative for a special social and networking event: SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021 — 1:00PM – 2:00PM (ET)

SSSR+RRA 2021 Call for Papers

The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) and the Religion Research Association (RRA) are now accepting proposals for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

REA Annual Meeting – July 2021

The Religious Education Association will hold its annual meeting online July 5-8, 2021. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Gender, Sexuality, and Wholeness.”

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.