Readings and Resources

Resource Round-Up: Reporting Back from AAR

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 Culture Teaching Resources — Search for syllabi, teaching modules, videos, reading lists and more in this extensive repository from the Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture at IUPUI.
  • Popular Cultural and Theology Series — Find articles and more on the connections between religion and theology to popular culture and comics. 
  • Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion — Hosts a peer-reviewed journal, digital archive of material objects connected to religious practices, and a Digital Spaces Project, “documenting sacred spaces via 360º panorama (360s) and high resolution giga-pixel (Zooms) photography.”
  • Reacting to the Past — Interactive, role-playing classroom games for higher education designed for inquiry, engagement with big ideas, and challenging historical issues and situations.
  • Detroit Muslim Storytelling Project — An oral history initiative begun in 2020 to “build and disseminate knowledge about the history and scope of African-American Muslim community leadership in Detroit.”
  • Muslims in Brooklyn — “a three-year, multi-faceted public history project designed to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities and contextualize those stories in the broader history of the borough, the city, and beyond.”


Because the REC represents many different fields and professional organizations, we try to bridge the gaps between these groups by sharing resources and insights with the wider religion and education community.