Religion & Education Collaborative Presentation

Reconnect and Recharge

Tuesday, September 29, 1pm (ET)

Join us to reconnect with old and new friends and colleagues. Hear updates about the exciting work members are doing around the world, and get inspired for the coming year. As we continue to navigate this unusual academic year, the REC is a resource to support your teaching, research, and more. We will discuss REC initiatives for the coming year and brainstorm additional ways to support each other.  

 

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