Professional Associations

Religion and education is an incredibly interdisciplinary field. Scholars and educators find colleagues, communities, and opportunities to share their work as members of many professional organizations and associations. Special interest groups and units within these organizations that focus on religion and education are highlighted below. 

Call for Proposals and Upcoming Conferences

JLR Special Issue Call “Critical Religious Literacy”

There is a growing need for literacy scholars to examine how prejudices impact literacy practices in K-12 contexts and beyond. More broadly, the role of religion, religious literacy, and critical religious literacy cannot be underscored enough in how it shapes public and private discourses. In this special issue, we call on literacy scholars to submit Insights essays and/or empirical research that speak to the role of religion in literacy education “from the heroic to the heinous” and everything in between from a broad range of perspectives (i.e., non-Western, Western, Indigenous) and contexts (private religious to public secular schools, as well as out-of-school contexts).

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Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn: Twenty-First-Century Religion and Culture in Youth Literature

This special issue aims to revive and expand long-standing conversations about the roots and continued presence of religion in children’s literature, beyond consideration of early Christian influences. With an eye towards interfaith dialogue and inclusion, we will feature a variety of perspectives on religion and culture in children’s and young adult literature.

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