Renaissance Module: Philosophy of Religious Education (Online); January 2020
Renaissance Module: Philosophy of Religious Education (Online); January 2020
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Type of event: Training

Philosophy of Religious Education Renaissance Module

The Philosophy of Religious Education Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Tuesday afternoons 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/11 from 4-6 p.m. ET.

Module Requirements

The Philosophy of Religious Education Renaissance module is an online learning experience comprised of five two-hour webinars with reading and other assignments for each session. Credit will be offered for full participation in the module. Full participation includes:

  • Online attendance at each of the five two-hour sessions;
  • Reading and reflection to prepare for each session;
  • Responses to Reflection Questions on the Discussion Forum after each session; 
  • Submission of final evaluation within a week of the ending of the module.

Goals of the Module 

The overall goals of this module are:

  • Increased knowledge of foundational questions of religious education: what, when, who, where, how, and why;
  • Increased ability to articulate one’s own religious faith and religious education philosophy;
  • Increased clarity about the purposes of lifespan religious education;
  • Increased comfort and competence in sharing a philosophy of religious education with teachers and parents; and
  • Increased comfort and competence applying new knowledge, worship processes, and educational awareness in the congregation.


  • The module will be led by Leia Durland Jones and Michelle Richards.  
  • The Reader is Essex Conversations, a Skinner House publication.
  • The Guide to the Reader (PDF, 2 pages) prioritizes those essays which are most essential to the module and also indicates how the essays correlate with the module sessions.
  • Register here!
  • The registration deadline is January 1.  
  • Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee is $175.
United States

Attending Online

Technical Considerations

The webinar platform is Zoom, which you can download from Zoom. In order to access module materials, participants must have or create a UUA profile name. On, click on “create account” at the top right and follow instructions on the page.  If you have already participated in an online module, use the profile name you have already created. No later than two weeks before the module begins, email the module leaders with your profile name to be added to the group and begin the preparation required before the first session. 

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