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Art Teachers Needed

The Religious Education Initiative is currently seeking to contract one or more art teachers for upcoming courses in:


  • Religion and the Arts
  • Meditative Artistry
  • Understanding Iconography


Teachers should hold a bachelor's degree or higher in a related field, and must have at least one year of teaching experience. The selected instructor(s) will be required to propose a syllabus for a four-week course, with material appropriate for teaching 2 hours per week to adult learners.

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to:

Crystal Lewis, Founder & Director
The Religious Education Initiative

The Quarterly Question: How do holy texts empower women? - Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018


The first Quarterly Question of 2018 will invite women scholars and religious leaders of various faiths to share how the religious texts belonging to their respective religions empower women to lead, inspire and challenge the status quo. Join us for what is sure to be an enlightening and memorable evening of mini-lectures, followed by a panel discussion. The recommended donation for this event is $10.

The Quarterly Question is a series of lectures occurring in January, April, July and October, presented with a goal to spark ideas that lead to peacemaking, interfaith sensitivity and a greater understanding of how society's diverse religions function in our world.

We thank you in advance for supporting this and other events hosted by the Religious Education Initiative.

Interfaith Dialogue - Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018


Please gather with friends of the Religious Education Initiative for our monthly interfaith dialogue session, the topic of which will be:

"What My Holy Text Says About Living In Peace With Others"

Our gathering will include the following:
  • 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet / Light Refreshments
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Dialogue Discussions (Small Groups)
These monthly interfaith dialogue gatherings are FREE, but you are welcome to provide an optional donation that will go towards the costs of food, space rental and materials. People of every religious background are strongly encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Please direct your questions about this event to:

Crystal Lewis, MTS | Founder & Director
The Religious Education Initiative

Please register using the form shown below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Now Seeking Religion Instructors of All Faiths

The Religious Education Initiative's mission is to improve religious understanding in our society. We will accomplish this goal through a variety of programs -- one of which is a series of affordable community seminars that will teach the histories, traditions, basic tenets of religions, along with introductory courses about their respective holy texts.

In order to accomplish this goal, we now seek to identify a team of instructors who can teach courses in the world's religions to diverse learners. Applicants should possess the following credentials:



1. A Master's degree or higher in a subject related to the course(s) that he or she would like to teach -- or -- the teacher must be a member of clergy in the proposed tradition.

2. The applicant must provide two references that can attest to his or her teaching ability.

3. The applicant must have one year of experience teaching his or her proposed subject in English to adult learners.

4. The applicant must be able to produce course materials for the class, including a syllabus for a four-week class (each class will run two hours), and a PowerPoint presentation.

Teacher/contractor compensation is provided on a per-course basis. Interested parties should send a resumé and cover letter to:

Crystal Lewis - Founder & Director
The Religious Education Initiative
Email: rediforpeace@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your interest in this peacemaking opportunity.