Jesus in America

Jesus in America is a national study released in March 2022 in a partnership between The Episcopal Church and Ipsos. The research found that while the majority of Americans polled believe Jesus was an important spiritual figure and want equality in society, it also showed Christians are not necessarily practicing what Jesus taught, and Americans feel judged when talking about their beliefs. Read More »

Calendar of World Religious Holidays

This calendar of religious holidays is created by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). This is a comprehensive calendar of events for all major religions in two formats — a PDF download or a Google calendar you can add to your own account. Read More »

Principles of Good Practice for the Study of Religion in Episcopal Schools

Approved by the NAES Governing Board in April 2010, this document offers best practices and recommendations for all Episcopal schools when formulating and assessing their religious studies curricula; outlining the qualities sought in teachers of religion; and learning to understand the distinctions to be found between Episcopal parishes and Episcopal schools with regard to this topic. Read More »

RE-Framing Education about Religious Beliefs and Practices: A New Toolkit for Teachers

In the spring of 2014, the Faculty of Education of Cambridge University (UK) in collaboration with the Woolf Institute gathered religion teachers from religious and secular schools in the United States and the United Kingdom to explore the teaching of religion. The result is a new theoretical and practical framework that can be used by teachers in grades 2-12.

Religious Studies Curriculum from Australian Anglican Schools and NAES

Developed in 2013 by the Australian Anglican Schools Association and NAES, the Religious Studies Curriculum is a flexible curricular framework that provides key questions, skills, and outcomes in seven areas of study from early childhood through late adolescence: the Bible; World Religions; The Story of the Church; Ethics; Faith in Action (service learning); and Mediation, Prayer and Worship. After reviewing the attached PDF, members may contact NAES about access to sample units of study available on the Anglican Schools Association website.

So What Does a Chaplain Do, Anyway?

The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., sets out three crucial roles of the Episcopal school chaplain: teaching, counseling/conversation, and pastoral care in times of crisis.