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William Rainey Harper Award for Bob Jackson

Bob JacksonProfessor Bob Jackson, Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU), has been awarded the prestigious William Rainey Harper Award from the Religious Education Association. The award is presented to outstanding leaders whose work in other fields has had profound impact upon religious education.

Prof. Jackson, who also works at the European Wergeland Centre in Oslo, becomes only the 12th recipient of the international award since its launch in 1975, and he joins the ranks of Marshall McLuhan, Margaret Mead and Paulo Freire. Bob will travel to Boston to receive the William Rainey Harper Award this November. The Religious Educations Association consists of professors, practitioners and researchers in the field of religious education.

Find out more

You can find out more about the award, together with details of previous winners, on the REA website.

Learn more about the work of WRERU on the unit’s website.

Professor Jackson's former doctoral students have published a book to mark his 40 years in higher education. View the book Religion in Education: Innovation in international research.

Follow Professor Jackson on Twitter @RobertJackson5