Winter 2014 Religion & Family Life Section update

by Julie Zaloudek, section chair

This year, the Religion and Family Life Section celebrates its 30th anniversary! We were established in 1943 as the "Religion and the Family Section" and re-established in 1949 as the "Religion and Family Section." After over 20 years of inactivity, the section was again established in 1984 as the "Religion and Family Life Section" and has been active ever since.

We celebrate this year by voting on a name change that will be inclusive of spirituality as well as religion in family life and better represent the diversity of members, teaching interests, and scholarly work of our Section members. All past and current members are invited to celebrate with us at our Section meeting, and current members will receive an anniversary ribbon with their conference packet. We look forward to many more years as a vital and active contributor to the NCFR community and family life education field!

If you have any stories, photos, or memorabilia from our Section over the years, please e-mail them to me, Julie Zaloudek.

Award winners

Join us in congratulating our two award winners for 2014!

Outstanding Paper for Students/New Professionals

Anthony Walker: "Spiritual Modeling, Conflict and Faith–Identity: A Moderation Effect? (co-author: Linda Behrendt)

Outstanding Paper for Full Professionals

Cheryl Cheek: "Older Adults Solving Ill-Defined Problems in Intensive Volunteering" (co-author: Kathleen W. Piercy)