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Awards and Achievements

RNIB Award 2012

On 19th July 2012 the Royal National Institute for the Blind gave John Hull a Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Literature of Blindness.
Kevin Carey, chair of the RNIB, presented John Hull with the award during the AGM of the RNIB in the Aston Business School, Birmingham.

Tribute Volume 2009

One volume of a series on Religious Diversity and Education in Europe has been published as a tribute to John Hull.
The publisher's description says: "This volume is a tribute to our esteemed colleague Professor John Martin Hull for his exceptional academic achievements in the field of religious education. Especially worth mentioning are his worldwide continuous efforts in trying to realize interreligious education and interreligious learning in public schools. In his approach there is a strong emphasis on openness, dialogue, and encounter.
When we are looking for an adequate vignette to characterize the contribution of this famous religious educator, a good one might be ‘religious education as encounter’. That is why this volume is systematically focusing on this topic.
It brings together contributions from leading researchers in the international field of religious education adhering to a great variety of religious or worldview traditions, and it addresses a wide range of perspectives regarding the concept of encounter in religious education."

Miedema, S (Ed.) (2009) Religious Education as Encounter: A Tribute to John M. Hull. (Religious Diversity and Education in Europe, Vol. 14). Münster/New York/München/Berlin: Waxmann; 152 pp, pb. ISBN 978-3830918943 €19.90.

Litt.D. (Cambridge) 2006

On 28th January 2006 the University of Cambridge conferred the degree of Litt.D. on John Hull, following an examination of a selection of his published works on Religious Education which he had submitted.

Dr. H.C. (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) 2005

The Free University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) celebrated its 125th anniversary by asking five of its faculties to nominate someone to receive an honorary doctorate.  John Hull was the nominee of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, and the degree of Doctor (Honoris Causa) was conferred on him at a special ceremony, in the presence of the Vice-Chancellors and Rectors of other Dutch universities and many distinguished guests, including the Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

Festschrift 2005

Eighteen of John Hull's international colleagues and former students contributed essays to a Festchrift, commissioned to mark his 70th birthday:
Education, Religion and Society - Essays in Honour of John M. Hull.

More about the presentation occasion and the book

Taiwan Award 2003

John Hull was a recipient in 2003 of the sixth 'Global Love of Life Award' of the Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Education Foundation of Taiwan, an honour given to recognise people who have contributed to the cause of disabled people, or have proved their love of life through overcoming a personal disability.  The award was presented by the Vice-President of the Republic of China, and a reception was given by the Mayor of Taipei.   More about the award and the events

Hon. D.Theol. (Frankfurt) 1995

The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt conferred the degree of Hon. D.Theol. on John Hull, for his services to practical theology.

William Rainey Harper Award 1992

John Hull was given the 1992 William Rainey Harper Award of the Religious Education Association of the United States and Canada.  The award is made for outstanding contributions to the study of religion in society, and especially religious education.
More about the award, and the award sculpture 'Out of Pain - Into Pain'

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