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AREIAC is an organisation for specialist educationalists, all qualified teachers, providing advice, challenge, leadership, training and support for multi-faith religious education in schools and colleges.

It is a conduit supporting the trainers / leaders / advisers of RE and the home of expertise for anybody involved in the teaching of RE.


It has an organising committee and regional groups which meet to share and develop resources, to support teachers and to discuss national issues around excellent religious education.


  • CONFERENCE 2025 -  Save the date for 2025 - download the poster

  • CONFERENCE 2024 - Thanks to all who came, presented and shared! Report and downloads will be available soon. 

  • RE Toolkit the REC have produced their religion and worldviews approach to RE toolkit - download

  • OFSTED has published its subject report on RE - link

  • AREIAC is very sad to announce the death of Lesley Prior a longtime member of AREIAC and of the RE community. 

  • University, Birmingham - flyer - book here

  • NATIONAL CONTENT STANDARD - AREIAC executive has endorsed the National Content standards for RE - link


  • CONFERENCE 2023 - synopsis and photos

  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES - See Opportunities Section in REsources tab (members only)

  • Questionnaire - For teachers on the current situation in the Middle East - link

  • CPD opportunity: A series of webinars during the year. All are free for AREIAC members, non-members please mail the chair ( - download flyer or  see opportunities' section for more details (members).

  • Future Dates for your Diary: ​

July, 2024

  • ZOROASTRIAN: Fravardigan, 6th

  • HINDU: Ratha Yatra, 7th

  • MUSLIMNew Year (1443), 7th

  • BAHA'IAnn. of the martyrdom of the Bab, 9th

  • JAPANESEO-Bon, 13th

  • ZOROASTRIANNavrose / No Ruz, 16th

  • MUSLIM: Ashura, 17th

  • BUDDHIST, Asalha Puja, 21st

  • ZOROASTRIAN, Khordad Sal, 21st

  • RASTAFARI, Birthday of Haile Selassie I, 23rd


August, 2024

  • PAGAN, Lammas / Lughnasadh, 1st

  • ZOROASTRIAN, Fravardigan / Muktad, 5th

The dates for the calendar are provided by the Shap Working Party ( where you can order your own festival wallchart or eCal.

Download the constitution of AREIAC

Download a flyer about AREIAC

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