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.

Festival Dates - Spring 2021


  • MAHASHIVRATI (Hindu) - 11th

  • PROPHET'S NIGHT JOURNEY (Muslim) - 11th

  • FRAVARGARDIGAN (Zoroastrian) - 11th

  • MOTHERING SUNDAY (Christian) - 14th

  • FIRST DAY OF LENT (Orthodox) - 15th

  • NEW YEAR'S DAY (Sikh) - 15th

  • ST PATRICK'S DAY (Christian/National) - 17th

  • HIGAN (Japanese) - 18th-24th

  • SHUNBUN NO HI (Japanese) - 20th

  • NAW-RUZ (Baha'i) - 20th

  • SPRING/VERNAL EQUINOX (Pagan/Druid) - 20th

  • PASSION SUNDAY (Christian) - 21st

  • JAMSHEEDI NORUZ (Zoroastrian) - 21st

  • AVA MAH PARAB (Zoroastrian) - 23rd

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

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  • New members webinars! - Bill Moore is Bill Moore is presenting the first of our new webinars on, 'writing a syllabus for RE' on Thursday 11th March, 6-7pm. To book please mail

  • BBC Religion and Faith programmes in Spring 2021 - download

  • Spring 2021 newsletter is now available in the members' section

  • Our members' book club next date announced soon. email to book a place

  • Following successful online seminars on Philosophy, Religion and Education, Oxford University will be running further sessions about Opting out of religious education – legal and educational issues. Please contact for more information

  • Culham St Gabriel’s 'In Conversation' series continues this term with a series of webinars, including "Non-religious worldviews" with Dr Lois Lee, " Challenging knowledge in RE" with Stephen Pett and " Teaching Islam as a worldview" with Professor Lynn Revell and Dr Kate Christopher. For more information see


Please see the RESources section for some advice on working from home and support documents.






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