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

JUNE

  • CHRISTIAN: ASCENSION DAY - 10th

  • CHINESE: DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL - 14th

  • SIKH: MARTYDON OF GURU ARJAN - 16th

  • CHRISTIAN: PENTECOST - 20th

  • PAGAN: MIDSUMMER SOLSTICE - 21st

  • PAGAN: SUMMER SOLSTICE - 21st

  • HUMANIST: WORLD HUMANIST DAY - 21st

  • NATIONAL: MIDSUMMER DAY - 21st

JULY

  • JASHN-E TIGRAN (TIR JASHAN) - 1st

  • ZOROASTRIAN: FRARDIGAN / MUKTAD - 7th

  • BAHAI: ANN. of MARTYRDOM of the BAB - 9th

  • HINDU: RATHA YATRA - 11th

  • JAPANESE: O-BON - 13th

  • CHINESE: CHOKOR - 14th

  • ZOROASTRIAN: NAVROZE - 17th

  • JEWISH: TISHA B'AV - 18th

  • MUSLIM: HAJJ - Evening of July 17th

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

COVID19 - SUPPORT FOR AREIAC MEMBERS

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

Download the constitution of AREIAC

Download a flyer about AREIAC

UPCOMING EVENTS / NEWS

  • AREIAC Conference 2021: Have you booked your place?  We have an exciting variety of speakers and workshops focussed on syllabus and curriculum planning (conference page), and we will be voting about our new 3 tier membership (more details) and hopefully electing a new Treasurer (more details) at the AGM
     

  • REForming RE: A Blog by Deborah Weston on policy and RW - link

  • New Report from Ofsted on Religious Education - go to link

  • New AREIAC members' CPD programme 2021/22 - Following requests for a fuller CPD programme in a recent Members' survey, we will soon be inviting you share your ideas to help us devise a programme bespoke to YOUR needs. Watch out for a second survey coming your way soon!

  • Cadbury Lectures 2021 - "Values are the New Religion". These take place next week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with Linda Woodhead:  (www.birmingham.ac.uk)

  • AREIAC Book Club is discussing these Cadbury lectures. The date of the book club is Thursday 10 June and we ask everyone to let us know if they are coming by the end of May - email chair@areiac.org.uk to book a place

  • Webinar with Mark Chater on 21 June 2021,  at 6-7 pm on "Why radical reform of RE could still fail and what we can do to save it'

  • Theo's film clip on Worldviews "No one stands no where" - link

  • CofE guidance on Collective Worship - link

  • BBC Religion and Faith programmes in Spring 2021 - download

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

  • 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 nigel.fancourt@education.ox.ac.uk for more information