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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 2024 - AREIAC will hold the 2024 conference jointly with AULRE, this will be on June 20th-21st at Newman University, Birmingham

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

  • OFSTED ANNUAL REPORT - The comments on RE appear on p.41 - access


  • REHUBS - MAT Leads RE Networking Meeting - 25th April, 2024 (16-17:39) - download flyer

  • CONFERENCE 2023 - synopsis and photos

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

  • PROJECT OPPORTUNITY: Young Ambassadors Freedom of Religion & Belief Project - see opportunities

  • 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: ​


  • CHRISTIAN: Advent Sunday, 3rd

  • JEWISH: Hannukah, 8th

  • CHRISTIAN: Immaculate Conception of the BVM, 8th

  • BUDDHIST: Bodhi Day, 8th

  • NATIONALHuman Rights Day, 10th

  • SIKHMartyrdom of Adjit Singh / Jujhar Singh, 21st

  • PAGAN: Winter Solistice, 21st

  • CHRISTIAN: Christmas Eve, 24th

  • CHRISTIAN: Christmas Eve, 25th

  • SIKH: Martyrdom Zarawar Singh / Fateh Singh, 26th

  • ZOROASTRIAN: Zaratosht No Diso, 26th

  • JAPANESE: Omisoka, 31st

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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