New RE Curriculum Materials

AIA has been working together with VinE to support RE Today in creating materials for the religious education curriculum which encourage children to be compassionate towards animals.

Veganism in Education (VinE) has commissioned RE Today to do this work.

The Materials: The materials highlight how all the main religions teach us to be compassionate towards animals – to practice ahimsa (non-harming) towards them and to extend the Golden Rule to them (to do to others as we would wish others to do to us).

The materials explore Ethical Veganism as a worldview and a philosophical conviction. In the UK, veganism is a protected characteristic and a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010, so we believe that vegan children should have their beliefs included in the education system and not feel excluded by it. Religious Education is required to critically explore worldviews as well as traditional religions.

Launch: We are due to launch the materials in January 2023, during Veganuary.

Watch this Space!

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