New RE Materials Launched on the Moral Status of Animals

The Animal Interfaith Alliance and Veganism in Education have been working with RE Today to produce a range of free classroom resources for Religious Education which will enable teachers and pupils to explore, through critical, objective and pluralistic RE lessons, questions around the moral status of animals and ethical veganism as a worldview.  As RE widens its scope and moves towardsContinue reading “New RE Materials Launched on the Moral Status of Animals”

World Interfaith Harmony Week

This week is World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023 (WIHW) which runs from 1st – 7th February.  It is based on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution A/65/5 for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony.  To celebrate the UN observance, AIA and its partners VinE and RE Today are promoting our new interfaith RE materials which address the moral status of animalsContinue reading “World Interfaith Harmony Week”

Spirited Arts Competition 2023

Get involved in the 2023 Spirited Arts & Poetry Competition, run by NATRE (the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education and join hundreds of schools from around the world taking part in this year’s competition. The competition is now open and closes on 31 July 2023. All God’s Creatures? This year AIA and VinE are jointly sponsoring the themeContinue reading “Spirited Arts Competition 2023”

AIA AGM 2022 with Guest Speaker, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg as our guest speaker at this year’s AGM on Thursday 17th November at 18.00GMT on Zoom. Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is a regular speaker on BBC Radio 4’s Prayer for the Day and Thought for the Day.  He is Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue and has taken aContinue reading AIA AGM 2022 with Guest Speaker, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Interfaith Celebration for Animals 2022

Interfaith Celebration for Animals 2022  Ahimsa and Extending the Golden Rule to All Life Saturday 19th November 2022, time 19.00 GMT – by Zoom. This year’s Interfaith Celebration for Animals will be celebrating Ahimsa and Extending the Golden Rule to all Life and will be led by AIA Chair, Rev. Feargus O’Connor. The celebration will includeContinue reading Interfaith Celebration for Animals 2022

AIA Join the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting at Westminster

AIA directors Judith Wilkings and Dr Christina Nellist joined the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting’s Westminster Hall’s reception and launch of “Trophy Hunting & Britain: the Case for a Ban” on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Judith gives this account of the impact of this ground-breaking event. by Judith Wilkings Sir Roger Gale MP was Chair.Continue reading “AIA Join the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting at Westminster”

Too Many Animals Still Used in Research – It’s Time for Change.

As the UK Home Office publishes its Annual Statistics on Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, AIA Director, Dr Andre Menache comments on the need to replace them with 21st century human based test methods. Dr Andre Menache Animal experiments have been cleverly sold to the public as a “necessary evil” by some in the scientificContinue reading “Too Many Animals Still Used in Research – It’s Time for Change.”

Trophy Hunting Imports – Let’s Get the Ban Done!

We have some GOOD NEWS from The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting as we finally have a date for the bill to ban trophy hunting imports. The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill was officially listed in Parliament on 15th June and will come back to Parliament in earnest on 25th November.  Although it will be the Government’s legislation, itContinue reading “Trophy Hunting Imports – Let’s Get the Ban Done!”