One of AIA’s objectives is to provide education on the compassionate treatment of animals by drawing from the wealth of wisdom of the faiths of its member organisations. It achieves this in the following ways:
Published Materials & Media
Working with Others
AIA works in collaboration with other organisations to deliver faith based education.
Veganism in Education
AIA has partnered with Veganism in Education to produce materials for the religious education curriculum and to encourage the development of empathy, critical thinking and critical decision making by children at an early age, rather than learning through dogma.
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.
AIA is working with RE Today, the organisation which produces material for religious education syllabuses internationally. With 10,000 teacher readers, who potentially reach 300,000 pupils, RE Today has extensive outreach. They are committed to the teaching of the major world faiths and also non-religious worldviews in Religious Education, and to an accurate and fair representation of their beliefs, values and practices in all of their teaching materials.
They work in the UK and internationally to give children a broad and balanced education to support them in the world they live in, through the teaching of high-quality RE in schools. They support teachers in all types of schools: primary, secondary, middle, first, independent, through academies, free, grammar, community, MATs, schools with a religious character and more. Further details can be found on their website.
Read the published article here:
The German organisation Animals’ Angels, which was founded by AIA Patron Rev. Christa Blanke, has produced some excellent teaching material for young children which we want to share. Here is a beautiful video, ‘The Dream of Farm Animals’:
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