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Ethical Veganism in RE Religious Education: Teachers' Guide

From Veganism in Education (VinE) / Animal Interfaith Alliance
February 2024

This guide does not seek to promote any worldview or way of living as correct, nor do they seek to alter the views or behaviours of the children/hyoung people who engage with them. By contrast, the guide is intended to give learners a clear and accurate understanding of ethical veganism as a recognised philosophical conviction and way of life that is increasingly a feature of our communities in the UK and worldwide.

Human Inhabitancy
"Human Inhabitancy" - 12-year old artists Raakhi, Ria Sumayyah and Sophie. NATRE Spirited Arts competition entry, 2016. The artists say that the painting represents 'the effect human inhabitancy is having on the earth compared to the way God intended the earth to be kept... A bird is flying over the earth, showing us that all animals are equal and free to do what they want and what is natural.'

Welcome to our exciting new initiative in Religious Education. VinE and the Animal Interfaith Alliance (AIA) have been working with RE Today to produce a range of free classroom resources for RE.

These resources enable teachers and pupils to explore, through critical, objective and pluralistic RE lessons, questions around the moral status of animals and ethical veganism as both a religious and non-religious worldview.

We hope you enjoy exploring the six RE Units that span Key Stages 1 to 5 (5–18-year-olds) and accompanying Teacher’s Guide. They are designed to be used flexibly and creatively by teachers of RE across the four nations of the UK and beyond.

You will find a wealth of activities and ideas for teaching and learning accompanied by supplementary resources and links to external sources too.


Please read the TEACHERS' GUIDE HERE (PDF)


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