AULRE supports research and teaching at the interface of religion and education. Members include university lecturers and researchers, and those involved in research and teacher education in a variety of settings. It is for those interested in:

  • Links between religious education and academic disciplines
  • Religious Education and Religious Studies in all schools and colleges
  • Learning and teaching in theology, religious studies and other disciplines
  • The professional development and initial teacher education of teachers of religious education
  • The enhancement of public knowledge and understanding of religion and religious education

Benefits of membership include:

  • The Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education
  • access to our Facebook group network, and conference networks
  • cutting edge news and information from across the sector

There are currently two open membership categories:

Individual Academic membership: is open to all working in or with experience of Higher Education settings.

Professional membership: is open to RE professionals in education settings or work other than Higher education

To apply contact our membership officer Emma Salter


The Association of University Lecturers in Religion and Education in the United Kingdom was established in September 2002 at a meeting held at King’s College London. AULRE was formed from the merger of two long-established professional organisations: the Conferences of University Lecturers in Religious Education (CULRE), and the NATFHE Religious Studies Section.