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 E.Salter@hud.ac.uk


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.