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Religious Education


Inside a Mosque

Inside a Mosque

Places of Worship

Where does the term ‘mosque’ come from? In which direction does the mihrab face? What does wudu involve? This programme investigates these questions and others by taking learners through a mosque to experience the rituals performed by...Show More
Inside a Buddhist Temple

Inside a Buddhist Temple

Places of Worship

What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana? Why are elephant motifs found in temples? What is a mantra? This programme investigates these questions and more by taking a look at Buddhist symbolism, rituals and practices. Learners will...Show More
Inside a Hindu Mandir

Inside a Hindu Mandir

Places of Worship

How do mandalas feature in the floor plan of a mandir? Who conducts a puja service? What does aarti involve? This programme answers these questions and others through an exploration of Hindu religious beliefs and rituals. Viewers will learn about...Show More
Inside a Sikh Gurdwara

Inside a Sikh Gurdwara

Places of Worship

What is a guru? Why do Gurdwaras have four doors? What food is served during services? This programme explores these questions and more by tracing the history of Sikhism and looking at the rituals that serve as expressions of faith. Learners will...Show More
Inside a Synagogue

Inside a Synagogue

Places of Worship

Where is the ark in a synagogue? How many candles are in a menorah? When does Shabbat take place? This programme looks into these questions and more by investigating the sacred objects found in a synagogue and the services that are held within....Show More
Inside a Catholic Church

Inside a Catholic Church

Places of Worship

How were churches built? What symbols can be found inside? What happens during Mass? This programme explores these questions and more through a historical and contemporary lens, from the history of church design to the ceremonies carried out in a...Show More
Global Celebrations: Diwali

Global Celebrations: Diwali

Miniclips

Diwali is known as the celebration of lights and the triumph of good over evil – but what is the origin of this colourful Hindu celebration? Who are Rama, Sita, King Dashratha, Hanuman, and the ten-headed demon King Ravana? Why are homes...Show More
Global Celebrations: Ramadan

Global Celebrations: Ramadan

Miniclips

Islam is the second largest religion in the world – but what exactly is involved in commemorating the holy month of Ramadan? What role did Muhammed play in the beginning of Islam? What is the purpose of observing Ramadan? And what does fasting...Show More
Global Celebrations: Chinese New Year

Global Celebrations: Chinese New Year

Miniclips

Chinese New Year is full of fireworks, the colour red, and delicious food – but how did this celebration begin? Who is Nian and how does Chinese New Year prevent him from terrorising villages once more? What are some traditions observed during...Show More
Global Celebrations: Hanukkah

Global Celebrations: Hanukkah

Miniclips

Hanukkah is known as the celebration of lights in the Jewish faith – but how did it begin? Who is Antiochus and what did the Maccabees do to defeat him? What is the symbolism of the menorah and how is it different to the hanukkiah? Find out...Show More
Global Celebrations: Easter

Global Celebrations: Easter

Miniclips

Easter is usually full of chocolates and bunnies – but what are the origins of this celebration? And why is it considered the most important celebration in the Christian religion? And how did chocolate eggs end up being so popular? This...Show More
Global Celebrations: Christmas Day

Global Celebrations: Christmas Day

Miniclips

Christmas is a hugely popular and fun celebration – but how did it begin? What happened on the day we now know as Christmas Day? And what are some traditions observed during the month of December? This Miniclip will take you back to the birth...Show More

Noah's Ark

Bible Stories

In this programme we learn about the story of Noah’s Ark. The story explores the time after the Garden of Eden, why God decided to destroy all of humanity, and why Noah and his family build a humongous Ark! What will happen to Noah, his family,...Show More

The Creation

Bible Stories

Christianity's creation story is found in the Bible. In this programme, we get to see how God creates heaven, the sea, and a lush planet full of creatures. God also creates two people – Adam and Eve – who are allowed to live in the Garden of...Show More
Ancient China: Life of Confucius

Ancient China: Life of Confucius

Ancient China

While much of what is known about Confucius is surrounded in myth, this clip looks at Confucius’ early years and the development of his teachings. Presented by Sunny Leunig, we examine the time period he lived in and the values he promoted.
What Is Islam?

What Is Islam?

Understanding World Religions

In this programme students take an in-depth look at Islam, the religion practiced by over one billion Muslims in countries worldwide. Students investigate the history of this religion by learning about Muhammad, the prophet whom Muslims believe...Show More
What Is Religion?

What Is Religion?

Understanding World Religions

Religions around the world have practices and beliefs that help people understand the meaning of life and give people answers to the important questions that they have about life, death and the existence of God. In this programme, students...Show More
What Is Judaism?

What Is Judaism?

Understanding World Religions

This programme provides a basis for developing respect and understanding for Judaism, a religion practiced by about 14 million Jews around the world. Aspects of the religion's history are presented, from the story of Abraham, a patriarch of the...Show More
What Is Hinduism?

What Is Hinduism?

Understanding World Religions

About 900 million people around the world practice the family of religious traditions known as Hinduism. In this programme, students learn about the history of the Hindu faith with its roots in the ancient Indus River Valley civilisation....Show More
What Is Christianity?

What Is Christianity?

Understanding World Religions

Explore the religion practices by about two billion people around the globe with this program. To gain insight into Christianity, students investigate its history and learn about Jesus, the man whose teachings provide a basis for Christianity....Show More
What Is Buddhism?

What Is Buddhism?

Understanding World Religions

Over 360 million Buddhists practice the religion of Buddhism in countries all around the world. In this programme, students take a detailed look at this religion and its rich history of over 2,500 years. Students gain insight into this religion...Show More