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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
Walk with Me

Walk with Me

With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose ...Show More
The Environment

The Environment

Let's Talk about Religion

Most religions have teachings, beliefs and principles relating to the Earth and its natural environment. This programme explores various aspects of those beliefs through the eyes of followers of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Areas examined...Show More
Bioethics

Bioethics

Let's Talk about Religion

Perspectives on bioethics are morally and ethically complex. Even greater complexity comes into the question when the views of individuals and institutions are based on religious beliefs. With contributions from a number of religious leaders,...Show More
The Nature of God

The Nature of God

Let's Talk about Religion

What kind of god do you believe in? Can human beings get in touch with a higher power? In this programme we look at some core beliefs across the three religions of Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. Viewers are introduced to the Buddhist, Islamic...Show More
The Afterlife

The Afterlife

Let's Talk about Religion

Ever wondered what happens to you after you die? Do our actions affect what happens to us in the afterlife? This program presents comprehensive overviews of life after death from Buddhist, Muslim and Christian perspectives. Topics include...Show More
What Is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Judaism

What Is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Judaism

Oh My God!

Tevya meets a Jewish high-school film student and reveals why Jerusalem is considered the most sacred place on earth to all Jews.
What Is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Christianity

What Is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Christianity

Oh My God!

Tevya meets an Arab Christian high-school student from the West Bank and then walks in the steps of Jesus to find out why Jerusalem is considered such a sacred place to all Christians.
What Is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Islam

What Is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Islam

Oh My God!

Tevya meets a young Islamic Palestinian and reveals why Jerusalem is considered such a sacred piece of religious real estate to all Muslims.
The Birth of World Religions

The Birth of World Religions

Civilisations and Ideas

The world’s major religions and philosophies have their origins in ancient civilisations – and while much has changed since then, countless millions of people through history have maintained a faith and belief in religious principles and...Show More
Secularisation?

Secularisation?

Religion in Contemporary Society

This programme examines secularisation and discusses whether contemporary society is moving away from the traditional and historical view of religion or if religion and spirituality are merely changing and taking new forms
New Religious Movements

New Religious Movements

Religion in Contemporary Society

New religious movements are constantly coming into being. This programme explores how and why new religious movements begin, with a particular focus on the Unification Church.
What Is Religion?

What Is Religion?

Religion in Contemporary Society

What is religion? Religion means different things to different people. This programme looks at the different ways that social scientists examine religions, with a focus on the substantive and functional approaches to religion.
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.
The Kendal Project: A Spiritual Revolution

The Kendal Project: A Spiritual Revolution

Between October 2000 and June 2002, a University of Lancaster study of the population of Kendal, a town near the Lakes District in the UK, revealed some fascinating trends in modern society's approach to, and practice of, religion and...Show More
Evil and Suffering: A Religious Perspective

Evil and Suffering: A Religious Perspective

Designed for students who are tackling the subjects of evil and suffering in relation to the existence of God this film offers examples of what could be perceived as ‘suffering’ in the world today and explores the meaning of ‘suffering’...Show More
The Sacraments

The Sacraments

What are the sacraments held within the Christian doctrine and why are they relevant to us today? This informative film seeks to define the term ‘sacrament’ and explores baptism, confirmation, The Eucharist, marriage, ordination,...Show More
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