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Religion


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
Easter

Easter

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

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
Diwali

Diwali

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

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
Ramadan

Ramadan

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

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
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

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
Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

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
Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

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

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

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
Christian Beliefs

Christian Beliefs

Christian Life in Australia

Christianity is the most widespread religion in the world. Our young Christian presenter shares what it is like to be a Christian and some of the religion's core beliefs. This is an introductory look at Biblical accounts (Old and New Testament)...Show More
Bat Mitzvah

Bat Mitzvah

Jewish Life in Australia

In this clip we follow Naomi, a young Jewish Australian, as she prepares for her Bat Mitzvah - a Jewish coming of age ceremony. Naomi describes each of the important elements she needs to prepare herself, and we are allowed into the synagogue to...Show More
Muslim Beliefs

Muslim Beliefs

Muslim Life in Australia

In this clip we follow Mohammed and Jasra as they share the beliefs of the Muslim religion. This short video discusses Islamic belief in Allah and his last messenger, the prophet Mohammed. We are also introduced to the Qur'an and its teachings....Show More
Introducing Judaism

Introducing Judaism

Jewish Life in Australia

We are introduced to Judaism with the help of two practising Jewish teenagers, Naomi and Anton, and their families as they go about everyday life. The meaning and importance of their faith as well as significant festivals, rituals and beliefs are...Show More
Holy Days

Holy Days

Jewish Life in Australia

In this clip Naomi and Anton, young Australian Jewish teenagers, share with us the rituals and history of important Jewish holy days: Passover (Pesach), Sukkot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Hanukah. This is a helpful overview for anyone who...Show More
Rituals and Worship

Rituals and Worship

Muslim Life in Australia

Young Australians Jasra and Mohammed share their knowledge and experience of Muslim worship and rituals. They describe the five pillars of Islam including the essential practices of Shadadah, Salah, Sawen, Hajj and Zakat, and what these mean to...Show More
Rituals and Practices

Rituals and Practices

Christian Life in Australia

In this short clip, our young presenter introduces us to important Christian rituals and practices that are widely observed among most denominations. Specific rituals like communion and confirmation and important calendar dates (Christmas,...Show More
Shabbat

Shabbat

Jewish Life in Australia

Naomi and Anton are young, Australian and Jewish. They share with us the rituals and history of the holy day Shabbat. Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest which lasts from sundown on Friday to nightfall on Saturday, symbolising that God made the...Show More
Sacred Times and Places

Sacred Times and Places

Muslim Life in Australia

Follow Mohammed and Jasra, two young Muslim Australians, as they discuss the Islamic festivals of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Asha and why they are important to the Muslim community. Next we explore sacred places including mosques, Medina,...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