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Religion


St. Patrick

St. Patrick

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

Far from home and at the mercy of the pirates who kidnapped him, young Patrick spends his days tending sheep and surviving wild animal attacks. That is, until he calls out to the God of his youth. Long days spent aching for home become long days...Show More
George Muller

George Muller

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

George Müller lived on radical prayer, depending on God to supply all his needs instead of asking others for help—even in his most desperate situations. By the time God opened his eyes to the neglected street children and the horrors of the...Show More
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
Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

For centuries slavery reigned in parts of America, forcing an entire people into a lifetime of suffering and servitude. Living under the thumb of this oppressive system, young Harriet Tubman prayed ceaselessly that she and her family would be set...Show More
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn...Show More
Adoniram and Ann Judson

Adoniram and Ann Judson

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann were the first missionaries from the United States. The young couple set out for Burma where they worked to reach souls in a land where professing Christ would mean certain death. When religious leaders falsely...Show More
Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

In a world ruled by the church, all it took was one little nail, one well-written scroll, and one sharp-tongued monk to turn everything upside-down! Martin Luther didn’t mean to spark the Reformation with his 95 Theses, but his realisation that...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
Robert Jermain Thomas

Robert Jermain Thomas

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

The Bible smuggler who brought light into the dark kingdom of Korea. Young Robert Jermain Thomas is a promising Welsh minister with a gift for new languages. For Robert, there is no doubt God wants him to use his abilities to bring the Gospel of...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.
John Wesley

John Wesley

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

When young John Wesley is miraculously saved from his family’s burning home, his mother is certain that God has a great purpose for the boy's life. John will later refer to himself as a “brand plucked from the burning”. As a man, Wesley...Show More
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.
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
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.
Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom

Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith

Corrie ten Boom and her family are masters of their craft; they repair broken watches and return them safely to their owners. But as the evil of World War II sweeps through their city, a new kind of “watch” comes to their care: an innocent...Show More