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Description

Group discussion about the right to fight for your beliefs. Responses include that it depends on what those beliefs are, plus an outline of Christian, Jewish and Muslim arguments.
Religious Education
This clip is from:
Religious Education, KS3 & 4 Challenging Faith and Exploring Beliefs
First broadcast:
24 February 2005

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as an introduction to an extended research project on religious people who have fought for their beliefs. Once the clip has finished, have a whole class discussion about when it is right to fight for your religious beliefs. Then present the students with a list of people who have fought for their beliefs or have been inspired by thier religious beliefs to fight (not necessarily using violence), such as Martin Luther King, Gandhi and so on. The students could pick two of the religious personalities and carry out an extended research project on their lives with a focus on how their religious beliefs inspired them to fight for what they believed in.

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