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CLIP 3578

How do religions start?

How do religions start?

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Key Info
  • How do religions start?
  • Duration: 04:16
  • In order to provoke careful thought about how religions such as Islam, Christianity and Sikhism began, the presenter decides that she will launch a religion herself. She sets up a website promoting a new (non-existent) 21st century religion called OneWor1d.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Beliefs: Multifaith and Non-religious

  • Keywords: Religion, worship, purpose, choice, goal
Ideas for use in class
  • After watching the clip, ask students to work in pairs to offer some first thoughts about starting a new religion. For each feature they identify they should provide two or three reasons why they think their idea would work well. To start them off suggest they respond to the following features that religions tend to have: a) something to believe in, answers to big questions; b) celebrations for special events; c) a guide to living the good life; d) A place and pattern of worship.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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