This film presents 12 perspectives from Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, as well as atheism and agnosticism, on the question of belief in God. Each statement is short and considered, and taken together the statements reflect diversity within and between the religions and perspectives presented. Contributors include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ben Elton, Professor Stephen Hawking and Dolly Parton.
This clip could be used to clarify with students that they understand the meaning of the terms 'atheism', 'agnosticism' and 'theism' after which you could ask them to devise five questions to ask local people the question of God, recording their responses. They could then evaluate their findings and present them in a format suitable for a school newsletter, website or radio station. Finally they could record their own thoughts by answering the question "What are your own thoughts and beliefs about God?" This question is from NATRE's 'Listening to Young People Talking' database.