What is evil? Where does it come from? How can it be reduced? How do some religions personify evil? What connection is there between evil and judgement? If God is good and full of power, why is the world so full of evil? Will evil win in the end or does good triumph? This mini-documentary outlines Christian and Islamic views on ‘evil’.

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KS4 Curriculum Bites
First broadcast:
19 September 2007

This clip presents the seriousness with which Christianity and Islam regard evil. The class could discuss 'Do the Harry Potter books glamorise evil?'. Ask students to research the references to evil in the Harry Potter books, and then present their arguments for and against the question. Expect them to refer to Christian and Muslim views about evil, and the beliefs of these religions about heaven and hell.