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The ancient Mandean religion. Can we live without being judged? Should we give to charity?

The Mandaean religion predates Christianity. Now two universities are documenting some of its most important rituals online for generations to come.

The Mandaean religion predates Christianity. Now two universities are documenting some of its most important rituals online for generations to come. Fiona Clampin reports.

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Producers: Carmel Lonergan and Louise Clarke-Rowbotham.
Editor: Amanda Hancox

Photo: courtesy of the University of Exeter.

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