Religious Studies KS3: F is for forgiveness

Forgive and be forgiven. Most religions agree that if you want to live a good life, you must be willing to do this.

This playful, light-hearted summary explores why Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims value forgiveness so highly.

Through the use of animated cut-outs, this short film will highlight how some belief systems see forgiveness of others as key to a healthy relationship with God, while others see it as fundamental for personal well-being.

Students will learn how all religions teach that making mistakes is part of human nature, and forgiveness, not revenge, is the right answer.

This is from the series: A-Z of Religion and Beliefs

Teacher Notes

This could be used to start a discussion on the importance of forgiving others regardless of religion.

Your pupils could write a short account about a time when they have had to show forgiveness or have been forgiven.

They could discuss the concept of sin and human nature and in groups research why each religion says that forgiveness is important.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching KS3 Religious Studies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd and 4th Level Religious and Moral Education in Scotland.

E is for Extremism
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