Religious Studies KS3: L is for Laws and Rules

Religions have much to say about right and wrong, but believers can sometimes be torn between the laws of their country and those of their faith.

This light-hearted animated overview of what Jews, Christians and Muslims think about religious law will introduce students to a variety of ideas, such as the Torah’s Mitzvotz, Christian Canon laws, and Islamic Sharia.

Students will learn that while state law has the upper hand in modern society, religious law is still at the heart of many controversial issues, and believers disagree on its value and interpretations.

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

Teacher Notes

This could be used to ask students about the role that religious law plays in the modern world.

Students could research how different countries incorporate Sharia law in state Law, and discuss whether state and religious law should be separate.

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.

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