Why people join cults
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Why people join cults

Clip from Weekend Today

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Let's Talk About Sects podcast producer Sarah Steel joins Weekend Today to discuss some of the reasons people join cults and why they sometimes find it difficult to leave.

Let's Talk About Sects podcast producer Sarah Steel joins Weekend Today to discuss some of the reasons people join cults and why they sometimes find it difficult to leave.

Wesak
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Wesak

Clip from Behind the News

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Wesak - also known as Vesak, Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima or Buddha Day, is seen by many Buddhists to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. As part of our ...

Wesak - also known as Vesak, Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima or Buddha Day, is seen by many Buddhists to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. As part of our series on religious holidays in Australia, BTN ask a group of Buddhist kids about their religion and what Wesak means to them.

What is Vaisakhi?
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What is Vaisakhi?

Clip from Behind the News

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Sikh people around the world will celebrate Vaisakhi on Sunday April 14. Sikh students share information about the holiday and their faith.

Sikh people around the world will celebrate Vaisakhi on Sunday April 14. Sikh students share information about the holiday and their faith.

Who was St Patrick?
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Who was St Patrick?

Clip from Compass

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Compass looks at the man and myth of St Patrick. The stories around him have lasted since the 5th Century. Irish experts explain what we know and don’t know about this lasting ...

Compass looks at the man and myth of St Patrick. The stories around him have lasted since the 5th Century. Irish experts explain what we know and don’t know about this lasting figure and his influence on pagan religion and Christianity in Ireland.

Ramadan and Eid
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Ramadan and Eid

Clip from BtN Newsbreak

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Discover the holy month of Ramadan and why muslims fast during this month and the festivities that follow.

Discover the holy month of Ramadan and why muslims fast during this month and the festivities that follow.

The Intelligence Squared Debate
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The Intelligence Squared Debate: God Should Be Protected From Insult

BBC World News November 30, 2013

Critical thinking

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Should God and the Prophets enjoy protection from insult? Or is it time to expand the scope of protected free speech so that one may mock or insult God and the Prophets?

Should God and the Prophets enjoy protection from insult? Or is it time to expand the scope of protected free speech so that one may mock or insult God and the Prophets?

BTN Explainer
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BTN Explainer: What Is Vaisakhi?

ABC Me May 20, 2020

Religious studies

Intercultural understanding

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Find out what's going on in the world with these explainers designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with these explainers designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Freedom To Broadcast Hate
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Freedom To Broadcast Hate

BBC World News March 15, 2014

Religious studies

Personal and social capability

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An investigation into the extreme religious TV channels, both Sunni and Shia, that are broadcasting sectarian views and stoking hate across the Arab world.

An investigation into the extreme religious TV channels, both Sunni and Shia, that are broadcasting sectarian views and stoking hate across the Arab world.

The Road From Christ To Constantine
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The Road From Christ To Constantine

Episode 4 The History Channel December 9, 2016

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Ancient history

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A compelling six-hour television series, we take viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the beautiful and important historical places where Christianity was ...

A compelling six-hour television series, we take viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the beautiful and important historical places where Christianity was born and grew from a small movement called 'The Way' to its place as the official religion of the Roman Empire. Join author and distinguished history professor Jonathan Phillips of Royal Holloway, University of London, as he takes viewers on a captivating adventure to the very places where Christianity began, through four centuries and seven countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.

The Crusades
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The Crusades

Al Jazeera English December 24, 2016

Religious studies

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Civics and citizenship

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The Crusades through Arab eyes, from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II to its recapture by Salah Ed-Din and the movement's end two centuries later.

The Crusades through Arab eyes, from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II to its recapture by Salah Ed-Din and the movement's end two centuries later.

BTN Explainer
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BTN Explainer: What Is Lent?

ABC Me April 29, 2020

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The Behind the News team reveals the significance of Lent in the Christian calendar and how it is practised.

The Behind the News team reveals the significance of Lent in the Christian calendar and how it is practised.

Secret Lives: Middle Eastern Taboos: Leaving Islam
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Secret Lives: Middle Eastern Taboos: Leaving Islam

Episode 1 BBC World News August 14, 2010

Religious studies

Health and PE

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

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Across the Middle East certain subjects are taboo. Sex outside marriage, homosexuality and converting from Islam. In a three-part documentary series, correspondents from BBC's ...

Across the Middle East certain subjects are taboo. Sex outside marriage, homosexuality and converting from Islam. In a three-part documentary series, correspondents from BBC's Arabic Service explore the hidden world of sex and religion in the Middle East. Christians can practice their faith freely across much of the Arab world but converting from Islam to Christianity is another matter entirely. Omar Abdul-Razek, from the BBC's Arabic Service, investigates the hidden world of converts.

Churches On Trial
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Churches On Trial

ABC December 11, 2012

Religious studies

News and current affairs

Personal and social capability

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Geraldine Doogue investigates the child sexual abuse crisis in Australian churches from the groundbreaking 1992 Compass program 'The Ultimate Betrayal' to Julia Gillard's ...

Geraldine Doogue investigates the child sexual abuse crisis in Australian churches from the groundbreaking 1992 Compass program 'The Ultimate Betrayal' to Julia Gillard's Royal Commission announcement.

The Road From Christ To Constantine
51:57

The Road From Christ To Constantine: Pagans And The Cult Of Martyrs

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel December 16, 2016

Religious studies

Ancient history

Intercultural Understanding

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A compelling six-hour television series, we take viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the beautiful and important historical places where Christianity was ...

A compelling six-hour television series, we take viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the beautiful and important historical places where Christianity was born and grew from a small movement called 'The Way' to its place as the official religion of the Roman Empire. Join author and distinguished history professor Jonathan Phillips of Royal Holloway, University of London, as he takes viewers on a captivating adventure to the very places where Christianity began, through four centuries and seven countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.

BTN Explainer
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BTN Explainer: What Is Ramadan?

ABC Me May 13, 2020

Religious studies

Intercultural understanding

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Find out what's going on in the world with these explainers designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with these explainers designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Compass
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Compass: Twilight Songs

ABC May 18, 2014

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

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A deeply moving story that shows how music can rekindle emotions and re-awaken memories for elderly people lost to dementia.

A deeply moving story that shows how music can rekindle emotions and re-awaken memories for elderly people lost to dementia.

Compass: The Moral Compass
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Compass: The Moral Compass

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC July 13, 2014

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

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With a panel of guests, Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time.

With a panel of guests, Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time.

Compass
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Compass: White Smoke - A New Pope

ABC April 7, 2013

Ethical understanding

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From the Vatican in Rome Geraldine Doogue presents history in the making as the new Pope is elected.

From the Vatican in Rome Geraldine Doogue presents history in the making as the new Pope is elected.