Church and state
2:41

Church and state

Clip from Ethics Matters

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Tony Coady discusses the reciprocal relationship of church and state on ethical issues.

Tony Coady discusses the reciprocal relationship of church and state on ethical issues.

Why people join cults
4:18

Why people join cults

Clip from Weekend Today

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
12+
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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.

Leaving The Cult
55:49

Leaving The Cult

SBS June 2, 2010

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Follows four families as they leave a controlling and repressive church in South Carolina and come to believe that they have been members of a cult. The film documents them ...

Follows four families as they leave a controlling and repressive church in South Carolina and come to believe that they have been members of a cult. The film documents them intimately as they enter Wellspring, the only accredited live-in cult treatment facility in the world.

Forced To Marry
52:14

Forced To Marry

SBS April 20, 2010

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Young Muslim girls born and brought up in the UK are sometimes forced to marry their cousins who live in remote areas of Pakistan and Kashmir. The British High Commission runs ...

Young Muslim girls born and brought up in the UK are sometimes forced to marry their cousins who live in remote areas of Pakistan and Kashmir. The British High Commission runs an Assistance Unit in Islamabad to rescue girls from the clutches of their families.

The Quest For The True Cross
48:32

The Quest For The True Cross

SBS December 21, 2014

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Fifteen years ago, German historian Michael Hesemann set out to establish the authenticity of one of the most important Christian relics ever found. Called the 'Titulus ...

Fifteen years ago, German historian Michael Hesemann set out to establish the authenticity of one of the most important Christian relics ever found. Called the 'Titulus Crucis', or 'Title of the Cross', it's claimed that this small piece of wood hung on the cross of Christ announcing his name and crime. It's now displayed in a church in Rome, but is it real or a mediaeval fake?

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
1:55:05

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

SBS August 20, 2017

Critical thinking

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in this provocative documentary based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright - a tale of ego, exploitation and lust for ...

Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in this provocative documentary based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright - a tale of ego, exploitation and lust for power. Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. Fearless and fascinating, this latest cinematic opus is a powerful exploration of the psychological impact of blind faith: what Lawrence Wright calls the prison of belief.

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History
40:09

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History: The Rise of the Pope

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 22, 2018

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Beginning with Peter's perilous grassroots movement in the wake of Christ's crucifixion, follow Christianity's dramatic journey through the time of the Crusades, undertaken to ...

Beginning with Peter's perilous grassroots movement in the wake of Christ's crucifixion, follow Christianity's dramatic journey through the time of the Crusades, undertaken to recover the Holy Land from Islamic rule. Through blood, battle, and faithful perseverance, we watch as the pope evolves from the spiritual leader of an outlawed cult to one of the most powerful men on Earth.

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History
38:40

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History: The Resignation of Benedict XVI

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 22, 2018

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation shocks the world. In the 2000-year history of the papacy, only four men have ever stepped down. And in times when more than one living ...

In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation shocks the world. In the 2000-year history of the papacy, only four men have ever stepped down. And in times when more than one living man has laid claim to the thrown of St Peter, chaos ensues. The resignation of a modern pope and peaceful transfer of power has shown the world what the position means today and how it has evolved in an ever-changing world.

Sisters
40:55

Sisters

ABC October 11, 2010

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
When Sydney school-girl Helena finished year 12, she decided to spend her summer holidays as a volunteer at Mother Teresa's in Calcutta. Her older sister Claire went with her, ...

When Sydney school-girl Helena finished year 12, she decided to spend her summer holidays as a volunteer at Mother Teresa's in Calcutta. Her older sister Claire went with her, to film her experience.

An Islamic History Of Europe
48:31

An Islamic History Of Europe

Episode 1 BBC Knowledge May 31, 2011

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
BBC Muslim reporter Rageh Omaar travels to Spain and Sicily to explore their forgotten medieval Muslim empires and their legacy today. In medieval times these were the most ...

BBC Muslim reporter Rageh Omaar travels to Spain and Sicily to explore their forgotten medieval Muslim empires and their legacy today. In medieval times these were the most prosperous, enlightened and civilised parts of the world.

An Islamic History Of Europe
49:10

An Islamic History Of Europe

Episode 2 BBC Knowledge June 7, 2011

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Reporter Rageh Omaar travels to Spain and Sicily to explore their forgotten medieval Muslim empires and their legacy today. In medieval times these were the most prosperous, ...

Reporter Rageh Omaar travels to Spain and Sicily to explore their forgotten medieval Muslim empires and their legacy today. In medieval times these were the most prosperous, enlightened and civilised parts of the world.

Every Good Marriage Begins With Tears
51:52

Every Good Marriage Begins With Tears

SBS2 October 18, 2012

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Two sisters living in England whose family has raised them in the traditions of their native Bangladesh have very different perspectives on the issue of arranged marriage in ...

Two sisters living in England whose family has raised them in the traditions of their native Bangladesh have very different perspectives on the issue of arranged marriage in this documentary from filmmaker Simon Chambers.

Angels and Demons
2:05:16

Angels and Demons

Seven October 6, 2016

Media arts

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Robert Langdon tries to solve a murder and unravel a plot by an ancient group, the Illuminati, to blow up the Vatican during a papal conclave.

Robert Langdon tries to solve a murder and unravel a plot by an ancient group, the Illuminati, to blow up the Vatican during a papal conclave.

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History
40:07

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History: The Price of Progress

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS December 29, 2018

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Renaissance marks the end of a fractured church and the emergence of the papacy as a chief patron of art, architecture, music and literature. But cultural advancement is ...

The Renaissance marks the end of a fractured church and the emergence of the papacy as a chief patron of art, architecture, music and literature. But cultural advancement is accompanied by increasing corruption and ambition, as popes acquire temporal power and political influence. With Rodrigo Borgia on the throne of Peter, the papacy reaches a nadir, scandalising people inside and outside the church and planting the seeds of reform.

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History
38:37

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History: Revolution: A Church Divided

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS December 29, 2018

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Following the excess and scandal of the Renaissance era, the papacy looks to reclaim its sense of morality and leadership. Men like Martin Luther and Henry VIII begin to ...

Following the excess and scandal of the Renaissance era, the papacy looks to reclaim its sense of morality and leadership. Men like Martin Luther and Henry VIII begin to question the previously absolute power of the papacy and initiate a splintering of what was once a universal church. Rome responds by making deep reforms and launching spiritual movements. Ignatius Loyola founds the Jesuits, a new sect of Catholicism focused on universal education for all. Pope Francis comes to power as the first Jesuit pope in history.

A Son's Sacrifice
26:37

A Son's Sacrifice

SBS April 11, 2010

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Why leave the corporate world to become a butcher? A Son's Sacrifice follows the journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father's halal ...

Why leave the corporate world to become a butcher? A Son's Sacrifice follows the journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in New York City. A first-generation American, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father's immigrant community at the traditional storefront slaughterhouse.

The Boys From Baghdad High
59:46

The Boys From Baghdad High

SBS2 February 8, 2010

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This documentary tells the story of four Iraqi boys at school in one of the most dangerous cities on earth, Baghdad. As the city is torn apart by sectarian violence, the film ...

This documentary tells the story of four Iraqi boys at school in one of the most dangerous cities on earth, Baghdad. As the city is torn apart by sectarian violence, the film follows their friendships, to see whether they can survive.

Embedded With Sheik Hilaly
51:41

Embedded With Sheik Hilaly

SBS September 21, 2010

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Embedded with Sheik Hilaly is a Cutting Edge documentary that follows a young man who decides to move in with Australia's most controversial Muslim figure, Sheik Taj El ...

Embedded with Sheik Hilaly is a Cutting Edge documentary that follows a young man who decides to move in with Australia's most controversial Muslim figure, Sheik Taj El Hilaly, in order to learn more about the cleric, Islam and the Australian-Muslim community. Dave Zwolenski is 26 years old and likes girls and drinking beer. Raised a Catholic, these days he prefers to stay away from religion altogether. Sheik Hilaly is 66, born in Egypt and a devote Muslim. He likes praying and drinking 'man tea' (his own special blend). Together, Dave and the Sheik form an odd couple, but for the next few weeks they are going to be inseparable.