Virtual Lessons by VIDLEARN®

Religious Education Virtual Lessons

Course content

Relationships and Family

  • Sex, Sexuality and Contraception
  • Marriage, ethical modes of relationship and fidelity
  • Divorce and remarriage
  • Extended families and the nuclear family
  • Support for families in the local religious community
  • Gender Roles

Religion and Life/Death

  • Origins of the universe
  • The Natural World
  • The Afterlife
  • Sanctity of Life

The Existence of God

  • The Nature of God
  • Arguments for and against God
  • Evil and suffering
  • Visions
  • General and special revelations

Peace and Conflict

  • Peace and pacifism
  • Violence, terrorism and extremism
  • Reasons for war
  • WMDs
  • Justice and conflict
  • Forgiveness and reconcilliation

Crime and Punishment

  • Crime, evil and suffering
  • Criminals, crimes and justice
  • Aims of punishment
  • The Death penalty and forgiveness

Equality and Human Rights

  • Human rights, equality, prejudice and discrimination
  • Freedom of religion
  • Racism and ethical arguments
  • Wealth, poverty and charity
  • Poverty
  • Social justice

Religious and non-religious Beliefs

  • Challenges for religion: Secularism and Tolerance
  • Freedom of belief, expression and practice
  • Value of human life and self-determination
  • Dialogue between religious groups

Christianity

  • Nature of God and The Trinity
  • Creation and the afterlife
  • The problem of evil and suffering
  • Jesus' Life
  • Sin and salvation
  • Types of worship and prayer
  • The role of sacraments
  • Pilgrimage and celebrations
  • The role of the church
  • Mission and evangelism

Islam

  • The six articles and five roots - Sunni and Shi'a Islam
  • Tawhid
  • Angels, prophets and holy books, Risalah
  • Afterlife and eschatology
  • The Immamate
  • Five pillars and ten obligatory acts
  • Private and public worship
  • Festivals and Eid
  • Jihad

Buddhism

  • The life of the Buddha
  • The four noble truths
  • The concept of Dharma and human destiny
  • The human personality and the three marks of existence
  • Buddhist ethical teachings
  • Places and types of worship
  • Meditation, Chanting and Mantra reciting
  • Objects of devotion, the Sangha
  • Festivals and retreats
  • The 5 moral precepts and the 6 perfections
  • Death and mourning

Hinduism

  • Nature of Brahman
  • The Trimurti
  • The aims and purpose of Hindu life
  • The Atman and Samsara
  • Free will, suffering, knowledge and ignorance
  • Matter, the three qualities, illusion, cosmology
  • Places and types of worship
  • Focuses of worship
  • The nature of Hindu yoga
  • Hindu festivals and pilgrimage
  • Environmental projects

Judasim

  • The nature of the almighty, the divine presence
  • Nature and role of the Messiah
  • The Covenant at Sinai and the Covenant with Abraham
  • Key moral principles and the sanctity of life
  • The relationship between free will and the Mitzvot
  • Eschatological beliefs and teachings
  • The nature and purpose of worship: The Synagogue
  • Shabbat and the importance of ritual
  • Tenakh and Talmud
  • Dietry laws and significance
  • Festivals

Sikhism

  • The nature of God and the Mool Mantra
  • The purpose of human life
  • Karma, rebirth and the aim of Mukti
  • Sewa and being God-centred
  • Sangat
  • The Gudwara
  • The role of prayer and worship at home and in the Gudwara
  • The role and importance of the Akhand path
  • The significance of meditating on the name of God (Nam Japna)
  • Birth and naming ceremonies, festivals and initiations

Catholic Christianity

  • Trinity
  • Creation and the nature of humanity
  • Incarnation, redemption and the Paschal mystery
  • Beliefs about life after death
  • Liturgical worship and popular piety
  • The role and purpose of prayer
  • The funeral rite
  • The Catholic Pilgrimage
  • The role of the Church - Evangelism