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Could Islamic law be the key to defeating ISIS?

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Nov 2015
The solution to ISIS could be offering a different interpretation of Islamic Law, says Muslim scholar Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Unlikely Leaders

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 29 Nov 2013
What do you imagine when you think of a leader? Is the customary vision of the powerful politician or business leader still entirely relevant today...

Sacred forests

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Nov 2010
Martin Palmer is from the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC). He is joined by the Saving Species team to explore the role religion can...

Getting back to basics

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Dec 2009
We shouldn’t worry about the future of the environment but trust in the present, Venerable Amaranatho of the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery...

Respecting biodiversity

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Nov 2009
While attending the Faith and Climate Change Conference in London, Dr Atul Shah, CEO Diverse Ethics, takes time to explain how respecting human...

OU on the BBC: History of Christianity - About the series

OU on the BBC: History of Christianity - About the series Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2009
A new BBC series tells the stories behind the world’s most popular religion.

Defining Christianity

Defining Christianity Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2009
Accompanying Diarmaid MacCulloch’s series exploring Christianity, Professor John Wolffe expresses his own personal opinions about the places...

Making The Art Of Dying: An interview with Dan Cruickshank

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Making The Art Of Dying: An interview with Dan Cruickshank Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Sep 2009
Dr Carol Komaromy interviews Dan Cruickshank about his experiences making the BBC/OU programme The Art of Dying

Why death and dying?

Why death and dying? Copyrighted image Copyright: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Sep 2009
Although it's something we'll all experience, the idea of a course dedicated to death and dying might seem unusual. Dr Carol Komaromy explains why...

Debate: The supreme god

Debate: The supreme god Copyrighted image Copyright: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2009
Community member Xie_Ming suggested that all religions share a single master

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Studying religion

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 03 Sep 2015
This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of...

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Foundation Degree in Working with Young People

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
If you work with young people as a volunteer or in a paid role, the Foundation Degree in Working with Young People will enhance your skills and...