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    Beyond belief: talking to the dead

    By Dr Sara MacKian

    Are paranormal experiences real? Can being 'spiritual' help with the way you feel about death, dying and grief? This film interactive delves into spiritual healing and your views on life after death...

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    07 May 2021

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    Are paranormal experiences real? Can being 'spiritual' help with the way you feel about death, dying and grief? This film interactive delves into spiritual...
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    Black Majority Churches (BMCs) and the transformation of British Christianity

    By Dr John Maiden, Sheena Daley

    John Maiden explores Black and Minority Ethnic expressions of the Christian tradition while Sheena Daley gives a personal reflection on Black Christian Churches...

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    22 Apr 2021

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    Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 22 Apr 2021
    John Maiden explores Black and Minority Ethnic expressions of the Christian tradition while Sheena Daley gives a personal reflection on Black Christian...
  • Ramadan Mubarak!

    By Professor Graham Harvey

    The holy month of Ramadan, determined by the lunar cycle, runs from 12th April - 12th May this year. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a time for celebration while showing devotion to Islam.

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    03 Mar 2021

  • Ramadan Mubarak!

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Mar 2021
    The holy month of Ramadan, determined by the lunar cycle, runs from 12th April - 12th May this year. Discover how this isn't just a time for...
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    Rastafari in Israel

    By Hilde Capparella

    Hilde Capparella, PhD student in Religious Studies at The Open University, explains her research on diasporic and transnational contexts of Rastafari in this article...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Nov 2020

  • Rastafari in Israel

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Nov 2020
    Hilde Capparella, PhD student in Religious Studies at The Open University, explains her research on diasporic and transnational contexts of...
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    The ‘boundarylessness’ of African-Caribbean religions

    By Hilde Capparella

    How have Santeria, Vodou or Rastafari become global religions? Hilde Capparella, a PhD research student at The Open University, explores African-Caribbean traditions and religions in this article.

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    12 Nov 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Nov 2020
    How have Santeria, Vodou or Rastafari become global religions? Hilde Capparella, a PhD research student at The Open University, explores African-Caribbean...
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    29 Oct 2020

  • Afterword to Representing Religions: Race, Rationality, Colonialism and Anthropology

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    Paul-François Tremlett explains how Western representations of the Cargo Cults was in the contexts of colonialism, capitalism and racism in this...
  • What is a literary festival?

    Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts’. 

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    20 Jul 2020

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    Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature ...
  • The importance of planning a musical performance

    Many of us have had the festival experience as a spectator, but what’s it like to actually perform at a festival in front of hundreds of thousands of people? Dr Sean Williams, Lecturer in Music Technology, shares his experience DJing at Burning...

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    20 Jul 2020

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    Many of us have had the festival experience as a spectator, but what’s it like to actually perform at a festival in front of hundreds of thousands of people?...
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    Classical Studies: festivals

    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it isn’t a modern concept. Academics within our Classical Studies discipline share their...

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    20 Jul 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it...
  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the past and present. Explore festivals dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, discover ...

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    20 Jul 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the...

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