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Understanding Christianity

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Understanding Christianity is a substantial resource to support the teaching of Christianity in Religious Education. The key purpose of the project is to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world […]

Christianity Basically Jesus

Christianity Basically: Jesus Christ

Who is God the Son?

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Christians believe in the Trinity – that is, in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is important to realise that this does not mean that Christians believe in three gods – they do not. Christians believe in one God that has three parts. Christians […]

Christianity Basically The Trinity

Christianity Basically: The Trinity

What is the Trinity?

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Christians believe in the Trinity – that is, in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is important to realise that this does not mean that Christians believe in three gods – they do not. Christians believe in one God that has three parts. Christians […]

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Crime and Punishment

What do Christians think about Crime and Punishment?

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What does true justice look like? Should crimes be forgiven? Can everybody be rehabilitated? These are important questions within the issue of Crime and Punishment, and particularly big questions for Christians trying to square their personal faith with a working life in the Criminal Justice […]

John – an eyewitness account.

What is the significance of Holy Week and Easter for Christians?

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John

John – an eyewitness account.

What is the significance of Holy Week and Easter for Christians?

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Click here for additional teaching material and collective worship. Glossary to support the film series – John This is the same disciple who was eyewitness to all these things and wrote them down. And we all know that his eyewitness account is reliable and accurate. […]

Easter Sunday

What is the Resurrection?

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Easter Sunday

What is the Resurrection?

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It is on Easter Sunday that the fasting and sadness of Lent turns to joyful celebration as Christians celebrate the Resurrection and declare that death is defeated and Jesus is alive. Jesus had told the disciples before he was arrested that he would be crucified […]

The Easter Story

What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The Easter Story

What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The story of Jesus’ arrest, death, burial and resurrection is sometimes referred to as ‘The Easter Story’. It is a story that is told in all four of the Gospels; the books of the Bible which tell what happened in Jesus’ life. The films here […]

Easter

What makes this festival so special?

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Easter

What makes this festival so special?

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Easter’? Bunnies? Hot cross buns? Gooey creme eggs? Easter is one of the most special times in the year for Christians – and very little of it has to do with chocolate! ‘Easter’ is a season […]

Celebrating Easter

Why is the Resurrection so important to Christians today?

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Celebrating Easter

Why is the Resurrection so important to Christians today?

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If the first question about the Resurrection – Jesus’ return from death – is ‘Did it happen?’, the second is ‘Does it really matter?’ Take a look at these films to find out how Christians have responded to that question.

The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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Ash Wednesday is the day after Shrove Tuesday and signals the start of Lent. It is called ‘Ash Wednesday’ because Lent is a time when people are sorry for the wrong things in their lives and ashes are used in the Bible as signs of […]

Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday is actually the day before Lent begins, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is a day of preparation for Lent. Today it is often known as Pancake Day. Shrove comes from the old word ‘shrive’, which means to confess the things you have done […]

Easter Vigil

How do Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Jesus?

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Easter Vigil

How do Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Jesus?

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What is celebrated at Easter? Why is Easter seen as so important? What happens during an Easter vigil? Watch this film to see how and why Catholics celebrate Easter.

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Turning disability into possibility

One Christian's story

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Bart is a Christian who was born with Arthrogryposis – a condition which impacts his joints and movements. Over the years, Bart has continued to defy expectations of what he can achieve while living with this condition, from playing the piano to driving a car. […]