Places Of Worship

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1 - Inside A Catholic Church

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How were churches built? What symbols are inside? What happens during Mass? Explore these questions and more through a historical and contemporary lens, from the history of design to the ceremonies carried out in church.

Season 1, Episode 6 (Inside A Buddhist Temple)

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What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana? Why are elephant motifs found in temples? What is a mantra? Investigate these questions and more by taking a look at Buddhist symbolism, rituals and practices.

Season 1, Episode 5 (Inside A Hindu Mandir)

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How do mandalas feature in the floor plan of a mandir? Who conducts a puja service? What does aarti involve? Explore these questions and others through an exploration of Hindu religious beliefs and rituals.

Season 1, Episode 4 (Inside A Sikh Gurdwara)

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What is a guru? Why do gurdwaras have four doors? What food is served during services? Explore these questions and more by tracing the history of Sikhism and looking at the rituals that serve as expressions of faith.

Season 1, Episode 3 (Inside A Mosque)

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Where does the term 'mosque' come from? Where does the mihrab face? What does wudu involve? Explore these questions and others by taking learners through a mosque to experience the rituals performed by Muslims.

Season 1, Episode 2 (Inside A Synagogue)

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Where is the ark in a synagogue? How many candles are in a menorah? When does Shabbat take place? Explore these questions and more by investigating the sacred objects and services that are held within a synagogue.