The word religion is derived from Latin “religionem” meaning the respect for what is sacred and reverence for the gods. The contemporary definition states that it is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems and word views that connect humanity with an order of existence. The word religion is often interchangeably used with faith or belief system.

However there are those who oppose this, arguing that religion differs from private belief system. Most of the world`s religions offer the answers to the origin of life and universe along with moral and ethic codes of conduct. It is estimated that there are, currently, over 4.200 religions worldwide.

When it comes to the classification of religion, there are five distinctive branches: Abrahamic, Iranian, Indian, African and Indigenous and folk.

There are numerous aspects to consider concerning religion such as the origin and the development, different types of religion and the teachings behind them. There are also other issues religion is concerned with such as economics, health, violence, law and science.

The documentaries and video materials complied in this category are looking into the above mentioned issues.

TV3 brings us a documentary on Ireland`s cults such as “The Palmarians”, “The House of Prayer” or the “Scientologists”. See their structural complexity, hierarchy and means of funding. The story also includes the experiences of their former members and their current views of these churches. It also gives you a chance to look inside these churches and see what exactly is going on.

Discover the origin and history of Christianity in Abkhazia in a documentary that combines these stories of the past and video materials into a fascinating tale. Witness some of the monuments, monasteries and the stories about the saints in a documentary directed by Sergei Yazvinskiy.

Ancient mythologies around the world are filled with tales of demons and gods from beezlebub, djinn, lamia to baal and satan. This documentary is looking into these mythological creatures from the perspective of Christianity. Also have a chance to see the history of witchcraft, demon possession and how people used the above mentioned terms to their benefit in times of war.

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The Bank of God
The Bank of God

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In July, 2013, amid the Pope's visit to Brazil a letter was conveyed to his secretary. However this was not a standard letter. It has been sent from the jail Regina Coeli in Rome and tended to the Holy Father himself. On July 25th, the Pope's appointment in San Paolo was stirred at sunrise. An issue came up at the Holy See. The letter was not simply a plain letter, it was not sent by any of the numerous detainees who compose consistently to the Pope to request solace. The sender was Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, a devout cleric who drives the extraordinary segment of the bookkeeping at APSA - the power which deals with the entire patrimony of the Holy See. He is an extremely compelling figure, not simply a normal cleric. Scarano is likewise extremely surely understood at the IOR - the Institute for the Works of Religion, regularly known as the Vatican Bank. When he composed the letter to the Pope, Monsignor Scarano had been in prison for a month with the charges of gift, defamation and government evasion.If you want to watch more religion related documentaries click here.

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Qissa-e Parsi: The Parsi Story
Qissa-e Parsi: The Parsi Story

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Divya Cowasji, co-director of the film stated: “I am a documentary filmmaker and photographer based out of Mumbai, Delhi and Mhow. My co-director Shilpi and I are delighted to present our new documentary project in collaboration with the Public Service Broadcasting Trust and the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs”.This documentary is researching the historical backdrop of the group of Parsi, their association with the Indian state and affiliation and with the city of Mumbai. It endeavors to comprehend the religious beliefs of the Zoroastrian, and the theory to live, laugh and love, which is the foundation of the Parsi lifestyle, and what makes it so endearingly special and darling. As the group is tormented with tensions over its diminishing numbers, it takes a gander at current civil arguments on issues of inter-faith marriage. All in all, it is an endeavor to comprehend a group which has dependably been small in number, yet, impressive from the cultural and social aspect.If you want to watch more religion related documentaries, click here.

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 By the Rivers of Babylon
By the Rivers of Babylon

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In 589 B.C. the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar assaulted and pulverized Jerusalem, the primary city of the Judean kingdom. After its fall, the residents were taken into outcast in Babylonia. Just a few generations back, prior to this story, their 10 northern cousins in the Kingdom of Israel had endured identical destiny and had vanished perpetually as they had been incorporated into the neighboring social orders found all through the district. Keeping in mind the end goal to battle for their survival as individuals, the Judeans chose to compose a book as opposed to taking up equipped battle. They reworked and altered together stories of their past and collected them into what we today know as the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. It then expresses that it was composed to show the ousted the reasons why they were in Babylon and being an aide regarding how they ought to experience their lives.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to watch more similar videos, click here.

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Origins of Christmas
Origins of Christmas

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Christmas or Christmas Day is derived from the old English word ‘Crīstesmæsse’ meaning ‘Christ's Mass’. It is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.While the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East. Although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.Watch this documentary and discover the very origin of Christmas, from the establishment of the date of celebration to the present day. Find out how it was celebrated before in comparison with the contemporary customs.

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Witnesses of Jehovah
Witnesses of Jehovah

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The movie that has stirred up so much interest in Watchtower history and controversial flip-flops in doctrine. Includes interviews and testimonies of ex-JWs and JW elders. Many JWs have watched this and left the organization. 1986

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Evidences for the Book of Mormon
Evidences for the Book of Mormon

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This is actually a video rebuttal to an anti-Mormon video called The Bible vs. The Book of Mormon. It mostly consists of evidences of The Book of Mormon.

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The Power of Book of Mormon Evidence
The Power of Book of Mormon Evidence

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In this presentation, recorded at the April 2014 Book of Mormon Evidence Conference held in Orem, UT, Jake Hilton answers one of the most common questions people ask Mormon Evidence: "Why does Book of Mormon geography even matter? Why is this information even important?" Jake answers that question with what he calls THE GREAT EIGHT. This is a "transformation" presentation. Watch to find out why, and discover the POWER of Book of Mormon Evidence for yourself.

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The New World - Book of Mormon Documentary
The New World - Book of Mormon Documentary

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Journey of Faith - The New World, chronicles the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Thoughtful insights from 32 top scholars continue the journey into the Book of Mormon's thousand-year span, aiding understanding of this sacred text. Mormon's description of the land, religious history, culture, and traditions create a fascinating mosaic. Filmed on location in Guatemala and Mexico.

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God of Wonders Documentary
God of Wonders Documentary

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www.eternal-productions.org Exploring the Wonders of Creation, Conscience, and the Glory of God! God's wonders surround us. And these marvels reveal much about our Creator. Through creation we glimpse His power and wisdom, His majesty and care. Creation is speaking to those who will listen...Join us on a remarkable journey of discovery as we explore the Creator's handiwork and what His creation reveals about His character. Survey the unimaginable size of the universe and ponder the vast energy present in all matter. Examine the elegant water molecule essential to all life and discover how God combines these molecules to form beautiful and symmetrical snow crystals. Learn about the incredible complexity of DNA and the miraculous workings of the tiny seed. From the design functionality of birds to the incredible transformation of butterflies, these and many other features of creation are highlighted in this visually stunning presentation. God of Wonders is a breath-taking tour of God's creation wonders, visible and invisible, and the greatest wonder of all -- His redeeming love!

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Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America
Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America

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Wayne May's two-part presentation at the November 2013 Vernal, UT Book of Mormon Evidence Conference. His incredible evidence leaves little (to no) doubt: The Book of Mormon is true and could have ONLY happened in North America.

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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas and Easter? Truth or Tradition
Should Christians Celebrate Christmas and Easter? Truth or Tradition

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You will be shocked at the details of this video and it is not for the faint of heart. DO NOT watch this unless you want to know the truth. Even if you already know the history, this video will challenge even you.

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The Cross in China
The Cross in China

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For the first time in history, Christianity in China, especially the House-Church, is given an honest and comprehensive account. The film answers the question raised by many people outside China: how did the number of Chinese Christians increase from 700,000 in 1949 to approximately 70 million today, despite communist control?

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Inside Mecca
Inside Mecca

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Islam is one of the biggest and most influential religions in the world. Their doctrine specifies that if you can you must visit the holy city of Mecca. This National Geographic documentary shows the pilgrimage that millions of people make each year into Mecca, complete with all the holy rituals and traditions.

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The Protestant Revolution
The Protestant Revolution

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The historian Tristram Hunt explores how Protestantism has affected the lives of people in the Protestant revolution. This is a story of a revolution that has affected all people in the West, and almost every country in the world. It is a revolution that affects the very structure of existence – what we do to live, who we vote, we’re going to war and how we see ourselves as individuals and as nations. The series investigates the scientific, cultural, economic and political movement with the help of leading academic witnesses, and concludes that the scope of Protestantism is so profound that it is impossible to imagine the modern world without it. The series explores how the revolutionary nature of the reform shaped the world we live in today, modern art of war in Iraq. When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, he unleashed a revolution in thinking and events that have both amazed and horrified him.Of modern capitalism to the nuclear family form, Protestantism has shaped the Western world in its image, and this is the dramatic story of how and why this happened. Tristan says: “Now that the traditional culture of Protestantism has fallen in the UK, which wanted to show how an elemental force that this religion has been in shaping our modern world.” Of the books we read, political parties vote, the way we live and love, the Protestant revolution continues to resonate. “As Britain struggles with its sense of national identity and the forces of evangelical Protestantism growing worldwide understanding of that faith, its meaning and legacy seems more vital than ever.”

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

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"Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple", is a 2006 documentary film made by Firelight Media, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. The documentary reveals new footage of the incidents surrounding the Peoples Temple and its leader Jim Jones who led over 900 members of his cult to a settlement in Guyana called Jonestown, where he orchestrated a mass suicide with poisoned Flavor Aid, in 1978. It is in the form of a narrative with interviews with former Temple members, Jonestown survivors, and persons who knew Jones at various stages.

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A History of Christianity
A History of Christianity

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Diarmaid MacCulloch teacher – one of the leading historians in the world – reveals the origins of Christianity and explores what it means to be Christian. Diarmaid MacCulloch When a young boy, his parents used to drive around historic churches. Little did they know that they had created a monster, with the history of the Christian Church to become his life’s work. In a series sweep in four continents, Professor MacCulloch goes in search of forgotten origins of Christianity.1. First Christianity. The shift of the family history it started when the apostle Paul was Christianity from Jerusalem to Rome. Instead, it shows that the true origins of Christianity are found further east, and at one point he was about to succeed in Asia, including China. The headquarters of Christianity could have been Bagdad, not Rome, and if it had happened then Western Christianity have been very different.2. Catholicism: The Rise of Rome unpredictable. More than a billion Christians look to Rome, more than half of all Christians on the planet. But how a small Jewish sect of rural first-century Palestine, who preached the virtue of humility and poverty, become the religion of Western Europe – the unflinching obedience rich, powerful and hopes of the faithful?3. Orthodoxy – From Empire to Empire. Today, Eastern Orthodox Christianity flourishes in the Balkans and Russia, with over 150 million members worldwide. It’s different Catholicism or Protestantism – worship is carefully choreographed, the icons get the faithful to a mystical union with Christ, and everywhere there is a symbol of a fierce-looking bird, the eagle with two heads.4. Reform: The individual before God. The Amish are a peaceful people today, but five centuries ago, their ancestors were regarded as some of the most dangerous in Europe. They were the radicals – the protesters – who destroyed the Catholic Church. In the fourth part of the series, Diarmaid MacCulloch sense of the Reformation, and how a faith based on obedience and authority gave birth to one based on individual conscience.5. Protestantism – The Gospel Explosion. Diarmaid MacCulloch an overview of the emergence of an exuberant expression of faith that has spread around the world – evangelical Protestantism. Today is associated with conservative politics, but the story is clearly unexpected. It’s easy to forget that the evangelical explosion has been driven by a concern for social justice and the assertion that one could be in direct emotional relationship with God.6. God in the Dock. Life history Diarmaid MacCulloch makes it a symbol of a distinctive feature of Western Christendom – the skepticism, a tendency to doubt what has transformed Western culture and Christianity. In the final program of the series, asked that the change came. He challenges the simplistic notion that faith in Christianity has been steadily leaking to the relentless advance of science, reason and progress, and instead shows how the tide of evil faith flows back in.

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40 Years on Track
40 Years on Track

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"In 1972, the International Railway Union celebrated their 50th anniversary. To mark this jubilee, they created InterRail, a rail pass that allowed travellers to explore Europe freely for the period of 30 days. What started as a mere travel product, became in a new way for European youngsters to not only discover the continent they live in but also interchange with other peoples and cultures, playing also an important role in Europe’s unification and even the resolution of conflicts like the cold war or the Youguslav wars.Filmed in 20 countries, with the testimonials of more than a dozen travelers from different nationalities, this documentary illustrates the impact of the InterRail phenomenon in Europe in the past 40 years."

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A Different Pitch
A Different Pitch

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"A Different Pitch is a documentary film giving a moving and poignant insight into the effect was has on generations.Filmmaker Doug Aubrey follows football coach Scotty Lee undertake a voyage to Kosovo, a country scarred by NATO’s war and inter-ethnic hatred and find a football dream even in the midst of the on-going Balkan war, subtly reminding that Football, the people’s game, is not just a way of life, but can actually help save lives."

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A Life in Japan
A Life in Japan

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"Ever wondered how a life in Japan might be? 19 foreigners share their personal experiences, likes and dislikes. See the country through the eyes of, mostly western, foreign residents, who have lived in Japan between a few months and several decades."

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How to Kill a Human Being
How to Kill a Human Being

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Former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution.As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain Michael sets out to find a solution which is fundamentally humane. To do this, he examines the primary methods of execution available today, and he discovers why convicts could catch on fire in the electric chair, learns how simple it is to mess up a hanging and inhales a poisonous gas to experience first-hand the terror of the gas chamber.Armed with some startling evidence Michael considers a completely new approach. Will it be the answer? There is only one way of finding out – to experience it himself.

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National Geographic When Aliens Attack
National Geographic When Aliens Attack

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At some point of our lives we considered the life on other planets rather than earth. Every person has a different view and theories about their appearance, behaviour or abilities. But what if that life stood against us? Would we be able to win this extraordinary war? Do we even stand a chance? There's alot of unanswered questions which bother even the greatest planet minds. 'National Geographic – When Aliens Attack' is a documentary created in 2011 with intentions of answering these questions. One thing to remember is that these speculations are just theories created by greatest minds. None of us knows the truth and what's behind outer space life.

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Addicted to Pleasure - Opium
Addicted to Pleasure - Opium

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Premier League season 2012/2013 summary. Season 2013/2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDqiGHk_duE

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monitor-me

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We've picked our top ten Premier League goals from Thierry Henry in the wake of the Arsenal legend's retirement. Do you agree with our choice? For more match action, highlights and training videos, make sure you become a digital member and sign up to Arsenal Player. It's FREE and is the Home of the Game: http://po.st/YTArsenalPlayer Subscribe to the Official Arsenal YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/Arsenal Follow us on Facebook: http://po.st/facebookyt Follow us on Twitter: http://po.st/twitteryt Follow us on Instagram: http://po.st/instagramyt Follow us on Soundcloud: http://po.st/soundcloudyt This is the Official YouTube channel for Arsenal Football Club. This channel will aim to showcase the personality of Arsenal Football Club and give fans more of an insight into what it's like to be at this fantastic club. This channel will look behind the scenes and get closer to the likes of Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and more. ABOUT ARSENAL FC Arsenal Football Club were formed in 1886. They have amassed 13 League titles, 11 FA Cups and many other major trophies since then. Their greatest players include: Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams, Ian Wright, Robert Pires, Liam Brady, Cliff Bastin and Charlie George.

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Football Daily counts down the Top 10 Most Prolific Premier League Goalscorers of All-Time - for Shearer to Sturridge! Source: Opta, best minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League history since 1992 for players with 20+ goals Subscribe: http://bit.ly/12gLHoR This is Football Daily, bringing you all the latest and greatest from the world of football - featuring FOOTBALL DAILY WEEKLY, TRANSFER TALK, TOP 10s, VERSUS and ALL-TIME XIs. Get involved and SUBSCRIBE now to be part of Football Daily - one of the beautiful games largest and most passionate communities! Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/YaRzlu Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/10pugRr Follow us on Google+: http://bit.ly/10pRPdT

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