Showing posts with label Comparative Religion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comparative Religion. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Two Videos About Choosing a Pope

A few weeks ago I shared C.G.P. Grey's video explanation of how someone becomes Pope. This afternoon I found a couple of good CNN videos about the selection of a Pope.

In A Virtual Look At the Conclave Vote Tom Foreman explains how the votes are cast and counted. The video uses green screen effects to make you think that Foreman is actually inside the Vatican.

In Cardinals Once Took Three Years to Name Pope Anderson Cooper provides an overview of some nuggets of trivia about past conclaves and some of the factors that influence the selection of a Pope.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Inside Mecca - National Geographic Film

If you teach any lessons on comparative religions and or comparative culture, this video from National Geographic (hosted by Snag Films) may be of use to you. Inside Mecca is an in-depth look at the principles of Islam, the significance of Mecca, and the stories of pilgrims to Mecca.

Click here if you cannot see the video.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Safer Stoning at Hajj

Yesterday, Reuters published a short video outlining changes made in Mecca to ensure a higher level of safety during the Hajj. The video is embedded below.

As he does for most major events around the world, Larry Ferlazzo has created a nice collection of resources for teaching and learning about Eid al-Adha.

Applications for Education
If you teach any lessons about Islam or any comparative religion lessons, you should check out the resources curated by Larry Ferlazzo. The video from Reuters could be useful for examining the logistics of having millions of people gathering in one place.