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Facts :

 

  • After Months of Repairs, Burial Place of Jesus Reopens - Text + Audio + Pictures - 25 March 2017
    "A team of scientists and workers has completed repairs on what is said to be the burial place of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem’s Old City.
      It was the first time that workers have repaired the religious shrine since 1810."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Roman Catholic Church to Recognize Mother Teresa as a Saint - 2 September 2016
    "Mother Teresa will officially become a saint on Sunday. Pope Francis will recognize her for many years of work to help the poor and sick in India.
    Mother Teresa already is one of the best liked Catholic nuns. Before her death in 1997, she helped found a worldwide group to aid the poor."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • The Bible - N° 8
    "The tradition of the President taking his oath of office with his hand on a Bible was first begun by George Washington during his first inauguration..."

    (history1900s.about.com)
  • ISLAM / RAMADAN :



  • Ramadan

    (by Dhipa & Taslima Begum)

    - PowerPoint Presentation
    R.E. RESOURCES / Islam
    (Primary Resources)

     

    Ramadan
    (by Rhian Shellard)
    - PowerPoint Presentation

    R.E. RESOURCES / Islam
    (Primary Resources)

    Islam
    - What it means to be a Muslim
    PowerPoint Presentation

    R.E. RESOURCES / Islam
    (Primary Resources)



    Ramadan (academickids.com)
    It "is the ninth month of the Islamic year. Siyam or Saum ("fasting" in English) is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam and involves fasting during Ramadan."


  • Rows surround 'Catholic Woodstock' - World Youth Day
    "It is sometimes described as the "Olympics of religion".
    Some prefer to call it a Catholic Woodstock - a festival of peace, love and Christianity....
    Tens of thousands of young Catholics are meeting in Sydney, Australia."

    (BBC)

    World Youth Day
    = "a youth-oriented Roman Catholic Church promotional event.
    While the event itself celebrates the Catholic faith, young people are invited without discrimination...
    It is celebrated on a diocesan level annually, and at a week-long international level every two to three years at different locations. "

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Nebraska Senator Sues God to Stop Terror Threats
    "God... has made and continues to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons...
    Chambers, in a fit of alliteration, also accuses God of causing "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects, and the like..."
    (blog.wired.com)

  • HippoCampus
    brings "high-quality multimedia content provided by top educators
    "
    Subjects :
    American Government - Biology - Environmental Science - Religion - US History...
    (hippocampus.org)

 

  • Interfaith Calendar (interfaithcalendar.org)
    Judaism - Islam - Buddhist - Hindu - Christian - Baha'i - Zoroastrian - Sikh - Shinto -
    Jain - Confucian - Daoist - Native American - more

Cliparts / Pictures :

 

  • Club Med : Heaven
    "This funny print ad is made by the agency Geller-Nessis (Tel Aviv, Israel) and shows how six saints were murdered before ‘going to heaven’.
    “There is an easier way to heaven”."

    (creativecriminals.com)

 

 

Vocabulary :

  • Words : priest, clergyman, curate, dominie, minister, parson, pastor, preacher, rabbi, rector, vicar
  • Saints and Sanctity
    "The Latin adjective sanctus, meaning “consecrated” or “holy,” is the root of a family of words that sometimes but not always have a religious context. Definitions of those words follow...
    Sanctuary originally referred to a building designated for worship (it also applied to a sacred relic or any other holy object), and because some churches served as refuges where fugitives were generally immune from arrest, the word was applied outside of religious contexts to a place of protection or safety, including one set aside as wildlife refuge."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

  • Popemobile
    It "is an informal name for the specially designed automobile used by the Pope during outdoor public appearances...
    Some Popemobiles are open air, while others have bulletproof glass to enclose the Pope."

    (Wikipedia)

    The Pope
    (infovisual.info)

 

  • A cathedral - vocabulary - with definitions
    (visual.merriam-webster.com)

 

  • Religious workers From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :
    Bishop; Deacon; Elder; Minister; Pastor; Preacher; Priest...

 

 

  • The drive-in church , Portrush in Northern Ireland
    "Every Sunday evening, in the height of the tourist season, many people make their way to the East Strand car park in the town for the Drive-In Church..."
    (p-l-s.supanet.com)

 

 

Listening :

  • Fewer Americans Believe in God - Text + Audio - 7 November 2015
    "Fewer Americans believe in God, pray daily and regularly go to church than in 2007, a poll says.
    More than 35,000 Americans were polled about their religious beliefs over four months in 2014 by the Pew Research Center.
    The study, called the 2014 Religious Landscape, was released Tuesday."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • A Halloween Special: The Devil is Everywhere - AUDIO + SCRIPT - 31 October 2014
    "Today we take you to the Dark Side. (insert evil laugh here) We teach expressions that involve the king of evil – the devil.
    Read on to learn how to “speak of the devil”, “to play devil’s advocate” and to ”make a deal with the devil.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • A cathedral - vocabulary - with definitions
    (visual.merriam-webster.com)

 

  • Religion - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (languageguide.org)

 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

Activities TO PRINT :

 

Lesson plans :

  • The five major world religions - John Bellaimey - a lesson
    "It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like ‘Where do we come from?’ and ‘How do I live a life of meaning?’
    These existential questions are central to the five major world religions - and that’s not all that connects these faiths.
    John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."
    (ed.ted.com)

 

  • Life of Pi & Rango: Faith x Belief - a lesson
    "Talking about religion in the classroom is not so healthy. It is a touchy subject and discussions might get out of control.
    However, talking about faith is positive. This scene does not show any controversy, but discusses faith/religion in an unbiased manner..."

    (warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

  • Religious intolerance on the rise (May 22, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A report from the U.S. State Department has highlighted the rise of religious intolerance worldwide.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave reporters a summary of the ''International Religious Freedom'' report."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

Religious intolerance on the rise worldwide, says US report
"Pew Research Centre report says the US and UK are among countries showing a worrying rise in religious discrimination."

(guardian.co.uk)

  • Catholic Church chooses Argentinian Pope (March 15, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
    "The Catholic Church announced its new Pope on Wednesday. It took those responsible for electing a new pontiff just two days to choose a successor to Pope Benedict."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Pope Benedict XVI resigns (February 13, 2013) - a lesson plan with audio
    "There was a huge shock for the Catholic Church on Monday. Its leader Pope Benedict XVI resigned. No one knew he would resign. He even surprised..."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Pilgrims. "Have a look at the article, story, word game, cartoon, history, trivia and links."
    "
    A pilgrim is one who undertakes a religious pilgrimage, literally 'far afield'.
    This is traditionally a visit to a place of some religious significance; often a considerable distance is traveled.
    Examples include a Muslim visiting Mecca, or a Christian or Jew visiting Jerusalem."

    (British Council)

 

  • Deceased John Paul II seen on TV - a lesson plan (Breaking News English)
    Level: Intermediate +
    - WARM UPS
    - PRE-READING IDEAS
    - WHILE READING ACTIVITIES
    - POST READING IDEAS
    - HOMEWORK

 

INTERACTIVE games :

 

Stories :

 

  • Man refuses to drive 'No God' bus
    "A Christian bus driver has refused to drive a bus with an atheist slogan proclaiming "There's probably no God"."
    - with a video
    (BBC)

 

 

 

Songs:

  • What If God Was One Of Us by Joan Osborne :
    "If God had a face what would it look like?
    And would you want to see
    If seeing meant that
    you would have to believe
    in things like heaven and in Jesus and the saints
    and all the prophets..."
    Watch the VIDEO (YouTube)

 

  • Tears And Rain by James Blunt :
    "How I wish I could choose between Heaven and Hell."
  • Angels By Robbie Williams - with activities
  • California Dreamin' by The Mamas & the Papas :
    "Stopped in to a church I passed along the way.
    Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray.
    You know the preacher liked the cold..."
  • Good Intentions by Randy Travis :
    "And I hear tell the road to hell is paved with good intentions"
  • Hands by Jewel :
    "We are God's eyes..."
  • Houses Still Standing by Severed Heads :
    "But the devil finds work for idle hands"

    (lyrics.filestube.com)
  • Inside by Orphanage :
    "My faith will move mountains."

    (lyricsdepot.com)
  • My God by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from the Crystal Cave)
    (lyricstime.com)
  • One night in Bangkok by Murray Head :
    "You'll find a god in every golden cloister
    And if you're lucky then the god's a she
    I can feel an angel sliding up to me...
    I can feel the devil walking next to me...
    This grips me more than would a
    Muddy old river or reclining Buddha...
    So you better go back to your bars, your temples...
  • Road To Heaven by Lionel Richie :
    "Been a long time
    Since I've seen your face
    You've been on my mind
    Like a dream I can't erase
    It's time for me to come home to you
    I'm on the road to heaven ...
    Comin' home to you"
  • 'Sympathy For The Devil' by The Rolling Stones :
    "And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
    Had his moment of doubt and pain
    Made damn sure that Pilate
    Washed his hands and sealed his fate..."
  • Time will tell by Bob Marley :
    "Think you're in heaven, but you living in hell"
  • Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd :
    "So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
    blue skies from pain."

    (lyrics007.com)


 

Proverbs, Phrases and Idioms :

  • Evil Expressions - Text + Audio - 31 October 2015
    "Today we look at the usage and meaning of expressions using the word "hell." They are very common!
    Find out what happens to a snowball in hell. And learn which road to take to get to hell."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Inside by Orphanage :
    "My faith will move mountains."

    (lyricsdepot.com)
  • Houses Still Standing by Severed Heads :
    "But the devil finds work for idle hands"

    (lyrics.filestube.com)
  • Good Intentions by Randy Travis :
    "And I hear tell the road to hell is paved with good intentions"
  • Relax-Ay-Voo by Dean Martin :
    "You're as tight as a drum
    I was loose as a deuce"

 

Cartoons and Signs : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)

 


Cartoon: Gift From God
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY
+ COMMENTARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

 


Cartoon: Time's Person of the Year

BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 


 

 

Pope Francis - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

 

 

 


Doomsday cartoons
(cagle.com)
+ GRAMMAR and COMMENT
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

 

 

Religion
(cartoonbox.slate.com)

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It was terrible!
(cagle.com)

 

Drive-thru-Church billboard
(thefuntimesguide.com)

Welcome to Heaven
(londonstimes.us)


The sun and God

- UPDATED

 


Holidays in Hell

(cartoonstock.com)

 

 


Salvation
(lockettefamily.com) :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos :

 

 

 

 

Cinema :

  • 'Noah' (2014)

  • Five Minarets in New York 
    "is a Turkish action film (2010) written and directed by Mahsun Kırmızıgül, which follows two Turkish police officers sent to New York to bring back a smuggler...
    The film follows two anti-terror officers from Istanbul, sent to New York to find and bring back a Turkish religious leader, codenamed Dajjal, who was arrested in the United States and who will be delivered to Turkish authorities by the FBI. The film emphasizes Islamic paranoia of the world and the United States after September 11 attacks, seeking to answer the question of whether innocence or guilt even matters to one who lusts for vengeance."
    (Wikipedia)

Watch the trailer (YouTube)