About the exercise
- Group exercise
- Time required : 30-75 minutes
- Target audience : Any audience, but less suitable for grassroots-level audiences for whom other exercises (e.g., Once upon a time) can be more creatively used.
To help participants think through the contents of the FORB Learning Platform’s explainer films on freedom of religion or belief (FORB), reflecting on how the right relates to their values, opinions and/or context.
After watching one or more of the FORB Learning Platform’s explainer films on FORB, small groups discuss the contents of the film(s) and how the issues raised relate to their context and organisation/role.
Eight films (5-20 minutes long) are available on the following topics:
1. An introduction to freedom of religion or belief
2. The right to have or change your religion or belief
3. The right to manifest (practice) religion or belief
4. Protection from coercion
5. Protection from discrimination
6. Rights for parents and children
7. Conscientious objection
8. Limitations to freedom of religion or belief
Films 1-3 cover the heart of the right and require no previous knowledge among participants. The other films explore more specific dimensions of FORB and are best suited to groups that already have a general understanding of human rights and a basic knowledge of FORB. Film 8 on limitations is particularly useful for politicians and officials responsible for implementing law and public policy.