Discovering Sacred Texts

The British Library in London has launched a new online resource, Discovering Sacred Texts, featuring books and manuscripts from the Library’s collection as well as introductory videos and teaching resources.

Here are the videos on Christianity and Islam:

Explore the diverse ways in which five Christian denominations – Coptic Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Church of England, Methodist, and Pentecostal – worship in Britain today, and the texts that inspire them.

The film on Islam explores four of the five pillars of Islam – the Muslim profession of faith (shahada), prayer (salat), charity (zakat), and fasting during Ramadan (sawm) – and how Muslims in Britain follow them today.