In this prototype lesson we will find out about the incredibly practical work carried out by a number of religious charities around the world to alleviate suffering. These include Christian Aid, Muslim Hands and Khalsa Aid. Students will consider whether fighting evil and alleviating suffering is essentially a practical, rather than a spiritual, endeavour. How does religion inspire these groups? Would these groups exist if it wasn’t for religion? Does this work require religious inspiration? Is this a cosmic battle played out in ways we can see?