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1913: Seeds of Conflict

1913: Seeds of Conflict

1913: Seeds of Conflict examines a critical yet overlooked moment of transformation in Palestine, long before the Balfour Declaration and British...

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Aboriginal Rites (Program 12): Rites of Passage Series

Aboriginal Rites (Program 12): Rites of Passage Series

Elder Steve Kejick of Shoal Lake First Nation Band 39 on the Ontario Manitoba border describes the traditional Anishinaabe belief that the creator...

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American Experience: The Pilgrims

American Experience: The Pilgrims

The Pilgrims\' narrative has been shrouded in myth, embedded in Thanksgiving Day feasts, football, and parades. Who were the men and women who...

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Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine

Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine

Embark on an exciting and visually stunning journey with historian Jonathan Phillips to the beautiful and important historical places of early...

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Bar Mitzvah/Confirmation (Program 3): Rites of Passage Series

Bar Mitzvah/Confirmation (Program 3): Rites of Passage Series

Two boys of the same age go through one of the most important Rites of Passage, the Transition to Adulthood. Although Mark is Jewish and Felix a...

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Beyond Our Differences

Beyond Our Differences

With all of the problems facing the world today, people are longing for meaning. Many find answers in religion or spirituality, but as a result faith...

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Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Margaret Atwood

Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason: Margaret Atwood

Can spirituality, compassion, and emotional honesty survive in the face of oppression and religious fundamentalism? Canadian author Margaret Atwood,...

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Birth (Program 6): Rites of Passage Series

Birth (Program 6): Rites of Passage Series

Examining Christian baptismal Rites through the eyes of a Greek Orthodox couple and an outdoor Protestant baptism where multiple children are...

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Buddhism: Heaven on Earth Series

Buddhism: Heaven on Earth Series

Using architecture and art, this program studies the birth of Buddhism in India and its spread to other lands, where it has flourished. The Mahabodhi...

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Coming Out (Program 13): Rites of Passage Series

Coming Out (Program 13): Rites of Passage Series

For gay men and women, Coming Out is probably the single most significant life changing moment in their lives - admitting what they are, and the road...

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Death (Program 2): Rites of Passage Series

Death (Program 2): Rites of Passage Series

A look at the Jewish tradition of preparing the dead, the Hindu mourning period for the deceased, and how the ancient Chinese tradition of Taoism...

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Death 2 - Mexican/Catholic/Tamil (Program 10): Rites of Passage Series

Death 2 - Mexican/Catholic/Tamil (Program 10): Rites of Passage Series

What are a persons thoughts when they know they are about to die? An interview with a dying man, how priests in the Catholic Church prepare the...

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Divine Choice (W5)

Divine Choice (W5)

As the cardinals gather at the Vatican, W5\'s Tom Kennedy goes behind the ceremony and the rituals of the Catholic Church on a rare inside look at...

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Empires: Martin Luther

Empires: Martin Luther

Martin Luther's 95 theses gained popularity with the common people, but the Church excommunicated him. Courageously, he asked Germany's secular...

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Essentials of Faith: Buddhism

Essentials of Faith: Buddhism

Buddhism holds that life and the physical world are illusions, transcended by emptying the mind and simplifying one's life. In reality, Buddhism is...

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Essentials of Faith: Hinduism

Essentials of Faith: Hinduism

It is not a religion in itself—rather, Hinduism is more of a family of faiths that focus on God in different ways. Nevertheless, the majority of...

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Essentials of Faith: Humanism

Essentials of Faith: Humanism

It is a philosophy that seeks to replace religion with rites of passage based on compassion and rationality. Despite its overarching goals, Humanism...

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Essentials of Faith: Paganism

Essentials of Faith: Paganism

Drawing on ancient spirituality, most pagans sum up their chosen form of worship within a modern "green" context. Some follow druidry, others wicca,...

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From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

How did Jesus of Nazareth become the Christ of the Christian tradition? And why did the early Christian communities develop different theological...

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FRONTLINE: World VII Jesus In China

FRONTLINE: World VII Jesus In China

As the world spotlight hits China this summer, reporter Evan Osnos goes inside one of the country's most important, but least understood movements;...

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God in America: How Religious Liberty Shaped America

God in America: How Religious Liberty Shaped America

For those who know that in America, religion matters, and for those who wish it didn't matter so much, comes GOD IN AMERICA, a sweeping history of...

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God On Trial

God On Trial

Who is to blame for the greatest of all crimes? Facing extermination at Auschwitz, a group of prisoners solemnly weighs the case against...

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Great Religions: Empires Collection

Great Religions: Empires Collection

Empires Collection: Great Religions is a compilation of five outstanding stories of some of histories greatest religions and religious figures. This...

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Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?

Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?

Barbara Walters hosts this ABC News program about the afterlife, collecting an array of opinions, hopes, and scenarios concerning what, if anything,...

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Hindu Sanskars (Program 4): Rites of Passage Series

Hindu Sanskars (Program 4): Rites of Passage Series

Hinduism places great stress on daily living and on the actions one performs. Each action can be classified as good or bad, these are called karmas...

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Hindu/Orthodox Wedding (Program 1): Rites of Passage Series

Hindu/Orthodox Wedding (Program 1): Rites of Passage Series

Mixed marriages in a secular society are not uncommon, in this episode, however, we follow a couple with a common heritage (India) but who decide on...

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Hinduism: Heaven on Earth Series

Hinduism: Heaven on Earth Series

This program provides insights into the practice of Hinduism through the architecture and art of India. Circling from Varanasi to Mamallapuram and...

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In Search of Ancient Ireland

In Search of Ancient Ireland

In Search of Ancient Ireland explores events and stories from 2000 B.C., when Stone Age farmers built some of Europe\'s largest and most spectacular...

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Jerusalem: Center of the World

Jerusalem: Center of the World

This documentary tells the story of the world\'s most incredible city, capturing the rich mosaic of the city\'s Christian, Jewish and Muslim...

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JOHN PAUL II: THE MILLENNIAL POPE

JOHN PAUL II: THE MILLENNIAL POPE

He is the charismatic Holy Father who commands enormous influence, both over the Catholic Church, among world leaders, and on issues of human rights...

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Journey into Buddhism

Journey into Buddhism

Yatra is the Sanskrit word for pilgrimage or spiritual journey. These visually stunning documentaries are cinematic pilgrimages to legendary places...

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Libera Nos

Libera Nos

Claims of Satanic possession are increasing around the world. In meeting the demands of those desperately seeking help, the Catholic Church responds...

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Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion is a feature length documentary about preachers who are not believers, and what atheists do when they miss church. Allowed access...

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Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World Narrated by Hugh Bonneville (Downtown Abbey), the film brings to life the great adventure story of...

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Mormons (Program 5): Rites of Passage Series

Mormons (Program 5): Rites of Passage Series

Mormons are the world's most active practitioners of missionary work. From the time they are twelve, they are trained for their "Mission Call": a...

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O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

This charming one - hour holiday special, hosted by Richard Karn (Home Improvement\'s \"Al\") traces the history of the Christmas tree from its...

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Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution

Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution

Early Christianity faced powerful obstacles: Roman might and the power politics of ancient Jerusalem. Yet the new faith transcended origins in a...

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Peter Matthiessen: No Boundaries

Peter Matthiessen: No Boundaries

This is an intimate documentary focusing on capturing the essence of the literary and spiritual force that is Peter Matthiessen. Novelist, travel...

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Power - The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

Power - The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

Dr. Amanda Foreman travels to Istanbul, Germany, Paris and Delhi to explore the stories of women behind some of the most powerful empires of the...

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Religion: A World History

Religion: A World History

This ten-part series examines religion from spiritual, historical, social, and political viewpoints. From the roots of various belief systems to New...

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Rites - Navjote (Program 8): Rites of Passage Series

Rites - Navjote (Program 8): Rites of Passage Series

All culture traces back to Africa. This episode follows the search for lost identity. What does it mean to be a black person in a society that has...

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Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage

This 13-part Canadian produced series explores the four common human experiences of birth, death, coming of age and marriage through different...

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Separation - The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

Separation - The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

Travelling to Vietnam, China and Japan, Dr. Amanda Foreman explores the role of women in Asia under the philosophy religions of Confucianism and...

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Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World

Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World

Join historian Bettany Hughes as she explores the different beliefs and practices that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy and investigates how...

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Seven Wonders of the Muslim World

Seven Wonders of the Muslim World

A series of intimate, 10-minute portraits, explores the lives and beliefs of six young people whose usual places of worship are beautiful and...

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SHROUD OF CHRIST?: SECRETS OF THE DEAD

SHROUD OF CHRIST?: SECRETS OF THE DEAD

This program reveals the brand-new forensic evidence that Christianity's most treasured existing relic is indeed 2,000 years old, dating from the...

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Sikh Amrit (Program 11): Rites of Passage Series

Sikh Amrit (Program 11): Rites of Passage Series

Sikhs who have been through the Amrit Ceremony of initiation become baptized Sikhs, take new names, and wear the 5 Ks. A Sikh can go through this...

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Spells & Prayers

Spells & Prayers

With more and more Canadians losing the faith - and identifying themselves as having no affiliation with organized religion - religious institutions...

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Spirituality and Ecology: Satish Kumar - The Green Interview Series

Spirituality and Ecology: Satish Kumar - The Green Interview Series

Interview with Satish Kumar, one of the founders of deep ecology, a philosophy which sees human beings not as lords over nature but as part of...

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Sri Lankan Samathya-Sadanku/Philippino Debutante Ball (Program 9): Rites of Passage Series

Sri Lankan Samathya-Sadanku/Philippino Debutante Ball (Program 9): Rites of Passage Series

In the old Tamil Hindu tradition a young girl who has attained puberty, and experienced her first menstrual cycle, has a celebration welcoming her as...

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