The series finale features a look at some of the changes in the religious landscape over the last two decades; memorable stories and interviews; and the many religious practices and rituals that were spotlighted on the series.
In the penultimate episode of the series, host Bob Abernethy recalls some of the many faith leaders he's profiled; and correspondents Fred de Sam Lazaro, Judy Valente and Tim O'Brien remember some of the stories they've covered.
A look at the use of conflict-resolution circles at two Kansas schools; a visit to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, with Catholic seminarians; and a humanitarian mission to Syrian refugee camps on the Jordan-Syria border by North Texas imam Oman Suleiman.
Mercy Chefs, which deploy mobile kitchens and volunteer chefs to natural disasters; the Threshold Choir, which brings a capella singing to people who are dying in hospitals and hospices; and the "Hanukkah on the River" celebration in San Antonio.
The return of buffalo to the Blackfoot tribes; and the work of the Catholic Order of Malta, which oversees the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. Also: Dr. Larry Brilliant, who helped eliminate smallpox and is now battling such scourges as Ebola.
Topics include why America has so many people in prison; the relief effort in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew; and the FARM Café in Boone, N.C., which provides free meals in exchange for an hour of volunteer work.
The religious community's response to Donald Trump's crude comments that were caught on tape. Also: Operation Underground Railroad, which rescues young children from criminal traffickers; and a San Francisco restaurant that's staffed by former prisoners.
Liberia's part-public, part-private school system; and the Feast of Saint Francis, which is observed by many churches with a blessing of the animals. Also: Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt, subject of the film "Denial."
Shaun Casey, the U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs, is interviewed; and Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie discusses the spiritual and mental work that should be done prior to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Also: an Albuquerque, N.M., program that matches homeless individuals with jobs that will pay them in cash.
How the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture portrays faith and spirituality. Also: retired travel agent Paula Claussen's efforts to help poor families in Tijuana; and Rabbi Shira Stutman on the Amidah, the central prayer in the Jewish tradition.
The House for All Sinners and Saints, an unconventional church in Denver led by evangelical Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, is spotlighted. Also: why more hospitals are emphasizing the spiritual care of patients.
Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, New York University chaplains, discuss the lingering impact of 9/11 and also interfaith relations forged on personal friendships. Also: Uganda's embrace of refugees; and a mock hajj to Mecca for children.