Christian singers talk about the meaning of Christmas. Included: a children's choir; a male quartet; and gospel artist Christine D.M. Wollmann. Also: Pastor Shawn Boonstra delivers a Christmas message.
A look at the Maryknoll Sisters, a group of American nuns who help the disenfranchised fight for social justice. Included: archival footage; and personal stories from those who benefited from their work.
Exploring the origins of Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, N.Y., including the visions of the two men who created it: Msgr. Nelson Baker and architect Emile Uhlrich. Narrated by Brian Dennehy.
Profiles of churchgoers who volunteer their time in such areas as caring for AIDS patients, or working for environmental causes or ecumenical efforts. Rev. Michael B. Brown of New York City's Marble Collegiate Church is the host. Produced in conjunction with the National Council of Churches, U.S.A.
Christian-Muslim tensions are explored in this documentary, which also focuses on efforts by adherents of both faiths to promote peace, tolerance and understanding. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA.
Exploring Christianity among Asian-Americans. Included: the story of a Vietnamese refugee; reports on Laotian and Tongan communities in the U.S.; Korean, Philippine and Vietnamese religious celebrations around the country. Host: Lea Salonga. Produced with funding from the Catholic Communication Campaign.
Domestic violence is explored in stories told by survivors of abuse at the hands of their partners. The documentary, which also looks at how various faith communities have responded to the problem, features music by Janis Ian, and was produced with the support of the New York Board of Rabbis, United Methodist Women, Presbyterian Women, the Evangelical Church in America and a consortium of Muslim organizations.
Recovery from the 2004 tsunami is explored in this time-lapse documentary profiling three survivors on the Indonesian island of Sumatra during their year-by-year rebuilding process. Produced by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Presented by the National Council of Churches USA.
A report on canonization in the Roman Catholic Church, examining the candidacies of four potential saints, each at a different stage of the process. Filmed in Poland, El Salvador, the U.S., and Rome. Interviewees include religion writer Kenneth Woodward ("Making Saints"). Produced with the Roman Catholic diocese of Buffalo.
Baptists and Muslims around the U.S. search for common ground in their faiths in a documentary filmed in Tennessee, Oklahoma and the Texas-Louisiana border, where a Baptist pastor and a Muslim businesswoman are working together on community projects. Other segments were filmed at a 2009 interfaith conference in Massachusetts. Says one Baptist: "We cannot love God and embrace hate."
A mediation on forgiveness focusing on the Acholi people of Uganda, who are seen practicing their tradition of Mato Oput, or the understanding of pain felt by foes. Acholi homelands have been devastated since the late 1980s by the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel force deemed by many to be a terror group. Rwandan-genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza is the host. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; produced by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Recalling tribulations faced by Catholic nuns in Eastern Europe during the Communist era. Filmed in Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and the U.S. Produced in cooperation with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
A program about interfaith dialogue and hopes for Christian unity focuses on the Holy Etchmiadzin, a 4th-century cathedral that's the seat of the Armenian Church. Produced by the Armenian Church in North America.
Chronicling the struggle for Native American civil rights in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the Lutheran Church's role in it. Peter Coyote narrates the documentary, which was produced by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and presented by the National Council of Churches.
An exploration of the Assisi pilgrimage and a look at reasons why pilgrims visit the Umbrian city that was home to St. Francis (1181-1226) and St. Clare (1194-1253), founders of the Franciscan order and the Order of Poor Ladies (also known as the Poor Clares), respectively. Produced by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.