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|#12120/0635 ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY: The Resurgence (Educator's Edition)|
Although hatred of the Jewish people is often found at the margins of society, anti-Semitism appears to be approaching a groundswell in many parts of the world. This program examines the phenomenon at institutional and grassroots levels, focusing primarily on the Middle East and the complex history behind its conflicts.
|#12691/1725 BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES|
Quite often it appears that, far from being the solution to humanity's problems, religious beliefs and practices are making things worse. If both sides in a conflict are receiving communication of approval for their activities directly from God can they ever get 'beyond their differences'? Can moderation ever succeed in the face of extremism? Should it?
|#10263/0300 BROKEN VOWS: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence|
A sensitive and informative documentary that examines perspectives on domestic violence from various religions. Interviews with six battered women from diverse religious traditions help to clarify the roots of abuse and reactions of their clergy and religious communities.
|#15635/1725 BUDDHA (THE)|
The Buddha never claimed to be God or God’s emissary on earth. He was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, found a serenity that he taught others to find also. THE BUDDHA, a two-hour documentary by Emmy® Award-winner David Grubin, tells the story of the Indian sage who attained enlightenment as he sat beneath a fig tree two-and-a-half millennia ago.
|#14066/1725 CALLING (THE) Seven Lives. Four Faiths. One Call
Where are the next generation of religious leaders coming from and why are they doing it? Visits Evangelical, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim young adults and follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals.
|#5799/0685 EDWARD SAID ORIENTALISM - DVD|
Edward Said is widely recognized as a leading cultural analyst, especially in the relationship between the United States and the Islamic world. In this program he argues that the Western understanding of the Middle East in particular as a place full of villains and terrorists ruled by Islamic fundamentalism produces a deeply distorted image of the diversity and complexity of Arab peoples and Islam. Grades 9 to A
|#11760/0635 ESSENTIALS OF FAITH (7 Programs) DVD
Some of history’s most violent religious conflicts have taken place among people who profess the same beliefs. Are there insights to be learned from schisms within faiths? This seven-part series exposes the internal arguments and core beliefs of the world’s major religions.
|#11105/0635 FACING EAST, FACING WEST with Bill Moyers DVD
As the faithful of Islam face the east in prayer, some Muslims also face the West with a growing sense of confusion, alarm, and anger. This timely four-part series brings Bill Moyers together with several of today’s leading experts on Islam to grapple with some of the issues on everyone’s mind since September 11, 2001.
|#10222/0635 FAITH AND REASON - DVD|
This video explains efforts being made by scientists and theologians to find common ground between their two seemingly opposing and uncompromising fields. Can a true scientist be truly religious? Can a believer find a scientific basis for that belief? Grades 11 to A
|#15636/0605 FAITH IN THE HOOD|
Southeast DC, the city's poorest region, has only one sit-down restaurant, but hundreds of churches. This program is a compelling portrait of the inner city, as seen through the prism of the spiritual life of its people. The film profiles five ministries: a street ministry for former convicts, a socially active storefront church, a powerful Afro-centric church, an evangelical camp for youth, and an Islamic school. With commentary from leading experts on African American faith, the film displays the richness of inner-city religion and its centrality as a defining aspect of black community life.
|#13177/0635 FULL COVER GIRL: How Fundamentalism and Democracy Are Eroding Women's Rights in Iraq|
To veil or not to veil, that is the question! Under Saddam Iraqi women were among the most fully secularized in the Moslem world. Filmed on location in war-torn Baghdad, this program exposes the deteriorating state of women's rights as fundamentalist Islamic and burgeoning democratic ideals bury the secular principles that had empowered Iraqi women for decades.
|#12725/0645 INSIDE THE KORAN|
The Koran is one of the most ideologically influential texts in the world, with over a billion Muslims following its precepts. Yet within this singular religious community there are profound differences in attitudes about peace, violence, punishment, forgiveness and the status of women, among others. In this eye-opening film, award-winning director Antony Thomas goes deep into the heart of the Muslim world, exploring the history and current state of Islam.
|#13012/1725 JERUSALEM: Center of the World DVD
If nothing else it certainly is ironic that the three great monotheistic religious movements in history evolved in this one ancient city, and that it has been the site of almost constant warfare among the adherents of those religions ever since. But that's not all this city is about. It has a 4000 year human history apart from its theological one.
|#15583/1725 LIFE OF MUHAMMAD (THE) 3 Programs|
This is the extraordinary story of a man who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world forever. In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his humble beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina to his subsequent military and political successes and failures - through to his death and his legacy. The series consists of three 60 minute programs.
|#5278/0635 MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS|
This program looks at how medieval manuscripts came into being: how illuminations were accomplished and what materials were used, how scriptoria functioned, which titles were selected. Grades 11 to A
|#4444/0635 MYSTIC WOMEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES (6 Programs) DVD
This six-part series presents the legacy of medieval women who challenged society through their visions, teachings, and writings, and who continue to provoke discussion today. Grades 11 to A
|#4445/0635 MYSTIC WOMEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES Part 2 (4 Programs) DVD
This six-part series presents the legacy of medieval women who challenged society through their visions, teachings, and writings, and who continue to provoke discussion today
|#7438/0980 PILGRIMAGES OF EUROPE (6)|
Moslem holy sites in Arabia seem to come first to mind when religious pilgrimage is mentioned these days. This fascinating collection clearly demonstrates that there are numerous other locations, in the four corners of Europe, that hold great religious significance and draw millions of pilgrims from Christian denominations.
|#14812/0635 PROTESTANTS IN CHINA: A Growing Spiritual Movement|
China’s economy is booming - and so is its Christian community. This program examines the rise of the country’s nondenominational Protestant movement, its basic structure and organization, and its relationship with the government.
|#6128/0635 SPIRITUAL INDIA: A Guide to Janism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism
This program provides an overview of four of India's prominent religions: Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Stunning footage from all around the subcontinent displays these jewels of India's religious heritage along with their monuments, shrines, temples, festivals, and sacred rituals.
|#8694/0635 WALKING WITH BUDDHA - DVD|
Who was Buddha? How did Buddhism develop into a major historical influence across much of Asia? This video examines the foundations of Buddhism and how it has shaped the nations and the peoples touched by it through the ages.
|#7574/1970 WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? Spiritual Lives of Teenagers|
In this award-winning documentary, a number of teenagers who are Catholic, Muslim, Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian Evangelist, Pagan, North American and Hindu share their most personal struggles and beliefs about faith, morality, suffering and death, prayer, the purpose of life, and the divine. A sensitively filmed discussion-provoker about the issues that are at the heart of being human, What Do You Believe provides a path to open conversation with teenagers about religion and spirituality.
|#5340/0635 WISDOM OF FAITH with Huston Smith (5 Programs) DVD
This 5 part series is about similarities rather than differences. Best selling author Huston Smith converses with Bill Moyers about his experiences as one of the world's few ecumenical investigators. He not only studied the major religions but has spent years fully participating in their rites and absorbing their beliefs.
|#9375/0635 WORLD INSCRIBED: The Illuminated Manuscript DVD
This program is a concise history of the illuminated manuscript and monastery libraries, and depicts the workings of a scriptorium and the arduous art of copying and illustrating/gilding medieval and Renaissance literature. Grades 11 to A
|#12502/1120 WORLD RELIGIONS: A Common Journey|
Religion seems to be the cause of more of the world's current conflicts than it is the solution to them. Why is that? Is there not some common ground that believers can find in each other that would promote peace and understanding. Can there be any optimism on this subject when one sees what the history of religions has brought?
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