Faith & Religion
Anglican priest Peter Owen Jones embarks on an epic year-long journey to experience 80 rituals practiced by different faiths across six continents.
This ambitious eight-part BBC documentary follows Peter around the globe as he witnesses and occasionally takes part in astonishing rites carried out by some of the world’s major religions, as well as lesser-known sects, tribes and new religious movements.
Confronting rituals that sometimes surprise him – and with rarely seen footage of customs and ceremonies – Owen Jones takes us on a journey of discovery, exploring humanity’s fascination with the divine.
Kingdom of Heaven
An intimate insight into the world of the Hutterites, a Christian community living remotely in the Canadian prairies. The group believes that living communally and separating from what they call ‘the world’ is the route to heaven. But living like this is not easy.
With exclusive access, this fascinating documentary follows one young man who is planning to escape from the group.
Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists
The West Bank has been the white-hot center of global religious and political unrest for decades. Now, a subculture of Jewish ultra-nationalists are considering it their obligation to populate some of its most sensitive areas. British filmmaker Louis Theroux gets close to the people most involved with driving this extreme movement, finding them warm, humorous – and deeply troubling.
Leaving Amish Paradise
What happens when you take a culture that’s shunned the modern world and force it to live in the 21st century?
The Amish travel by horse and buggy and dress as their forebears did when they landed in America 300 years ago. Countless rules prevent them from using electric lights, radio, TV and mobile phones.
This documentary follows two Amish families struggling to get to grips with modernity.
Did Darwin Kill God?
If evolution is incompatible with God, why is its father, Charles Darwin, buried in Westminster Abbey – one of the most famous religious sites in the world?
Noted atheist Richard Dawkins insists you can’t have both, but as theologian Conor Cunningham discovers in this BBC documentary on religion and evolution, Christianity and science haven’t always been at war. Is there really blood on Darwin’s hands?
It’s a murder case that will never go cold.