Faith & Religion

Kingdom of Heaven

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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

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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

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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?

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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.

Divine Women

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Why is the role of women in religion so controversial and has it always been that way? Award winning historian Bettany Hughes explores the complex attitudes towards women and religion, from 10,000 BC to the present day, in this enthralling BBC history documentary.

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