(RNS) — The documentary traces the Middle East's trailblazing Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih’s efforts to lead a quiet social revolution.
(RNS) - Veteran filmmaker Helen Whitney asks nine men and women grappling with death to tell their stories in this two-hour documentary.
(RNS) — A new film recounts the unlikely friendship between St. Francis of Assisi and the nephew of the great Muslim leader Saladin.
(RNS) — A trip to the Holy Land in 1867 launched Twain from local journalist to international satirist and cemented his skepticism of organized religion.
(RNS) — America is about to relive the horror and deep divisions spawned by the U.S. war in Vietnam — convulsions that also tore apart the nation’s religious fabric and still echo across the political and cultural landscape.
(RNS) A new film follows a teenage Syrian girl, as she becomes the only Muslim in an all-girl Catholic school in Los Angeles, and her mother, whose marriage dissolves.
(RNS) A new documentary shows how Stephen Edwards wanted to honor his mother, who died in 2006, and ended up finding a way out of his grief, too.
(RNS) Tragedy plus time equals comedy — unless some subjects are so taboo they can never be funny.
(RNS) The show engages in some bold revisionism by depicting More not as a saint but as “a heresy-hunting, scrupulous prig,” as the Catholic writer George Weigel put it.
(RNS) There are four main characters named Thomas in PBS' "Wolf Hall." Here's a who's who and a look at why these four Thomases are important to religion today.
(RNS) Popular pilgrimage features protagonists who go on long, transformational journeys of both feet and faith. It is that transformational nature that separates pilgrimage from travel -- pilgrimage is a vocation, not a vacation.
PASADENA, Calif. (RNS) Beginning March 25 on PBS, this five-part series will examine the history and cultural contributions of the Jewish people.
(RNS) Narrated by Somai-born journalist Rageh Omaar, the PBS series "The Life of Muhammad" presents the Muslim prophet in a respectful, positive light, though it doesn’t shirk from the controversies that surrounded him.
(RNS) Before Elvis and Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Before Aretha and Whitney and Beyonce. Before the blues met gospel and conceived rock 'n’ roll, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
(RNS) The third season of the megahit television series “Downton Abbey” wraps up on Sunday (Feb. 17), capping another must-see run of ruin and redemption at Lord Grantham’s stately English manor. Yet some are still left puzzling over the absence of what should be a leading player in this colorful cast: God.
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