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Religions of the World


Religions of the World: Protestantism (ADULT)
This video on Protestantism is one in a six-part series on religions of the world. Explore issues that probe the very core of our existence and gain new understanding about humanity. Travel to exotic locations and observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war. Original footage and vivid imagery provide a fresh perspective on the vast differences and striking similarities of the world's many faiths. Journey into a world of new spiritual thought and rediscover your own.

Religions of the World: Judaism (ADULT)
This video on Judaism is one in a six-part series on religions of the world. Explore issues that probe the very core of our existence and gain new understanding about humanity. Travel to exotic locations and observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war. Original footage and vivid imagery provide a fresh perspective on the vast differences and striking similarities of the world's many faiths. Journey into a world of new spiritual thought and rediscover your own.

Religions of the World: Islam (Emementary Grades 1-3, ADULT)
This video on Islam is one in a six-part series on religions of the world. Explore issues that probe the very core of our existence and gain new understanding about humanity. Travel to exotic locations and observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war. Original footage and vivid imagery provide a fresh perspective on the vast differences and striking similarities of the world's many faiths. Journey into a world of new spiritual thought and rediscover your own.

Religions of the World: Hinduism (ADULT)
This video on Hinduism is one in a six-part series on religions of the world. Explore issues that probe the very core of our existence and gain new understanding about humanity. Travel to exotic locations and observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war. Original footage and vivid imagery provide a fresh perspective on the vast differences and striking similarities of the world's many faiths. Journey into a world of new spiritual thought and rediscover your own.

Religions of the World: Catholicism (ADULT)
This video on Catholicism is one in a six-part series on religions of the world. Explore issues that probe the very core of our existence and gain new understanding about humanity. Travel to exotic locations and observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war. Original footage and vivid imagery provide a fresh perspective on the vast differences and striking similarities of the world's many faiths. Journey into a world of new spiritual thought and rediscover your own.

Religions of the World: Buddhism (ADULT)
This video on Buddhism is one in a six-part series on religions of the world. Explore issues that probe the very core of our existence and gain new understanding about humanity. Travel to exotic locations and observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war. Original footage and vivid imagery provide a fresh perspective on the vast differences and striking similarities of the world's many faiths. Journey into a world of new spiritual thought and rediscover your own.

In Word and Deed: Show #003 (HS, ADULT)
This show, which aired on 12/2/01, features the following topics and guests. Cobleskill resident, Jack Daniels, discusses why he became Roman Catholic and how his pacifism leads his life. We meet Imam Quassam Mohammed Yusefee, who serves Schenectady's Afghan-American community. Yusefee gives us a look into the Afghan Islamic Center and talks about his faith. David Kaczynski, Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, talks about his path in life and his active role with NYADP. Sister Helen Prejean, author of the bestseller "Dead Man Walking", joins us in this segment; and Bishop Howard Hubbard discusses, with host Bob Cudmore, David's role with NYADP.

Time To Build (HS, ADULT)
This video tells the dramatic story of survival and hope as Catholics in Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and Czechoslovakia experience new religious freedoms after more than forty years of Communist oppression. It brings viewers to the lands of ancient traditions and modern upheavals, of the World Wars and the Cold War, of atheism and Catholicism; to the struggles and victories of the 20th century.

World Religions: Roots and Wings: A Jewish Congregation (HS, ADULT)
This video introduces a Jewish congregation and presents the ways in which Judaism is passed on from generation to generation in a predominantly Christian society.

States Of Faith (HS, ADULT)
Religious beliefs have long been intertwined with daily life in America. But what does it mean to be a believer in today's society? This video gives viewers a glimpse inside the kaleidoscope of faith expression found in their nation today. From the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation in Washington, D.C. to the work of St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, this documentary explores the vital role religion plays in people's lives. The program examines the vibrancy of faith shared in the Cursillo movement, the struggle of families as they work to impart their faith to their children, and ecumenical efforts which reflect the diversity found among our nation's 100 million believers. George Gallup, Jr., pollster of religious trends for more than a generation, and Stephen Carter, Yale law professor and author of The Culture of Disbelief, are among those who help interpret religion in today's culture. Provocative and timely, the is video brings to life compelling examples of our country's rich religious heritage.

World Religions: Mosque (HS, ADULT)
News reports have made Americans more aware of the importance of Islam, but 900 million Muslims and their faith are still a mystery to many. This program, taped in Cairo, Egypt, introduces a mosque and Muslims and provides non-Muslims with a respectful introduction to Islam.

Violence Unveiled: The Gospel at Work in History (ADULT)
Gil Bailie and Richard Rohr engage in a lively discussion about our cultural, spiritual and moral crisis and the importance of the Christian Gospels in understanding and responding to it. Using Gil Bailie's recent book, Violence Unveiled, as the focus, these videos highlight talks by Bailie on the book's central themes, with commentary by Richard Rohr. These ideas are brought to life with the insight, humor and spiritual depth characteristic of these two well-respected and inspiring teachers. This set of four videos is a wonderful resource for group or individual study, providing a wealth of material for stimulating meaningful group discussion or for deepening individual spiritual exploration. Presented in clear, easy to understand language, these videos introduce you to one of today's most exciting discussions about the Cross and how it has changed the course of history.

World Religions: Buddhism and Black Belts (HS, ADULT)
The martial arts of Japan have been strongly influenced by the meditation practices of Zen Buddhism. Though Japan is not a very religious country, the ancient traditions of Buddhism still influence society. We go to Japan to look at the connection between Buddhism and day-to-day activities, and the value of meditation for our own lives.

World Religions: Faith of Islam (HS, ADULT)
This is a discussion program that breaks through the stereotypes about Muslims. It explains the basic tenets of Islam with insight from a Muslim religious leader and a Catholic missioner who has lived and worked among the Islamic faithful.

World Religions: Walking With the Buddha (HS, ADULT)
As the number of immigrants from Southeast Asia increases, Americans will meet more and more believers in Buddhism. The Buddhist emphasis upon compassion based on meditation offers an example and challenge to everyone. In Thailand, we learn about the life of the Buddha and how his followers live their beliefs.

Faithful Revolution: Video 3 - Human Dignity (ADULT)
This series gives us a better understanding of Vatican II. This video looks at: social justice, the poor, and Latin America; religious liberty, the Church in Poland, and fall of Communism; the Church in Africa, enculturation, and lively liturgy; and inter-religious dialogue, Jewish/Christian relations, and the Holocaust. It can be the basis for very good discussions.

Contemplating Icons (HS, ADULT)
The viewer takes a spiritiual journey into the experience of praying with icons, while the presentation gradually reveals the symbolism and the theological insights of icons. As the program unfolds, our understanding of the Orthodox understanding of icons deepens, and their significance as a common Christian heritage becomes clear. 5 part program: Icons of Christ, Mother of God, Saints & Prophets, The Iconostatis, Liturgical Solomnities.

Alpha Course: A Practical Introduction to the Christian Faith--VIDEO 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of five videos. Alpha is an evangelization program that was developed in London as a basic introduction to the Christian faith for non-church goers, inactive Christians, new Christians, and faithful parishioners. It is a clear and non-threatening way to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people from all walks of life. This video discusses: 1. Christianity: Boring, Untrue, and Irrelevant? 2. Who Is Jesus? 3. Why Did Jesus Die?

InnerAction: Cultural Blessings--Touching Earth (ADULT)
This is the first of a series of five videos. This video uses the prologue to John's Gospel to lead participants to experience the profound beauty of Native American culture and spirituality. It challenges the participants to become more aware of what it means to be in harmony with Nature, and gain a deeper appreciation for the Incarnation.

Holy Land, Holy People: The Children of Abraham (HS, ADULT)
This is the first in a series of six videos, four of which are available in the Diocesan Video and Resource Center. It introduces Jews, Christians, and Muslims as the world's monotheists who share the same God; each religion tracing its spiritual origins to Abraham through its sacred writings. A glimpse of what it means to be Jewish, Christian or Muslim and an exploration of the colorful and often tragic relationships among the three groups.

World Religions: Many Though One (ADULT)
In Egypt, four million Catholics worship in seven different religious rites. One is the Latin rite, most familiar to Westerners. The others are the rites of the Eastern Church--the Armenian Rite, the Marionite Rite, the Greek Melkite Rite, the Chaldean Rite, the Syrian Rite, and the largest, the Coptic Rite. Clergy and lay people explain their beliefs and practices, providing viewers with an introduction to the Eastern Church.


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Audience Codes: PK = Preschool, EL = Elementary, JH = Junior High, HS = HighSchool, Adult


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