Faith on the Frontlines
Faith on the Frontlines looks at what happened before, during and after the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017. This story is told through the lens of the clergy. Features members of Congregate Charlottesville, a counter protest group who went toe-to-toe with white supremacists during the United the Right Rally. Reverend Robert W. Lee, the fourth great nephew of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is also featured. This show aired on CBS on December 3, 2017.
Deconstructing My Religion
What happens when you leave the religion of your childhood? Ex-evangelicals talk about purity culture, fear of rapture and what it’s like to grow up in a conservative religious subculture. Interviews include Linda Kay Klein, Chrissy Stroop, Blake Chastain, and Julie Ingersoll, PhD. The program originally aired on December 2, 2018.
Religion & Identity in Young America
Young people are often overlooked as stakeholders in conversations about what it means to live in a fair and safe society. Jewish, Muslim and Sikh teens share the ways they choose to live out their faith as they encounter a culture of ignorance, fear and racism in their everyday. Originally aired March 31, 2019.
How We Remember
What are the ways we choose to remember our shared history and why? “Lost” neighborhoods, confederate monuments, and memorials to those who lost their lives are all discussed in How We Remember. Features members of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, and grassroots organizers who are working to save lower Manhattan’s Little Syria neighborhood. Noted scholar Judith Dupre, author of One World Trade and Monuments is also featured. Aired October 7, 2018.
Reclaiming History: A Movement for Equality
Black women are among the most deeply religious groups in America. Reclaiming History: A Movement for Equality looks at the ways faith sustains a group of women in Ohio as they confront systemic racism, sexism and oppression in their communities. Featured voices include Tammy Fournier Alsada, co-founder of the People’s Justice Project; Rev. Traci Blackmon with United Church of Christ; and Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Dean of Howard University School of Divinity and professor of African-American religion and literature.
Race, Religion & Resistance
Race, Religion & Resistance looks at the way Christianity has played a role in America’s long, troubled history with racism. Beginning with Columbus and the genocide of Native Peoples, the show unpacks the long term, dehumanizing effects of systemic racism and the ways it is reflected in government policies in the present day. Featuring Kaitlin Curtice, a Native American Christian who is decolonizing her faith; Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, an evangelical preacher and activist; and Rev. Nancy Frausto, an Episcopal priest. Originally aired April 1, 2018.
Protecting the Sacred
The documentary looks at the ways in which grassroots movements respond to one of the greatest threats of our time. The water protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota and Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a Catholic order of nuns who protest the construction of a pipeline through their Pennsylvania property are among those featured.
In the wake of one of the most contentious elections in recent history, “Beyond Tolerance” tackles where we are as a country and ways to overcome prejudice and bigotry across the United States.
Religion, Art & Cultural Heritage
Among the ways to understand any religion is through its art and cultural heritage. The work of E. Gene Smith of Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (now BDRC) and the status of archeological site Dura-Europas are featured.
Religion & Democracy
The show looks at the challenges America is facing – as one of the most diverse democratic countries in the world – when it comes to religious hate and intolerance, and in particular examines the conditions that are fueling anti-Muslim sentiment. Includes the story of Ilhan Omar as she runs for Minnesota State Legislature in 2016.