Religion

The Caliph

The Caliph

The Caliphate, a form of rule in Islam that lasted for almost 13 centuries from the death of the Prophet Muhammad in the year 632 A.D. to the overthrowing of the last Ottoman Caliph in 1924. Through the centuries the title of Caliph has been used and at times abused, it is a translation from the Arabic word 'Khalifa' which means successor or deputy. In June 2014 a militant group calling itself

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Meet The Mormons

Meet The Mormons

In this film we meet several British Mormons, young missionaries who's job it is to convert us to their particular brand of Christianity. Run from Salt Lake City in Utah the Mormon religion is an empire that spans 185 countries including the United Kingdom. Thomas S. Monson is the current world leader of Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christia

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The End Of The World Cult

In this Channel 4 film British journalist Alex Hannaford sets out on a journey to visit The Lord Our Righteousness Church, also known as Strong City. Strong City is a community located near Clayton, Union County, New Mexico. When filmed back in 2007 the group consisted of about 50 members and it's leader was Wayne Bent or rather Michael Travesser to those in the "church". Bent, was once a pasto

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Trouble In Amish Paradise

Just a few hours drive from the noisy streets of Philadelphia and New York, there is another world. It is a world that seems to be frozen in time, home to a people who's way of life has barely changed since their forefathers settled there almost 300 years ago. These are the Amish, they are bound by a code of strict rules that govern every aspect of their lives, rules that keep the modern world

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The Mormon Candidate

Mitt Romney as we all know was the front runner for the Republican party back in the 2012 presidential race for the White House, but for some reason the chap they call the "Tin Man" couldn't connect with the voters. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that he has load of money, or is it his take on God? In this film reporter John Sweeney sets about investigating the beliefs of Mitt Romney a

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Directed by Alex Gibney, Going Clear is a feature documentary that caused quite a stir when it was released earlier this year (2015). It instantly received widespread praise from movie critics and was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning three, which included Best Documentary. The film itself dives straight into the deep end of Scientology and we quickly learn of the history behind the infa

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Terror on the Beach

Terror on the Beach

On June 26th 2015 the worst terror attack on Britain's abroad since 9/11 took place, leaving 30 British dead and 26 injured, a holiday paradise now off limits to British tourists and lives changed forever by a gunman in black. Should holiday makers have known more about the dangers posed by Jihadis? In this episode of Panorama the survivors of the horror in Tunisia tell their story and piece toget

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The Train That Divides Jerusalem

Jerusalem is an ancient city with a sparkling new train, it was built to unite people but instead the train itself seems to be dividing it further. In this film by BBC's panorama, reporter Adam Wishart, a British Jew, investigates how the train has made it easier for the Jewish community to travel into the Palestinian suburbs, seeing a dramatic influx of people who the Palestinians would rather st

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Questioning Darwin

For those Christians who believe their Bible is the word of God, the literal truth, one man is held up as the antichrist, he is Charles Darwin, their reasoning?, for leading millions of Christians astray with a very different account of creation, evolution by natural selection. In this new HBO film we get a look into this fast-growing branch of Christians in America, who have a very hardline, lite

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