Religion

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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ISIS: “Islamic” Extremism?

Radicalism in many forms has made significant inroads within several countries located around the world, in particular Iraq and Syria in the last few years. Such groups that pose a threat here are known as Muslim extremists, and they directly challenge the idea of Islam and are a threat to humanity in the areas which they dominate. In this journey Mojtaba Masood will be examining modern day extrem

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The Battle for British Islam

After the recent attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by fundamental islamic militants, which saw the execution of several employees and police officers, Panorama's John Ware set about investigating the current state of islamic relations within the United Kingdom. Asking the question, "why is it that some muslims feel justified in killing their fellow citizens in the name of Islam?"

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The Islamic State

The Islamic State

This state has been established by a hardline Sunni jihadist group that emerged out of the Syrian civil war. Up until recently this group was known as ISIS but now they simply call themselves "The Islamic State" or "IS" for short. Their speed and efficiency in which they advanced from Syria into Iraq caught the world and those reporting on the middle east by complete surprise. They captured major

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From Jail to Jihad?

From Jail to Jihad?

BBC's Panorama sets about investigating the growing trend of convicted criminals converting to Islam and the potential for these converts to become radical or fundamentalists. Within the last ten years the Muslin prison population in England and Wales has doubled to nearly 12,000 thats one in every seven. The prison service cant tell how many have converted inside or how many are adopting radical

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Beyond

Beyond

Beyond is a beautiful documentary by Cale Glendening featuring the photographer Joey L. and is set in Varanasi, India. They travel here with the purpose of completing Joey's photo series "Holy Men". This trip is carried out alongside a very important hindu festival where many Sadhu's will be gathered in one place. A Sadhu is a type of Hindu wondering monk, who has renounced all possessions and ded

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Stray From The Flock: Story Of A Black Atheist

Why are black people so religious? Why is being an Atheist seen as 'taboo' in the black community? Should the bible be taken literally? If I were to tell you that Black Americans wouldn't even be Christians had it not been forced on their ancestors by slave masters, what would you say to that? What's gonna happen to me when I die? These are some of the questions asked in, Stray From The Flock: Sto

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Search For Satan

Search For Satan

Have you ever wondered how the concept of Satan got into our heads? Andy Hamilton, award-winning comedy writer and performer, explores different ideas of how Satan came to be and how he has evolved over time. Throughout history, in pretty well all religions, there has been an opposing force that has tried to force the good into temptation, deception or destruction. Satan, who can be referred to di

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Amish: A Secret Life

An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, this film opens up a world usually kept private. Miriam and David are Old Order Amish and photography is not permitted under the strict rules of the Amish church. So when they agree to open their home and their lives to the cameras, they embark on a journey which is not without risk. As the film unfolds, we learn exactly what is at stake for thi

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