You searched for:

Subject
:
Religious Institutions
x
193 entries
Refine search
Browser-rss

Search Results:

Number
Remove Star
Title
Format
Year
Location & Availability
Call #
1.

Hijacking the Arab Spring? [electronic resource]: The Rise of the Islamists

For decades, the Muslim Brotherhood was an outlawed organization, marginalized and persecuted. Today, along with the Salafists and other Muslim groups, they are the principal winners of the Arab revolutions. They believe in a "Turkish model" of Islamic rule, and their speech is well-crafted to avoid scaring away the West. But what kind of policies do they want to introduce? Should political Islam be feared? Abdel Hakim Belhadj, leader of the Islamic al-Watan Party in Libya, has long been on the CIA's radar. In Morocco, radical preacher Sheikh Mohamad Fizazi is enjoying a comeback. And in Syria, insurgents are fighting to introduce Sharia Law. From Libya to Morocco to Syria, this program investigates the new parties jostling for power.
Online
2012
2.

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Hans Rosling - Religions and Babies

Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others? And if so, how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, data visionary Hans Rosling graphs data over time and across religions to reach - with his trademark humor and sharp insight - a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates.
Online
2012
3.

Life and Death [electronic resource]: Medical Ethics of the Schiavo Case

Many who followed the Terri Schiavo case struggled to make sense of the flurry of opinions it generated. This NewsHour program, recorded during the last days of Terri Schiavo's life, presents two opposing yet thoroughly reasoned perspectives on the issues. Beth Israel Medical Center neurologist Dr. Russell Portenov explains the medical justification for removing the feeding tube, while Dr. Robert George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, raises legal and moral questions surrounding the decision. Keeping its focus on the Schiavo controversy, the program also explores implications for other potential end-of-life situations.
Online
2005
4.

Domino's Founder Builds a Catholic Uptopia [electronic resource]

Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan is building a Catholic utopia in Southwest Florida. This ABC News report takes a look at what drove this entrepreneur to invest millions in what some call a "Catholic Iran," where contraception and pornography will not be available.
Online
2007
5.

Preaching Hate in Uganda [electronic resource]

American Evangelical Scott Lively traveled to Uganda to speak at a seminar where he told the crowd that the gay movement is an evil institution that wants to defeat the marriage-based society. This ABC News report examines what has gone on in the African nation since that seminar. Pastor Martin Ssempa uses explicit gay pornography to convince his congregation to support a law calling for the execution of gays and lesbians, and the imprisonment of parents of homosexuals who do not report them to authorities. Lively also discusses his attempt to export America's culture wars to Africa and his belief that Nazism was a "gay movement." Broadcast date: March 10, 2010.
Online
2010
6.

What Americans Do and Don't Know About Religion [electronic resource]

How much do Americans really know about religion? A Pew survey has some surprising answers. NewsHour correspondent Judy Woodruff has details.
Online
2010
7.

The Church of Scientology [electronic resource]: Religion or Cult?

Scientology has attracted powerful political friends and a group of glittering celebrities that includes John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise, and Lisa Marie Presley. What exactly is the Church of Scientology, called religion by some and cult by others? In this program, ABC News anchors Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters and correspondent Tom Jarriel delve into the controversial church's history, mission, and practices. Interviews with disciples and deserters, background on the benefits of joining and the repercussions of quitting, and footage of a Scientology "auditing session"-a key form of therapy-offer a look at the provocative organization founded by L. Ron Hubbard.
Online
1998
8.

Marriage and Divorce [electronic resource]

When contemporary social mores regarding marriage and divorce collide with religious traditions, the results can be messy. We encounter happy polygamist families in Utah, a Hindu matchmaker in Canada, and Israeli women who are challenging the notoriously restrictive Orthodox Jewish divorce laws upheld by their country's powerful and all-male rabbinic courts.
Online
2009
9.

Human Rights in Northern Ireland [electronic resource]

In 1921 the six counties of Northern Ireland were partitioned from the twenty-six counties of the south. A Protestant, unionist dominated parliament was established in 1922. Its policies in the areas of housing, employment, and voting rights, discriminated against the Catholic population. Subsequent protests and preemptively violent responses from the local security eventually led to the murder of thirteen demonstrators in the incident known as Bloody Sunday. This episode examines the continuing conflict and its social and economic impacts. Andrew Tyndall reports on why the media are more interested in the troubles of the British Royals than "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland. New York Times reporter John Burns also features an interview with Irish politician and activist Bernadette [...]
Online
1994
10.

The Crescent and the Cross [electronic resource]: Can Christians Coexist With Muslims in Pakistan?

This topical documentary tells of Pakistan's relatively unknown three million Christians. In 1998, Bishop John Joseph shot himself in the head in protest against the blasphemy law. The law is wide-ranging and demands punishments up to the death penalty for anyone deemed to have insulted Islam. While many Christians are able to practice their faith freely, the law remains a vital means of Pakistan's constitutional discrimination today. Nevertheless, most Christians in Pakistan realize it's not a matter of Muslim versus Christian. There are positive signs of Muslims and Christians living peacefully together. Yet so long as the powerful extremist groups keep a stranglehold on the majority religion, Pakistan's Christian population will be worrying about their future.
Online
2010
11.

Priests [electronic resource]: Catholics in Britain

Allen Hall is one of only three remaining Roman Catholic seminaries in Britain. In this intimate portrait, we follow Allen Hall's seminarians as they pursue a timetable that swings from the esoteric to the practical - from biblical Greek to lessons on how to live a celibate life - learning that the seminary is no "priest school." Beyond learning the tricks of the priestly trade, the seminarians are preparing to be fundamentally altered as human beings. They believe that at ordination they will be materially changed as men, only then able to celebrate the Eucharist and perform the act that is central to Catholic life - the transformation of bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ. This mystery is what Catholic priests exist for - to make Christ present in the world. Fil [...]
Online
2012
12.

Women [electronic resource]: Catholics in Britain

This film takes us to Westminster Cathedral, Britain's largest Roman Catholic church, to meet the female staff, volunteers, and congregation. Set against the backdrop of cathedral life, they describe for us what it is like to be a Catholic woman in modern Britain today. The picture that emerges is one of Catholicism as an identity which, whether positive or corrosive, is always tenacious and very difficult to leave behind. Filmed with extraordinary access to the site and subjects featured.
Online
2012
13.

Many Faces of Faith [electronic resource]

Religious tolerance is one of the founding principles of this country, yet it sometimes seems to be in short supply. This ABC News report discusses religion with eight young people, who share their thoughts on their own religion as well as the faith of other.
Online
2008
14.

Children [electronic resource]: Catholics in Britain

In this program, we visit a Catholic primary school in a small village in Lancashire - where we observe the essence of Catholicism being distilled into young children's hearts and minds. Encouraged on the one hand to celebrate the riches of the natural world that surround them and to remember those less fortunate than themselves, the children are also required to reflect on Christ's death and resurrection. Filmed with extraordinary access to the site and subjects featured?
Online
2012
15.

Sexuality and Religion [electronic resource]

The three major religious traditions all have definitive positions on sexuality. In this ABC News report for Focus on Faith, Father Edward Beck explains the stance of religious communities on issues such as homosexuality and sex outside of marriage. He also discusses how sex education in school removed procreation from sexuality, leading to an increase in sexuality activity and all that follows from that.
Online
2008
16.

Religion on the Battlefield [electronic resource]

The old saying "there are no atheists in foxholes" is explored in this ABC News report for Focus on Faith. Captain Margaret Kibben and Lieutenant Commander Charles Varsojea discuss the role of the chaplain in the military as well as the role of spirituality in battle. Questions on the morality of taking another life and the effects of facing one's own death on a daily basis are also discussed.
Online
2008
17.

Americans [electronic resource]: Losing Their Religion?

America is becoming less Christian and less religious overall. This ABC News report examines the decrease in the number of people who say they belong to an organized religion. While the number of atheists in this country has doubled in the past 30 years,and church attendance has decreased, Americans have not given up their faith in God.
Online
2009
18.

Christopher Hitchens' "God Is Not Great [electronic resource]

This ABC News report focuses on author Christopher Hitchens and his belief that religion poisons everything. In his book God is Not Great, Hitchens discusses his belief that God did not make man, but that man made God, and that's why there are so many of them.
Online
2007
19.

Faith in America [electronic resource]

Americans are becoming more religiously tolerant than they have been in the past. Seventy percent accept that religions other than their own can lead to eternal life and less than 25 percent believe that their faith is the one true faith. This ABC News report examines how, in spite of the culture wars, Americans demonstrate a great deal of flexibility in how they see other religions.
Online
2008
20.

Speaking in Tongues [electronic resource]

Glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, is what some Christians call the purest form of prayer, while others call it gibberish. This ABC News report looks at this phenomenon and its place in Christianity.
Online
2007