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  • Holy War: The Sword of the Prophet

    When Mohammed, a merchant from Mecca, started to preach Islam or the “devotion to God” at the beginning of the 7th Century, he initially put his trust solely in the persuasive powers of his words. But soon Islam developed into a religion that – just like Christianity – defended a universal claim ...

  • Holy War: Crusade to Jerusalem

    Four hundred years after the Muslim expansion, the Christians of Europe struck back. "It is the Will of God" was the slogan of the crusaders who assembled in Western Europe. At the end of the first expedition - personally sacralized by the Pope - the blood-drenched conquest of Jerusalem took plac...

  • Holy War: Terror and Faith

    The images of 9/11 or September 11th, 2001 sent shockwaves around the world; the unparalleled terror attack changed the international political system. There seemed to be a gulf opening up between the West and the Islamic World. The film describes the roots of modern “Jihad” and shows that its ca...

  • Holy War: The Kaisers Jihad

    During the First World War, the despotism and arrogance of Europe's colonial powers in the Islamic world was revealed once more. Particularly the British and Germans exploited the conflicts between Arabs and Ottomans for their own power interests. Max von Oppenheim, an envoy of Wilhelm II, the Ge...

  • Holy War: The Turks at the Gates of Vienna

    The film depicts the epoch of battles between the Islamic Ottoman Empire and the Christian powers of Europe. The fear of being enslaved by the Ottomans was one of the great traumas of Early Modern Europe. For a long time the Ottoman Empire seemed invincible. The showdown at Vienna in September 16...

  • What is Christianity (Trailer)

  • What is Wicca (Trailer)

  • What is Islam?

    Islam has 1.6 billion followers around the world - so perhaps its where host Tevya will find the answers he's looking for. He starts out with a visit to the Taric Islamic Centre where he learns why it is important to cleanse himself before prayer, what Halal is, an introduction to the history of ...

  • What is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Islam?

    Tevya meets a young Islamic Palestinian and reveals why Jerusalem is considered such a sacred piece of religious real estate to all Muslims.

  • What is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Judaism?

    Tevya meets a Jewish high-school film student and reveals why Jerusalem is considered the most sacred place on earth to all Jews.

  • What is Atheism?

    Could the best kind of belief possibly be, no belief at all? Host Tevya decides to check out atheism. As the program begins he finds himself in a graveyard, where he is visited by an important insight ... "being dead sucks!" Later in the program, he meets the president of Canadas Freethought Asso...

  • What is Buddhism?

    With more than 300 million followers worldwide, Buddhists follow a path towards enlightenment in what is as much a religion, as it is a way of life. A Buddhist Monk attempts to quieten host Tevyas mind, but first - a celebration. Its Buddhas birthday and Tevya is in for a food-fight while meeting...

  • What is Catholicism?

    Catholics are by far the largest sect of Christianity in the world, so from the Pope to the Confessional booth, Tevya learns what makes Catholicism such an enduring 2000 year-old faith.

  • What is First Nations?

    Host Tevya goes deep into the woods to explore the spiritual ways of North Americas first Aboriginal people - the people of the First Nations. While he has seen headdresses, Pow-Wows, sweat lodges and teepees online, Tevya knows nothing about what First Nations people really believe or what their...

  • What is Evangelical Christianity?

    While many mainline Christian churches are in decline, Evangelical Christianity remains a powerful force in the 21st century. With 2.1 billion followers worldwide, this particular branch of faith must be doing something right. In this program, host Tevya enters the world of Evangelicals, meeting ...

  • What is Hinduism?

    Host Tevya begins his spiritual quest by investigating Hinduism, a faith with some 900 million followers worldwide. He attends the Durga Puja festival, an annual celebration for the Hindu goddess Durga with his teen guide Kritika. Tevya explores Little India searching for a present for the goddes...

  • What is Jerusalem: The Seeds of Christianity?

    Tevya meets an Arab Christian high-school student from the West Bank and then walks in the steps of Jesus to find out why Jerusalem is considered such a sacred place to all Christians.

  • What is Mennonite?

    Trading in his city clothes and cell phone for a black hat and plain shirt, host Tevya goes off the grid into a world where technology is taboo and life is humble. Mennonites live without modern conveniences, drive horse and buggies and worship in their own devout yet simple ways. Can city-boy Te...

  • What is Pentecostalism?

    It is the fastest growing Christian church on earth and here The Holy Spirit truly flows. Host Tevya joins the boisterous celebration of worship at a Pentecostal Revival church where speaking in tongues, writhing on the floor and spiritual healing are all part of the faith experience. He travels ...

  • What is Judaism?

    Continuing his quest for belief, host Tevya gets a fresh look at the history and traditions of the Hasidic Jews (a little different to the Judaism he was used to). Rabbi Kaplan and some new friends offer insight into the most important passage in a Jewish boys life, the Bar Mitzvah, celebrate Pur...

  • What is Shintoism?

    From learning the art of the Samurai warrior to taking part in an ancient tea ceremony, Tevya reveals the secrets of a faith that is as old as Japan itself, Shintoism.

  • What is Rastafari?

    Dreadlocks. Reggae and Bob Marley. Tevya meets a teenager who unlocks the truth behind the beliefs of the "Rasta".

  • What is Wicca?

    Do real life witches ride broomsticks and cast magic spells? Host Tevya talks to plants, tries a love potion and befriends some teenage witches in the magical world of Wicca. But, when the high priestess, Greymoon, directs Tevya to take a ritualistic bath as part of a welcoming rite, our spiritua...

  • What is Sikhism?

    From turbans to ceremonial daggers (kirpans), the symbols and practices of Sikhism are revealed to host Tevya in this program. At the birthday celebration for Guru Nanak, the 15th-century founder of the faith, Tevya learns how and why Sikhs pray, how they cook vegetarian for the masses, and why S...