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Children of Abraham
In 3 parts, originally BBC4, this recording from History International,
captured from FTA satellite.
If you have any interest at all, in understanding world religions, or
simply some of the mess that the world is in today, this is an
excellent exploration of that journey towards understanding. It treats
all of the religions fairly, and is not overly political.
It's a good watch.
Summary: (an excerpt taken from BBC Channel 4 website)
First shown on Channel 4, in April and May 2004
(in north america, at Christmas 2004)
The Channel 4 series, Children of Abraham, looks at whether the shared roots
of the three monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, could be
a basis for building a shared future. Stephen Marks argues that religion is
neither the root cause of the conflict nor the main prospect for peace
Could the fact that all three monotheistic religions share common origins
in the prophet Abraham make a difference to the conflicts they are locked
into in the Middle East today? It’s a tempting idea, and anything that can
moderate the ferocity of the hatreds that can divide Jews, Christians and
Muslims must be welcomed. But is religion the cause of these hatreds or a
label that serves as a convenient way of identifying tribes and groups that
are in conflict for quite different reasons?
Part I The prophet Abraham is central to the three main monotheistic faiths. 45 mins
Part II The Temple Mount, Wailing Wall, and Al Asqa Mosque become objects of dispute. 45 mins
Part III Christian on death row; religious intolerance; Bosnia's civil war. 45 mins
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Hope I covered all the needed bits... :-)
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