Philosophy & Religion


New! Closer to the Divine 55 min.

From Angkor Wat in Cambodia to Al Aqsa in Jerusalem and the Shaolin Temple in China, see how our great places of worship are sites of powerful spiritual significance and human drama.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Earth's Sacred Wonders 180 min.

Many of the world’s best-known landmarks have been inspired by faith and today more worshippers than ever are flocking to these sacred places. For some, they’re sanctuaries for quiet contemplation. For others, they’re sites for astonishing acts of worship, dangerous challenges and extraordinary deeds of devotion. Discover what people do for faith in some of the most sacred places on Earth.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! House of the Divine 55 min.

Discover what people do for faith in some of the most stunning sacred places on Earth, from the Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali to Japan’s Nachi waterfall and the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Visions of the Divine 55 min.

From the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to Boudhanath stupa in Nepal, and Lalish in Iraq, discover what people do for faith in some of the most sacred places on Earth.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Alternate Endings: 6 New Ways to Die in America 68 min.

Directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s Axios), Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America offers a fascinating look at the varied ways Americans are choosing to celebrate life as it comes to an end. With attitudes about death and end-of-life choices rapidly changing, 2018 saw the first time more Americans chose cremation over more expensive burials, disrupting the $...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Faith Leaders as First and Second Responders 24 min.

Cantor Michael Shochet is a Senior Clergy at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA. Before he was ordained, he was a police officer in Baltimore where he experienced the trauma of having his partner shot in front of him. Today, in addition to serving his congregation, he also leads the Police Chaplain unit for Fairfax County, VA. He has been on call during such traumas as the Pentagon terror att...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Healing the Healers 100 min.

This series aims to support clergy, laity, social workers, first responders, and other spiritual care providers facing community-level trauma. Accompanied by written reflections and discussion guides written by scholars, clergy, and other experts, it provides insights into dealing with trauma in the short and long term, learning from trauma, and mourning and grief.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Heartbreak and Hope 20 Years After Tragedy 18 min.

Father Basil O’Sullivan is the parish priest in Dunblane, Scotland. In 1996, this was the site of a primary school shooting that killed sixteen children and one teacher. It remains the deadliest mass shooting in Great Britain thus far. Father O’Sullivan got in touch with the Sandy Hook community after the shooting. Here, he talks with Reverend Crebbin about his experience as a faith leader, Dunbla...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Looking Ahead and Moving Forward 18 min.

Expanding on the conversation he began in the first episode, Reverend Crebbin talks with another Newtown colleague, Reverend Kathie Adams-Shepherd, formerly of Newtown Episcopal Church, about her healing journey since the Sandy Hook School shooting. Reverend Adams-Shepherd discusses maintaining faith in the face of tragedy, and talks about how her experience in Newtown prepared her to serve her ne...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Newtown Faith Leaders Unite in Tragedy 20 min.

Reverend Matthew Crebbin talks with fellow Newtown clergy, Rabbi Shaul Praver, and Reverend Mel Kawakami, about their experiences as faith leaders during and after the Sandy Hook School shooting. They talk about the steps they have taken toward healing, and how the trauma and its impact on their lives, faith, and work continues.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019