Religion Shows

My God

My God

Host Chris Nichol meets a series of guests for an animated discussion about life, God, the universe and what drives us forward.
50 Episodes
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The Naked Pilgrim

The Naked Pilgrim

Brian Sewell, Britain's most famous and best-loved art critic and historian, makes the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. His remarkable journey is at turns moving and hilarious.
6 Episodes
TVF Media
Who Wrote the New Testament?

Who Wrote the New Testament?

Using interviews with biblical scholars with varying views as well as examinations of historical artefacts, the series uncovers what is currently known about the history behind the New Testament.
3 Episodes
Reel
Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.
2 Episodes
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The Last Templar

The Last Templar

An ancient decoder has been stolen from a collection of Vatican art. When an archaeologist discovers its connection to the history of the Knights Templar she enlists the help of a detective to find it before it falls into the wrong hands.
2 Episodes
Reel
101 East

101 East

Bold, untold stories from across Asia and the Pacific. 101 East is Al Jazeera's in-depth current affairs program from the world's most populated region.
1 Episode
Al Jazeera
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
1 Episode
BBC
Secret Lives of Women

Secret Lives of Women

Examine the little-known, fringe subcultures of some women in America. It includes wide-ranging themes, from shopaholics, to plastic surgery, eating disorders and sex.
1 Episode
Via Vision
Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Assessing opinion in the Middle East two years on from the start of the Arab Spring.
1 Episode
BBC
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
1 Episode
ANYDOKO

Religion Episodes

Pope apologises for Catholic Church crimes

Pope apologises for Catholic Church crimes

Pope Francis apologised for the 'scandal and betrayal' of Catholic priests' sexual exploitation of children around the world on August 26 in Dublin, Ireland.
1min
TRT World
Pope Francis 'excited' by Ireland visit

Pope Francis 'excited' by Ireland visit

The Pope has expressed hope his visit to Ireland will help grow unity and reconciliation among Christians on the island.
1min
Press Association
Can Macron's 'Islam of France' succeed?

Can Macron's 'Islam of France' succeed?

For over a century France has been a secular society - keeping religion and politics separate. Now President Macron says he wants to create a national brand of Islam.
26mins
News, ,
TRT World
The Naked Pilgrim - Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

On horseback now, Brian arrives at the end of his pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, in time for the climactic celebrations of St James's day.
23mins
TVF Media
The Naked Pilgrim - Burgos, Fromista, Leon

Burgos, Fromista, Leon

The Camino de Santiago has now taken Brian deep into northern Spain. He explores the role of St James as Matamoros ('Moor-slayer') while puzzling over the highly fretted interior of Burgos cathedral.
21mins
TVF Media
The Naked Pilgrim - Roncesvalles, Bermeo, Guernica, Bilbao

Roncesvalles, Bermeo, Guernica, Bilbao

Brian crosses the Pyrenees on the Camino de Santiago and passes from France into northern Spain. Hurrying through Navarre and rather regretting a choppy fishing trip, he finally finds refuge in the stunning Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao.
24mins
TVF Media
The Naked Pilgrim - Bordeaux, Poitiers, Lourdes

Bordeaux, Poitiers, Lourdes

What does one do in Bordeaux? One drinks too much red wine of course; never let it be said that Brian Sewell is afraid of cliche. In Poitiers the relic-ante is upped once again, and then Brian takes a detour to the great pilgrimage site, Lourdes.
24mins
TVF Media
The Naked Pilgrim - Chartres, Pons, Orleans

Chartres, Pons, Orleans

Brian begins the official pilgrimage route through northern France, stopping to visit cathedrals at Chartres and Orleans, pondering the significance of holy relics in Christian history.
25mins
TVF Media
The Naked Pilgrim - Paris

Paris

The pilgrimage begins in Paris, where Brian's attention is caught by the stained glass in the Sainte Chapelle, Byzantinesque architecture at the Sacre-Coeur and the 'point zero' of the Camino de Santiago outside Notre Dame Cathedral.
23mins
TVF Media
Mormon church, Boy Scouts to cut ties after a century

Mormon church, Boy Scouts to cut ties after a century

The Mormon church ends its century-long relationship with the Boy Scouts to focus on its own youth leadership and development program as the social views of the organizations move apart.
1min
Reuters
ANYDOKO Shorts - The Batu Caves

The Batu Caves

A must-visit when travelling to Malaysia.
1min
ANYDOKO
Secret Lives of Women - Extreme Beliefs

Extreme Beliefs

When Tamara speaks to her congregation about redemption, she talks from experience. The pastor was once a member of a notorious street gang and found herself in prison, where she found God and turned her life around.
44mins
Via Vision
The Daniel Project

The Daniel Project

Is prophecy after prophecy from biblical texts unfolding before our eyes? Jeremy Hitchen looks back thousands of years to investigate the plausibility of ancient visions.
85mins
Studio Scotland
Visions of Paradise

Visions of Paradise

Why do cults continue to attract people in the 21st Century? Visions of Paradise looks at our need to belong and find purpose and meaning in life and presents a timely warning on how that can lead to fundamentalist thinking.
44mins
Ronin
Chasing God

Chasing God

This film tackles the eternal question: Why do humans believe in a Higher Power?
53mins
Ronin
Ancient Megastructures - St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

When the Great Fire of 1666 destroyed St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a Royal Commission turned to 35-year old astronomer, Christopher Wren, to rebuild it.
50mins
History, , ,
Reel
Angels

Angels

We tend to think of angels as the white-winged, halo-headed characters from the Bible, and with good reason. We discover why angels have a central role in so many cultures and look at how angels pervade everyday life.
52mins
Reel
Who Wrote the New Testament? - What is the Truth?

What is the Truth?

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Were they the men who wrote the four gospels?
52mins
Reel
Who Wrote the New Testament? - Whose Truth was the Truth?

Whose Truth was the Truth?

How heresies emerged, the literature that was produced and the dangers they posed to the early church.
51mins
Reel
Ancient Megastructures - The Alhambra

The Alhambra

The most impressive monument to Muslim engineering in the Western world, the Alhambra towers over Granada in southern Spain. Discover how it was built and why.
50mins
History, , , ,
Reel
The Devil We Know

The Devil We Know

From the Bible to Rock & Roll and the internet, this engaging new documentary sheds new light on the Prince of Darkness through his manifestations in the arts and popular culture.
48mins
Reel
Who Wrote the New Testament? - Maintaining the Truth

Maintaining the Truth

Examines the letters of the New Testament and how through correspondences with the churches of the Mediterranean, Christianity spread out of its homeland.
51mins
Reel
The Last Templar - The Last Templar - Part 1

The Last Templar - Part 1

An ancient decoder has been stolen from a collection of Vatican art. When an archaeologist discovers its connection to the Knights Templar she enlists the help of a detective to find it before it falls into the wrong hands.
83mins
Reel
The Last Templar - The Last Templar - Part 2

The Last Templar - Part 2

An ancient decoder has been stolen from a collection of Vatican art. When an archaeologist discovers its connection to the Knights Templar she enlists the help of a detective to find it before it falls into the wrong hands.
83mins
Reel
Silence in the House of God

Silence in the House of God

Investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control, the film shows the face of evil that can lurk behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions.
107mins
Madman
In Bob We Trust

In Bob We Trust

Beloved of the bereft and abandoned Father Bob Maguire, the irreverent philosopher and working class hero, eschews the collar and piousness of his own religion.
102mins
Religion, , ,
Madman
Jesus Camp

Jesus Camp

Evangelical Christians believe that Christian youth need to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of their religious movement, so kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in "God's army."
85mins
Madman
Faith Connections

Faith Connections

Filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to the Kumbh Mela, one of the world's most extraordinary religious events. There, he encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, some facing an inextricable dilemma; to embrace the world or to renounce it.
122mins
Madman
American, The Bill Hicks Story

American, The Bill Hicks Story

Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of America and modern life head on.
102mins
Biography, , , ,
Madman
The Francis Effect

The Francis Effect

A critical and in-depth look at how one man has quickly changed the face of Catholicism at a moment when no one really expected it.
72mins
Janson Media
The New World Pope

The New World Pope

Francis: The Pope From the New World unveils the personality, passion and extraordinary faith of the new Pope.
52mins
Religion, , ,
Janson Media
Missing in the Land of The Gods

Missing in the Land of The Gods

Like thousands of other young people Ryan Chambers travelled to India for experience and adventure. But Ryan never returned home.
82mins
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The Unlikely Pilgrims

The Unlikely Pilgrims

A documentary psychodrama, set along a beautiful medieval pilgrimage
90mins
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My God - Llew Summers

Llew Summers

Sculptor Llew Summers talks to Chris Nichol about his own life-long, unconventional Christian faith, his works celebrating the value and dignity of the human body, and his understanding of a very human Jesus.
29mins
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My God - Dierdre Drysdale

Dierdre Drysdale

Deirdre Drysdale, a member of the New Zealand Spiritualist Church, talks to Chris Nichol about communicating with spirits, life after death, and the seven guiding principles of Spiritualism.
29mins
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My God - Wynton Rufer

Wynton Rufer

New Zealand's most famous soccer player Wynton Rufer talks to Chris Nichol about his glittering career, being 'born again' , and how prayer and fellowship sustain his relationship with God.
29mins
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My God - Sister Loyola Galvin

Sister Loyola Galvin

Sister Loyola Galvin, last year's Gardener of The Year, talks to Chris Nichol about a life fully lived, her passion for compost and the spiritual value of gardening.
29mins
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My God - John Sinclair

John Sinclair

Documentary maker John Sinclair talks to Chris Nichol about his journey from committed Christian to comfortable agnostic, from middle class Christchurch to a fulfilling life in the Calcutta slums.
29mins
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My God - Winnie Laban

Winnie Laban

Former MP, Winnie Laban talks to Chris Nichol about her upbringing, her values and her passion for social justice.
29mins
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My God - Nooroa Kippenberger

Nooroa Kippenberger

Nooroa Kippenberger, a member of Sukyo Mahikari, a relatively new religion originating in Japan. She talks to Chris Nichol about giving and receiving God's light and how her faith helps her understand her past, present and future.
29mins
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My God - Jo Seagar

Jo Seagar

This week on My God, Jo Seagar talks to presenter Chris Nichol about her love of sharing 'real' food, overcoming personal heartache, and the Anglican beliefs that sustain her.
29mins
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My God - Ray Avery

Ray Avery

Scientist and 2010 New Zealander of the Year Ray Avery talks to Chris Nichol about a life long search for love and belonging and a place to call home.
29mins
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My God - Steve Abel

Steve Abel

Musician Steve Abel talks to Chris Nichol about crafting songs, the transience of life and the relationship of humans to the Earth.
30mins
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My God - Manuka Henare

Manuka Henare

Auckland University's associate dean of Maori and Pacific Development, Manuka Henare, talks to Chris Nichol about his Catholic faith, being a tribal person and living comfortably with contradictions.
29mins
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My God - Joanne Harvey

Joanne Harvey

Scientist Joanne Harvey talks to Chris Nichol about why she finds it easy to bring her belief in God into harmony with her scientific approach to the world.
29mins
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My God - Bronwyn McFarlane

Bronwyn McFarlane

Head of the Salvation Army's Family Tracing Unit talks to Chris Nichol about the pain of loss and abandonment and the joy of reconciliation.
29mins
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My God - Nandor Tanczos

Nandor Tanczos

New Zealand's first Rastafarian MP Nandor Tanczos talks to Chris Nichol about making sense of his life through the lens of his Rastafarian faith.
30mins
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My God - Victoria Greenwich Brown

Victoria Greenwich Brown

This week on My God Victoria talks to presenter Chris Nichol about the influences which led her to become a wiccan, adapting wiccan rituals for New Zealand's seasons and overcoming stereotypes about witches.
30mins
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