Journey into Action: Helping Hands in the Economic Crisis

Aired 2011-12. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by Trinity Wall Street During these troubled economic times, one surprising and often overlooked aspect of recovery is how Episcopal churches are helping people get back on their feet. Travel with Trinity Wall Street’s senior religion correspondent Jim Melchiorre to see the vital presence of local churches in communities hit hard by the downturn, and how a powerful spirit of hope keeps people moving ahead. From the inner city to organic farms, to the Great Plains, to our neighbors across the sea, the church next door is doing what sometimes feels next to impossible – changing lives for the better.



Christmas Angels: ecumenical segments from UCC, ELCA, Episcopal

Aired 2011-12. Christmas AngelsPresented by the National Council of Churches USA; produced by the United Church of Christ

On a day when children all over the country will unwrap their gifts, one group of young people gave a special gift to the nation through a holiday TV special called Christmas Angels. The musical special celebrated Christmas through the music and memories of youth from different Christian denominations across the United States.

Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later

Aired 2011-12. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by the Presbyterian ChurchUSA "You have to remember one thing when you drive through my city: behind every broken window...behind every boarded up empty house...There is a family trying to come home.” Wanda was one of the thousands of families left homeless or displaced following Hurricane Katrina. Five years later, some of these families were still trying to return home. The most destructive hurricane in U.S. history inspired a movement that brought thousands of volunteers from all over the world —taking leave from their jobs, their families— to work alongside families and communities desperately trying to return home. The documentary, "Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later," gave insight into the relationships between volunteers and hurricane survivors and included stories of how they have touched each other’s lives.


The Conscientious Objector

Aired 2011-12. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church The true story of Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who overcame ridicule for his refusal to carry a weapon, then distinguished himself as a fearless saver of lives on the battle fields of the Pacific during WWII. In one of the battles for Okinawa, unarmed and unprotected Doss saved the lives of 75 wounded men as well as that of his commanding officer, dragging them one at a time in the face of certain death to a cliff side where he lowered each of them by rope to the camp below. Some of the GI's he saved including his Captain, were those who had mistreated him, but his unselfishness and concern for their lives won him the respect of the Army and our Nation which awarded him The Congressional Medal of Honor.

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