Christ is Risen! Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Pascha

Aired 2012-13. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by the Greek Orthodox Church Witness the Orthodox Christian Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Pascha in the community of St. Nicholas Church in Flushing, NY, recorded live on Pascha 2011.  At midnight, Archbishop Demetrios proclaimed "Christ is Risen!" to the thousands of faithful who gathered both inside and outside the beautiful Church. Following is the Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection witness.


Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Aired 2012-13. Presented by the National Council of Churches; Produced by the Presbyterian Church USA In the United States more than 30,000 people are killed every year by gun violence and the disaster caused by gun violence is seen in almost every community. We may hear briefly about the victims and survivors of these shootings, but what happens after the media attention moves on and the wider public becomes numb to "just another shooting"? Drawing upon conversations with lawmakers, emergency room chaplains and surgeons, survivors and victims' families, former ATF officials, police officers, community leaders and others, "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence" shared the story of how Gun Violence impacts individuals and communities and examined the "ripple effect" that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community, and a society.

Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternatives

Aired 2011-12 on ABC and both 2012-13 and 2013-14 on NBC. Produced by Third Way Media, National Council of Churches USA and InnerAttainment TV The rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the associated use of terrorism as a weapon of choice have reshaped how many people view Islam generally and their Muslim neighbors in particular.  Meanwhile, the memory of the Christian cross as a battle symbol invokes fear in Muslim extremists and moderates alike.  Adherents of these two religions, both springing from the same birthplace, are experiencing a renewed polarization.

Yet both groups contain a long history of emphasizing peace, tolerance and understanding. These threads of peace get drowned out in the cacophony of images and sounds offered by the media.  In this program, we were reminded of the role of peace in both camps.  We met Christians and Muslims, sometimes working together, sometimes separately, who had dedicated their lives to keeping alive the flame of peace that burns in both faiths.'

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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.


Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

Aired 2011-12. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by the Greek Orthodox Church This program offered the viewer an opportunity to witness portions of the services leading to Orthodox Christian Pascha, featuring highlights of Holy and Great Week and focused on the deeply moving and ancient services that recount the Gospel narrative leading to the death and the Resurrection of Christ.  A beautiful narration explained the symbolism and relevance of the services and guides us through the week. Videotaped at Greek Orthodox Churches in New York, including the magnificent Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the climax of the program was the procession to the exterior of the Cathedral on Holy Saturday where Archbishop Demetrios of America proclaimed the Gospel of the Resurrection and lead the faithful in the joyous hymn, "Christ is Risen!"

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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