The Calling is a two-part four-hour documentary series produced by The Kindling Group and Daniel Alpert. The series shares the journeys of a small group of extraordinary Americans from different faith traditions - a Catholic, a Muslim, a Protestant and a Jew, who have decided to enter the clergy.
An in-depth exploration of modern faith from the perspectives of its future leaders, The Calling begins with the subjects' first steps across the threshold of their academies, follows them through years of study and training, and continues into their early practice as ordained religious professionals.
The Calling will air December 20 and December 21, 2010, on PBS Independent Lens. Check your local listings.
The Calling’s companion national digital and community engagement campaign, What’s Your Calling? (WYC), explores the notion of “calling” from both religious and secular perspectives through a variety of rich media and written commentary. Through this content and user commentary, WYC engages participants in conversations about why and how people are following their “calls”, seeking to make the world a better place through art, politics, business, music, aid, sports, medicine, philanthropy, media, religious leadership, and beyond. WYC will also provide participants with opportunities to take action around the issues and causes they feel called to by connecting with WYC partner organizations that focus on service and leadership.
How To Donate
All donations for the production and distribution of The Calling are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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For More Information
For more information, you can contact Danny Alpert, the Executive Producer, at:
The Kindling Group
1222 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Hartley Film Foundation, Inc.
Westport, CT 06880Â