You are here

Multifaith

To be multifaith is to feel an affinity with aspects of more than one religion, philosophy or world-view, and to believe that no one is superior to the others.

At the Death House Door

A film by Peter Gilbert and Steve James

At the Death House Door follows the remarkable career journey of Pastor Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous "Walls" prison unit in Huntsville, Texas. During that time he presided over 95 executions, including the very first lethal injection. After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of that fateful day.

Read more »

Baraka

A film by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson

Baraka is a breathtaking tour through six continents and 24 countries, which depicts the rhythms of man and nature and ways in which they live in harmony and violent discord. A glorious tone poem, the film cuts from solitary monks to crowded streets, from great temples and soaring landscapes to the dumps of Calcutta. The cumulative effect is moving, sobering and profoundly spiritual.

Read more »

The Battle For God

Fundamentalism has taken center stage as one of the most powerful forces in today's world, yet it remains incomprehensible to large numbers of people. In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong, author of the best-selling A History of God, brilliantly and sympathetically dissects how and why fundamentalist groups came into existence and what they yearn to accomplish.

Read more »

Belief Matters

A compilation of documentary shorts

Compassion and understanding are tenets of all faiths.  In today’s world, there is a universal call for tolerance, justice and charity.  In other words … Belief Matters.  Part of the Media that Matters collection, these documentary shorts showcase issues surrounding interfaith respect, human rights, and the environment.  The subjects of these short films express belief in the future, belief in others and belief in themselves.

Read more »

Beyond Belief

A film by Beth Murphy

"You choose your way into yourselves," is a most apt description of how two widowers manage their lives in the years following their husbands' deaths on planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11. They end up traveling to Afghanistan, where they meet with Afghani widowers. Both sides reach easily across the cultural barriers to share their similarities and, far more frequently, the vast cultural differences and inequities that often bring discord but, between these women, bring peace.

Read more »

The Calling

A film by Danny Alpert

The Calling is a groundbreaking two-part four-hour documentary series that will share the journeys of four young Americans - a Catholic, a Muslim, a Protestant and a Jew, who have decided to enter the clergy.

Read more »

Chant: Spirit in Sound

An audio meditation by Robert Gass

A multicultural exploration of old musical traditions, the Chant: Spirit in Sound CD set brings to life the remarkable world of traditional and contemporary chant.
Read more »

Compassion

Chants under the musical direction of Michael Fitzpatrick

In Kentucky, Abbey of Gesthemani Benedictine Monks and Drepung Loseling Monks descend into Mammoth Cave, the largest cave system in the world, and gather at the Furnace Mountain Zen Temple and the Abbey of Gethsemani to record authentic chants from their religious traditions.
Read more »

Crazy Dream

A film by Bob Richman, Kelly Sheehan and Kim Connell

Crazy Dream follows a multicultural group of African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Caucasian musicians on a mission as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. State Department.

Read more »

Doing Time, Doing Vipassana

A film by Ayelet Menahemi and Eilona Ariel

A decade ago, the Inspector General in New Delhi, India, decided to undertake major reforms of the Indian prison system. She asked for advice on how best to go about it and found her answer inside the Tihar Prison through an ancient Indian system of meditation called Vipassana, which was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2,500 years ago. Doing Time, Doing Vipassana is a very moving documentary that focuses on interviews with a number of Tihar Prison inmates as they experience life before, during and after a Vipassana course.
Read more »

Pages

Subscribe to Multifaith