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I Believe You: Faiths’ Response to Intimate Partner Violence, an extraordinary interfaith documentary that explores the stories of survivors of abuse and the response of faith groups to address their needs, begins airing on ABC affiliated stations in January 2011. I Believe You: Faiths’ Response to Intimate Partner Violence is made possible in part by the generous support of Odyssey Networks, National Council of Churches USA, Women of the ELCA and the ELCA Justice for Women program.
Faith in Action: Young People Making a DifferenceAired September - December 2010. Young people are often at the forefront of social change so this program takes a look at how they are creating change today in a world of conflict, poverty and social inequality. The special visits Artsbridge, a conflict resolution leadership program that brings Israeli and Palestinian high school students together to inspire dialogue. Each July, students are invited to Boston, Mass. to collaborate on an art project. Part of the collaboration is meant to encourage new ways of communicating with one another. The program's founder, Debbie Nathan, is a mental health counselor and art therapist who wanted to start a program that would help young people living in conflict.
Ready to ForgiveAired October 18 - December 13, 2009. Through twenty years of war, the Acholi people of Northern Uganda endured rape, torture and child abduction. Thousands died. Many were displaced in squalid camps. Others are still missing. Despite all of this, the Acholi are united in a belief that the only real solution is reconciliation and forgiveness. They are ready to forgive. This program is hosted by Rwandan genocide survivor and author of Left to Tell, Immaculée IlibagizaNative Nations: Standing Together for Civil RightsMost recently aired on NBC television network affiliate stations May 3 - November 1, 2009. Native Nations, hosted by Peter Coyote, chronicles the American Indians' struggle for civil rights, and the creation of the National Indian Lutheran Board to raise funds and awareness for that struggle. From the controversy surrounding the 1862 trial when 38 Dakota Sioux were executed in the largest single-day mass hanging in United States history, to the confrontation of the 1960s when many Indian tribes joined together to speak out with a unified voice, Native Nations tells the story of standing together for sovereignty, justice and civil rights.Uganda: Ready to ForgivePreviously aired on NBC affiliate stations starting December 2, 2007 through May 2, 2008, and on the Hallmark Channel, December 23, 2007. Even though the Acholi people of Northern Uganda live in a war zone, packed into crowded camps, they can teach the rest of the world a lesson about forgiveness. Join us for an hour-long trip into faith, forgiveness and reconciliation. This is an African story of grace, highlighting the Acholi people’s tradition of Mato Oput or “drinking the bitter herbs.” This program is hosted by Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculée Ilibagiza.Davey and Goliath's Snowboard ChristmasPreviously aired on the Hallmark Channel. Davey and Goliath’s Snowboard Christmas is an action-packed holiday special that is perfect for the whole family. Through the magic of stop-motion animation, we follow Davey and his talking dog, Goliath, on an exciting snowboarding adventure. During this adventure Davey learns some dazzling snowboard maneuvers. He also learns some very important lessons about the real meaning of Christmas and about understanding and respect for people who are different than he is.Introducing Jesus of NazarathPreviously aired on ABC affiliate stations and the Hallmark Channel. Join gifted pastor, theologian and Grace Matters radio host Peter Marty as he travels through the Holy Land in this expanded broadcast version of Introducing Jesus of Nazareth (originally produced for Mosaic Television). Journey where Jesus walked, from Nazareth and Bethlehem to Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan Valley, the Mount of Transfiguration, and finally to Jerusalem. Introducing Jesus of Nazareth, presented on ABC television by the National Council of Churches through the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, is a straightforward, concise retelling of the gospel story told against a backdrop of breathtaking scenes from the Holy Land.Joy to the WorldPreviously aired on ABC affiliate stations the and the Hallmark Channel. Joy to the World is a one-hour Christmas television special produced by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission.This Holy NightPreviously aired on the CBS television network and the Hallmark Channel. A Christmas Eve liturgical service held from The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Luke, in Chicago, IL in December 2002. The program is a classic Christmas Eve service emphasizing music (including brass & string instruments, an adult choir, a children’s choir and a jazz ensemble.) Saint Luke is one of the largest ELCA congregations in the Chicago area. It has a membership that is rich in multicultural diversity and encompasses a variety in both age and gender.Glory to God Alone: The Life of J.S. BachPreviously aired on the Hallmark Channel. Glory to God Alone: The Life of J. S. Bach, is a award winning introduction to the great composer featuring scenes from Eisenach, Ohrdruf, Weimar, Kothen, Muhlhausen and of course, Leipzig and showcases insights from noted J. S. Bach scholars Christoph Wolff, Robin Leaver and guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening.Oh Davey! History of the Davey and Goliath television seriesPreviously aired on ABC affiliate stations. A one-hour Davey and Goliath documentary, "Oh Davey ... History of the Davey and Goliath Television Series," produced by the ELCA for broadcast on ABC television local affiliates, was aired in the fall of 2004.Hunger No MoreA documentary that aired in 2004 on ABC-TV affiliates, takes an unflinching look at the persistent problem of hunger in the 21st century - and offers solutions. Find more information about this program on the National Council of Churches Web site, where you can also download a study guide. Order a DVD or VHS copy from Mennonite Media.Davey and Goliath "Happy Easter"Davey and Goliath Happy Easter, the classic, restored 30 minute special from 1967. Davey copes with the sudden death of his beloved Grandmother Hansen and learns why Easter is such an important celebration.