How was it possible that the holocaust ever happened? With access to extraordinary new material from Lithuania including an interview with a member of the Nazi killing squads, this program examines how the Nazis could commit acts which have caused estimates of how low humans can sink to be altered forever.
Leading British lawyer and committed Catholic Cherie Blair investigates Christianity over the last 100 years and explores its future prospects. In the final episode of this major series on alternative views of the history of Christianity, Cherie examines the challenges to Christianity posed by the trauma of war and political oppression in the 20th century, which culminated in the genocide of the Jews in the Holocaust.
Poland was to become the epicentre of Nazi brutality, the place were Nazism achieved its purest and most bestial form. This is the story of the first two years of the Nazi occupation of Poland and the vicious power battles between the Nazi barons.
This film tells the story of how Science, which had at first been championed by the Christian church, now threatens to make Christianity redundant.
Hitler admired one country more than any other, Great Britain. His favourite film was the Bengal lancers which told the story of the British in India. In Mien Kampf he spoke of expanding German territory to the East. How was it possible then that in 1939 he ended up fighting the one country that he had started out wanting as an ally, Great Britain, and allied to the one country he had intended to take land from, Russia?
This film tells the story of how Christianity became the world's largest religion, revealing that the worldwide success today of Christianity is not the result of Western missionary zeal.
If the Germans are famous for one quality it is efficiency. Yet the Nazi administration of Germany during the 1930's was characterised by radical chaos.
Nearly five centuries ago a vast religious revolution gripped Western Europe. The Reformation split the medieval Church asunder, breaking it into competing Catholic and Protestant factions.
How was it possible that a cultured nation at the heart of Europe ever allowed Hitler and the Nazi party to come to power?
What part did football really play in South Africa during Apartheid? This program revisits the collision of race, sport and politics through the lives of three very different men and their struggle to end Apartheid.
Filmed before, during and after his final days on the High Court of Australia, this Compass documentary about former Justice of the High Court, Michael Kirby, explores the personal, moral and spiritual convictions of one of Australia's most compassionate thinkers and incisive legal minds.
It's the final episode of The Mission and as their first year draws to a close the three Nigerian Fathers continue their roller coaster ride of faith, dedication and culture shock. For the Tassie priests working with them it is difficult to accept what they offer, but for the communities they are reaching out to, there are inspiring surprises and even dangerous encounters in store.
In part three, it's six months into The Mission and the three Nigerian missionaries are finding themselves part of a Tasmanian Catholic community looking for solutions to churches closing down, congregations dying out and no priestly vocations.
In episode two, it's now well into the fourth month of The Mission and the Nigerian priests are all struggling with the demands of Australian life, homesickness, and confronting the reality of a Church in decline. And not everyone is getting along, so with new housemates to contend with life isn't getting any easier.
The Mission is a four-part documentary series by the team who produced the extremely popular series The Abbey for Compass. The Mission is the story of missionaries in reverse, as three young Nigerian Catholic priests, who haven't volunteered, who have never left Africa before, are sent to save Tasmania's struggling Church. But can they fulfil The Mission?
Through the personal stories of eminent and ordinary Australians this program explores how the Second Vatican Council changed Catholic life and why.
Professor Sidney Bloch takes his teenage son to South Africa to confront his guilt for colluding with Apartheid.
This Compass special travels 400 years back through time to a defining moment in the stormy relationship between religion and science, authority and free thought. It goes back to the trial and condemnation of Galileo, an Italian philosopher, astronomer and scientist, convicted of heresy for publishing ideas that changed the way we think about the universe.
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