In the last remaining Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan reincarnation is a way of life, but in recent years more and more children are claiming to be reincarnates forcing the Bhutanese government to step in.
As World Youth Day 2008 launches in Sydney, SBS Television will screen a new documentary series called My Generation. This six-part series puts Australian youth under the microscope to reveal what they really think and feel about the big issues; religion, politics, adulthood, housing and community engagement. In tonight's episode, convinced generation Y is losing its soul and suspicious that organised religion can't give it back to them, writer and director Ben Lucas sets out to discover the spiritual essence of our youth. Why are more young people turning away from religion and what, if any, are the consequences of this increasing trend?
Take a tour of Israel as the historic peace agreement with the Palestinians is being negotiated. See the daily lives and views of Jews, Palestinians and Christians at this time of change. Then, visit the ultra- Orthodox Jews of Jerusalem's Mea Sherim district, traditional fishermen on the Sea of Galilee and a Palestinian family who has lived in the occupied West Bank since 1967. Other highlights include Tel Aviv, the Red Sea resort of Eilat and Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.