Charismatic vicar Pete Owen Jones takes a year-long journey of epic proportions as he travels the world to explore the shocking, bizarre and often dangerous rituals practised by some of the world's major religions and tribes. Tonight, Jones explores diverse faiths in South Korea, Vietnam, China and Japan.
Peter Owen Jones continues his year-long odyssey with a trip to Latin America. He starts in Mexico at the shrine of Saint Death, a saint much loved by criminals and the down and out. Later in Rio, he visits a nightmarish prison where the prisoners' woes are alleviated by Father Marcos, a charismatic pastor who drives out evil spirits.
Our world is changing at a faster pace than ever before. The rate of adopting new ideas is doubling every decade and the intervals between discoveries keeps getting shorter. In this fascinating documentary presenter Liz Bonnin meets the pioneers, including scientists, entrepreneurs and inventors, who are helping to shape tomorrow's world.
Cult - The word alone inspires feelings of frightening intensity, from fear and loathing to ecstatic, even murderous devotion. From the dawn of history to the age of Al Qaeda and Aum Shinrikyo, cults have shaken and shaped the fate of empires and the lives of countless men, women and children. Cults are a force of such elemental power in society that they are studied and monitored by institutions from the National Institutes of Health and the Vatican to the FBI. But what are they? Where do cults come from? Why do they persist? Why do we fear them - and should we?
Martin Luther's attack on the all powerful Catholic Church was a knife to the heart of an empire that had endured for over a thousand years. Nailing his treatise to the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral, this previously obscure German monk changed the world forever, unleashing forces that plunged Europe into war and chaos. But Luther would do more than revolutionise the Church, he offered the Christian world a new vision of man's relationship with God and, in turn, redefined man's relationship with authority in general.