PBS is airing a new series called “God in America” on October 11-13 at 9 p.m. (EST). According to the website, the series explores these key questions:
How has religious belief shaped American history? What role have religious ideas and spiritual experience played in shaping the social, political and cultural life of what has become the world’s most religiously diverse nation?
“God in America” is a six-hour series, “interweaving documentary footage, historical dramatization and interviews with religious historians,” scheduled to air over three consecutive nights.
The series’ scope is broad and includes the post-Civil War years during which Christian Science was first introduced through the teachings and writings of Mary Baker Eddy.
“God in America” on PBS is part of a larger campaign intended to “deepen public understanding of religion and spiritual experience in the life of the nation by encouraging the public to explore the history of their own religious communities and their individual spiritual journeys.”
Toward that end, Sacred Space International (a Chicago-based nonprofit organization) is presenting a tour of sacred spaces October 9-10 (in Atlanta, Boston, New York, New Orleans, Santa Fe and Portland, OR) and October 16-17 (in San Francisco and Chicago). The Mother Church — the worldwide headquarters of Christian Science — is one of the spaces on this tour.
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
Tune in to your PBS station beginning Monday, October 11, at 9 p.m. Eastern.