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An interesting Program on CBS (USA)

Dec 22, 2007 07:54 AM
by M K Ramadoss

The showing is Sunday, Dec. 23 (9:00-11:00 PM,ET/PT).

Here are highlights from the CBS press release that just came out yesterday:

"IN GOD'S NAME, a CBS primetime special produced in association with the
acclaimed French filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet, will explore the
complex questions of our time through the intimate thoughts and beliefs of
12 of the world's most influential spiritual leaders. These diverse and
powerful voices offer provocative, compelling and enlightening perspective
on myriad issues in our post-9/11 world, including the rise of terrorism,
fanaticism, intolerance and war. The two-hour special will be broadcast
Sunday, Dec. 23 (9:00-11:00 PM,ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"The 12 leaders featured in this special, in alphabetical order, are:

o Alexei II, Patriarch of Moscow and head of the Russian Orthodox Church

o Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi), a Hindu spiritual leader

o Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church

o The Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists

o Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, a prominent Shi'ite Muslim leader

o Bishop Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America and President of the Lutheran World Federation

o Michihisa Kitashirakawa, Jingu Daiguji (High Priest) of the Shinto Grand
Shrine of Ise

o Yona Metzger, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel

o Dr. Frank Page, President of the Southern Baptist Convention

o Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, Sheikh of Al-Azhar and a prominent Sunni Muslim

o Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar of the Akal Takht, the Sikhs' highest

o Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of

This CBS release comes with photos and captions of each of the 12 leaders:

Naudets, CBS go on pilgrimage, Docu features 12 leaders of faiths

Hollywood Reporter

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