Documentaries on religion and morality?
May 27, 2011 9:43 AM Subscribe
Suggestions, please, for provocative, informative, hilarious, and/or disturbing documentaries about religion and social/moral/ethical issues?
posted by devotion+doubt to education (24 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be teaching a brand-new-to-me course on religion and moral issues to college undergraduates. It's probably going to be a mostly thematic approach, and I'd love to include perspectives from religions other than Christianity, but I'm also okay with just sort of a vaguely "religious" approach to the issues.
I'd like to find a few good films to supplement the lectures and texts and to provoke some good discussion. Documentaries are probably my best bet. I had in mind something like "Faces of the Enemy
" (I haven't seen that yet, but it's been recommended).
Some of the topics we'll be covering include:
- capital punishment
- same-sex marriage
- animal rights
- global warming
- war and terrorism
...and general moral/ethical issues. Ideally there should be some (vague is ok) connection with religious issues/perspectives.
Have you seen any films on these issues that have really stuck with you?