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EARTH’S SACRED WONDERS

Airs Wednesdays, March 25 - April 8, 2020 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, March 26 - April 9 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 + PBS Video App

Buddhist Pagoda overlooking Nachi Waterfall, Japan.

Credit: Courtesy of SACRED WONDERS TEAM, BBC STUDIOS

Above: Buddhist Pagoda overlooking Nachi Waterfall, Japan.

This series is available to stream on demand before the broadcast with KPBS Passport.

Discover what people do for faith in some of the most stunning locations on Earth in this three-part series EARTH'S SACRED WONDERS. Many of the world’s best-known landmarks have been inspired by faith. Today, more worshippers than ever before flock to these sacred places.

EARTH'S SACRED WONDERS: Preview

Many of the world’s best-known landmarks have been inspired by faith and today more worshippers than ever are flocking to these sacred places. For some people they’re sanctuaries for quiet contemplation. For others, they’re sites for astonishing acts of worship, dangerous challenges and extraordinary deeds of devotion. Discover what people do for faith in some of the most sacred places on Earth.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “House Of The Divine” airs Wednesday, March 4 at 9:30 p.m. & March 25 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + March 26 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Meet a Muslim paramedic who helps fasting worshippers during Ramadan in Jerusalem. A Cambodian man risks his live to save his ancestral spirits from the jungle. A Buddhist warrior monk in China faces a test that will change his life forever.

More clips from this episode: The Night of Power at Al Aqsa / Climbing the Towers of Angkor Wat

Episode 1 Preview | House Of The Divine

Meet a Muslim paramedic who helps fasting worshippers during Ramadan in Jerusalem. A Cambodian man risks his live to save his ancestral spirits from the jungle. A Buddhist warrior monk in China faces a test that will change his life forever.

Episode 2: “Closer To The Divine” airs Wednesday, April 1 at 10 p.m. + Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Travel to Japan, where a Shinto devotee undertakes a grueling challenge at a sacred waterfall. A young Muslim helps re-plaster a mosque in Mali. At a New York City cathedral, an Episcopal priest brings people and their pets closer to God.

More clips from this episode: The Procession of Animals at St. John the Divine / The Great Mosque is Replastered

Episode 2 Preview | Closer To The Divine

Travel to Japan, where a Shinto devotee undertakes a grueling challenge at a sacred waterfall. A young Muslim helps re-plaster a mosque in Mali. At a New York City cathedral, an Episcopal priest brings people and their pets closer to God.

Episode 3: “Visions Of The Divine” airs Wednesday, April 8 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Follow a young Yazidi woman as she searches for salvation in Iraq. Meet an orthodox Christian who must deliver a holy flame into the hands of his bishop in Jerusalem. In Nepal, a Buddhist painter battles the elements to honor Buddha's birthday.

More clips from this episode: Balinese Hindus Hunt Demonic Spirits / The Mescalero Apache Coming of Age Ceremony

Episode 3 Preview | Visions Of The Divine

Follow a young Yazidi woman as she searches for salvation in Iraq. Meet an orthodox Christian who must deliver a holy flame into the hands of his bishop in Jerusalem. In Nepal, a Buddhist painter battles the elements to honor Buddha’s birthday.

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