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Oprah Winfrey Presents: Belief

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Nonjudgmental doc explores faith, spirituality in America.

TV OWN Reality TV 2015
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This engaging series offers viewers an opportunity to hear from a diverse cross-section of people who live according to different spiritual belief systems. While some of them are guided by established Judeo-Christian-based religions, others discuss how the tenants of Hinduism, Sufism, Buddhism, Islam, and other religions influence their lives. It also shows how participating in athletic activities, playing music, performing dangerous rituals such as land jumping, and even attending events such as Burning Man offer meaning, comfort, and peace to people around the world.

It's nonjudgmental, despite the fact that the overall series is produced to reflect Oprah's view on spirituality. Meanwhile, the pilgrimages to international locales and discussions about world beliefs are interesting. But it's the focus on the individual choices people make to follow their spiritual callings that makes it compelling. The messages presented here are positive and powerful and remind us that, despite our differences, we are all connected.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 18, 2015
  • Cast: Oprah Winfrey
  • Network: OWN
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 26, 2022

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