Exclusive global CNN documentary 'God's Warriors' examines religion, power and politics

Exclusive global CNN documentary 'God's Warriors' examines religion, power and politics

MUMBAI: Protestors who kill for their religious beliefs. "Patriot Pastors" who seek to change American culture through the ballot box. Zealots who target prime ministers and presidents with assassination for "subverting God‘s will."

Parents who reject science education in conflict with their religious principles. Suicide martyrs who are revered as iconic heroes. These are "God‘s Warriors" of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. They see contemporary society as corrupt and view themselves as the front line of defense in a battle for cultural supremacy and political power. They are changing the world.

CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour journeyed to eight countries over eight months to report for God‘s Warriors, an exclusive global CNN documentary about the global phenomenon of religious fervor upon politics, culture and public life . During six hours broadcast over three consecutive nights, CNN will reveal how "God‘s Warriors" want to bring religion back from the periphery to the center of public life ? and how far they are willing to go to transform modern society.

God‘s Warriors includes thought-provoking interviews with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter; the late Rev. Jerry Falwell in his last television interview; Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Muslim women‘s rights advocate; Yehuda Etzion, a founder of the Israeli settlement movement; and Israeli President Shimon Peres.

A companion website to God‘s Warriors offers users show excerpts from the documentary, an audio podcast and an exclusive video diary that goes behind-the-scenes. This online content will be available at http://edition.cnn.com/godswarriorsopk . The podcast will also be available for download from iTunes.

Airtimes: India Standard Times

August 22 - 24 daily at 1830


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