Travel the world on unprecedented journeys in this new PBS series, Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler, and explore the future of faith this December. Each hour-long episode follows modern-day pilgrims on a private spiritual journey, and is replete with deeply personal stories and moving encounters with sacred traditions. Viewers are transported to unique landscapes, exploring different belief systems and traditions. Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler presents a comprehensive picture of the practice of pilgrimage in its varied expressions around the globe, over thousands of years. This promises to be a dynamic television event for a time when so many are looking for purpose and meaning in their lives and in the world around them.
There are six episodes in the series. It travels to Lourdes, France where wounded warriors seek healing waters of Lourdes. Shikoku, Japan where pilgrims walk an 870-mile trail, visiting 88 temples. Jerusalem, Israel where pilgrims pray in the most sacred city in the world. Mecca, Saudi Arabia where pilgrims journey on the Hajj to these Muslim holy lands. Allahabad, India where pilgrims gather to purify themselves on the banks of the Ganges at the Kumbh Mela. Osun-Osogbo, Nigeria where pilgrims attend an annual festival celebrating the Yoruba Goddess Osun.