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Sacred Journeys Premieres

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In an age when spiritual journeys are more popular than ever, author and scholar Bruce Feiler takes an unprecedented journey to some of the world’s most meaningful landscapes and religious pilgrimages.

Viewers in Southwest Ohio can now walk those paths with Feiler through a new six part series Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler, which premieres this Tuesday, Dec. 16.

“The most common theme in religion today is that everyone is on a journey,” Feiler said in a press release from WGBH. “In this series, we have a chance to experience that firsthand, and we invite viewers to ask their own questions as they travel with others to some of the holiest spots on earth. Religion, in many ways, is about the interplay of past and present. Journeys like this help keep that conversation alive.”

Here’s the rundown of episodes:

Lourdes
Dec. 16 at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

US military members visit the Catholic shrine of Lourdes in southwest France in search of healing.

Shikoku
Dec. 16 at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

The Island of Shikoku in Japan features a 750-mile Buddhist pilgrimage route, temples and shrines.

Jerusalem
Dec. 23 at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Jewish and Christian pilgrims visit Israel. The Jesus Trail, Sukkot and more are showcased.

Hajj
Dec. 23 at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Millions of pilgrims gather outside the city of Mecca for the annual five-day pilgrimage.

Kumbh Mela
Dec. 30 at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

The Kumbh Mela, the Hindu festival when pilgrims bathe where two sacred rivers meet, is explored.

Osun-Osogbo
Dec. 30 at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

African-American pilgrims attend an annual festival in honor of the Yoruba goddess Osun in Nigeria.