Saturday, January 16, 2010

Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims

On December 18th I posted an announcement about the new documentary recently released by the Baptist Center for Ethics ( I had the opportunity to see it Sunday, January 3rd, on our local ABC station, KMIZ-17. It is an excellent documentary and addresses the ways in which people of differing faiths can have constructive dialogue and positive relationships.

Robert Parham, Executive Director of the Baptist Center for Ethics, has been talking about the fact that a few ABC-TV stations have buried the documentary in the dead zone between 12 midnight and 5:00 a.m., a time when nobody watches television. He indicated that one such station was KABC-TV, the Los Angeles station, which aired the program on Jan. 9 at 2:00 a.m. In spite of the time frame, movie actor Denzel Washington referred positively on Thursday to "Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims" on "106 and Park," a show on Black Entertainment Television.

Check out Robert's article here. Denzel Washington went on to talk about his faith. His comments were a great, unsolicited endorsement for the documentary. If you have not seen it check with your local ABC affiliate or contact for information regarding how you can purchase it to share with your church or community group.

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