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The Crescent and the Cross : Can Christians Coexist with Muslims in Pakistan? / Journeyman Pictures (Firm).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorJourneyman Pictures (Great Britain)
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2010.
Description1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Can Christians Coexist with Muslims in Pakistan?
Contents Death Sentence for Blasphemy (1:11) -- Pakistani Struggles (1:13) -- Status of Pakistani Christians (1:27) -- Divisions in Gojra (2:04) -- Attack on Gojra Christians (1:54) -- Gojra After Violence (3:18) -- Extremist Muslim Minority (0:59) -- Christian Festival (2:54) -- History of Christianity in Pakistan (2:16) -- Christian and Muslim Harmony (2:01) -- Ambivalence of Christian Pakistani (1:06) -- Becoming an Islamic Republic (2:14) -- Marginalized Christians (2:45) -- Zia-ul-Haq (2:13) -- Blasphemy Law (2:24) -- Bishop's Suicide Protest (2:08) -- Family's Regrets over Suicide (1:53) -- Politics of Blasphemy Law (1:55) -- Culture and Law (2:48) -- Segregation (1:49) -- Church, State and Pakistan (3:08) -- Departure of Middle-Class Christians (2:00) -- Goan Musical Culture (1:59) -- Television Station (2:43) -- Signs of Hope for Reconciliation. (2:39) -- John Joseph's Legacy (1:03) -- Credits: The Crescent and the Cross: Can Christians Coexist with Muslims in Pakistan? (0:49)
Abstract This topical documentary tells of Pakistan's relatively unknown three million Christians. In 1998, Bishop John Joseph shot himself in the head in protest against the blasphemy law. The law is wide-ranging and demands punishments up to the death penalty for anyone deemed to have insulted Islam. While many Christians are able to practice their faith freely, the law remains a vital means of Pakistan's constitutional discrimination today. Nevertheless, most Christians in Pakistan realize it's not a matter of Muslim versus Christian. There are positive signs of Muslims and Christians living peacefully together. Yet so long as the powerful extremist groups keep a stranglehold on the majority religion, Pakistan's Christian population will be worrying about their future.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 22, 2012.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 8 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Journeyman Pictures (Firm), 2010.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number50022 Films Media Group

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