Power and Piety

Across the world, passionately held religious faith inspires conflict and violence. Wars are waged in the name of God. From Yangon to Utah, believers preach intolerance – even murder. Mobeen Azhar is from Pakistan but he grew up between two worlds in Britain. He had seen at first-hand how beliefs can fuel intolerance. But he also got to know brave men and women who want to disentangle faith from conflict. In this series of 5 stories, Mobeen embarks on an epic journey to find out why religious beliefs that preach a message of compassion can be harnessed to serve very different ends.

Host: Mobeen Azhar (Critically acclaimed Producer and BAFTA winner for BBC2 factual programme)

Episodes: 5 x 60 mins