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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

AIB attempts to build bridges with Interfaith documentaries

In early 2012, the Midtown-based Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters cable channel will broadcast three bridge-building documentaries produced by The series begins at 10 p.m. Fri., Jan. 6, with Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims, examines clergymen from both faiths attempting to rise above post-9/11 differences. One pastor states, "I want to apologize, as a Baptist, for the way Baptists have spoken ill of them and their faith."

The channel will also broadcast Gospel Without Borders, which uses the U.S.-Mexico border as a backdrop to a discussion of immigration, on Feb. 3 and 4 at 10 p.m. Finally, on March 2 and 3, the channel airs Sacred Texts, Social Duty, which features Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian Wayne Flynt and tax expert Ralph Martire in an examination of the relationship between faith and taxation.

The AIB can be viewed in 19 metro Atlanta counties on Comcast Channel 5, AT&T U-verse Channel 6 and Charter Communications Channel 22.

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