About the Program

Since the days when the Puritan "city on a hill" beckoned on the horizon of the New World, religious faith and belief have forged America's ideals, molded its identity and shaped its sense of mission at home and abroad.

For the first time on television, God in America explores the tumultuous 400-year history of the intersection of religion and public life in America, from the first European settlements to the 2008 presidential election. A co-production of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and FRONTLINE, this six-hour series examines how religious dissidents helped shape the American concept of religious liberty and the controversial evolution of that ideal in the nation's courts and political arena; how religious freedom and waves of new immigrants and religious revivals fueled competition in the religious marketplace; how movements for social reform--from abolition to civil rights--galvanized men and women to put their faith into political action; and how religious faith influenced conflicts from the American Revolution to the Cold War.

Upcoming Events

Join WGVU Engage for a God in America Screening and Panel Discussion, Tuesday December 7 at 6:45 p.m. in the Van Deusen Room at the Kalamazoo Public Library's downtown branch located at 315 S. Rose St. This event is in partnership with the Fetzer Institute and Kalamazoo Public Library. For more information please contact Steve Chappell at WGVU by phoning 616-331-6505.

Watch the Panel Discussion from our Preview Screening


Listen to Shelley Irwin's interview with WGVU's grant writer Steve Chappell and Grand Rapids Press religion columnist Charley Honey about the upcoming free preview screening of God in America.

Approx. 13 min. Aired: October 5, 2010

Photos from the Preview Screening Event
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 6:45 p.m.

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