Religion on television is hard to do well. Period – it just is. Some attempts end up offending large groups of people because their beliefs are not represented. Others water down spirituality to the lowest common denominator. There are some exceptions to this — for example, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have done an excellent job with faith on TV. But overall, projects like this are very difficult to pull off.
With BELIEF, however, I think Oprah has created something truly wonderful. As a Christian and follower of Jesus, I think it does my own faith justice. As a person who believes in cooperation and understanding across religions, I think it’s perhaps the most important series in this regard we’ve ever seen.