* Date : 2015-05-20
- Exclusive look into the activities of clergywomen in a prison
Celebrating Buddha's Birthday, this documentary unveils the activities of clergywomen and life for prison inmates. How are the lives of inmates forced to wear blue prison uniforms different from that of Buddhist nuns who entered the monkhood on their own volition?
Why do nuns of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, Catholic nuns and Won Buddhist nuns helping inmates in these correctional facilities call themselves Suhaengja nuns?
To find the answer to this question, Arirang TV investigates their theological beliefs ranging from non-possession, respect for all living creatures, moral duty and so on. With permission from the Yeoju Correctional Facility and cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, the show sheds light on the purpose of life among prison inmates.
Performances given by the Samsohwe Club, an association of nuns from different religions who dedicate themselves to world peace and religion unity, "Du Bun," a hip-hop group, and "Happy Force," an all-housewife Nanta group, entertain inmates while providing a vital emotional connection.
Soulful Journey is an Arirang TV documentary special for Buddha's Birthday that delves into the meaning of life. It will also inspire self-reflection among viewers living in an ever-changing modern world. Hopefully, viewers will ponder how to live happier and more fulfilling lives after watching this documentary feature.