Oprah's New Project Explores Religion and Faith: This Is the 'Next Level for Me'

by Zach Seemayer 7:58 PM PDT, October 14, 2015
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Oprah Winfrey's new show Belief is an emotional, empowering and inspirational series that looks to further our understanding of life and the mysteries of existence.

Recently, ET's Nancy O'Dell got an opportunity to speak with the beloved TV personality about her new series.

"Life is about trying to grow yourself to whatever is the next level," Oprah shared. "So this Belief series is the next level for me."

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The seven-part docu-series, which will air on OWN, is narrated by the 61-year-old media mogul. It explores the concepts of faith, religion and belief among diverse cultures all across the world.

Oprah was inspired to create the landmark event series, which has been three years in the making, after overcoming a difficult time in her career.

"I was being challenged by starting the [OWN] network," Oprah recounted. "When I'm faced with challenge I go inward and I ask God, 'What would you have me do?' And the answer was this Belief series."

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While religion can be a sensitive subject for some, Oprah says she wasn't worried about the portrayal of various cultures' belief systems.

"There is a thread of truth that goes through all religions," Oprah said, adding that the thread common to every faith is one of "compassion and love."

Belief premieres Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, on OWN.

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