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Christian Faith in a Violent World

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Dec. 29, 1997 — Special: Christian Faith in a Violent World. This documentary, shot on locations across North America, illustrates the efforts by church people on this continent to mediate in situations of conflict and violence. This video could be used as a companion study to The Peace Brokers broadcast on Dec. 15. (29:30)

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Genetically Modified Food (DVD)

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This video is designed as a resource for United Church congregations and groups participating in the study and consultation process on genetically modified (GM) food. This process aims to engage a wide variety of voices in the development of a church policy on the use of biotechnology and genetic engineering in food production. Each segment of the video provides an overview presentation corresponding to a session of the study process outlined in the printed guide on genetically modified food issues. Segments:- Introducing the Consultation Process (40 mins.)- Health, Ecology, Regulation, and...

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Soul Maps (DVD)

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Mardi Tindal, former host of Spirit Connectin, contines her life-long concern for each person’s need to find spiritual wholeness. Her recent book, Soul Maps, examines the particular issues for people approaching the mid-years of life. Spirit Connection showcases the documentary based on mardi’s book. (March 14, 2001)

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Native Justice (DVD)

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As the Ten Commandments point out, the actions of one generation are felt by the generations that follow. In Canada, the impact of decisions and policies with regard to the relationships between the newcomers from Europe and the Native people already present in North America are being played out in our time. From matters of land rights to the establishment of residential schools, Canadians today are seeking to find ways of bringing about reconciliation and a new relationship between native and non-Native people. (April 11, 2001)

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Sharing Our Song of Faith: Complete Series (5 episodes) VHS

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Sharing Our Song of Faith: 2007 Lenten Series Each generation of The United Church of Canada has created a statement of faith that reflects the church’s understanding of what it means to be God’s people in their time. Our newest statement is called “”A Song of Faith””; it embraces the present spirit of the church in a poetic and memorable style. In this series, guests from different faith traditions are invited to enter a conversation about portions of the Song of Faith along with United Church people. There are five programs in this series, including a...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – April/May 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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April 16, 2006-A Lighter Lens on the Church Throughout the church year, we observe both solemn and reflective times, but there is a lighter side to church. In this program we profile an upbeat speaker/cartoonist who combines faith and humour. We visit with a photographer who looks at the church through a camera lens. And Royal Orr talks with two United Church clergy who share some stories about the lighter side of ministry. April 23, 2006-A Place for AllWhen congregations change, the buildings they inhabit need to change too. In this program we look at how accessibility is not just about...

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GLIMPSES OF THE SPIRIT: Lent 2005 Compilation (DVD)

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Spirit Connection Lenten series,2005 – Glimpses of the Spirit. This four session study offers profound theological reflections and insights from people of faith around the world. In his travels with the show, host Royal Orr has conversations with people who articulate their faith in powerful ways. Filmed on location in India, Haiti, Nicaragua, Philippines, Trinidad, Tobago and Africa, these interviews will provoke some lively discussions in study groups and for individuals pondering the season of Lent. The four programs deal with the following themes: Reconciliation, Hope,...

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THERE IS HOPE: GC38 THEME VIDEO

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Selected moments of the daily worship and theme presentations, There is Hope, woven together and presented for discussion groups or for individual reflection. Well-known United Church educator and author of Soul Maps, Mardi Tindal, helps us reflect on and integrate how the gift of hope deepens in us and in the life of our world. The five theme presentations focus on particular practices of hope. The desire is that the work done by commissioners at the 38th General Council will continue into meetings of every Conference, presbytery/district, and pastoral charge, extending the examination of...

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WHEN A BIRD HAS WINGS / THE HIDDEN STORY

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January 5, 2003 – When a Bird has Wings: Haiti. (Broadcast on Wednesday, November 8). Earlier this year Spirit Connection met with church members in Haiti where the struggle continues to bring about social justice in the shadow of free trade liberalization and to reduce the poverty that limits the opportunities of the majority of the people. January 12, 2003 – The Hidden Story: Confronting Colombia’s Dirty War, An analysis of the roots of state terror and Canada’s connection to the worsening human rights situation in Colombia, featuring the powerful testimony of men...

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STEWARDSHIP COLLECTION FROM SPIRIT CONNECTION

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A collection of segments from Spirit Connection shows from 1996-2002 that deal with issues of Stewardship. November 18, 1996: Work, Money and Meaning, Downtown economic enterprise development. Action for Employment discusses benefits of a 32 hour work week. December 9, 1996: Reclaiming Sabbath, Rabbi Cohen talks with Mardi Tindal about Jewish Sabbath. December 16, 1996: Deeds of Love and Kindness: Church-Based Community, Project Genesis in Montreal. Adbusters fight consumerism. January 20, 1997: Outreach across Continents and Religions, The Cedars in Kitchener. April 19, 1999: Spiritual...

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