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Peace with Justice for Palestine/Israel

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  A summary of information sources and actions you can take in relation to Peace with Justice for Palestine/Israel has been compiled by the Just Peace Working Group of the Church in Action Committee. Information summary list 2013

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A Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday Drama

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Children’s Drama for Palm – Passion Sunday. Written by Kevin Little.

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Mission and Service Stories 2012

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Mission and Service Stories 2012 This DVD offers 19 video clips of stories of how the United Church of Canada supports ministries and projects close to home and around the world through contributions to the Mission and Service Fund. The clips range in length from 1:10 to 5:15 minutes, and include  stories from  St. John’s, Cuba, and the Phillipines; stories about silent worship, HIV patients, and building schools; and stories that inspire and encourage our support of mission and service.

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Sankofa: Histories and Heritages of Black Peoples in the United Church of Canada

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This DVD introduces diverse histories and heritages of Black peoples in the United Church; helps make connections between faith, identity, and culture; facilitates a deeper understanding of the United Church’s commitment to becoming an intercultural, anti-racist church; and inspires faith-filled work toward active change on a personal, congregational, and societal level. Seven segments, with study guide; supplementary resources available online. For ministry personnel, faith communities, study groups, colleges and training centres, and interested individuals. Excellent choice for a...

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Smudge

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SMUDGE – Christians have cathedrals, Muslims their mosques. For Native Canadians used to praying in natural settings, all the world is a sacred space. SMUDGE follows three Aboriginal women who celebrate their right to worship in their own ways – drumming, singing or using sweetgrass – spiritual practices that may seem at odds with a busy city. (2005)

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Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream

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ESCAPE FROM SUBURBIA: BEYOND THE AMERICAN DREAM (DVD) – Escape from Suburbia follows the stories of three characters who are reinventing the American Dream in their own lives. Expert opinion of officials is balanced by the skepticism felt by emerging movement of citizens groups which are confronting our dependence on oil in extraordinary ways. (2007) (95 mins)

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For the Bible Tells Me So

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FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO – Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award winning documentary, which reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five Christian families, we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Offering healing, clarity,...

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Inconvenient Truth (An) – A Global Warning

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INCONVENIENT TRUTH (AN) – A GLOBAL WARNING (DVD) – An informative and compelling documentary featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Gore delivers the message that global warming is a real and present danger and that each of us can make changes in our lives and become part of the solution. (2006) (96 mins)

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Crapshoot: The gamble with our wastes

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CRAPSHOOT: THE GAMBLE WITH OUR WASTES (DVD;  (53 mins)  A hazardous mix of waste is flushed into the sewer every day. The billions of litres of water  combined with unknown quantities of chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, human waste and food where does it all go? And what does it do to us? From ancient times, countries have chosen the sewer to get rid of household and industrial waste, yet the contaminants we flush resurface in our food chain. Fish swim through waste water dumped into rivers, while sewage sludge is spread on farmland as...

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Dead in the Water

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DEAD IN THE WATER (DVD) – There’s a problem with the world’s water supply. One person in four doesn’t have access to clean drinking water. Many governments lack either the resources or the will to provide this essential commodity to their citizens. In recent years, a number of powerful companies have spotted this crisis and seen a business opportunity. From the deserts of California to the streets of Sweto, and in several thousand other cities and towns throughout the world, often with the involvement of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, these...

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