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Children’s Spirituality: What Is It and Why It Matters

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Children’s Spirituality: What Is It and Why It Matters In November  2012, Dr. Rebecca Nye accepted an invitation to visit the Maritime Conference. During her stay, Dr. Nye delivered two public lectures and addressed a Godly Play workshop and symposium held at the Maritime Conference Center of the United Church of Canada. This dvd is a recording of her public lecture held at Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth, NS, on November 22nd.

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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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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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Steps in a Journey DVD

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This video has been produced to accompany the print magazine by the same title. Ralph Milton, the author of the print piece, hosts the video. Both are intended to convey a sense of what the United Church believes and means to its members. A useful tool for church orientation and membership classes, as well as for groups interested in discussing United Church beliefs and practice.

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Radically Simple

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RADICALLY simple DVD-RS Author:Jim Merkel Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity, leads by example on the path to simple and sustainable living. Imagine that you are first in line at a potluck supper. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much must you leave for your neighbors behind you – not just the 6 billion human beings, but our fellow creatures and the yet-to-be-born? In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their...

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Ecological Footprint: Accounting for a Small Planet

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The Ecological FootprintAuthor:Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. Dr. Mathis Wackernagel introduces the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures human demand on the Earth. Humans are the most successful species on the planet. But our growing economy is placing unprecedented demand on the planet’s limited ecological resources. How can we assure our future well-being? “”We can choose to live on a depleted planet or we can choose to live on a rich, biologically diverse, more stable planet”” proposes Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological...

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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,...

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Celebrate What’s Right with the World

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In Celebrate What’s Right With The World, Dewitt Jones asks: Do we choose to see possibilities? Do we really believe they’re there? He assures us that there is always more than one right answer. Celebrating what’s right with the world helps us recognize the possibilities and find solutions for many of the challenges before us. This inspirational, best-selling training program utilizes stunning photography and powerful dialogue to help viewers approach their lives with celebration, confidence, and grace.

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Pilgrimage Towards Right Relationships

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Relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada are incredibly complex, little known or understood and often trigger intense emotion. This is particularly true about the Indian Residential Schools and their legacy. How did this come to be and what can we learn? This is what a small group of volunteers set out to unravel. Working ecumenically, and with a great deal of assistance from area churches, the planning team drew their faith and the wisdom contained in 1996 Report to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples to organize gatherings called Nurturing Deep...

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Communication With Your Child or Teen

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Communication with Your Child or Teen helps adults learn to be better listeners and model good communication techniques for the whole family. Sessions cover recognizing barriers to good communication, stages of childhood development, learning your child’s communication style, and how to become an effective listener.Each DVD contains four sessions with 15 minutes of video including three segments of video for each class. Week 1: Recognizing the barriers we buildWeek 2: Understanding your child’s ages and stagesWeek 3: Learning your child’s communication...

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