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A Force More Powerful

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A Force More Powerful is a Documentary series which explores one of the 20th century’s most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, and nominated for an Emmy, A Force More Powerful premiered on PBS in September 2000. (2 X 84 min

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Good Idea! CAN-struction Christmas Creation

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Pictou United Church supports their local food bank in a creative way.

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: Afghan Chronicles; Good Morning Kandahar

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: Afghan Chronicles; Good Morning Kandahar Afghan Chronicles (52 min) In Kabul, the press group Killid Media is a real phenomenon, one in which women play a key role. This documentary follows the distribution of its magazines around the city, offering an inside view of the reconstruction of Afghanistan. This new publisher carries a message freed from the constraints of tradition. Yet despite the emergence of democracy, these achievements are still fragile. Good Morning Kandahar (50 min) Offering a fresh look at the Afghan war, Ariel Nasr sets out to take the pulse...

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The Poverty Trap

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The Poverty Trap – an activity shared by Halifax Presbytery Church in Action Committee.

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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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Earth Speaks…voices of ecological debt

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Earth Speaks…voices of ecological debt DVD, 11 minutes In this short dvd program we see and hear a concise and informative introduction to the devastation caused by gold mining in Central and South America.

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Poor No More

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Poor No More (53 minutes; DVD; 2010) Poor No More offers solutions to Canada’s working poor.  The film takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free. They ask themselves:  if other countries can do this, why don’t we?

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Joan Chittister: Hard-Wired for Compassion

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Hard-Wired for Compassion DVD 27 minutes Seen originally on 30 Good Minutes WTTW 11 Chicago. Joan Chittister reflects on compassion: the emotion that links us to those outside ourselves and the capacity for outreach that drives us to go beyond ourselves to the beating pulse of the rest of the world. Compassion is a veritable dimension of what it means to be fully human. For sample:

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