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Embracing Spiritual Awakening

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he Newest Embracing series study features Diana Butler Bass as the latest in this best-selling series known for world-class authors and commentators Best-selling author, speaker, scholar, and “cultural observer” Diana Butler Bass explores what Christianity may look like “beyond religion and beyond the church.” In this engaging and provocative study, Diana leads a small group of diverse adults, young adults, and youth in s fascinating discussion of how, both culturally and spiritually, we are in the midst of another of history’s “great...

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For Persevering People

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For Persevering People featuring Margaret J. Wheatley  How do we not lose our way in this difficult time?  How do we maintain our clarity, stamina and faith as we experience disruptions, set-backs and obstacles?  How do we persevere on behalf of the people, places and causes we love? Based on Margaret’s book Perseverance, this DVD is a gentle, encouraging inquiry into these and other questions, and provides you with the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and strengths of people who persevere.

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Spiritual Literacy: Volume 6 (VWXYZ)

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Spiritual Literacy: Volume 6 (VWXYZ) Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s bestselling book Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life is an unprecedented collection of “aha!” passages by teachers of all spiritual traditions that reveal the sacred meanings in today’s world. Now available as a DVD series, 6 DVDs, 26 sessions. Topics are organized around a new alphabet of 26 spiritual qualities of mind and heart for practicing spirituality in everyday life. Reflection and discussions questions are offered for each session, as well as suggestions for possible...

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Spiritual Literacy: Volume 5 (RSTU)

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Spiritual Literacy: Volume 5 (RSTU) Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s bestselling book Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life is an unprecedented collection of “aha!” passages by teachers of all spiritual traditions that reveal the sacred meanings in today’s world. Now available as a DVD series, 6 DVDs, 26 sessions. Topics are organized around a new alphabet of 26 spiritual qualities of mind and heart for practicing spirituality in everyday life. Reflection and discussions questions are offered for each session, as well as suggestions for possible...

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Spiritual Literacy: Volume 4 (NOPQ)

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Spiritual Literacy: Volume 4 (NOPQ) Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s bestselling book Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life is an unprecedented collection of “aha!” passages by teachers of all spiritual traditions that reveal the sacred meanings in today’s world. Now available as a DVD series, 6 DVDs, 26 sessions. Topics are organized around a new alphabet of 26 spiritual qualities of mind and heart for practicing spirituality in everyday life. Reflection and discussions questions are offered for each session, as well as suggestions for possible...

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Spiritual Literacy: Volume 3 (IJKLM)

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s bestselling book Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life is an unprecedented collection of “aha!” passages by teachers of all spiritual traditions that reveal the sacred meanings in today’s world. Now available as a DVD series, 6 DVDs, 26 sessions. Topics are organized around a new alphabet of 26 spiritual qualities of mind and heart for practicing spirituality in everyday life. Reflection and discussions questions are offered for each session, as well as suggestions for possible practices.  The Spiritual Literacy series...

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Planning for Worship for the Fall?

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The Conference Stewardship Committee offers a bulletin outline  and dialogue sermon to use/adapt to your context.      

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan (73 minutes, English sub-titles) The moving film follows Soorgul and Amir on a journey home to Afghanistan after 16 years in exile. Sent as school boys to neighbouring Tajikistan during the Soviet occupation of their country, they became stranded when Afghanistan fell into chaos and civil war. Together, the two young men journey through one of the world’s most harsh and beautiful landscapes. For one of them the journey ends in a joyful reunion. The other discovers a heartbreaking family secret hidden all these...

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul (81 minutes, French sub-titles) In 2001, Haruhiro Shiratori lost his only child in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Instead of isolating himself in grief, he decides to meet the Afghan people and help them prevent such attacks from happening again. A Japanese Don Quixote, he dreams of building a cultural centre for the children of Kabul. A Dream for Kabul charts Shiratori’s double effort – to advance a humanist project in the face of adversity while seeking reconciliation with his dead son.

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