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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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Mission & Service Brochure 2013

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Wondering how the mission support grants are allocated in Maritime Conference? This brochure is a very valuable tool.

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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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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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Buyer Be Fair: The promise of product certification

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BUYER BE FAIR: The Promise of Product Certification (DVD) – Buyer Be Fair looks at two major trade goods – timber and coffee – to find out how certification works and whether it helps the world’s poor and its lands. Can the lessons from certification of timber, by the Forest Stewardship Council, and coffee, by Fair Trade, be applied to other products. Compelling stories and characters from Mexico, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, the USA and Canada help explore new ways to make globalization work for all of us. (2006) (57 mins)

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Baptism: A life-long celebration

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BAPTISM: A life-long celebration (DVD) – Baptism celebrates the start of a life-long relationship with God, our spiritual community, and the world in which we live. This is a comprehensive look at the spiritual journey called baptism within the context of the Anglican tradition and practice. It provides an excellent introduction to baptism for individuals, families and pastoral charges. (2004) (25 mins)

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