What is AVEL?

AVEL is The United Church of Canada’s video and DVD lending library. Maritime Conference United Church constituents are automatically members of AVEL and can borrow resources without paying a membership fee.

Are you a member of United Church Women, United Church Men, Youth Group, Sunday School or other key organization in your congregation, responsible for providing programming?  If so consider using our services at AVEL for timely resources on spirituality, environmental concerns, social action, stewardship, Bible Study and many, many additional topics.

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Search for Resources

Use the search box on this page and click for more search options. You can also visit the Resource Page.

You can order your AVEL resource on-line once you have selected a resource. Watch for “Avel – Click here to order this resource.”

 

AVEL Contact Information

Sarah Wallace is offering assistance in filling your AVEL requests.

 

1-800-268-3781 ext. 6159
swallace@united-church.ca

 

Most Recent Resources

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My Dead Husband’s Land

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MY DEAD HUSBAND’S LAND (DVD) – A story of courage and persistence, My Dead Husband’s Land tells how women in Zorongo, Kenya, have changed the cultural power that prevented them from inheriting their deceased husbands’ land. (2007) (32 mins)

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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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China Blue

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CHINA BLUE (DVD) – Like no other film before, China Blue is a powerful and poignant journey into the harsh world of sweatshop workers. Shot clandestinely, this is a deep-access account of what both China and the international retailers don’t want us to see: how the clothes we buy are actually made. Following a pair of denim jeans from birth to sale, China Blue links the power of the U.S. consumer market to the daily lives of a Chinese factory owner and two teenaged female factory workers. Filmed both in the factory and in the workers’ faraway village, this documentary...

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Hannah’s Story

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HANNAH’S STORY (DVD) – When 5 year old Hannah Taylor spotted a homeless person, she wanted to change the world. Her desire to do something to help led to the establishment of the charity, Ladybug Foundation, which has raised over $1,000,000, literally making change for those lacking life’s basic needs. (2007) (29 mins)

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Devil Plays Hardball

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DEVIL PLAYS HARDBALL (DVD) – This thought-provoking documentary follows four well-established Vancouver residents for 10 months as they embark on a complicated journey to mentor homeless individuals. There is much learning for all. (2008) (60 mins)

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Omega Financial Plan: A Fresh Word on Capitalism, Culture & Christianity

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OMEGA FINANCIAL PLAN: A FRESH WORD ON CAPITALISM, CULTURE & CHRISTIANITY – Ten Classes: 1. The Omega Financial Plan; 2. Many Minds over Money; 3. The Original Word on Money; 4. The Changing Word on Money; 5. Business: More than Money; 6. Spiritualizing the Dismal Science of Economics; 7. Spiritual Investing; 8. See the Big Picture: Do the Little Things; 9. Spiritual Bequests; 10. A Spiritualized ‘Third Way’ for the 21st Century.

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Freedom Tour (The)

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FREEDOM TOUR (THE) (DVD; 2008; 53 minutes) Josée Boulanger, Coordinator and Producer and Co-creators Valerie Wolbert, Susie Weiszmann, David Weremy, Kevin Johnson and Mark Blanchette say that The Freedom Tour will help people understand that no person should ever have to live in an institution regardless of the labels attached to them. As full Canadian citizens, people with intellectual disabilities have the right to choose who provides the supports, where to live and with whom. ‘We are People First members fighting for the right of all people who are labeled with an intellectual...

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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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