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El Contrato

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El Contrato follows Teodoro Bello Martinez, a poverty-stricken father of four living in Central Mexico, and several of his contrymen as they make an annual migration to southern Ontario. For eight months of the year the town’s population absorbs 4000 migrant labourers who pick tomatoes for conditions and wages no local will accept. Under a well-meaning government program that allows growers to monitor themselves, the opportunity to exploit workers is as ripe as the fruit they pick. Only men with families to support and no more than an elementary school education need apply....

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End of Suburbia

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THE END OF SUBURBIA:oil Depletion and The Collapse of The American Dream Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too the suburban way of life has become embedded in the American consciousness. Serious questions are now being raised about the sustainability of this way of life. (78 minutes)Shown at the 2005 Global Justice Film Festival.

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Exploring the Sacred in Death and Dying (DVD)

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This series of 6 programs is for those who have to deal with the death of a loved one, or for those who relate to someone whose loved one is dying. Led by Ron DelBene, people tell their stories of experiencing the death of loved ones, and reflect on what they have learned. Each of the first 5 programs deals with 2 topics, and at the end of each part there are questions for reflection and/or discussion. The 6th program is the DelBene family story. Part 1, ‘Saying Goodbye’ shows a number of ways people have said goodbye and explores some rituals that have been helpful in...

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Eight Fearless Questions: An Inquiry with Margaret Wheatley

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Eight Fearless Questions: An inquiry with Margaret WheatleyJoin Dr. Margaret Wheatley, renowned author and teacher, in exploring eight questions designed to help you develop clarity about your work and the contribution you want to offer at this troubled time. In her gentle but forceful way, Dr. Wheatley takes us deeper into the questions of identity, reality, and our capacity to discover fearlessness for the people and issues we most care about. 1. Does the world need me to be fearless?2. Who do I choose to be for this world?3. How do I name myself?4. Can I bear witness to what is?5. Can I...

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Exploring Faith Questions CD: Meditations on the Themes

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This double CD contains 13 meditations, one for each of the sessions found in Exploring Faith Questions: Journeys of Spirituality and Discovery.

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Embracing Aging: Families Facing Change

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Embracing Aging: Families Facing Change DVD, 58 minChange and getting older is inevitable. So how can we make it the best it can be? In this documentary, viewers will meet six families and hear from experts and wise ones who share insights on aging, housing choices, facing illness and cooperating as siblings in the care of aging parents. Residents of a cohousing community for those older than 55 offer attractive alternatives for the aging years. As viewers see other people dealing with aging, they will find new perspectives and models of communicating and making decisions on aging and will...

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Experiencing Ecological Christianity (Adult Curriculum)

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Experiencing Ecological Christianity is the third in the series Experience! Faith Formation Curriculum for Adults. Based on the bestselling book Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos by Bruce Sanguin, Experiencing Ecological Christianity invites participants to focus on the ecological crisis. According to Bruce Sanguin, ” Today, there is nothing more critical than a compassionate response to the plight of our planet. The church must be at the forefront of shifting human consciousness away from an ethic of domination for economic gain, and toward a spirituality of...

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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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Experiencing Jesus – Adult Curriculum

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EXPERIENCING JESUS – Adult Curriculum A 10 Session Program for Groups An experiential study to accompany Marcus Borg’s most recent book, Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary , in which he leads the reader on a journey to discover who Jesus was, what he taught, and why he still matters today. As participants in the study give themselves to the ten sessions they will experience the masterful way that Borg uncovers a Jesus they may never have known before: a religious revolutionary, a Jewish mystic totally centered in the reality of God, and...

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Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time: Adult Curriculum

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EXPERIENCING THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME  Experience! Faith Formation Curriculum for Adults;  10 Group Sessions. Leader’s Guide included Christianity is a faith of the Word, so biblical familiarity is vitally important to the formation of mature faith. Matters of biblical interpretation and relevance remain one of the most divisive and confused issues among Christians today. Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time is an open invitation to deepen your relationship with the Bible – a journey that never...

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