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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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Easing the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa

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Easing the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa (DVD) – This documentary is an introduction to the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s four areas of work. Narrated by Stephen Lewis, the film highlights the work of grassroots organizations in Africa and also shows what Canadians are doing to help fight the pandemic. In DVD format, there are two versions on the DVD – a 16 minute one and 7 minute one. (2007)

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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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Bicycle (The): Fighting Aids with Community Medicine

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BICYCLE (THE): FIGHTING AIDS WITH COMMUNITY MEDICINE  -(17 mins) Pax Chingawale pedals his bicycle over 20 km a day visiting his neighbors from house to house. His travels take him to twenty villages, in Zomba District, southern Malawi, Africa. In The Bicycle, director Katerina Cizek chronicles Pax’s journeys as he battles AIDS at the grassroots. Pax is not a doctor or a nurse. He’s a retired government auditor who volunteers with Canada’s Dignitas International, helping create a model for making ARV drugs accessible to the world’s most vulnerable people: those who...

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Their Brothers’ Keepers: Orphaned by Aids

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Millions of children in Africa have lost their parents to AIDS.  Filmed over a 7-month period inside Chazanga Compound, a shantytown in Lusaka, Zambia. The crew focuses on two families headed by children in their ongoing struggles for food, water, schooling, and health care. Local community and aid workers offer support but lack any real resources.  Throughout the film, excerpts from speeches by Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, fill in the broader social context.  The film powerfully conveys the sense of hope grounded in the human spirit to survive.  (56 minutes) ...

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Grandmothers: The Unsung Heros of Africa

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Grandmothers: The unsung heroes of Africa is a moving half-hour film highlighting the crucial role grandmothers play not only in caring for AIDS orphans but also in holding their families and communities together. Through intimate portraits of four African grandmothers Salome, Catarina, Karmela and Matilda, the film invites the world to listen to their stories and take action.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – October 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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October 15, 2006 – Changing Times (19th Season Premiere) Introducing David Giuliano, the new Moderator of the United Church of Canada, elected at the 39th General Council. The church’s newly appointed General Secretary of the general Council, Nora Sanders, talks with host Royal Orr about her expectations for the near future. This program will also include highlights from the proceedings of the 39th General Council, held in Thunder Bay, Ontario in August 2006. General Council is the church’s national gathering, held once every three years to discern, decide, and provide...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – April/May 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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April 16, 2006-A Lighter Lens on the Church Throughout the church year, we observe both solemn and reflective times, but there is a lighter side to church. In this program we profile an upbeat speaker/cartoonist who combines faith and humour. We visit with a photographer who looks at the church through a camera lens. And Royal Orr talks with two United Church clergy who share some stories about the lighter side of ministry. April 23, 2006-A Place for AllWhen congregations change, the buildings they inhabit need to change too. In this program we look at how accessibility is not just about...

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GLIMPSES OF THE SPIRIT: Lent 2005 Compilation (DVD)

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Spirit Connection Lenten series,2005 – Glimpses of the Spirit. This four session study offers profound theological reflections and insights from people of faith around the world. In his travels with the show, host Royal Orr has conversations with people who articulate their faith in powerful ways. Filmed on location in India, Haiti, Nicaragua, Philippines, Trinidad, Tobago and Africa, these interviews will provoke some lively discussions in study groups and for individuals pondering the season of Lent. The four programs deal with the following themes: Reconciliation, Hope,...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – December 2004 Compilation (DVD)

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Spirit Connection Programmes: December 2004 Compilation – includes the following programs:Dec. 5: Beyond The Beads of Hope: TanzaniaDec. 12: Beyond The Beads of Hope: Moving ForwardDec. 19: Christmas CarolsDec. 26: Architecture of Worship

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