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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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Sankofa: Histories and Heritages of Black Peoples in the United Church of Canada

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This DVD introduces diverse histories and heritages of Black peoples in the United Church; helps make connections between faith, identity, and culture; facilitates a deeper understanding of the United Church’s commitment to becoming an intercultural, anti-racist church; and inspires faith-filled work toward active change on a personal, congregational, and societal level. Seven segments, with study guide; supplementary resources available online. For ministry personnel, faith communities, study groups, colleges and training centres, and interested individuals. Excellent choice for a...

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Fat Lake: how too much of a good thing is hurting Lake Winnipeg

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FAT LAKE (DVD) – FAT LAKE: HOW TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS HURTING LAKE WINNIPEG. What’s really happening to Lake Winnipeg? Where is the problem coming from? What’s being done about it? This documentary offers answers to all these questions, but more importantly it offers hope.

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Embracing Transformation (DVD)

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This video is intended to broaden awareness of community activities and cultural diversity in many congregations and to demonstrate that congregational mission is unique to each community. It shows six different congregations that are seeking to follow God in mission in the changing circumstances of their communities. The congregations are Foothills United in Calgary, Marion Harper Memorial Circle in Winnipeg, Comunaute Chretienne de Bethel in Montreal, Westminster United in Mississauga, ON, Three Rivers Pastoral Charge in the Annapolis Valley, and Ryerson United in Vancouver.

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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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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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Killer’s Paradise

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KILLER’S PARADISE – KILLER’S PARADISE: Where It’s the Fashion to Kill Women, But Finding Their Killers is Not Since 1999, more than two thousand women have been murdered in Guatemala, with the numbers escalating every year. Yet, lawmakers and government officials continue to turn a blind eye. Powerful and uncompromising, Killer’s Paradise uncovers one of the most emotionally-wrenching hidden human rights abuses taking place, while exposing the impunity allowed by an inept judicial system. With its history of almost four decades of civil war, Guatemala is a...

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Dead in the Water

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DEAD IN THE WATER (DVD) – There’s a problem with the world’s water supply. One person in four doesn’t have access to clean drinking water. Many governments lack either the resources or the will to provide this essential commodity to their citizens. In recent years, a number of powerful companies have spotted this crisis and seen a business opportunity. From the deserts of California to the streets of Sweto, and in several thousand other cities and towns throughout the world, often with the involvement of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, these...

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Crapshoot: The gamble with our wastes

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CRAPSHOOT: THE GAMBLE WITH OUR WASTES (DVD;  (53 mins)  A hazardous mix of waste is flushed into the sewer every day. The billions of litres of water  combined with unknown quantities of chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, human waste and food where does it all go? And what does it do to us? From ancient times, countries have chosen the sewer to get rid of household and industrial waste, yet the contaminants we flush resurface in our food chain. Fish swim through waste water dumped into rivers, while sewage sludge is spread on farmland as...

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Big Thirst: The Coming Drought

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BIG THIRST: THE COMING DROUGHT (DVD) – Many climate change experts say a serious drought is on its way – unlike anything Canadians have ever seen. BIG THIRST examines the very clear warning signs of drought already appearing. (2006) (22 mins)

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