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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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Compassion in Action

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Compassion in Action: Being Effective in Emotionally Difficult Conversations. A Video Workshop from Adventures in Caring Foundation. Comes with Resources, training activities, and handouts for leading a discussion or seminar based on the video, Compassion in Action.  The video is set in a Health Care setting but the content is appropriate to help learn about being effective in any emotionally difficult conversation.

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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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Mothers Courage, Thriving Survivors

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MOTHERS COURAGE, THRIVING SURVIVORS (DVD) – A documentary about women of Rwanda following the genocide of 1994. A story of determination, resilience and generosity. (2005) (52 mins)

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Scared Sacred

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SCARED SACRED (105 mins total) DVD 2006Filmmaker Velcrow Ripper travelled around the world to places of destruction and found stories of meaning and hope. Includes scenes from Israel and Palestine, Afghanistan, Cambodia and others. Also a panel discussion on forgiveness, justice and genocide (15 mins) and a guided meditation (30mins). Scene selection allows for flexible programming. See trailer at www.scaredsacred.org. DVD 2006 (105 mins total)

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United for Peace Campaign DVD – 2 DVD Set

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Reflections on Land, Reconciliation, Challenging, and Transformation United Church people and partners from a number of areas of the world share the context in which they work, their struggles, and the faith that sustains them. Each theme begins with a theological reflection that can be used to ground group discussion. The DVD also includes: Spirit Connection: November 4: United for PeaceThis program launches the church’s United for Peace campaign. Filmed this fall, the main part of this documentary gives voice to our partners in Israel and Palestine who are working on both sides to...

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Mozambique [Spirit Connection 200/01 (June 2001) – dvd]

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Striking the Anvil: Mozambique–June 13, 2001Mozambique — a country still battling the vestiges of colonialism and a brutal internal war that lasted 17 years. Recent droughts and floods have added to the woes of a people left with little in the way of resources to rebuild their lives. Yet, in spite of this, the people of Mozambique have continued to tackle their problems head on. In this documentary the United Church’s partners tell the story of their beloved country and its commitment to, against all odds, shake the shackles of repression, globalization and poverty.

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UNITED FOR PEACE: SPIRIT CONNECTION: November 4, 2007

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This program launches the church’s United for Peace campaign. Filmed this fall, the main part of this documentary gives voice to our partners in Israel and Palestine who are working on both sides to bring about a peaceful resolution to the long-standing turmoil in the region. It also highlights other aspects of the campaign that congregations can incorporate into their worship and mission lives.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION: October 14, 2007 Youth Leadership Circle

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Kofi Hope is a young man with a vision and persuasion. A United Church member from Mississauga, Ontario, he has been front and centre as an advocate for Black youth and nonviolent solutions to social problems. In this program, Kofi gathers an exciting group of like-minded young people from diverse countries, nationalities, and religions-all dedicated to changing the world and staying deeply rooted in their faith.

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