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Responding to War (dvd)

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March 23, 2003: A visit to St. John’s United Church in Halifax where peace activists and military families share the pews, an interview with Maj. Laurelle Callaghan, a United Church chaplain who served in Afghanistan, and an interview with Dale Hildebrand on how people can continue to advocate peace in a time of war.

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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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Empire DVD (Spirit Connection: December 2, 2007)

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“”Empire”” (SC, Dec. 2, 2007) introduces empire and responses to it through the work of partners in Colombia, a national youth gathering, and an interview with theologian/activist Ched Meyers. The specter of empire is so subtle that we often fail to recognize it in our lives. But for a group of young people in Canada and those who live on the margins in Colombia, the manifestations of empire are clearly visible, and they are actively resisting, but can they be successful?

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SPIRIT CONNECTION: October 21, 2007 Invitation to Encounter

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Created for the 20th anniversary of the United Church’s apology to former students of residential schools, this program features former students of the Portage Indian Residential School reflecting on their experiences with members of Trinity United Church of Portage la Prarie, Manitoba.

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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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Sharing Our Song of Faith: Complete Series (5 episodes) DVD

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Sharing Our Song of Faith: 2007 Lenten Series Each generation of The United Church of Canada has created a statement of faith that reflects the church’s understanding of what it means to be God’s people in their time. Our newest statement is called “”A Song of Faith””; it embraces the present spirit of the church in a poetic and memorable style. In this series, guests from different faith traditions are invited to enter a conversation about portions of the Song of Faith along with United Church people. There are five programs in this series, including a...

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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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What Do You Believe? Teenagers, Spirituality and Freedom of Religion

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What Do You Believe? (DVD, 49 mins)In this award-winning documentary featured on PBS, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Native American, and Jewish Teens share their most personal struggles and beliefs about faith, morality, suffering and death, prayer, the purpose of life and the divine. Without a hint of dogma they candidly discuss everything from hormones to heaven, deflate misperceptions and stereotypes at every turn, and make a strong case for a more tolerant America.

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Sharing Our Song of Faith: Complete Series (5 episodes) VHS

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Sharing Our Song of Faith: 2007 Lenten Series Each generation of The United Church of Canada has created a statement of faith that reflects the church’s understanding of what it means to be God’s people in their time. Our newest statement is called “”A Song of Faith””; it embraces the present spirit of the church in a poetic and memorable style. In this series, guests from different faith traditions are invited to enter a conversation about portions of the Song of Faith along with United Church people. There are five programs in this series, including a...

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BORDERLESS (VHS-2)

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Borderless is an educational video that gives voice to the struggles and dreams of undocumented workers in Canada. Geraldo, a Costa Rican construction worker, and Angela, a second-generation Caribbean domestic worker, struggle against labor exploitation. Against the odds, they work to build a future for families painfully separated by restrictive immigration laws. Viewers meet an often invisible workforce and reflect on the hidden costs of sustaining our first world economy. This video comes with a study guide that offers background information, discussion questions, workshop exercises...

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