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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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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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Challenging Empire: A Call to Community

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Challenging Empire: A Call to Community Two Spirit Connection episodes with two bonus features. Includes study guide. “”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. “”Youth Leadership Circle”” (SC, Oct. 14, 2007) focuses on a national youth gathering and the work participants are doing in their own communities to challenge empire. Bonus Features: “”Times Are Rough,”” a short...

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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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DARE TO BE – 80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UCC (VHS)

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In 2005, The United Church of Canada is 80 years old. We think this is an occasion worthy of commemorating! You are invited to participate in a year-long celebration in 2005. Our theme for the year is “”Dare to Be””, and we have ideas of how you might want to mark the occasion. You might reminisce or plant a tree or have a party or give a gift. You might also want to use the short video called Dare to be, to being your worship service, or a meeting, for confirmation classes, or new members.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – April-May 2004 Compilation DVD

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Spirit Connection: April-May 2004 (4 episodes on one DVD) Episode 1: SanctuaryA Montreal congregation provides sanctuary for a Columbian refugee family (directed by Kathy Price). Chris Ferguson interview. Beads of Hope petition presented in Ottawa. Eleanor Scarlett interview. Episode 2: The Future of Congregational MinistryProfiles Ross & Laura Lockhar, Dryden, ON. Vancouver School of Theology discussion re: financial concerns & solutions. 2nd-career minister, Brenda Otawa re: challenges & joys of solo ministry in a rural charge. Interview re: directions in...

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NO DISTANCE BETWEEN US

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This video, produced through the Progressive Muslim Association of Ontario, the Durham School Board, and Durham Police Force explores issues and stereotypes that we are confronted with in our everyday lives. A group consisting of Christians and Muslims, lay and clerics, police and teachers, as well as youth, guide us through sections on aspects of Islam including jihad, the role of women; racism and societal responses. Each section can be used separately for discussion.

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DARE TO CHANGE (Parts 1 & 2) Changing Demographics and the Church

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Shifts in demographics, cultural changes and generational differences all effect how the church carries out its mission as an institution. These programs look at some thriving United Church congregations in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Richmond, British Columbia, Whitby, Brampton and Toronto, Ontario, as well as Calgary, Alberta, who are all finding their own vision and mission. Includes interviews with Anne Martin about a book for small group ministries, with Jim McKibbon who talks about demographic trends and the church in the future, and with Vince Alfano of the Toronto United Church...

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HEAR OUR VOICES: FIRST NATIONS OF CANADA SPEAK

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This four-part series was commissioned by representatives from the All Native Circle Conference, British Columbia Native Ministries Council, and Native ministries of the United Church of Canada in southern Ontario. It explores the social, political, and cultural rights issues of First Nations for the education of non-Native members of the church so the Natives and non-Natives of Canada can walk together.

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ESCAPE FROM AFFLUENZA

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Subtitled ‘Living Better on Less’, this program, originally aired on PBS, provides practical solutions to the problems (stress, waste, overconsumption and environmental decay) caused by the pace of modern consumer living. Viewers are offered a number of examples of simpler lifestyles as well as a variety of ideas for cutting consumption, debt, and waste. Done with good humour and engaging style.

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