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In the Name of Love Baptism Resource kit: Congregations/Parents

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This kit includes printed material, a DVD-ROM with text files that can be customized, a baptism video, and video interviews. The package includes background material to be shared with those inquiring about baptism, an outline for a baptism preparation session, and resources that a congregation can use to support those who have been baptized. Companion parents’ DVD-ROM with the same title.A perfect gift for parents, this DVD-ROM includes a short video about baptism, additional video interviews, and text and image files parents can adapt to commemorate their own experience. It also...

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Family Process and Process Theology

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FAMILY PROCESS AND PROCESS THEOLOGY – Friedman connects family process theory to process theology in a groundbreaking examination of three theological questions: How can evil exist when God is good and all-powerful? How can one strive for self-identity yet teach the limits of self? Does all idolatry stem from the quest for certainty? He suggests a powerful new concept of our relationship to God: a God who contracts with people rather than coercing them, thus giving them freedom to make mistakes. The implications for personal relationships are profound.

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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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Anyone and Everyone

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ANYONE AND EVERYONE – An intimate portrait of families who have a child who is gay.  The families are from diverse backgrounds and various religious denominations.  Parents talk about their struggles and their pain, but above all, their love for their child and how that has shaped their response.  Scene selection (22 scenes) allows for flexible use.   (2007) (57 mins)

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Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar – #1, Colossal Tales (Being Yourself)

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The Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar tells the growing up story of Carlos, an ever-curious little caterpillar who often finds himself in one predicament or another. Helped by his Uncle Pedro, a butterfly with a lifetime of experience behind him, Carlos learns many lessons that will help him through his own little journey of life! These entertaining adventures are done in full 3D animation with great music and Latin flavor. 25 minutes each #1, Colossal Tales (Being Yourself) — A new student in town spells competitive trouble for Carlos and Sluggy and catapults our hero into a tangled web...

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B.C. Stories (Stories from B.C.) – Spirit Connection Dec. 9, 2007

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B.C. Stories (Stories from B.C.) – Spirit Connection Dec. 9, 2007 (DVD) 28 mins On this show, meet Alvin Dixon, who reflects on his life and work with residential school survivors as they move toward healing; travel up the coast to Bella Coola to meet a young teacher who is working to reintroduce the community’s tradition language to his students; meet Bob Burroughs, who has chronicled the history of United Church hospitals; and visit one of the remaining hospitals on the isolated shore.

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Keeping the Vision Alive – Saving Healthcare in Canada

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Faith & the Common Good worked for several years – particularly during 2002 – to create an opportunity for inter-faith dialogue on the state of the health care system in Canada so that we could mobilize faith communities to participate in the public process created by the Romanow Commission, raise public awareness of the faith based values underpinning public policy decisions on the health care system, and influence the direction of the national health care system. To this end, we developed an educational video with accompanying workshop guidelines and carried out regional...

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Why Thee Wed?

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In 2003, British Columbia became the second Canadian province to recognize same-sex marriage. Filmmaker Cal Garingan looks beyond the headlines and introduces the eight couples who challenged the law in court. Why did they plunge into a scorching debate that meant their lives would be publicly judged? What does it mean to them to exchange marriage vows? As controversy swirls around this issue worldwide, Why Thee Wed? offers surprising and diverse perspectives on what it means for gay and lesbian couples to walk down the aisle.

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In the Name of Love: Baptism Resource for Congregations (DVD Kit)

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This kit includes printed material, a DVD-ROM with text files that can be customized, a baptism video, and video interviews. The package includes background material to be shared with those inquiring about baptism, an outline for a baptism preparation session, and resources that a congregation can use to support those who have been baptized. See also: companion parents’ DVD-ROM with the same title.

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In the Name of Love: Baptism Resource for Parents (DVD)

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A perfect gift for parents, this DVD-ROM includes a short video about baptism, additional video interviews, and text and image files parents can adapt to commemorate their own experience. It also includes text files with ideas for spiritual practices in the home. Files require a computer with DVD drive to access. Videos can be viewed on a DVD player or computer with DVD drive.

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