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Where Our Treasure Is

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Where Our Treasure Is Detailed overview of  issues relating to gold mining in Guatemala and the United Church Pension investment.  Prepared by the Mining the Connections Working Group of the Church in Action Committee of Maritime Conference.

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Working Like Crazy

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Working Like Crazy is a fresh look at the struggles and victories of some former mental health patients who work in businesses owned and run by other psychiatric survivors. Labelled “”unemployable,”” they have given themselves a safe space among peers. A place where they can earn an income and rebuild their lives. Laurie spent years in psychiatric isolation and now runs a courier business; Diana has transformed rage and family violence into work for the Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses; since Graham has a job at Fresh Start Cleaning, his plan is...

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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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WHEN DID I SEE YOU HUNGRY?

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The San Damiano Foundation produces films that showcase the active and contemplative dimensions of the spirituality of St. Francis and Clare of Assisi, along with the Franciscan concern for social justice, peace and non-violence. When Did I See You Hungry? (VHS)Narrated by Martin Sheen, this documentary film by award winning author and director Gerard Thomas Straub is a photographic meditation on the plight of the poor and our responsibility to help. The film features more than 250 powerful and poignant black and white photographs from Mr. Straub’s book When Did I See You Hungry? 37...

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WHEN A BIRD HAS WINGS / THE HIDDEN STORY

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January 5, 2003 – When a Bird has Wings: Haiti. (Broadcast on Wednesday, November 8). Earlier this year Spirit Connection met with church members in Haiti where the struggle continues to bring about social justice in the shadow of free trade liberalization and to reduce the poverty that limits the opportunities of the majority of the people. January 12, 2003 – The Hidden Story: Confronting Colombia’s Dirty War, An analysis of the roots of state terror and Canada’s connection to the worsening human rights situation in Colombia, featuring the powerful testimony of men...

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Who Can be Sponsored? Private Sponsorship of Refugees to Canada

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This video was produced for the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program to provide Canadian groups contemplating refugee sponsorship with an understanding of the criteria used by the Government of Canada to screen refugee applicants overseas.

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WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH

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Several former residential school students recount their experiences and challenge the viewer to consider whether words, given as an apology, are enough in response to the pain that continues to be experienced in First Nations communities. Bob Smith, the former Moderator of the United Church who delivered the Apology to Native Congregations in 1986, presents giving to The Healing Fund as an opportunity to move beyond words in support of First Nations’ healing initiatives.

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WHEN THE DAY COMES

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This is one of four videos on caregiving and caring communities produced by the National Film Board. This video tells the stories of how four different women are caring for an elderly loved one. They discuss how constant caregiving takes its toll both emotionally and physically and offer some suggestions for self-help.

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