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Land Twice Promised (A)

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Land Twice Promised (A) (DVD) – Noa Baum is an Israeli woman living in the US. Based on her personal friendship with a Palestinian woman, she has created and performed a story to give voices and faces to the people behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is Baum’s belief that acknowledging the other’s story is the first step toward dialogue and relationship building, which is the foundation for peace. (2006) (68 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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Other Zionists (The)

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THE OTHER ZIONISTS 52 mins DVD 2004Ronnee Jaeger is the Canadian-born founder of an Israeli organization called ‘Machsom Watch’ or ‘Checkpoint Watch’. Ronnee Jaeger and two other women founded Machsom Watch in January 2001 because they felt a personal need to respond to the ever-increasing number of reports of human rights abuses against Palestinians trying to cross Israeli army and border police checkpoints. Through a series of permanent checkpoints, impassable earth mounds and countless roadblocks, roughly 5,000 Israeli soldiers control the free movement of...

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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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Christmas in Bethlehem – Spirit Connection Dec. 16, 2007

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Christmas in Bethlehem -Spirit Connection Dec. 16, 2007 (DVD) 28 minsThe community of Bethlehem once hosted thousands of pilgrims at Christmas. But with the rise in tensions, fewer and fewer Christians are venturing through the checkpoints into this Palestinian town. A look at life in modern Bethlehem through the eyes of its residents.

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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 – April/May 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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April 16, 2006-A Lighter Lens on the Church Throughout the church year, we observe both solemn and reflective times, but there is a lighter side to church. In this program we profile an upbeat speaker/cartoonist who combines faith and humour. We visit with a photographer who looks at the church through a camera lens. And Royal Orr talks with two United Church clergy who share some stories about the lighter side of ministry. April 23, 2006-A Place for AllWhen congregations change, the buildings they inhabit need to change too. In this program we look at how accessibility is not just about...

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Issues Before the General Council 39 (DVD)

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Spirit Connection June 11, 2006. Issues before the 39th General Council Host Royal Orr and Untied Church minister Laura Lockhart highlight a number of key issues to be examined by the 39th General Council in August in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Topics to be discussed with guests include investment in Palestine, living faithfully in empire, the Emerging Spirit campaign, and isolation in ministry.

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Issues Before the General Council 39 (VHS)

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Spirit Connection June 11, 2006. Issues before the 39th General Council Host Royal Orr and Untied Church minister Laura Lockhart highlight a number of key issues to be examined by the 39th General Council in August in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Topics to be discussed with guests include investment in Palestine, living faithfully in empire, the Emerging Spirit campaign, and isolation in ministry.

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JUDAISM: RELIGION OF A PEOPLE

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Judaism: The Religion of a People (20-28 mins; youth and adults)Shot on location in Israel, Egypt, and the United states, this video traces the history, development and practice of Judaism from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Some areas covered are the Torah, foundation of Jewish teaching and law: ancient faith; the practices of Judaism; the Holocaust; Judaism in the Middle East; the State of Israel; and Judaism in America.

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