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The Jesus Fatwah

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The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) neighbour as Yourself

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Sankofa: Histories and Heritages of Black Peoples in the United Church of Canada

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This DVD introduces diverse histories and heritages of Black peoples in the United Church; helps make connections between faith, identity, and culture; facilitates a deeper understanding of the United Church’s commitment to becoming an intercultural, anti-racist church; and inspires faith-filled work toward active change on a personal, congregational, and societal level. Seven segments, with study guide; supplementary resources available online. For ministry personnel, faith communities, study groups, colleges and training centres, and interested individuals. Excellent choice for a...

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Peace Tree (The)

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PEACE TREE (THE) DVD This film shares the story of two little girls, one Christian and one Muslim, who both dream of celebrating each other’s festivals, Christmas and Eid, but run into problems at home trying to convince their families that it’s really all about peace. So they create a Peace Tree, a tree that highlights the symbols of all our cultures and faiths on one tree to reflect the beauty of ‘diversity in unity’. The film has inspired many new peace initiatives including Peace Tree Day which is observed on June 1st. For suggestions of activities see...

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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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BERMUDA: 75TH ANNIVERSARY

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This 18 minute dvd was produced by the Bermuda Synod to celebrate their 75th Anniversary, celebrating 75 years of the link between the Synod of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Bermuda and the United Church of Canada. The dvd offers a beautiful  and informative overview of the 75 years. (2005)

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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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STEWARDSHIP COLLECTION FROM SPIRIT CONNECTION

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A collection of segments from Spirit Connection shows from 1996-2002 that deal with issues of Stewardship. November 18, 1996: Work, Money and Meaning, Downtown economic enterprise development. Action for Employment discusses benefits of a 32 hour work week. December 9, 1996: Reclaiming Sabbath, Rabbi Cohen talks with Mardi Tindal about Jewish Sabbath. December 16, 1996: Deeds of Love and Kindness: Church-Based Community, Project Genesis in Montreal. Adbusters fight consumerism. January 20, 1997: Outreach across Continents and Religions, The Cedars in Kitchener. April 19, 1999: Spiritual...

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STARTING OVER: REFUGEE VOICES

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This is a video resource for groups which are preparing to sponsor under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. It shares the insights and first-hand accounts of newcomers’ experiences in order to provoke discussion and to motivate reflecxtion on the role of the sponsorship group and the issues of private sponsorship.

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RELIGION OF OUR NEIGHBOURS – HINDUISM

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10 CASSETTES IN SERIES. EACH VIDEO IS AN INTERVIEW ITH A PRACTICING MEMBER OF THAT FAITH. ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR CLASSROOM USE IN A HIGHSCHOOL CLASS, BUT CAN BE USED WITH YOUTH AND ADULT GROUPS FOR INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION. MR. SID BENTLEY OF VANCOUVER, INTERVIEWS EACH PRESENTER, USING QUESTIONS RAISED BY MEMBERS OF HIS CLASS.

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ONE GOSPEL, MANY CULTURES

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As part of the World Council of Churches discussion of gospel and culture, Canadian congregations have been involved for the past three years in a study that asks, ‘what is gospel and what is culture in the Canadian context?’ These discussions have looked at a wide range of issues such as aboriginal rights, multi-culturalism, and gender. This video presents case studies which reflect the themes that have emerged.

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