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Contrast: A Photo Essay

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A Photo Essay exploring the experience of depression, shared by Rhonda Schofield.

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Joan Chittister: Spirituality of Struggle (3 dvd set)

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Spirituality of Struggle  3 DVDs, total running time-82 minutes What is the purpose of struggle and how do we grow with it? Based on Joan Chittister’s award winning book, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope (Eerdmans), this 3-part series is an invitation to look again at the struggles of life in order that we might remember how to recognize new life in our souls the next time our hearts turn to clay.

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Joan Chittister: Hard-Wired for Compassion

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Hard-Wired for Compassion DVD 27 minutes Seen originally on 30 Good Minutes WTTW 11 Chicago. Joan Chittister reflects on compassion: the emotion that links us to those outside ourselves and the capacity for outreach that drives us to go beyond ourselves to the beating pulse of the rest of the world. Compassion is a veritable dimension of what it means to be fully human. For sample:

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Joan Chittister: The Inner Journey to Peace

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The Inner Journey to Peace DVD; 27 minutes Filmed before a live audience, Joan speaks about cultivating solitude and silence as a way to live peacefully in the world and as a model for the next generation. Originally broadcast on 30 Good Minutes. For sample go to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlCT6gZV7a8

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Communicating with Compassion

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“”Communicating with Compassion””, a DVD program which is an inspiring training or refresher course for volunteers, staff and families. This program, with its leader guide and handouts, is also suitable for orientation sessions for pastoral care visiting teams. In this 40-minute video, Karen Fox explains a step-by-step method for communicating with people who are ill, injured, isolated, or in distress. Karen demonstrates, using real situations, four key communication skill that empower, encourage, bring hope and lift the spirit. The leader’s guide outlines a...

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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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Listening to Soul Pain dvd

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LISTENING TO SOUL PAIN DVDThis video is meant to raise awareness of the effects of trauma on the human spirit and emphasize that complete healing requires attention to the spiritual concerns which surface in the wake of the experience. While the spiritual struggles may begin almost immediately following the event, the most intense pain of the spiritual conflict is often encountered only many months, or even years, after. (25 minutes) 2000

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Griefwalker

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GriefwalkerA portrait of palliative caregiver Stephen Jenkinson and his work. Jenkinson is a social worker, storyteller, author and theologian. His message is that our death is not to be denied or avoided but ‘befriended’ – ‘The skill of dying is the same skill as deep living. I’m trying to teach people how to die well.’ This film offers much to think about and talk about and the imagery of the tension that exists in the natural world is beautiful. DVD 2008 (70 mins)

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This Thing Called Hope: Part 2: Experiencing Hope

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THIS THING CALLED HOPE: EXPERIENCING HOPESome of us are paralyzed by the challenges life offers. Others embrace the future with an amazing sense of hope despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Hope has an inexplicable beneficial impact on the lives of those who practice it. Today there is powerful evidence to support the belief that positive emotions can cause physical change. By making hope a part of our lives, we can learn to thrive instead of just merely survive.Part II, illustrates a variety of techniques people use to make hope visible and effective in their lives. It profiles a woman...

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