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Mission and Service Stories 2012

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Mission and Service Stories 2012 This DVD offers 19 video clips of stories of how the United Church of Canada supports ministries and projects close to home and around the world through contributions to the Mission and Service Fund. The clips range in length from 1:10 to 5:15 minutes, and include  stories from  St. John’s, Cuba, and the Phillipines; stories about silent worship, HIV patients, and building schools; and stories that inspire and encourage our support of mission and service.

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Poverty and Prayer

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POVERTY and PRAYERAfter making five films in three years, filmmaker Gerry Straub pauses in Poverty and Prayer to reflect on the impact of filming in India, Kenya, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, El Salvador and the Philippines. Seeing the suffering caused by extreme poverty pushed him deeper into prayer, which in turn taught him to be more dependent upon God for everything. While Poverty and Prayer contains some new footage, the film features the most powerful scenes from the five films produced and distributed by The San Damiano Foundation. Features scenes from: When Did I See You Hungry?;...

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All that Glitters (dvd)

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Oct 9, 2001 All that GlittersThe latest rush for gold is seriously disrupting the indigenous people of the Philippines. Already marginalized in their homeland, they now face the arrival, en masse, of small independent miners, keen to make their fortunes and Canadian mining companies with larger operations. The sC crew was given rare access to the sites and the people caught in the repeating saga of the upheaval caused by gold’s allure.

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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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All That Glitters: Parts 1 and 2 (DVD)

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January 19/26, 2003: All That Glitters: Parts 1 and 2 (updated version)The Spirit Connection crew was given rare access to the sites and the people caught in the repeating saga of upheaval caused by gold’s allure. Mining operations in the Philippines have caused immense destruction to both the environment and to a way of life essential to the indigenous people. Part 1 contains interviews with Bern Jagunos, Area Secretary for East Asia, United Church and Marie Halao-Enriguez, Secretary General for Kapapatan, provide and updated picture of the situation. Part 2 contains an interview...

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