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Affirming Congregations: Three Stories (DVD)

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Creating inclusive communities and embracing diversity, regardless of sexual orientation, is vital to the life and work of Affirm congregations and ministries. Here are two stories of United Church congregations who have made the choice to be Affirming Congregations. One story comes from Saint John, NB, one from Edmonton, AB, and the other comes from Vancouver, BC. This compelling 3-part DVD tells the stories of three congregations:-Queen Square Centenary in St. John, NB-Southminster-Steinhauer in Edmonton, AB-Trinity in Vancouver, BC Each took the difficult and courageous steps to become a...

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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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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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Being harassed because of one’s sex or sexual orientation is uncalled for, but often, such harmful attention is derived from students not knowing that they’ve crossed the line. In Sexual Harassment, students will develop a better understanding of ways to deal effectively with such situations through two detailed vignettes. In “”Crossing the Line,”” a male student’s overt flirtations with a female peer continually puts her into embarrassing situations, and illustrates how to avoid being the recipient of such harassment as well as when such attention...

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Sacred Trust: Part 4: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers

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Sacred Trust: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers(Produced by: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and domestic Violence)Part 1: Boundaries** Power and Vulnerability (22 mins)Part 2: Dating** Friendships** Dual Relationships** Gifts** (23 mins)Part 3: The Pulpit** Transference** Hugging and Touch** Intimacy** (22 mins)Part 4: Personal Needs and Self-Care** Red Flags** Final Reflections** (22 mins)

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Sacred Trust: Part 1: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers

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Sacred Trust: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers(Produced by: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and domestic Violence) Part 1: Boundaries** Power and Vulnerability (22 mins)Part 2: Dating** Friendships** Dual Relationships** Gifts** (23 mins)Part 3: The Pulpit** Transference** Hugging and Touch** Intimacy** (22 mins)Part 4: Personal Needs and Self-Care** Red Flags** Final Reflections** (22 mins)

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Sacred Trust: Part 2: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers

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Sacred Trust: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers(Produced by: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and domestic Violence)Part 1: Boundaries** Power and Vulnerability (22 mins)Part 2: Dating** Friendships** Dual Relationships** Gifts** (23 mins)Part 3: The Pulpit** Transference** Hugging and Touch** Intimacy** (22 mins)Part 4: Personal Needs and Self-Care** Red Flags** Final Reflections** (22 mins)

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Sacred Trust: Part 3: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers

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Sacred Trust: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers(Produced by: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and domestic Violence)Part 1: Boundaries** Power and Vulnerability (22 mins)Part 2: Dating** Friendships** Dual Relationships** Gifts** (23 mins)Part 3: The Pulpit** Transference** Hugging and Touch** Intimacy** (22 mins)Part 4: Personal Needs and Self-Care** Red Flags** Final Reflections** (22 mins)

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IN OTHER WORDS

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“”Names do hurt!”” Young people speak of their experiences as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered individuals in a society which uses hurtful language to shape attitudes which cause them harm. The video examines such words – their literal meaning and their slang use, and how to overcome the hurt and anger they cause. (2 copies are owned by Maritime Conference)

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TALKING ABOUT SEX: A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES

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This kit includes a video which discusses issues of puberty and sexuality from both the parents’ and the teens’ perspectives. Colourful animated line drawings are used to illustrate different scenarios, questions and situations. It addresses difficult to discuss questions specific to changes in girls and boys. Also included in the kit is a guide for parents/teachers/leaders and a booklet for participants (grades 5 -9) with activities, puzzles, quizzes and worksheets.

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MAYBE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A DIFFERENT GOD

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The story of the struggle of a Presbyterian congregation in the United States to call and keep the Reverend Jane Spahr as their minister. Jane Spahr is a self-proclaimed lesbian. Even though the nominating committee unanimously supported her, other congregations in Rochester, New York, banded together to officially bar her from taking up her position, because of her sexual orientation.

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