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Pilgrimage Towards Right Relationships

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Relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada are incredibly complex, little known or understood and often trigger intense emotion. This is particularly true about the Indian Residential Schools and their legacy. How did this come to be and what can we learn? This is what a small group of volunteers set out to unravel. Working ecumenically, and with a great deal of assistance from area churches, the planning team drew their faith and the wisdom contained in 1996 Report to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples to organize gatherings called Nurturing Deep...

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GROWING ALONE GROWING TOGETHER (DOCUMENTARY)

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In this documentary, psychiatrist Dr. K. Sohail presents the stories of three couples whose relationships went through difficult times. Through interviews with spouses and family members he shows how these people who fell in love, married, and had children, began to encounter serious problems in their relationships. Couples started to experience resentment, anger, hostility and despair. Although each couple eventually separated, Dr. Sohail highlights how therapy, even at that stage, helped two of the three couples to work through their difficult issues and resume their lives together. The...

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50 YEARS OF SILENCE

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This video documents the story of a woman who survived the experience of being a ‘comfort woman’ (a woman used as a sexual slave by the Japanese army during the Second World War). After 50 years of silence, she was finally able to speak openly about her experience. The video includes interviews with other survivors of a similar experience and Jan’s own daughters respond in personal ways. Also documented are portions of Jan Ruff-O’Herne’s public testimony and that of others, at public hearings held in Japan in 1996.

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LANGUAGE OF GRACE

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Three United Church pastoral charges from different regions of Canada describe their successful attempts to use inclusive language in their worship and corporate life.

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ASHLEY AND ADAM

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Ashley and Adam is about two friends – a little girl and a little boy who discover together, through different experiences, that girls and boys can do the same things. This video helps children deal with the question of gender roles and break down stereotyping in gender roles.

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