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A Force More Powerful

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A Force More Powerful is a Documentary series which explores one of the 20th century’s most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, and nominated for an Emmy, A Force More Powerful premiered on PBS in September 2000. (2 X 84 min

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Where Our Treasure Is

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Where Our Treasure Is Detailed overview of  issues relating to gold mining in Guatemala and the United Church Pension investment.  Prepared by the Mining the Connections Working Group of the Church in Action Committee of Maritime Conference.

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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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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action In these times of crisis, there is an electric charge in the air, a burgeoning renewal amongst both people who have focused their lives on the spiritual, and those whose lives are centered around the struggle for change.

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United for Peace Campaign DVD – 2 DVD Set

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Reflections on Land, Reconciliation, Challenging, and Transformation United Church people and partners from a number of areas of the world share the context in which they work, their struggles, and the faith that sustains them. Each theme begins with a theological reflection that can be used to ground group discussion. The DVD also includes: Spirit Connection: November 4: United for PeaceThis program launches the church’s United for Peace campaign. Filmed this fall, the main part of this documentary gives voice to our partners in Israel and Palestine who are working on both sides to...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – 40th Annual Worldfest 2007 Winners: Disc 1

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October 22, 2006 – A New Face: St. James United Church, MontrealFor nearly 80 years St. James United Church in Montreal has been hidden from Ste. Catherine Street West by other buildings, which blocked the Church from public view. In the last few years the rundown stores and offices in front of the Church have been removed, revealing the now-restored and beautiful face of St. James. the re-emergence of the congregation as ”the Church in the heart of the city, with the city at heart.” DECEMBER 10, 2006 – BEYOND GRIEFthe journey from grief and loss to healing is a...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – 40th Annual – Worldfest 2007 Winners: Disc 2

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December 18, 2005 – Christmas at Metropolitan United ChurchJoin us for the joy that is Christmas in a musical celebration at Metropolitan United Church in downtown Toronto. Familiar carols performed by the senior and youth choirs, the carillon, the Metropolitan Silver Band, and the handbell choir are a resounding and uplifting addition to the season.February 19, 2006 – Waiting for a SolutionFor refugees in Kenya, life is very difficult. Some live in organized United Nations camps, while others without rights or legal status in the country migrate to the cities in search of jobs....

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After the Tsunami – November 18, 2007

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After the Tsunami – Spirit Connection Nov. 18, 2007 (DVD) 28 minsPeople around the world sent money and support to the people of southeast Asia and Africa after the tsunami in 2004, but was the flood of money really helpful? This documentary, produced by Development and Peace, looks at the lessons learned from that experience.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – October 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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October 15, 2006 – Changing Times (19th Season Premiere) Introducing David Giuliano, the new Moderator of the United Church of Canada, elected at the 39th General Council. The church’s newly appointed General Secretary of the general Council, Nora Sanders, talks with host Royal Orr about her expectations for the near future. This program will also include highlights from the proceedings of the 39th General Council, held in Thunder Bay, Ontario in August 2006. General Council is the church’s national gathering, held once every three years to discern, decide, and provide...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – April/May 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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April 16, 2006-A Lighter Lens on the Church Throughout the church year, we observe both solemn and reflective times, but there is a lighter side to church. In this program we profile an upbeat speaker/cartoonist who combines faith and humour. We visit with a photographer who looks at the church through a camera lens. And Royal Orr talks with two United Church clergy who share some stories about the lighter side of ministry. April 23, 2006-A Place for AllWhen congregations change, the buildings they inhabit need to change too. In this program we look at how accessibility is not just about...

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