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1999 NCC News Archives

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Following are more National Council of Churches resources, all available through NCC/Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515; Phone: 1-800-297-1516 or (219) 264-3102, fax (219) 262-0966 or e-mail cws@ncccusa.org  

Other Resources for Global Education …

"God’s Wonders! Scriptural Inspiration for Many Occasions" …
… 24 two-color scriptural note cards with CWS program stories on the back, 4 each of 6 designs (blank inside). Fit standard 3-1/4" x 6-1/2" envelope (not included). $8/set. ED 9736.

"Women and Children First" …
… a devotional resource featuring the creativity and courage of refugee women and children at risk around the world. Taps the rich vein of life stories and spiritual strength of CWS partners in 70 nations, as well as of our vigorous ecumenical base at home. Coincides with the 1998-99 Ecumenical Mission Study Theme on Global Migration. ED 9899.

"We Can Do That!" …
… a user-friendly handbook of hunger education ideas, simulation games, drama and worship resources. 20 pages. $2. FD/CE47.

Many more global education resources are available. Request the Resource Sheet -- ED 9802 Rev.

Other resources available from Church World Service …

"Christians and Government" …
… a five-session study series for congregations, including "For the Common Good," "Good Government," "Confidence and Criticism," "The Call to Public Life," and "Making a Difference: Moving Away from Cynicism." Free. (EJ 0001)

"We Walk Because They Walk" Bookmark …
… attractive, practical bookmark featuring Andean Sunrise artwork designed for Fall '97/Spring '98 CWS-sponsored CROP WALKS. Highlights what these events help to accomplish, and can also be used as a remembrance gift of the ministry of Church World Service. Free. (PR 9741)

"Share in a Hope-filled Tomorrow" TOOLS OF HOPE Promotion Kit …
… highlights how tools of hope from Church World Service are helping to make a difference in the world. TOOL Kit contains a large background TOOLS OF HOPE logo poster with four mini-posters that attach. The mini-posters feature stories on the back. The Kit also includes resources for promoting the TOOLS OF HOPE Program in worship services and group settings, with a section of special resources for children. Free. (TH 9850)

TOOLS OF HOPE Card …
… A visual celebration of the CWS TOOLS OF HOPE Program, these full-color cards are blank on the inside. Packaged in 25's, envelopes included. Free. (TH 9870)

TOOLS OF HOPE Holiday Gift Catalog …
… Chock-full of alternatives to the traditional gifts your friends and loved ones already have too many of. "Sale" items, pictures and stories in the Catalog highlight the CWS TOOLS OF HOPE Program and how it's helping to make a difference in the daily lives of hurting people around the world. Free. (CS 9828)

"Genetic Science" …
… a two-piece set that includes study guides and General Conference (UMC) resolutions on "New Development in Genetic Science" and "Organ and Tissue Donation," plus a report from the United Methodist Genetic Science Task Force. $2/ea. (EJ 6580)

Church World Service 1997 Global Greeting Cards …
… Ten colorful cards (blank inside), studio size, with envelopes, that present positive, timeless images of our diverse world community. $8.50/set. (ED 9708)

Church World Service 1998 Global Greeting Cards …
… A colorful 10-card studio-sized set (blank inside), featuring beautiful, positive images from around the world. Envelopes included. $8.50/set. (ED 9808)

Church World Service 1997 Annual Report …
… Features vignettes and photos of CWS partners and programs, with a highlighted centerfold map that introduces readers to the scope and variety of CWS's work around the world. Free. (AR 9700)

"Partners in Help and Hope" …
… Produced by the CWS Emergency Response Program, this four-color brochure shows how the members of Church World Service are coming together to bring order to chaos, restore communities, and deliver the love and hope of Christ to meet human need. Free. (DR 9802e)

"Mission of Mercy: Holy Week in Baghdad" …
… This 11-minute video tells the story of how food and medicine made possible by U.S. churches are saving the lives of malnourished children in Iraq. Designed to help congregations and groups learn more about the Church -- and Church World Service -- at work around the world. $5/ea. Or on free loan from the CWS Film & Video Library. (AV 9849N)

Asian Reflection Christmas Card …
… Produced by CWS for use with its CROP WALK, TOOLS OF HOPE, Blanket and Kit Program constituencies, the 1998 card features a passage from Luke 1:78-79 and the seasonal message "May the joy and peace of Christmas light your path throughout the coming year." Free. (CS 9836)

"Share in a Hope-filled Tomorrow" …
… A 7 3/4-minute video that introduces viewers to the exciting CWS TOOLS OF HOPE Program. Featured are projects in Haiti such as a tool bank, pottery training center, and fish farming made possible in part by TOOLS OF HOPE. At the end of the credits, the video has a 30-second TOOLS OF HOPE television spot featuring Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Free. (AV 9865)

"Walk with the World" …
… - This 6 1/2-minute video takes the viewer into the story of how CROP WALKS and CROPWALKERS are leaving imprints of hope around the block, and around the world. The video focuses on how CWS/CROP is making a difference in one of the world's poorest places -- Cambodia. Free. (AV 9802)

"Partner UPDATE" …
… Fall, 1998, edition of CWS's newsletter to individual donors. This edition features articles on CWS's response to the suffering in Iraq, a fishing project in Bolivia, rebuilding burned churches in the U.S., partner program pieces about Lebanon and Cambodia, and a personal look at a street girls project in Mozambique. Free. (PI 9804B)

CWS Film & Video Library Catalog …
… A complete listing of all the video resources available on free loan from Church World Service. Free. (AV 9896L)

Church World Service 1999 Calendar …
… Beautifully illustrated by renowned photojournalist Annie Griffiths Belt -- a National Geographic veteran -- this unique calendar offers a vivid front-line look at disaster relief and development efforts worldwide, as seen through the eyes of CWS's far-flung partners. Scenes are accompanied by 12 personal stories -- captured by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek. $10/ea. (CS 9912)

Want to know about other resources?  Try the Friendship Press Catalog On Line or the Church World Service Film and Video Library On Line.  If you still don't find what you need, e-mail news@ncccusa.org or mail: Room 850, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115.

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