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We are passionate about helping YOU understand more about the injustice and oppression that people are facing today in the US and around the world.  We are constantly learning... from the women we serve, the experiences we have in various cultural settings and through other resources. Below is our ever-evolving collection of resources - books, movies, documentaries and educational websites to begin you on your journey of learning and engaging to make a difference in our world.

By Subject By Country

 

Poverty & Related Issues

Books

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Memoirs & Biographies

Books

 Movies

  • The Stoning of Soraya M - movie based on the true story of a Middle Eastern village's persecution of an innocent woman.
  • GIfted Hands - The amazing story of a young impoverished mother who, despite the odds, raised two successful boys, one of whom became the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, Ben Carson.
  • The Blind Side - Inspiring story of a white family who takes in a homeless African-American boy who becomes a left tackle in the NFL.

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Africa - General

Books

  •  Voice of Beauty by David Johnson: Simple explanations and quotes exemplifying the struggles of African women along side stunning photographs.
  •  African Friends and Money Matters by David Maranz: Explores the differences between how Africans and westerners view and handle money and related issues.

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Bolivia

Books

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Burundi

Books

Movies

  • Hope for Burundi by Silent Images
  •  Na Wewe - Academy Award nominated short-film about genocide in Burundi
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    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Books

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    Haiti

    Books

    •  Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracey Kidder: Story of Paul Farmer, the Founder of Partners in Health.
    •  Travesty in Haiti: A true account of Christian missions, orphanages, fraud, food aid and drug trafficking by Timothy Schwartz, PhD Fascinating read about how the help/aid given to Haiti has actually driven the country into far deeper poverty with a particular focus on food aid and how USAID destroyed the Haitian agricultural economy.
    •  Demons of Poverty by Ted Boers and Tim Stoner Interesting struggle of an American businessman who works tirelessly to develop Haiti and learns much about himself, God, Haitians and the challenges facing those living under-developed nations like Haiti.
    • Jesus Through the Eye of a Needle by Kent Anan. Honest story of life in the poorest country in the western hemisphere as an American Christian. Honest thought about the struggles of living cross-culturally and how to live as a community member.

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    India

    Books

    •  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Minsty Fictional story that takes place during the "Emergency" years in India in the 1970's.
    •  Born into Brothels - Documentary that follows children growing up in the brothels of Calcutta, India’s red-light district.

    Movies

    •  Slumdog Millionaire - Oscar-winning film about how an impoverished Indian teen became a contestant on an Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."

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    Malawi

    Books

     

    Rwanda

    Books

    Movies

    •  As We Forgive - Documentary following the journey of forgiveness and reconciliation of two victims of the Rwandan genocide.
    •  Hotel Rwanda
    •  Shake Hands with the Devil
    •  Beyond the Gates
    •  Sometimes in April
    •  Munyurangabo - Movie written & produced in Rwanda with English subtitles
    •  Kinyarwanda
    •  Rising from Ashes - Documentary about the Rwanda Bicycle racing team "Project Rwanda

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    Sierra Leone

    Books


    Sudan

    Books


    Movies

    •  God Grew Tired of Us - Follows several of the lost boys from Sudan as they travel a refugee camp to their new home in the US.
    •  The Devil Came on Horseback - Disturbing documentary on the suffering of the Sudanese in Darfur at the hands of the Janjuweed militia.

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    United States

    Books

    Movies

    •  Gifted Hands - The amazing story of a young impoverished mother who, despite the odds, raised two successful boys, one of whom became the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, Ben Carson.
    •  The Blind Side - Inspiring story of a white family who takes in a homeless African-American boy who becomes a left tackle in the NFL.
    •  Waiting for Superman - Documentary about the struggle for urban Americans to obtain a good education for their children.
    •  Race to Nowhere - Documentary on the dark side of America's achievement culture.

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    Zimbabwe

    Books

    •  Out of the Black Shadows: The Amazing Transformation of Stephen Lungu by Anne Coomes: Story of the rise of Stephen Lungu from gang member to African Evangelist.

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    Cross-Cultural Missions

    Books

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    Prayer & Discipleship

    Books

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    Reconciliation

    Books

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    Fiction

    Books

    •  Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan: Short stories dealing with issues in various countries in Africa.
    •  What’s the What by Dave Eggers: Based on the story of one of the Lost Boys from Southern Sudan.
    •  Sold by Patricia McCormick: Story of a young girl who is trafficked into prostitution in Nepal.
    •  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Minsty Fictional story that takes place during the "Emergency" years in India in the 1970's.

    Educational links

     World Vision reports

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    Other Movies

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    For Children

    Books

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    Immigration

    Books

    Movies

    • The Stranger - A 40-minute documentary film commissioned by the Evangelical Immigration  Table and produced by Emmy-award winning producer Linda Midgett. The Stranger profiles three immigrant stories and includes interviews with local and national Christian leaders.

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