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Understanding World Religions

Understanding World Religions Author David Whitten Smith
ISBN-10 9781442226449
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 488
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This book introduces students to major worldviews through the lens of justice and peace. The second edition features a broader framework and includes updates on non-religious ethical norms, Islamophobia, colonial evangelization, religion in China, and an updated examination of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies Author Thomas Matyók
ISBN-10 9780739149621
Release 2011-05-19
Pages 446
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Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy, edited by Thomas Maty-k, Jessica Senehi, and Sean Byrne, discusses critical issues in the emerging field of Peace and Conflict Studies, and suggests a framework for the future development of the field and the education of its practitioners and academics. Contributors to the book are recognized scholars and practitioners in their respective fields. The authors take an holistic approach to the study, analysis, and resolution of conflict at the micro, meso, macro, and mega levels.

Islam Means Peace

 Islam  Means Peace Author Amitabh Pal
ISBN-10 9780313382901
Release 2011
Pages 276
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This decisive account of the role of nonviolence in Islam and Muslim societies, both historically and in current times, chronicles an often-obscured but longstanding pacifist tradition. * Voices of leading nonviolence activists, such as Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi, Mubarak Awad, Gene Sharp, and rock star Salman Ahmad, that make the history of nonviolent activism immediate and up to date * A bibliography listing a wide array of source materials

Traditionalism and Radicalism in the History of Christian Thought

Traditionalism and Radicalism in the History of Christian Thought Author C. Simut
ISBN-10 9780230113145
Release 2010-09-27
Pages 234
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This book is concerned with the presentation and analysis of certain dogmatic issues such as christology, ecclesiology, pastoral work, anthropology, faith and bioethics among many others-all meant to illustrate how Christian thoughts stands between traditionalism and radicalism. It is both a dogmatic study and a historical overview of the topic.

The Psychology of Peace

The Psychology of Peace Author Rachel MacNair
ISBN-10 0275978567
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 239
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A guide for activists and researchers examines the causes and effects of violence, behavior intended to counter violence, conflict resolution, and nonviolent resistance.

Religion Seeking Justice and Peace

Religion Seeking Justice and Peace Author Chandra Muzaffar
ISBN-10 UCBK:C107680928
Release 2010
Pages 201
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Religion Seeking Justice and Peace has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Religion Seeking Justice and Peace also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Religion Seeking Justice and Peace book for free.

A Game As Old As Empire

A Game As Old As Empire Author Steve Hiatt
ISBN-10 9781442961500
Release 2009-01-26
Pages 660
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A Game As Old As Empire has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Game As Old As Empire also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Game As Old As Empire book for free.

Living the Catholic Social Tradition

Living the Catholic Social Tradition Author Kathleen Maas Weigert
ISBN-10 0742531880
Release 2005
Pages 220
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Living the Catholic Social Tradition combines four essays from leading scholars with eight concrete case studies based on community social justice projects across the country. This unique combination of theory and reflective practice provides university students and adult learners with a framework for understanding the Catholic social tradition and a demonstration of its positive social impact on the people it serves. The reader first learns about the challenges facing Catholic universities in educating the current generation about the Catholic social tradition. The next essays provide insights into the ways in which the tradition frames and contributes to social change; approaches to understanding the key concepts and documents that make up the tradition; and an understanding of the forces confronting change agents in major metropolitan areas. Undertaken by younger scholars and activists, the eight case studies tackle the issues that grass roots groups and visionary leaders face as they try to bring about positive change in their communities.

Ways to the Center

Ways to the Center Author Denise Lardner Carmody
ISBN-10 0534521207
Release 2005-04-05
Pages 401
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Striving to be the most student-friendly textbook in this field, Carmody's WAYS TO THE CENTER: AN INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS, 6th Edition weaves together rich historical, cultural, and theological detail into structural and philosophical sections that analyze each of the world's major religions in terms of its views on nature, society, self, and ultimate reality. The readily accessible text is designed for today's students and places a premium [on] the development of critical thinking. Combining both historical and systematic analyses, the book takes as its focus the theme of personal centeredness—a primary goal of each featured religion.

Roadmap to Reconciliation

Roadmap to Reconciliation Author Brenda Salter McNeil
ISBN-10 9780830899234
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 144
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Missio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2015 We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction. Based on her extensive consulting experience with churches, colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil has created a roadmap to show us the way. She guides us through the common topics of discussion and past the bumpy social terrain and political boundaries that will arise. In these pages she voices her call to all believers: "It's time for the followers of Jesus to embark on the prophetic journey that leads to reconciliation and transformation around the world. Many of us may already be aware of the need for reconciliation in our own backyards. . . . We cannot ignore the plight of the people around us and as globalization continues its relentless march onward, we cannot turn a blind eye to the world at large either. We have to face the realities here at home and we must also embrace the stories of people all around the world." Each chapter lays out the next step in the journey. With reflection questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, it's ideal to read together with your church or organization. If you are ready to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice, then this is the book for you.

Progressive Religious

Progressive   Religious Author Robert Patrick Jones
ISBN-10 9780742562301
Release 2008
Pages 265
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Shares the dynamic stories of religious leaders from a range of faiths who are building on traditional connections between religion and social justice, offering insight into their actions on behalf of such issues as health care, civil rights, and the environment.

Everyman s Judaica

Everyman s Judaica Author Geoffrey Wigoder
ISBN-10 UOM:39015027238354
Release 1974
Pages 673
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Everyman s Judaica has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Everyman s Judaica also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Everyman s Judaica book for free.

The Cosmos

The Cosmos Author Jay M. Pasachoff
ISBN-10 9781107276956
Release 2013-08-12
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An exciting introduction to astronomy, the fourth edition of this book uses recent discoveries and stunning photography to inspire non-science majors about the Universe. Written by two highly experienced and engaging instructors, each chapter has been fully updated, with more than 200 new images throughout, including recent images from space missions and the world's best observatories. The newly redesigned text is organized as a series of stories, each presenting the history of the field, the observations made and how they fit within the process of science, our current understanding and what future observations are planned. Math is provided in boxes and easily read around, making the book suitable for courses taking either mathematical or qualitative approaches. New discussion questions encourage students to think widely about astronomy and the role science plays in our everyday lives and podcasts for each chapter aid studying and comprehension.

Statistics Through Applications

Statistics Through Applications Author Daren S. Starnes
ISBN-10 9781429219747
Release 2009-12-25
Pages 600
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Watch a video introduction here. Statistics Through Applications (STA) is the only text written specifically for high school statistics course. Designed to be read, the book takes a data analysis approach that emphasizes conceptual understanding over computation, while recognizing that some computation is necessary. The focus is on the statistical thinking behind data gathering and interpretation. The high school statistics course is often the first applied math course students take. STA engages students in learning how statisticians contribute to our understanding of the world and helps students to become more discerning consumers of the statistics they encounter in ads, economic reports, political campaigns, and elsewhere. New and improved! STA 2e features expanded coverage of probability, a reorganized presentation of data analysis, a new color design and much more. Please see the posted sample chapter or request a copy today to see for yourself.

From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map

From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map Author Edward W. Said
ISBN-10 9780307425966
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 352
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In his final book, completed just before his death, Edward W. Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen. These essays, which originally appeared in Cairo’s Al-Ahram Weekly, London’s Al-Hayat, and the London Review of Books, take us from the Oslo Accords through the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, and present information and perspectives too rarely visible in America.Said is unyielding in his call for truth and justice. He insists on truth about Israel's role as occupier and its treatment of the Palestinians. He pleads for new avenues of communication between progressive elements in Israel and Palestine. And he is equally forceful in his condemnation of Arab failures and the need for real leadership in the Arab world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Little Book of Restorative Justice

The Little Book of Restorative Justice Author Howard Zehr
ISBN-10 9781680990447
Release 2015-01-27
Pages 112
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Howard Zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. Here he proposes workable principles and practices for making Restorative Justice possible in this revised and updated edition of his bestselling, seminal book on the movement. (The original edition has sold more than 110,000 copies.) Restorative Justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is a worldwide movement of growing influence that is helping victims and communities heal, while holding criminals accountable for their actions. This is not soft-on-crime, feel-good philosophy, but rather a concrete effort to bring justice and healing to everyone involved in a crime. In The Little Book of Restorative Justice, Zehr first explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach into theoretical space, Zehr presents Restorative Justice practices. Zehr undertakes a massive and complex subject and puts it in graspable from, without reducing or trivializing it. This resource is also suitable for academic classes and workshops, for conferences and trainings, as well as for the layperson interested in understanding this innovative and influential movement.

Christian Zionism

Christian Zionism Author Stephen Sizer
ISBN-10 0830853685
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 298
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The term "Zionism" was first coined in the late nineteenth century, and referred to the movement for the return of the Jewish people to an assured and secure homeland in Palestine. Ironically, this vision was largely nurtured and shaped by Christians long before it received widespread Jewish support. The origins of "Christian Zionism" lie within nineteenth-century British premillennial sectarianism, but by the early twentieth century it had become a predominantly American dispensational movement, and pervasive within all main evangelical denominations. The contemporary Christian Zionism movement emerged after the "Six Day War" in Israel in 1967, and it has had a significant influence on attitudes towards the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. Evangelicals are increasingly polarized over whether Christian Zionism is biblical and orthodox or unbiblical and cultic. In this book Stephen Sizer provides a thorough examination of the historical development, variant forms, theological emphases and political implications of Christian Zionism. His excellent and informative survey is interwoven with critical assessment that repudiates both nationalistic Zionism and anti-Semitism.