Why We Can't Wait

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.),Jesse Jackson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451527530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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Explains the Afro-American's dissatisfaction with the slow progress in attaining equal rights that are long overdue
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Five Foundations of Human Development

A Proposal for Our Survival in the Twenty-First Century and the New Millennium

Author: Errol A. Gibbs & Philip A. Grey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456737702

Category: Philosophy

Page: 584

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Five Foundations of Human Development (FFHD) is a philosophical, religious, and practical discourse on human development based on the following five foundations: Spiritual, Moral, Social, Intellectual, and Physical. The authors proffer that human beings possess the capacity to rise to a higher state of civilization when we allow ‘Spiritual Intelligence’ to underpin ‘human intelligence’ as our capable guide. The indomitable spirit within human beings that brought civilization out of the Dark Ages and into an Age of Enlightenment demonstrates our capacity to transcend moral hope and optimism for a better world with peaceful coexistence among individuals, families, and nations. This book will help inform, enlighten, and empower individuals and leaders in such fields as engineering, science, religion, politics, the military, and other great institutions to engender solutions to the myriad of unsolved problems of past centuries, problems of the present, and emerging problems of the future. Problems, such as wars, genocide, greed, and the exploitation of human beings begin within our destructive spiritual nature and manifest in the physical nature. Therefore, solutions also lie in the spiritual realm as a counterbalance to the natural realm of human existence. FFHD is a blueprint for human survival based on adherence to physical laws and spiritual laws that transcend a belief in an omnipotent (all powerful), omnipresent (everywhere) and omniscient (all knowing) being. It will awaken the conscience to comprehend the life–threatening issues that face humankind. The solutions, therefore, cannot merely be left only to the educated elite, the military forces, and those in high public and private office. The global significance of this book is that it informs a more communal view of our world. It is the only perspective that will allow us to enter the global village prepared for the racial, social, cultural, environmental, and economic challenges that lie ahead.
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One Family Under God

Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America

Author: Grace Yukich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199988684

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Behind the walls of a church, Liliana and her baby eat, sleep, and wait. Outside, protestors shout "Go back to Mexico!" and "Even heaven has a gate!" They demand that the U.S. government deport Liliana, which would separate her from her husband and children. Who is Liliana? A criminal? A hero? And why does the church protect her? In One Family Under God, Grace Yukich draws on extensive field observation and interviews to reveal how immigration is changing religious activism in the U.S. In the face of nationwide immigration raids and public hostility toward "illegal" immigration, the New Sanctuary Movement emerged in 2007 as a religious force seeking to humanize the image of undocumented immigrants. Building coalitions between religious and ethnic groups that had rarely worked together in the past, activists revived and adapted sanctuary, the tradition of providing shelter for fugitives in houses of worship. Through sanctuary, they called on Americans to support legislation that would keep immigrant families together. But they sought more than political change: they also pursued religious transformation, challenging the religious nationalism in America's faith communities by portraying undocumented immigrants as fellow children of God. Yukich shows progressive religious activists struggling with the competing goals of newly diverse coalitions, fighting to expand the meaning of "family values" in a diversifying nation. Through these struggles, the activists are both challenging the public dominance of the religious right and creating conflicts that could doom their chances of impacting immigration reform.
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T-Kit, Volume 12

Youth Transforming Conflict

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287176744

Category: Conflict management

Page: 294

View: 9574

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Die Geschichte der USA für Dummies

Author: Steve Wiegand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527815503

Category: History

Page: 429

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Kaum ein Land polarisiert so sehr wie die USA. Sie werden bewundert, belächelt und geschmäht zugleich. Was macht dieses Land aus, das der Welt seinen Stempel aufdrückt wie kein anderes? Steve Wiegand zeigt Ihnen die Geschichte dieses Landes, er beginnt mit den Ureinwohnern, beschreibt Motivation und Engagement der Pilgerväter, den Unabhängigkeitskampf und den Bürgerkrieg. Ausführlich stellt er Politik und Gesellschaft der USA im 20. Jahrhundert dar: vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis zum Fall der Berliner Mauer. Abschließend zeigt er noch ein Amerika, das als einzige Supermacht seinen Platz in der Welt sucht. Fundiert und mit einem kritischen Blick auf Anspruch und Wirklichkeit beschreibt der Autor den Weg der USA von der Sklaverei bis zur Wahl von Donald Trump als US-Präsident.
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Roman

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213731

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Sinclair Lewis’ Roman aus dem Jahr 1935 führt einen Antihelden vor, der mit seinen Hetzreden die Begeisterung unzufriedener Wähler entfacht. Durch seine Lügen und eine Rhetorik des Populismus und der Ressentiments wird er Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten. Das klingt vertraut? „Eine unheimliche Vorwegnahme der aktuellen Ereignisse.“ The Guardian „Ein Populist im Weißen Haus? Literaturnobelpreisträger Sinclair Lewis hat es vor 80 Jahren durchgespielt.“ DIE ZEIT „Sinclair Lewis ist wieder aktuell.“ der Freitag „Ein Meister des absoluten Realismus." Bob Dylan 1935 in den USA ein aufsehenerregender Bestseller, heute wieder eine Sensation und aktuell wie selten zuvor. In der Übersetzung des bekannten Exilautors und Kleist-Preis-Trägers Hans Meisel – mit einem Nachwort von Jan Brandt. Sinclair Lewis wusste durch seine Frau Dorothy Thompson, Auslandskorrespondentin in Berlin, über den Aufstieg der Nazis Bescheid. In den USA beobachtete er, wie die Populisten nach Wirtschaftskrise und Sozialreformen des New Deal immer weiter an Einfluss gewannen. Der radikale Senator Huey Long versuchte Präsident Roosevelt aus dem Amt zu drängen, bevor Long 1935 einem Attentat zum Opfer fiel. Lewis diente er als Vorbild für den fanatischen Verführer Buzz Windrip in seinem Roman. Buzz Windrip, für seine Gegner ein „ungebildeter Lügner mit idiotischer Weltanschauung“ und ein gefährlicher Populist, will Präsidentschaftskandidat werden. Er gibt vor, sich für die kleinen Leute einzusetzen, und verspricht, „aus Amerika wieder ein stolzes Land zu machen“. Trotz völlig unglaubwürdiger Versprechen laufen ihm die Wähler zu, und er zieht ins Weiße Haus ein. Sogleich regiert er wie ein absolutistischer Herrscher, beschneidet die Freiheiten der Minderheiten, legt sich mit Mexiko an und lässt seine Kritiker rabiat verfolgen. Einer davon ist der liberale Zeitungsherausgeber Doremus Jessup, der sich nicht mundtot machen lassen will.
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Morality, Leadership, and Public Policy

On Experimentalism in Ethics

Author: Eric Thomas Weber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441157468

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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In Morality, Leadership, and Public Policy, Eric Weber argues for an experimentalist approach to moral theory in addressing practical problems in public policy. The experimentalist approach begins moral inquiry by examining public problems and then makes use of the tools of philosophy and intelligent inquiry to alleviate them. Part I surveys the uses of practical philosophy and answers criticisms - including religious challenges - of the approach, presenting a number of areas in which philosophers' intellectual efforts can prove valuable for resolving public conflicts. Part II presents a new approach to experimentalism in moral theory, based on the insights of John Dewey's pragmatism. Focusing on the elements of good public inquiry and the experimentalist attitude, Weber discusses ways of thinking about the effective construction and reconstruction of particular problems, including practical problems of public policy prioritization. Finally, in Part III the book examines real-world examples in which the experimentalist approach to ethics proves useful, including instances of "bandwidth theft" and the controversies surrounding activist judges in the US Supreme Court.
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The Underdogs

Author: Mariano Azuela

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637730

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Hailed as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs recounts the story of an illiterate but charismatic Indian peasant farmer’s part in the rebellion against Porfirio Díaz, and his subsequent loss of belief in the cause when the revolutionary alliance becomes factionalized. Azuela’s masterpiece is a timeless, authentic portrayal of peasant life, revolutionary zeal, and political disillusionment.
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The Elusive Dream

The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Author: Korie L. Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886172

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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It is communion Sunday at a mixed-race church. A black pastor and white head elder stand before the sanctuary as lay leaders pass out the host. An African-American woman sings a gospel song as a woman of Asian descent plays the piano. Then a black woman in the congregation throws her hands up and yells, over and over, "Thank you Lawd!" A few other African-Americans in the pews say "Amen," while white parishioners sit stone-faced. The befuddled white head elder reads aloud from the Bible, his soft voice drowned out by the shouts of praise. Even in this proudly interracial church, America's racial divide is a constant presence. In The Elusive Dream, Korie L. Edwards presents the surprising results of an in-depth study of interracial churches: they help perpetuate the very racial inequality they aim to abolish. To arrive at this conclusion, she combines a nuanced analysis of national survey data with an in-depth examination of one particular church. She shows that mixed-race churches adhere strongly to white norms. African Americans in multiracial settings adapt their behavior to make white congregants comfortable. Behavior that white worshipers perceive as out of bounds is felt by blacks as too limiting. Yet to make interracial churches work, blacks must adjust their behavior to accommodate the predilections of whites. They conform to white expectations in church just as they do elsewhere. Thorough, incisive, and surprising, The Elusive Dream raises provocative questions about the ongoing problem of race in the national culture.
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Ich habe einen Traum

Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491450257

Category: African Americans

Page: 140

View: 7198

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Formed From This Soil

An Introduction to the Diverse History of Religion in America

Author: Thomas S. Bremer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323548

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Formed from This Soil offers a complete history of religion in America that centers on the diversity of sacred traditions and practices that have existed in the country from its earliest days. Organized chronologically starting with the earliest Europeans searching for new routes to Asia, through to the global context of post-9/11 America of the 21st century Includes discussion of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, political affiliations, and other elements of individual and collective identity Incorporates recent scholarship for a nuanced history that goes beyond simple explanations of America as a Protestant society Discusses diverse beliefs and practices that originated in the Americas as well as those that came from Europe, Asia, and Africa Pedagogical features include numerous visual images; sidebars with specialized topics and interpretive themes; discussion questions for each chapter; a glossary of common terms; and lists of relevant resources to broaden student learning
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It Can't Happen Here

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152700

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst
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Moby- Dick

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637714

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Herman Melville's thrilling nautical adventure—a timeless allegory and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. At the heart of Moby-Dick is the powerful, unknowable sea—and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. Narrated by Ishmael, a wayfarer who joins the crew of Ahab’s whaling ship, this is the story of that hair-raising voyage, and of the men who embraced hardship and nameless horrors as they dared to challenge God’s most dreaded creation and death itself for a chance at immortality. A novel that delves with astonishing vigor into the complex souls of men, Moby-Dick is an impassioned drama of the ultimate human struggle that the Atlantic Monthly called “the greatest of American novels.” With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley From the Paperback edition.
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America

A History

Author: Oscar Handlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 1069

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Philosophy, Black Film, Film Noir

Author: Dan Flory

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271033452

Category: Philosophy

Page: 348

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"Examines how African-American as well as international films deploy film noir techniques in ways that encourage philosophical reflection. Combines philosophy, film studies, and cultural studies"--Provided by publisher.
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MultiCultural Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: N.A

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The Audacity of Faith

Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama

Author: Marvin Andrew McMickle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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As presidential campaign time approaches, reflect on what some of the nation's most prominent Christian leaders had to say about the election of Barack Obama, particularly as related to issues of race. Original.
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How to Create Your Own African American Library

Author: Dorothy L. Ferebee

Publisher: One World

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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Introduces an annotated collection of more than one hundred essential works for any African-American home library, covering such categories as literature, music, religion and spirituality, African-American history, and more, with works by such acclaimed authors as Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Frederick Douglass, and others. Original.
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Die Hüter des Hauses

Author: Shirley Ann Grau

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688101928

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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William Howland, seit Jahren Witwer, reich, stattlich und eigenwillig, begegnet auf abenteuerlichem Streifzug durch den Flußdschungel seiner Ländereien überraschend einer jungen Frau. Das Bild der einsam an einer Quelle waschenden dunkelhäutigen Nausikaa nimmt ihn derart gefangen, daß er sie bittet, ihm als Haushälterin auf seinen Besitz zu folgen. Bald ist die achtzehnjährige Margaret seine Geliebte. In der leidenschaftlichen und zärtlichen Beziehung zu ihr findet er Sinn und Erfüllung seines Lebens. Die stille und geduldige Gefährtin schenkt ihm drei hellhäutige Kinder. Als die Tochter aus seiner ersten Ehe mit der Enkelin Abigail ins Elternhaus zurückkehrt und bald darauf stirbt, wächst das kleine Mädchen mit den gleichaltrigen Kindern ihres Großvaters auf. Die beiden Töchter und der Sohn Margarets sollen im liberalen Norden der Rassendiskriminierung entgehen. Dort werden sie ansässig und heimisch. Abigail dagegen kehrt nach dem Besuch eines exklusiven Colleges mit ihrem Mann, dem Anwalt und Politiker John Tolliver, auf die blühende Farm am Province River zurück. Im Wahlkampf um den Gouverneursposten setzt Tolliver aus Opportunismus die intellektuellen Fähigkeiten der Schwarzen herab, da konfrontiert ihn der Howland-Sohn Robert öffentlich mit der verheimlichten Eheschließung von William und Margaret. Um seine Karriere zu retten, läßt Tolliver Frau und Kinder im Stich. Gegen die verlassene Abigail richtet sich die Wut der weißen Fanatiker ...
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