Why We Can't Wait

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451527530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

View: 1117

Explains the Afro-American's dissatisfaction with the slow progress in attaining equal rights that are long overdue

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

View: 4655

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.

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

View: 1401

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.

T-Kit, Volume 12

Youth Transforming Conflict

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287176744

Category: Conflict management

Page: 294

View: 8287

Die Geschichte der USA für Dummies

Author: Steve Wiegand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527815503

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 6839

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.

Das ist bei uns nicht möglich

Roman

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213731

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6423

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.

Morality, Leadership, and Public Policy

On Experimentalism in Ethics

Author: Eric Thomas Weber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441157468

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 3660

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.

The Underdogs

Author: Mariano Azuela

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637730

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4263

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.

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

View: 9050

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.

Ich habe einen Traum

Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491450257

Category: African Americans

Page: 140

View: 5019

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

View: 3442

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

It Can't Happen Here

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152700

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3700

“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

Die Insel des Dr. Moreau

Author: Herbert George (H. G.) Wells

Publisher: Cloudship

ISBN: 3961891494

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 6515

Auf einer Schiffspassage im Pazifischen Ozean vor der Küste Südamerikas wird Edward Prendick nach einem Streit mit dem Käpt'n in einem Beiboot ausgesetzt. Er kann sich auf eine nahe Insel retten, auf der andere Passagiere des Segelschiffs an Land gehen. Dort findet er eine seltsame, höchst verstörende Welt vor, in der Zwitterwesen aus Mensch und Tier leben. Urheber des Horrors ist der mysteriöse Doktor Moreau, ein aus London stammender Wissenschaftler, unterstützt von seinem Assistenten Montgomery. Prendick erfährt nach und nach mehr über die Experimente Moreaus; und die Abgründe, die sich vor ihm auftun, werden immer schauderhafter. Die Sache eskaliert, nachdem Moreau von einem seiner Geschöpfe angefallen wird ...

Moby- Dick

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637714

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 6641

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.

America

A History

Author: Oscar Handlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 1069

View: 5230

Philosophy, Black Film, Film Noir

Author: Dan Flory

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271033452

Category: Philosophy

Page: 348

View: 7509

"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.

Rosemarys Baby

Author: Ira Levin

Publisher: Psychothriller GmbH E-Book

ISBN: 3942261669

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 7032

Rosemary Woodhouse und ihr Ehemann Guy sind überglücklich, denn sie haben in New York City endlich eine schöne Apartmentwohnung gefunden. Das alte Mehrfamilienhaus hat zwar einen seltsamen Ruf und die meist älteren Bewohner verhalten sich sehr merkwürdig, aber dem jungen Paar gefällt ihr neues Zuhause. Als Rosemary schwanger wird, muss sie feststellen, dass ihre neuen Nachbarn ein besonderes Interesse an ihrem Wohlergehen haben und nicht alles so ist, wie es scheint ... Der Klassiker der modernen Horrorliteratur, kongenial verfilmt von Roman Polanski – zum ersten Mal exklusiv in deutscher Sprache als eBook erhältlich.

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

View: 5797

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.

Des Sokrates Verteidigung

Author: Platon

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843015643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 40

View: 6889

Platon: Des Sokrates Verteidigung Entstanden nach dem Tod von Sokrates (399 v. Chr.), vermutlich zwischen 395 und 390 v. Chr. Erstdruck in: Hapanta ta tu Platônos, herausgegeben von H. Musuros, Venedig 1513. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch J. S. Müller unter dem Titel »Socrates Schutz-Rede«, Hamburg 1739. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher von 1805. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Platon: Sämtliche Werke. Berlin: Lambert Schneider, [1940]. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Raffael, Die Schule von Athen (Detail). Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11.5 pt.