Winner of the 2016 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award of the Political Geography Specialty Group at the AAG Providing important insights into political geography, the politics of peace, and South Asian studies, this book explores everyday peace in northern India as it is experienced by the Hindu-Muslim community. Challenges normative understandings of Hindu-Muslim relations as relentlessly violent and the notion of peace as a romantic endpoint occurring only after violence and political maneuverings Examines the ways in which geographical concepts such as space, place, and scale can inform and problematize understandings of peace Redefines the politics of peace, as well as concepts of citizenship, agency, secular politics, and democracy Based on over 14 months of qualitative and archival research in the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India
Everyday Peace, an easy-to-use, four-week study, helps you experience God’s promised peace amidst everyday conflicts and concerns in as few as 15 minutes a day, five days a week. Designed for women who are pressed for time but crave depth from their Bible study, Everyday Peace utilizes the FOCUSed15 method that values quality of time above quantity of time in God’s Word. As the author guides you through Philippians 4, discover truths, promises, and commands as well as strategies for standing firm in God's promised peace.
Exclusion, Insecurity and Peacebuilding in Colombia
Author: Helen Berents
Category: Political Science
Young People and Everyday Peace is grounded in the stories of young people who live in Los Altos de Cazucá, an informal peri-urban community in Soacha, to the south of Colombia’s capital Bogotá. The occupants of this community have fled the armed conflict and exist in a state of marginalisation and social exclusion amongst ongoing violences conducted by armed gangs and government forces. Young people negotiate these complexities and offer pointed critiques of national politics as well as grounded aspirations for the future. Colombia’s protracted conflict and its effects on the population raise many questions about how we think about peacebuilding in and with communities of conflict-affected people. Building on contemporary debates in International Relations about post-liberal, everyday peace, Helen Berents draws on feminist International Relations and embodiment theory to pay meaningful attention to those on the margins. She conceptualises a notion of embodied-everyday-peace-amidst-violence to recognise the presence and voice of young people as stakeholders in everyday efforts to respond to violence and insecurity. In doing so, Berents argues for and engages a more complex understanding of the everyday, stemming from the embodied experiences of those centrally present in conflicts. Taking young people’s lives and narratives seriously recognises the difficulties of protracted conflict, but finds potential to build a notion of an embodied everyday amidst violence, where a complex and fraught peace can be found. Young People and Everyday Peace will be of interest to scholars of Latin American Studies, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies.
Human rights and peace issues and concerns have come about at a critical time. The world has recently witnessed a plethora of turning points that speak of the hopes and vulnerabilities which are inherent in being human and demonstrate that change in the service of human rights and peace is possible. At the same time, however, other events indicate that wherever there is life, there is vulnerability in a world characterized by instability and endemic human suffering. On top of all this, the collapse of the global financial system and the serious, rapid destruction of the environment have brought the world to a precarious state of vulnerability. Activating human rights and peace is, therefore, a project that is always in progress, and is never finally achieved. This enlightening collection of well thought through cases is aimed at academics and students of human rights, political science, law and justice, peace and conflict studies and sociology.
Hybrid Forms of Peace provides cutting edge research and debates from a range of leading experts and emerging voices in critical peace and conflict studies. Drawing on case studies from sixteen countries, it examines the role of everyday activities and hybridization in (re)shaping international peace-building on the ground. This book provides insights into the challenges 6 and opportunities 6 of building peace, and the role of localized forms of human agency in this. It is a must-read for scholars, students and practitioners of peace-building who wish to understand the 'on the ground' realities of peace-building in the contemporary era.
10 Relaxing Sleep Stories for Everyday Peace, Health, and Mental Improvement. Your Guide is to Daily Meditation, Sleep, Stress Relief, Anxiety Relief, and Insomnia.
Author: Greg Gates
⭐️⭐️⭐️Recall the good old days, when we were told tales from moonlight?⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐⭐⭐ It was interesting indeed and fun-filled. ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐️ This book brings back memories of old where we would lie outside gazing at the stars listening to soul-lifting stories which often ever so slowly, but peacefully transcend us into the beautiful world of sleep. ⭐️ The essence of nerve soothing and brain relaxing stories can never be overemphasized. ⭐️ Wouldn't you want to know the forsaken among the forsaken? ⭐️ Or the Kingdom who didn't have a king? ⭐️ Of course, I believe you would want to and there is only one way to find out. The treasure which you seek is hidden within this book. ⭐️ Filled with suspense and intrigue, you can rest assured you won't doze off midway while reading a story. ⭐️ If you were about to sleep, but haven't yet been wooed by the sleep you may want to hear one or two chilling stories before you finally doze off. ⭐️ This storybook is your surest bet to get good value for your time and mental refreshment.
Kara Halvorson unearths one of the greatest challenges to attaining inner peace - the illusion that we are flawed, and she chronicles how she overcame the belief that something was "wrong" with her. Instead of spending her days in endless cycles of self-healing, she learned how to strengthen her soul's voice, listen to its guidance, take authentic actions, and create the life she always dreamed of having. You will see immediate results in your life as you learn to:- see the illusion of flaws- redirect your awareness away from the ego without struggle- use the law of attraction effectively- reclaim your soul's voice and act from its wisdom- listen to your body's wisdom- be emotionally honest to yourself and in your relationships- accept yourself and others- take authentic actions toward the life of your dreams- create your vocation- reclaim God's sufficiency- find financial peace- reconnect to gratitudeSufficiency is your natural state; God created you to be enough as you are. As you use the information in this book, you will learn to hear your own wisdom clearly and act upon your soul's guidance. This book is not another how-to book; it is a guide so that you may find your own insights from the honest journey of a peace-filled soul. You do not have to struggle anymore with the illusion that you are broken. You are already whole and possess the knowledge within you to live an authentic, rich life. Begin today to strengthen your connection to your soul, discover a lasting peace in your everyday life, and begin to live your dreams.
Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation
Author: Oliver Richmond
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Political Science
Western struggles—and failures—to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives of their intended beneficiaries better or worse. In this groundbreaking book, Oliver Richmond asks why statebuilding has been so hard to achieve, and argues that a large part of the problem has been Westerners’ failure to understand or engage with what local peoples actually want and need. He interrogates the liberal peacebuilding industry, asking what it assumes, what it is getting wrong, and how it could be more effective.
100 Daily Meditations for Health, Stress Relief, and Everyday Joy
Author: Tobin Blake
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
We all know that meditation helps to lower stress and can even prevent disease. It has no negative side effects and no cost, and requires only a few minutes a day. So why is it so challenging to begin and sustain? Tobin Blake offers innovative ways to start meditating and to invigorate an existing practice. He begins with the basics: how to sit, how long to practice, and how to use various techniques, such as zazen, mantra, and visualization; and then covers topics such as dealing with thoughts, restlessness, and overcoming the deeper obstacles to meditation. Written with our modern challenges in mind, including electronic distractions, stress, and the constant sense of overwhelm, — Everyday Meditation — will help you: make your mind an ally; undo restlessness and anxiety; build spiritual relationships; heal your body; overcome depression and anxiety; find balance, meaning, and life purpose.
These sermons attempt in the authors theological point of view try to answer many questions such as: Why do we refer to Jesus as the Good Shepherd? Who according to Corinthians and the Apostle Paul is entitled to take Holy Communion? What does Easter mean to Christians? How do we handle temptation? Why forgiveness is so important, yet so difficult? These Sermons are well researched and provide Biblical references to support the sermons. These Sermons are not meant to replace attending worship but to provide an additional insight to God and his Son Jesus Christ.
Do you know that you have the innate ability to bring forth amazing wisdom from "upstairs" to discover solutions to most all your questions and problems? Do you know that you naturally have the ability to tap into the universal library of higher wisdom any time you want? Yes, it's true. "Profound Writings from Everyday People" introduces the idea that tapping into this universal source can readily be available by common, everyday people through the process of free flow writing. This book will teach you how to accomplish this task and also offer many people's inner words of wisdom on a variety of the most asked questions of all times, including: - Who or what is God? - When do we help others and when do we allow them to follow their own path? - How does money fit into our lives? - What is the purpose of life? - Why do we fear death? The book also includes special sections on oneness, today's youth, animals/nature/earth, serving the world, and creating our own lives. If you are ready, this book will take you on a spiritual journey of profound means. About the Author Cynthia Attar, aka "Llovit" in the internet world, is a creative and receptive author. She lives in Central Washington on her Harmony Farm surrounded by a menagerie of pets, farm animals, an abundance of nature, and various wild creatures. An avid enthusiast for channeled information, Cynthia embellishes this life as an ever expanding journey of discovery and wonder. She also enjoys helping others find their inner truth. Books by Cynthia Attar: "The Mule Companion: A Guide to Understanding the Mule, Profound Writings from Everyday People, Profound Insights from Animals and Nature, Profound Do-it-Yourself Healing" and" Profound Pet Healing Case Studies."
This book examines how the liberal peace experiment of the post-Cold War environment has failed to connect with its target populations, which have instead set about transforming it according to their own local requirements. Liberal peacebuilding has caused a range of unintended consequences. These emerge from the liberal peace’s internal contradictions, from its claim to offer a universal normative and epistemological basis for peace, and to offer a technology and process which can be applied to achieve it. When viewed from a range of contextual and local perspectives, these top-down and distant processes often appear to represent power rather than humanitarianism or emancipation. Yet, the liberal peace also offers a civil peace and emancipation. These tensions enable a range of hitherto little understood local and contextual peacebuilding agencies to emerge, which renegotiate both the local context and the liberal peace framework, leading to a local-liberal hybrid form of peace. This might be called a post-liberal peace. Such processes are examined in this book in a range of different cases of peacebuilding and statebuilding since the end of the Cold War. This book will be of interest to students of peacebuilding, peacekeeping, peace and conflict studies, international organisations and IR/Security Studies.