The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth
Author: Thomas Mayor
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Category: Social Science
This is a book for all Australians. Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He’s visited communities big and small, often with the Uluru Statement canvas rolled up in a tube under his arm. Through the story of his own journey and interviews with 20 key people, Thomas taps into a deep sense of our shared humanity. The voices within these chapters make clear what the Uluru Statement is and why it is so important. And Thomas hopes you will be moved to join them, along with the growing movement of Australians who want to see substantive constitutional change. Thomas believes that we will only find the heart of our nation when the First peoples – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – are recognised with a representative Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution. ‘Thomas’s compelling work is full of Australian Indigenous voices that should be heard. Read this book, listen to them, and take action.’ – Danny Glover, actor and humanitarian
A Book on the Uluru Statement for Young Australians
Author: Thomas Mayor
'When we all came together at Uluru, we invited all Australian people to accept our voice and culture as a gift.' Can you help us find the heart of the nation? A book about understanding Australia's past, so we can have a shared future.
This book explores the issues of power, authority and love with current concerns in the Christian theological exploration of feminism and feminist theology. It addresses its key themes in three parts: (1) power deals with feminist critiques, (2) authority unpacks feminist methodologies, and (3) love explores feminist ethics. Covering issues such as embodiment, intersectionality, liberation theologies, historiography, queer approaches to hermeneutics, philosophy and more, it provides a multi-layered and nuanced appreciation of this important area of theological thought and practice. This volume will be vital reading for scholars of feminist theology, queer theology, process theology, practical theology, religion and gender.
Heart of the Nation is a book about the golden thread of American democracy—volunteering—and how Presidents since the founding of our nation have worked to enlist more Americans to serve their neighbors and nation. In the process, the book shows how each individual can find his or her own service calling and his or her own happiness.
"Finding God Beneath The Ashes" is unique in style. Each chapter has a section of Bible verses in a poetic form, with occasional comments to encourage or explain, placed like stepping stones across a flowing mountain stream. A foundation for the book is laid by presenting quotes from the Founding Fathers, their acknowledging their need of God in giving birth to our nation. When all seemed lost, they called upon God! In our nation's first stepping stones they wrote the words, "We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights!" This book is to help you to recover that God! In the dangers of our present time, in the aftermath of the ashes of 9/11, where and how are we to find God? It is written with the purpose of helping you to discover God by pondering Biblical themes and comments as helps to you along the way. The verses were collected much the way you would gather brightly colored leaves on a Fall day, freely picking and choosing leaves of different shapes, colors and sizes. The collection then is gathered into clusters about God to speak to your mind and heart. This Book is not intended to be a quick read. It's like a walk in the woods. It's sitting on a ledge, looking across a great canyon. In places, it is a trip down the rapids. It's a place where you can argue with God about what is written, a place to share your sorrow or loss, where you can cry out, "why?" It is a place where you can find quiet pastures along a gently flowing stream, or safety through the valleys of the shadows of death. It's designed to help you find the peace of God. This book begins with the silence of God before time or space through His mighty words and deeds in history. From beginning to end it covers the major themes: God in the chaos of the beginning, His giving of safe boundaries for living, the strong things God stands for like love and justice. The book introduces you to the names of God which will show you what He is really like, what we are to call Him His name introduces Him to us and the wonder of who He is. We come to Jesus as our Friend. Like the fireman at 9/11 He gave His life in the smoke and ashes to save us. In Jesus we see God come down to earth. The ending of the book gives lines from the poetry of The Psalms with indicated places to pause and be alone with God and with your own thoughts without comments by the writer. What else can you expect from within these pages? You can expect explanations on how the Bible is put together, illustrations and examples from the lives of people who are living their faith with others, how to live out the model of Jesus through friendship with others. The Book can be used over and over again, a chapter at a time a section now and then. It can be used with others in groups or with just two or three together. It's a book designed for you, a place to find God in the dangers, brokenness, in the joys and in the ashes of living."
Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival
Author: Thomas M. Kitts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival, edited by Thomas M. Kitts, begins to correct the scholarly neglect of John Fogerty, one of America s great songwriters, one of the rock era s great vocalists, and one of its underrated guitarists and producers. This essential collection pulls together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and approaches to assess Fogerty s fifty-year career and to argue for his musical and cultural significance. The composer of American classics like Proud Mary, Fortunate Son, Green River, Who ll Stop the Rain, and Centerfield, Fogerty first achieved commercial success with the release of Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1968. As the band s songwriter, lead singer, lead guitarist, and producer, Fogerty led CCR in a blistering output of 10 top-ten singles and seven gold albums before disbanding CCR in 1972. Divided into four sections ( Born on the Bayou, Run Through the Jungle, Centerfield, and Keep on Chooglin ), Finding Fogerty investigates Fogerty s songs, life, and legacy, and stands as a tribute to one of America s most treasured musical legends."
More than an ancient means of transportation and trade, the canoe has come to be a symbol of Canada itself. In Canoe Nation, Bruce Erickson argues that the canoe’s sentimental power has come about through a set of narratives that attempt to legitimize a particular vision of Canada that overvalues the nation’s connection to nature. From Alexander Mackenzie to Grey Owl to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the canoe authenticates Canada’s reputation as a tolerant, environmentalist nation, even when there is abundant evidence to the contrary. Ultimately, the stories we tell about the canoe need to be understood as moments in the ever-contested field of cultural politics.
Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women's History in Canada
Author: Robin Brownlie
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
When Sylvia Van Kirk published her groundbreaking book, Many Tender Ties, in 1980, she revolutionized the historical understanding of the North American fur trade and introduced entirely new areas of inquiry in women's, social, and Aboriginal history. Finding a Way to the Heart examines race, gender, identity, and colonization from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and illustrates Van Kirk's extensive influence on a generation of feminist scholarship.
From Zoroaster to Plato, Moses and Paul to Nation Building
Author: John R. Fielden
The book title announces a broad thesis that religion is about nation building. Some essays argue with moderns such as Fareed Zakaria, who was transplanted to complex nation building in America from complex tribalism in India.
A sustained and systematic study of the construction, erosion and reconstruction of national histories across a wide variety of states is highly topical and extremely relevant in the context of the accelerating processes of Europeanization and globalization. However, as demonstrated in this volume, histories have not, of course, only been written by professional historians. Drawing on studies from a number of different European nation states, the contributors to this volume present a systematic exploration, of the representation of the national paradigm. In doing so, they contextualize the European experience in a more global framework by providing comparative perspectives on the national histories in the Far East and North America. As such, they expose the complex variables and diverse actors that lie behind the narration of a nation.
Overcoming an Orphan Spirit and Finding Your Home in the Father's Heart
Author: James C. English
Publisher: Room 8 Enterprises Incorporated
There is a love we are called to carry. A love so powerful it will change the world. But we cannot give it away until we have received it. Come--taste and see that the Father's love for you is truly good! "Orphan Nation" will lead you through Jesus' most famous parable, and help you discover how we have become a culture without a home. Your journey will reveal how we got so far down this orphan path, and the antidote that has been provided to turn us around. You will encounter the relentless love of a Father who waits for you to come home. You will hear his invitation to healing. Let this love change you. And then let it change your world.
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The Heart of a Nation is a modern, conversational book of prayer for healing in America. It encourages every American to rekindle and deepen their relationship with God as a strategy for finding common ground and getting unstuck from the current "fog of war" (emotional overload) that so many are experiencing. The prayers are refreshingly uncomplicated in light of the social issues summarized in Part II of the book. The author invites you to embrace our challenges with God's help and become the best American generation ever.