The products of mining are everywhere – if it wasn’t grown, it was mined or drilled. But the mining industry has a chequered past. Pollution, human rights abuses, and corruption have tarnished the reputation of the industry across the globe. Over a decade ago the major mining companies embraced the concept of sustainable and equitable development and embarked on an explicit process of reform – but has the industry actually changed? This book explores the dynamics of change-making for sustainable development in the resources sector, specifically the mining of mineral and energy resources. The author recounts the stories and insights of over forty change-makers both inside and outside the industry, from anti-mining activists to the professionals charged with the task of reform, introducing the people who are moving an industry that moves mountains. The book takes stock of what has worked and what has not, analyzing the relative influence and dynamics of the key corporate, civil society and government actors with a view to developing new approaches for improving environmental and social outcomes from mineral and energy development. Illustrated with case studies from Angola, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and The United States of America, and brimming with the backstories to the major sustainability initiatives, Mountain Movers reveals where progress has been made and where reform is still needed towards a more sustainable and equitable mining industry.
Learn how to master your mountain moving experiences...one mountain at a time! Mountains manifest in many forms. Some mountains are financial while others are emotional. Still other mountains may manifest in an emotional manner. Whatever the mountain, it undoubtedly formed due to some issue confronted in life. Mountains are enormous structures that, in the natural, must be mounted. Fear often grips us and we become overwhelmed and anxious. However, in the spirit realm, mountains can and should be moved!!! Jesus is quoted as saying the following, "For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." Isn't that great news and assurance! Are you prepared to mount or move your mountain? Can you determine to operate in faith and put fear (of the mountain) underneath your feet! Moving mountains can be both tedious and exhausting. However, the "take-away" and sense of accomplishment is a far better reward than remaining in an indecisive state of mountainous fear! Pastor Creflo Dollar recently tweeted, "Fear is a powerful spirit that preys on our minds, but it can be defeated." Fear of any past painful experience can progressively develop into a massive, formidable structure that is almost surreal. The quintessential "Mountain Mover" is always prepared to face the next mountain in [her] life. She realizes that mountains are an unfortunate part of her journey to greatness! She also realizes that while the mountains are different in length, width, and purpose; the method to overcome them remains the same through her absolute faith and progressive works. Dr. C. has successfully mastered the mountain moving technique and is committed to assisting other women in their journeys to move their mountains.
The Thrilling and Challenging Adventure of Carrying on the Miraculous Ministry of Jesus in Our World
Author: Chuck Klingman
Publisher: WestBow Press
By definition, a disciple follows. As contemporary Christians today, most of us are sincere about proclaiming that we are disciples of Jesus Christ. Yet, in truth, and by definition, few of us really are. Many of us are genuine about conforming to the Lords character, at least in part, and thats a worthy pursuit. However, for various reasons as explained in this book, very few of us today are personally carrying on with the Lords own miraculous works and ways, as directed. In truth, our own prayers, personal ministries, and methods seldom resemble the timeless prayers, ministry, and methods of Jesus, nor do our results resemble His miraculous results. This powerful book is passionately committed to helping and encouraging every believer to follow Jesus in the miraculous ways of a mountain mover, while explaining just how to do it. So much more than another great book on prayer and discipleship, the Miraculous Mountain Mover is an invitation into the powerful life of active faith that is intended for every believer and follower of Jesus. As Christians, we are the Body of ChristHis hands and feet, His mouthpieceand were called to do His work on the earth in our day. Pastor Chuck has a first-hand experience of this, and it is his contagious passion to help others to do the same. Be forewarned, this book is not for the faint of heart. As you read this book, you will be very encouraged. However, you will also be challenged to step out of the shadows of fear and doubt and into the adventurous life of faith that awaits! Enjoy!! Brett Masters, Senior Pastor, Dream Center Lake Elsinore
In this book the authors offer their unique perspectives on the important roles Chinese students and intellectuals played in the shaping of the twentieth-century China. Their answers to these pivotal questions explore new nationalistic spirit, modern world-views, and willingness of self-sacrifice, which had attributed to the spontaneous actions of the students as a “New Culture” emerged during the May Fourth Movement. These articles show how China nurtured these spontaneous student movements, even though the Nationalist Party in the Republic of China and the Communist Party in the People’s Republic had exerted tight control over schools. Both governments established organizations as well as operations among students that effectively turned some of the student movements into a political instrument by the parties for their own agenda.
Using Art and Literature in Teaching About Old and New China
Author: Barbara Haimes
Category: Art, Chinese
Uses excerpts from classical and contemporary Chinese literature and reproductions of paintings to show how art and literature reflect the main trends in Chinese thought and philosophy both in old China and in the People's Republic.
Written as a companion to "God Heals Birth Defects-First Fruits" this daily devotional is part coach, part cheerleader, part friend, and part drill-sergeant for the army of believers who are rising up to set children free who have been taken captive by birth-defects. In this book, you will find 40 daily devotions that will: Provide Hope, Inspiration and Encouragement for your darkest days Show you strategies to overcome the enemy's attacks Give you Christ-centered equipping to overcome deception and discouragement with Biblical truth Offer "Been there, done there" counsel from someone who can help you avoid the "falling rocks" as you are moving your mountain Provide the voice of a friend who understands what you are going through If you are ready to move the mountain of birth-defects by faith, you don't have to do it alone!
During the 1980s American popular opinion was heavily influenced by the ideas of several highly-visible public figures whose views continue to command the respect and endorsement of millions. This book systematically exposes the distortions and misunderstandings that permeate four of these positions: the -metaphysical- speculations of Shirley MacLaine, the "Rocky" and "Rambo" films of Sylvester Stallone, the Nicaraguan policy of Ronald Reagan, and the electronic evangelism of Jim and Tammy Bakker. Through vigorous and sustained critiques, the author shows that all of them, though posturing as wise approaches to important problems, are so severely flawed as to constitute prime examples of shallow-minded thought."