Journalism in Good Faith

Issues and Practices in Religion Reporting

Author: Eric Loo,Mustafa K. Anuar

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing

ISBN: 9789673035687

Category: Journalism, Religious

Page: 222

View: 4250

Posted in Journalism, Religious

Democracy, Media and Law in Malaysia and Singapore

A Space for Speech

Author: Andrew T. Kenyon,Tim Marjoribanks,Amanda Whiting

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134488130

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 6740

Commentators on the media in Southeast Asia either emphasise with optimism the prospect for new media to provide possibilities for greater democratic discourse, or else, less optimistically, focus on the continuing ability of governments to exercise tight and sophisticated control of the media. This book explores these issues with reference to Malaysia and Singapore. It analyses how journalists monitor governments and cover elections, discussing what difference journalism makes; it examines citizen journalism, and the constraints on it, often self-imposed constraints; and it assesses how governments control the media, including outlining the development and current application of legal restrictions.
Posted in Social Science

Media, Culture and Society in Malaysia

Author: Yeoh Seng Guan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135169284

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6552

This book presents a comprehensive, full-length analysis of the uses of media and communication technologies by different social actors in Malaysia. Drawing upon recent case studies - from films to political advertising - it provides valuable insights into the ways in which different media forms have negotiated with the dominant cultural representations of Malaysian society.
Posted in Social Science

Europa-Studien

Eine Einführung

Author: Timm Beichelt,Bożena Chołuj,Gerard C. Rowe,Hans-Jürgen Wagener

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531198645

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

View: 5336

Die in den vergangenen Jahren stark gewachsenen Europa-Studien unterscheiden sich von der EU-Integrationswissenschaft. Europa-Studien beschäftigen sich stärker mit historischen und kulturellen Kontexten, und sie setzen sich mit der politischen, rechtlichen und wirtschaftlichen Integration nicht allein auf der EU-Ebene auseinander. Das Zusammenwachsen Europas hat viele Facetten, deswegen haben Europa-Studien einen multidisziplinären Anspruch. Dieses Buch nähert sich dem Phänomen der Integration Europas auf fünf Ebenen: Kultur, Politik, Recht, Wirtschaft, Integration. Konzipiert ist der Band als Einführung und Einstieg in die Vielgestaltigkeit der wissenschaftlichen Auseinandersetzung mit Europa.
Posted in Political Science

Debates in Religious Education

Author: L. Philip Barnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136702660

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 502

What are the key debates in Religious Education teaching today? Debates in Religious Education explores the major issues all RE teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research and evidence to what they have observed in schools. This accessible book tackles established and contemporary issues enabling you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Taking account of recent controversy, and challenging assumptions about the place of religion in education, expert contributors cover key topics such as: Effective pedagogy in RE teaching Exploring thinking skills and truth claims The relationship of science and religion in the classroom The place of school worship in contemporary society The role of RE in spiritual and moral development Diversity in the RE classroom. With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in Religious Education is the ideal companion for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and Masters level study.
Posted in Education

Struggling in Good Faith

LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives

Author: Mychal Copeland, MTS,D’vorah Rose, BCC

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594736022

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8931

A comprehensive sourcebook telling the story of the religious struggles—and celebrations—for LGBTQI inclusion across the American religious landscape.
Posted in Religion

Issues in Religious Education

Author: Lynne Broadbent,Alan Brown

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415262538

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 8560

This book is designed to give students and newly qualified teachers a contextual and theoretical background to this subject, by exploring and challenging assumptions about the place of religion in education. The book is divided into the following sections: section one sets out the context for religious education in the curriculum. It looks at political, social and religious influences on legislation, particularly in faith schools, and raises questions about assessment section two focuses on Religious Education in the classroom, exploring our understanding of religion and the concept of development in Religious Education section three examines Religious Education as a whole-school issue, considering its relationship to literacy, citizenship, collective worship and spiritual, ethical and moral development.
Posted in Education

Ueber die Religion

Reden an die Gebildeten unter ihren Verächtern

Author: Friedrich Schleiermacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 1074

Posted in Religion

Wer beherrscht die Welt?

Die globalen Verwerfungen der amerikanischen Politik

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714436

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 3973

„Die Frage, wer die Welt regiert, kann nicht eindeutig beantwortet werden. Aber die einflussreichsten Akteure sind klar auszumachen.“ Auch nach der Ära Obama gilt: Die USA betrachten sich grundsätzlich als die Guten – selbst dann, wenn sie das Gleiche tun wie jene, denen sie Böses unterstellen: Zivilflugzeuge abschießen, willkürlich Leute inhaftieren und mit Drohnen umbringen oder in fremde Länder einmarschieren. Das Primat der militärischen Intervention und der unerbittliche Drang, alleinige Weltmacht zu bleiben, bilden die Konstanten der amerikanischen Politik – auch wenn dadurch Staaten ins Chaos und Menschen ins Verderben getrieben werden. Im Land dagegen haben die Reichen und Mächtigen fast freie Hand, jenseits demokratischer Kontrollen und unbeachtet von einer zunehmend gleichgültigen Bevölkerung. Wohin führt uns das? Welche Folgen hat das für den Rest der Welt? In seiner so brillanten wie präzisen Analyse zeigt Noam Chomsky die fatalen Folgen der imperialen Politik der USA für das ohnehin immer chaotischere Zusammenleben auf unserem Planeten.
Posted in Political Science

Religion in Britain

A Persistent Paradox

Author: Grace Davie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119004314

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 5473

Religion in Britain evaluates and sheds light on thereligious situation in twenty-first century Britain; it exploresthe country’s increasing secularity alongsidereligion’s growing presence in public debate, and the impactof this paradox on Britain’s society. Describes and explains the religious situation in twenty-firstcentury Britain Based on the highly successful Religion in Britain Since1945 (Blackwell, 1994) but extensively revised with themajority of the text re-written to reflect the currentsituation Investigates the paradox of why Britain has become increasinglysecular and how religion is increasingly present in public debatecompared with 20 years ago Explores the impact this paradox has on churches, faithcommunities, the law, politics, education, and welfare
Posted in Religion

World of Faith and Freedom

Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Author: Thomas F. Farr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019988451X

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 3163

Virtually every trouble spot on the planet has some sort of religious component. One need only consider Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and Palestine, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Russia, and China, to name but a few. Looming behind national issues, of course, is the problem of regional Islamist extremism and transnational Islamist terrorism. In all of these sectors, religious tensions, ideas and actors are of great geo-political importance to the United States. Yet, argues Thomas Farr, our foreign policy is gravely handicapped by an inability to understand the role of religion either nationally or globally. There is a strong disinclination in American diplomacy to consider religious factors at all, either as part of the problem or part of the solution. In this engaging and well-written insider account, Farr offers a closely reasoned argument that religious freedom, the freedom to practice one's own religion in private and in public, is an essential prerequisite for a stable, durable democratic society. If the U.S. wants to foster democracy that lasts, he says, it must focus on fostering religious liberty, especially in its public manifestations, properly limited in a way that advances the common good. Although we ourselves have developed a remarkably successful model of religious freedom, our foreign policy favors an aggressive secularism that is at odds with the American model. It is essential, says Farr, that we take an approach that recognizes the great importance of religion in people's lives.
Posted in Religion

Children and Childhood in American Religions

Author: Don S. Browning,Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813546957

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9594

Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics: How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition The impact of modernity on Hinduism Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.
Posted in Religion

Passing on the Faith

Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Author: James Heft

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823226498

Category: Religion

Page: 334

View: 5497

From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Today, that sustaining mission has never been more challenged. Will young people have a faith to guide them? How can faith traditions anchor religious attachments in this secular, skeptical culture?The fruit of a historic gathering of scholars and religious leaders across three faiths and many disciplines, this important book reports on the religious lives of young people in today's world. It's also a unique inventory of creative and thoughtful responses from churches, synagogues, and mosques working to keep religion a significant force in those lives.The essays are grouped thematically. Opening the book, Melchor Sanchez de Toca and Nancy Ammerman explore fundamental issues that have an impact on religion--from the cultural effects of global consumerism and personal technology to pluralism and individualism. In Part Two, leading investigators present three leading studies of religiosity among young people and college students in the United States, illuminating the gap between personal values and organized religion--and the emergence of new, different forms of spirituality and faith. How religious institutions deal with these challenges forms the heart of the book--in portraits of "best practices" developed to revitalize traditional institutions, from a synagogue in New York City and a Muslim youth camp in California to the famed French Catholic community of the late Brother John of Taizé. Finally, Jack Miles and Diane Winston weave the findings into a broader perspective of the future of religious belief, practice, and feeling in a changing world.Filled with real-world wisdom, Passing the Faith will be an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand what religions must, and can, do to inspire a vigorous faith in the next generation.
Posted in Religion

The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics

Author: Robert S. Fortner,P. Mark Fackler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390619

Category: Social Science

Page: 1040

View: 6819

This groundbreaking handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the ethical dimensions of communication in a global setting. Both theoretical and practical, this important volume will raise the ethical bar for both scholars and practitioners in the world of global communication and media. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 Brings together leading international scholars to consider ethical issues raised by globalization, the practice of journalism, popular culture, and media activities Examines important themes in communication ethics, including feminism, ideology, social responsibility, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, development, and "glocalism", among many others Contains case studies on reporting, censorship, responsibility, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt throughout many countries and regions worldwide Contributions by Islamic scholars discuss various facets of that religion's engagement with the public sphere, and others who deal with some of the religious and cultural factors that bedevil efforts to understand our world
Posted in Social Science

Good Practice in Primary Religious Education

Author: Derek Bastide

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781850006343

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 6164

Intended for the use of primary head teachers, class teachers and teachers in training, this book examines the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act in respect of religious education in schools. It offers guidance on ways in which religious education can be developed successfully.
Posted in Education

Reshaping Theory in Contemporary Social Work

Toward a Critical Pluralism in Clinical Practice

Author: William Borden

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519338

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 7918

William Borden's persuasive collection of original essays reaffirms the place of theory in social work practice, showing how different theoretical models, therapeutic languages, and modes of intervention strengthen eclectic and integrative approaches to psychosocial intervention. A distinguished group of scholars and practitioners examine emerging developments in cognitive theory, psychodynamic thought, resilience research and family therapy, psychobiography and narrative perspectives, and conceptions of place and environment in psychosocial intervention. They introduce integrative frameworks for intervention and examine a series of crucial issues in the field, including the role of theory in evidence-based practice, the development of practice wisdom, and the ways in which conceptions of love, acceptance, and social justice influence theorizing and practice. The contributors to this volume, each one carefully selected, reaffirm the framing perspectives and core values of the social work profession and identify fundamental challenges and tasks in developing theory and practice. Exploring contemporary yet no less essential concerns, they reflect the richness and creativity of theorizing in our time.
Posted in Social Science

Faith and Health

Psychological Perspectives

Author: Thomas G. Plante,Allen C. Sherman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572306820

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 1861

This volume reviews and integrates the growing body of contemporary psychological research on the links between religious faith and health outcomes. It presents up-to-date findings from empirical studies of populations ranging from healthy individuals to those with specific clinical problems, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, and psychological disorders. Drawing on multiple perspectives in psychology, the book examines such critical questions as the impact of religious practices on health behaviors and health risks; the role played by faith in adaptation to illness or disability; and possible influences on physiological functioning and mortality. Chapters reflect the close collaboration of the editors and contributing authors, who discuss commonalities and differences in their work, debate key methodological concerns, and outline a cohesive agenda for future research.
Posted in Psychology

The Psychology of Religious Knowing

Author: Fraser Watts,Mark Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521033845

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 1231

The book seeks to describe the psychological processes that are involved in arriving at religious knowledge. The view that direct knowledge is impossible in the religious domain, only 'faith' possible, is rejected. It is argued that the ways in which people come to know other things, in particular how people arrive at personal insights, is close at many points to how they arrive at religious insights. The psychological processes involved in religious knowing are described in the terminology of contemporary cognitive psychology.
Posted in Religion

Genuine School Leadership

Experience, Reflection, and Beliefs

Author: Ronald W. Rebore,Angela L. E. Walmsley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452295433

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6355

This insightful guide explores the influence of values, experience, and beliefs on leadership practices and provides examples and reflective questions for exercising authentic, moral leadership.
Posted in Education

Islamophobia

The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century

Author: John L. Esposito,Ibrahim Kalin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199792917

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 615

Islamophobia has been on the rise since September 11, as seen in countless cases of discrimination, racism, hate speeches, physical attacks, and anti-Muslim campaigns. The 2006 Danish cartoon crisis and the controversy surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's Regensburg speech have underscored the urgency of such issues as image-making, multiculturalism, freedom of expression, respect for religious symbols, and interfaith relations. The 1997 Runnymede Report defines Islamophobia as "dread, hatred, and hostility towards Islam and Muslims perpetuated by a series of closed views that imply and attribute negative and derogatory stereotypes and beliefs to Muslims." Violating the basic principles of human rights civil liberties, and religious freedom, Islamophobic acts take many different forms. In some cases, mosques, Islamic centers, and Muslim properties are attacked and desecrated. In the workplace, schools, and housing, it takes the form of suspicion, staring, hazing, mockery, rejection, stigmatizing and outright discrimination. In public places, it occurs as indirect discrimination, hate speech, and denial of access to goods and services. This collection of essays takes a multidisciplinary approach to Islamophobia, bringing together the expertise and experience of Muslim, American, and European scholars. Analysis is combined with policy recommendations. Contributors discuss and evaluate good practices already in place and offer new methods for dealing with discrimination, hatred, and racism.
Posted in Religion