A Divine Invitation to Create a New World

Author: Reynaldo Pareja

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453566457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 471

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Television, radio, newspapers or the internet show a daily dismal world scenario. Every week, every month there is a major civil conflict or a terrorist attack somewhere. All over the world innocent are imprisoned, women are victims of domestic violence, are forced into underpaid labor or sex work. Children are still dying by the millions before they are five years old due to unsanitary conditions, lack of safe drinking water or malnourishment. Malaria and HIV-AIDS kill millions yearly and thousands of adolescents are kidnapped to become rebel soldiers. Autocratic governments deny democratic participation to the majority and suppress ferociously any popular peaceful manifestation. The worlds climate is now threatened due to man-made disequilibrium inflicted on the atmosphere by uncontrolled fumes and gas emissions of all types. Water sources are being poisoned by unscrupulous corporations dumping huge amounts of deadly chemicals into waterways. The inequality between rich and poor nations is so vast that 7 - 10% of the worlds population controls the natural and financial resources of the world at the expense of the rest who have no access to a minimum for survival. The reasons for this hellish situation are multiple and varied. They encompass deeply ingrained religious beliefs, unacceptable economic, military and power disparities, and uncontrolled moral degradation affecting all realms of everyday life. These problems have profound spiritual causes and thus require a spiritual perspective. Discover the origin of the new Divine Invitation and the specific solutions it offers for todays major world problems.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The State of the Middle East

An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution

Author: Dan Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134039298

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

View: 8773

From the author of the bestselling The State of the World Atlas, here is an essential tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the region, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. With customarily acute analysis, he highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for foreign policy. The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including: imperial legacies ethnic and religious differences US presence and policies Arab-Israeli wars Israel and Palestine Iran and Iraq military spending the Kurds Libya and the USA oil and water.
Posted in Political Science

The Quiet War

Author: Paul Mcauley

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616141166

Category: Fiction

Page: 405

View: 7673

Twenty-third century Earth, ravaged by climate change, looks backwards to the holy ideal of a pre-industrial Eden. Political power has been grabbed by a few powerful families and their green saints. Millions of people are imprisoned in teeming cities; millions more labour on Pharaonic projects to rebuild ruined ecosystems. On the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, the Outers, descendants of refugees from Earth's repressive regimes, have constructed a wild variety of self-sufficient cities and settlements: scientific utopias crammed with exuberant creations of the genetic arts; the last outposts of every kind of democratic tradition. The fragile detente between the Outer cities and the dynasties of Earth is threatened by the ambitions of the rising generation of Outers, who want to break free of their cosy, inward-looking pocket paradises, colonise the rest of the Solar System, and drive human evolution in a hundred new directions. On Earth, many demand pre-emptive action against the Outers before it's too late; others want to exploit the talents of their scientists and gene wizards. Amid campaigns for peace and reconciliation, political machinations, crude displays of military might, and espionage by cunningly wrought agents, the two branches of humanity edge towards war...
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Foreign Policy of Freedom

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610164474

Category:

Page: N.A

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Religion in Japan: Unity and Diversity

Author: H. Byron Earhart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133934811

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 7449

This standard text explores religion in Japan as a complex tapestry of different religious strands, reflecting both the unity and diversity of Japanese culture, a theme Earhart pioneered in the first edition (1969) of this enduring, classic book--a theme he has devoted subsequent decades to refining through cutting-edge scholarship and keen observation of the evolving religious scene. Tracing the development of religious traditions from the prehistoric era through modern times, Earhart explores the vital influence of Shinto, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and folk religion. Presuming no technical or academic background, the text guides students to key Japanese religious themes, which include the proximity of humans and gods, the religious character of the family, the bond between religion and the nation, and the pervasiveness of religion in everyday life. This new edition updates the description and interpretation of the entire history of religion in Japan in light of the latest developments in the field. In the latter chapters, changes in the contemporary scene are highlighted, discussing Tokyo Disneyland, manga, and anime as alternative reality, as well as the innovations in more traditional events such as wedding ceremonies and rites for the dead. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Africa since 1940

The Past of the Present

Author: Frederick Cooper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107651344

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 7503

Frederick Cooper's book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa is part of the textbook series New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.
Posted in History

Lynch-law

An Investigation Into the History of Lynching in the United States

Author: James Elbert Cutler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lynching

Page: 287

View: 9197

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Myforest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

View: 3181

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Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412833783

Category: Education

Page: 449

View: 5890

Science is continually confronted by new and difficult social and ethical problems. Some of these problems have arisen from the transformation of the academic science of the prewar period into the industrialized science of the present. Traditional theories of science are now widely recognized as obsolete. In Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems (originally published in 1971), Jerome R. Ravetz analyzes the work of science as the creation and investigation of problems. He demonstrates the role of choice and value judgment, and the inevitability of error, in scientific research. Ravetz's new introductory essay is a masterful statement of how our understanding of science has evolved over the last two decades.
Posted in Education

Creating Futures

Scenario Planning as a Strategic Management Tool

Author: Michel Godet,Adam Gerber

Publisher: Economica Limited

ISBN: 9782717852448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 7060

Whatever happens tomorrow depends less on prevailing trends and more on individual and collective decisions taken in the face of these trends. If the future is indeed the fruit of human desire, then we have the power to change it to organizational or personal advantage. In Creating Futures, Michel Godet has collected an impressive arsenal of the most effective methodologies for strategic planning. Godet maintains that with the right tools and attitudes, people can learn how to create futures. The book presents these planning methods with lively examples and illustrative and informative case studies. These include information technology in Europe, AXA Insurance, EDF (the French electrical utility), individual combat weapon (French military), and BASF and the agri-business environmental challenge.Creating Futures provides the tools managers, planners, and entrepreneurs need to anticipate change; avoid forecasting errors; avoid clichés and conventional thinking; and make sense of the concepts used in foresight, scenario building and strategic planning.
Posted in Business & Economics

Mud and Water

The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui

Author: Bassui Tokusho

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717236

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8675

The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly to the importance of seeing our own original nature and recognizing it as Buddhahood itself. Bassui is taking familiar concepts in Buddhism and recasting them in an essential Zen light. Though he lived centuries ago in a culture vastly different from our own, Zen Master Bassui speaks with a voice that spans time and space to address our own modern challenges - in our lives and spiritual practice. Like the revered Master Dogen several generations before him, Bassui was dissatisfied with what passed for Zen training, and taught a radically reenergized form of Zen, emphasizing deep and direct penetration into one's own true nature. And also like Dogen, Bassui uses powerful and often poetic language to take familiar Buddhist concepts recast them in a radically non-dual Zen light, making ancient doctrines vividly relevant. This edition of Mud and Water contains several teachings never before translated.
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The Annals and Antiquities of Rajastʾhan

Or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India

Author: James Tod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rajasthan (India)

Page: N.A

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Dungeon Survival Guide

Author: Bill Slavicsek,Christopher Perkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786947300

Category: Games

Page: 64

View: 3723

Aimed at the novice dungeoneer, this lavishly illustrated book provides tips and tricks for surviving deadly dungeons of all sorts, enticing would-be dungeon explorers with stories of fabulous treasures guarded by fierce monsters and terrible traps.
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War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War

A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War

Author: David R. McCann,Barry S. Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317452410

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 661

A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars.
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The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross

Author: Leon Morris

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802815125

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 7302

To understand the significant terms used in New Testament teaching about Christ's death--for example, redemption, covenant, propitiation, justification--Morris sets these words against the background of the Greek Old Testament, the papyri, and the Rabbinic writings as a basis for an examination of them in their New Testament setting.
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A History of Greece

Author: George Grote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greece

Page: N.A

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The Hidden Emperor

Author: L5r RPG,Shawn Carman,Travis Heermann,Seth Mason,Aaron Medwin,Fred Wan,Rich Wulf,Brian Yoon

Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)

ISBN: 9781594720345

Category: Games

Page: 96

View: 2427

Posted in Games