We Belong to the Land

The Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation

Author: Elias Chacour,Mary E. Jensen

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268077096

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Nominated several times for the Noble Peace Prize, world-renowned Palestinian priest, Elias Chacour, narrates the gripping story of his life spent working to achieve peace and reconciliation among Israeli Jews, Christians, and Muslims. From the destruction of his boyhood village and his work as a priest in Galilee to his efforts to build school, libraries, and summer camps for children of all religions, this peacemaker’s moving story brings hope to one of the most complex struggles of our time.

The Winona LaDuke Reader

A Collection of Essential Writings

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780896585737

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

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The first collection of LaDuke's speeches, articles, and more. "This collection will resonate with people interested in issues critical to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide." Library Journal.

Out of Isolation - Exploring a Forgotten World

Author: Frans Welman

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 6162450139

Category: Political Science

Page: 521

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Out of Isolation is a study of culture and conflict of the six decades old conflict between India and Nagaland. Culture is the driving force and because it is strong, it enables to stand up against invasions. The first part of Out of Isolation is therefore dedicated to the intricacies of Naga Culture followed up by first hand experiences of what happened by way of the victims, the civilians, who speak out. The latter part of the book is a comprehensive study on the causes of the conflict, its actors and its prospects. Because the Nagas have been kept isolated by India there is very little known about them in the international community. As the Naga People, just like any other people, are very much part of our world, this books aims to change that.

The Thought That Changed My Life Forever

How One Inspiration Can Unleash Your True Potential and Transform the World

Author: Christian Guenette,Gillian Laura Roberts

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614482950

Category: Self-Help

Page: 338

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“An inspiring book of breakthroughs and a joyful call to personal awakening . . . demonstrates the power our thoughts really have” (Jason Sugar, founder of Breakthrough Adventures, Inc.). The Thought That Changed My Life Forever is an inspirational gem highlighting the art and science of changing your mind, with a unique approach that will please both science and spirituality enthusiasts alike. It’s obvious people around the world continue to seek answers to the age-old questions: “Why are we here?” and “What is my purpose?” The Thought book not only offers valuable insights into the process of finding a solution to life’s most challenging conundrums, but also provides fifty-two real-life examples of how it’s been achieved—leaving a firm belief in each of our minds that even the most difficult situations can be overcome, one thought at a time. “A lyrical journey, providing a rhythm and heartbeat that captivated my attention and moved my whole being right until the final word . . . Reading this book will definitely light a spark and bring it to the surface of your awareness.” —James F. Twyman, New York Times–bestselling author

From Slumber to Awakening

Culture and Identity of Arab Israeli Literati

Author: Mishael Caspi,Jerome David Weltsch

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761811930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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From Slumber to Awakening argues that when investigating the cultural and historical predicament of segments of any society a close examination of the literal expression of the people is necessary to understand their human condition better. To accomplish this, the individual psyches of authors and poets must be delved into, and in this case was accessed through personal interviews. This study approaches the unique social position of the Arab Israelis through an exploration of culture and history. The examination of the literature itself begins with Israeli literature from the broad perspectives of both the prose and poetry forms and then moving into the literature and literati themselves one by one exploring the lives of the writers while superimposing their human experiences with the expressions and stories of their creative works. This examination, along with the interviews, defines the Arab Israeli minority as a group while also comparing them to Jewish Israeli writers who are close to the Arab Israeli situation.

Land Law

Author: Elizabeth Cooke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191633631

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Giving a clear, concise introduction to land law, this book looks at the way in which the law regulates our relationship with the land on which we walk, work, and live. Land law is about the connections between people and land, and also the relationships between people, jostling for space and allocating resources. As people change, so do the ways they use and think about land: land law today looks very different from how it did fifty years ago, and in anothergenerations time it will have changed again. Elizabeth Cooke introduces the building blocks of land law, namely property rights in land, and explains how they have evolved by a mixture of design and accident. The book examines ownership rights, non-ownership rights, both legal and equitable, and provides analysis of how these different rights can apply to a single piece of land, and how they are managed and enforced. Throughout the book the role of registration is central, and the implications of the Land Registration Act 2002 for Englishland law are fully explored. The second edition has been updated to incorporate important developments in the law relating to the family home, and in the interaction of land law with the law of human rights. It also benefits from the authors own contribution to the Law Commissions report on easements, covenants, and profits à prendre. Written in an accessible style, this book is an essential read for all those coming to the subject for the first time.

Oklahoma 3

Author: Jane Jayroe

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

ISBN: 1558689850

Category: Photography

Page: 142

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Using the states's rich musical history as a framework, an award-winning photographer and an Oklahoma journalist offer a unique and colorful portrayal of one of America's most diverse states, embracing the connection between the people and the land.

A Wolf in the Garden

The Land Rights Movement and the New Environmental Debate

Author: Philip D. Brick,R. McGreggor Cawley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847681853

Category: Nature

Page: 323

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Debates concerning the federal role in regulating industry and in managing the nation's public lands are becoming increasingly contentious.

Reimagining Equality

Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home

Author: Anita Hill

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807014389

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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From the heroic lawyer who spoke out against Clarence Thomas in the historic confirmation hearings twenty years ago At the historic Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, Anita Hill spoke out courageously about workplace sexual harassment. Now she turns to the topic of home. As our country reels from the subprime mortgage meltdown and the resulting devastation of so many families and communities, Hill takes us inside this “crisis of home” and exposes its deep roots in race and gender inequities, which continue to imperil every American’s ability to achieve the American Dream. In this period of recovery and its aftermath, what is at stake is the inclusive democracy the Constitution promises. The achievement of that ideal, Hill argues, depends on each American’s ability to secure a place that provides access to every opportunity our country offers. Building on the great strides of the women’s and civil rights movements, Hill presents concrete proposals that encourage us to broaden our thinking about home and to reimagine equality for America’s future. From the Hardcover edition.

Main Street Oklahoma

Stories of Twentieth-Century America

Author: Linda W. Reese,Patricia Loughlin

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806150564

Category: History

Page: 288

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Oklahoma historian Angie Debo once observed that all the forces of United States history have come to bear in the development of the Sooner State. This collection of essays provides a series of snapshots reflecting both the singularity of the Oklahoma experience and the state’s connections to America’s broader history. Spanning the Civil War era and the present, this book develops historic themes as varied as the causes of Indian land dispossession, the Statehood Day wedding ceremony, the oil industry’s environmental impact, the Tulsa Race Riot, labor relations during the New Deal, the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment, the state’s unique Native artistic traditions, and its musical landscape. Oklahomans have always represented multiple races and cultures, lived in big cities or small towns or on farms, and promoted prosperity and cultural achievement while battling poverty and ignorance. The American Main Street has been the site not only of the best principles of community spirit and traditional values but also of shocking cases of prejudice and violence. Rather than shrinking from difficult subjects, Main Street Oklahoma describes the state’s abundant human, natural, and cultural resources, paying tribute to the true grit of Oklahomans, but also exploring some of the more troubling moments in Oklahoma’s past. The editors and contributors provide engaging perspectives on the state’s rich and diverse history.

A Plain English Reference to the Book of Mormon

Author: Timothy B. Wilson

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555174019

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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With notes that expound on ideas or share insights, and key concepts before each chapter, this book is a useful tool for students of all ages. Quickly and easily gain a better grasp on the stories, timelines, and relationships within "the keystone of our religion" with this book that's perfect for the whole family.

Learn Mishnah

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 9780874413106

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Introduces Mishnah, the oral law of Judaism received by Moses from God at Mount Sinai.

Israeli-Palestinian Activism

Shifting Paradigms

Author: Alexander Koensler

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472439473

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. It highlights the repercussions of activism for victims, fund-raisers and activists. The ethnographic episodes show how humanitarian aid intervention and indigenous identity politics can turn into a double-edged sword. Ironically, institutional lobbying for coexistence and its interpretative categories can sometimes perpetuate different forms of subjugation. The volume also shows how, beyond the institutional lobbying, novel figures of activism emerge: informal networks create non-sectarian, cross-cutting countercultures and rethink human-environment relationships. These experimental political subjects redefine the categories of the conflict and elude the logic of zero-sum games; they point towards a shifting paradigm in current ethnopolitics. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements that follows multiple relations around mobilisations rather than studying activism in itself. This perspective thus becomes relevant for scholars and activists engaged with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and those interested in global rights discourses.

Anatomy of the Red Brigades

The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

Author: Alessandro Orsini

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461392

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

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The Red Brigades were a far-left terrorist group in Italy formed in 1970 and active all through the 1980s. Infamous around the world for a campaign of assassinations, kidnappings, and bank robberies intended as a "concentrated strike against the heart of the State," the Red Brigades' most notorious crime was the kidnapping and murder of Italy's former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978. In the late 1990s, a new group of violent anticapitalist terrorists revived the name Red Brigades and killed a number of professors and government officials. Like their German counterparts in the Baader-Meinhof Group and today's violent political and religious extremists, the Red Brigades and their actions raise a host of questions about the motivations, ideologies, and mind-sets of people who commit horrific acts of violence in the name of a utopia. In the first English edition of a book that has won critical acclaim and major prizes in Italy, Alessandro Orsini contends that the dominant logic of the Red Brigades was essentially eschatological, focused on purifying a corrupt world through violence. Only through revolutionary terror, Brigadists believed, could humanity be saved from the putrefying effects of capitalism and imperialism. Through a careful study of all existing documentation produced by the Red Brigades and of all existing scholarship on the Red Brigades, Orsini reconstructs a worldview that can be as seductive as it is horrifying. Orsini has devised a micro-sociological theory that allows him to reconstruct the group dynamics leading to political homicide in extreme-left and neonazi terrorist groups. This "subversive-revolutionary feedback theory" states that the willingness to mete out and suffer death depends, in the last analysis, on how far the terrorist has been incorporated into the revolutionary sect. Orsini makes clear that this political-religious concept of historical development is central to understanding all such self-styled "purifiers of the world." From Thomas Müntzer's theocratic dream to Pol Pot's Cambodian revolution, all the violent "purifiers" of the world have a clear goal: to build a perfect society in which there will no longer be any sin and unhappiness and in which no opposition can be allowed to upset the universal harmony. Orsini's book reconstructs the origins and evolution of a revolutionary tradition brought into our own times by the Red Brigades.

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

Author: Ronald H. Bayor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508409

Category: History

Page: 1104

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All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation, dual identity, ethnic politics, quotas and affirmative action, residential segregation, and the volume of immigration resonate with a past that has confronted variations of these modern issues. The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society. This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black–white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more. From the 1655 petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a 1938 strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past. Selections include Powhatan to John Smith, 1609 Thomas Jefferson—"Notes on the State of Virginia" Petition of the Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1811 Bessie Conway or, The Irish Girl in America German Society in Chicago, Annual Report, 1857–1858. "Mark Twain's Salutation to the Century" W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" NAACP on Black Schoolteachers'Fight for Equal Pay Malcom X speech, 1964 Hewy Newton interview and Black Panther Party platform Preamble—La Raza Unida Party Lee lacocca speech to Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, 1984 Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 1990 L.A. riot—from the Los Angeles Times, May 3, 15, 1992; Nov. 16, 19, 1992 Asian American Political Alliance President Clinton's Commission on Race, Town Meeting, 1997 Louis Farrakhan—"The Vision for the Million Man March"

Weavings

Women Doing Theology in Oceania

Author: Lydia Johnson (D. Min.),Joan Alleluia Filemoni-Tofaeno

Publisher: [email protected]

ISBN: 9789820203471

Category: Women

Page: 221

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Mornings in Jenin

Author: Susan Abulhawa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408810816

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Palestine, 1948. A mother clutches her six-month-old son as Israeli soldiers march through the village of Ein Hod. In a split second, her son is snatched from her arms and the fate of the Abulheja family is changed forever. Forced into a refugee camp in Jenin and exiled from the ancient village that is their lifeblood, the family struggles to rebuild their world. Their stories unfold through the eyes of the youngest sibling, Amal, the daughter born in the camp who will eventually find herself alone in the United States; the eldest son who loses everything in the struggle for freedom; the stolen son who grows up as an Israeli, becoming an enemy soldier to his own brother. Mornings in Jenin is a devastating novel of love and loss, war and oppression, and heartbreak and hope, spanning five countries and four generations of one of the most intractable conflicts of our lifetime.

A Jubilee for All Time

The Copernican Revolution in Jewish-Christian Relations

Author: Gilbert S. Rosenthal

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087762X

Category: Religion

Page: 362

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In 1965, the Second Vatican Council formally issued a historic document titled Nostra Aetate (In Our Time). It was an attempt to frame the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish people. Never before had an ecumenical council attempted such a task. The landmark document issued by the Council and proclaimed by Pope Paul VI precipitated a Copernican revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations and started a process that has spread to the Protestant and Orthodox worlds as well. This volume, consisting of essays and reflections by Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish scholars and theologians, by pastors and professors from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, and Israel, is an evaluation of what Nostra Aetate has accomplished thus far and how Christian-Jewish relations must proceed in building bridges of respect, understanding, and trust between the faith groups. A Jubilee for All Times serves as a source of discussion, learning, and dialogue for scholars, students and intelligent laypersons who believe that we must create a positive relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

Five Practices of Fruitful Living

Author: Robert C. Schnase

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426708807

Category: Religion

Page: 167

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How do I cultivate a life that is purposeful, deep, and fruitful? What are the commitments, critical risks, and personal practices that open me to God's grace? How can I discover the spiritual life and the difference God intends for me to make in the world? Radical Hospitality. Passionate Worship. Intentional Faith Development. Risk-Taking Mission and Service. Extravagant Generosity. Five Practices of Fruitful Living provides an honest, practical, and winsome guide to the spiritual journey. By repeating and deepening certain fundamental personal practices, we cooperate with God in our spiritual growth. These Five Practicesùto receive God's love, to love God in return, to grow in Christ, to serve others, and to give ourselves fullyùas we attend to them and develop them, help us settle ourselves in God and become instruments of God's grace. Following Christ will change your heart; and through you, God will change the world. Robert Schnase offers an outstanding, practical, and inspiring look at the practices of discipleship. Read it and be encouraged and blessed.-Adam Hamilton, author of 24 Hours That Changed the World If you want to become serious about living a faithful and fruitful life, this is the book for you. In Five. Practices of Fruitful Living, Robert Schnase takes us to the practice field of daily life and guides us in the reception, understanding, and investing of God's grace in daily living.-Rueben P. Job, author of Three Simple Rules