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Intelligent Compassion

Intelligent Compassion

Feminist Critical Methodology in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

  • Author: Catia Cecilia Confortini
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199845239
  • Category: History
  • Page: 203
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Intelligent Compassion traces changes in the ideas and policies of the longest-living international women's organization between 1945 and 1975. Focusing on disarmament, decolonization and the Middle East, it finds answers to IR questions about the possibility of emancipatory agency in the theoretical practices of women peace activists.

Just Responsibility

Just Responsibility

A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice

  • Author: Brooke A. Ackerly
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190662964
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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It has been well-established that many of the injustices that people around the world experience every day, from food insecurity to unsafe labor conditions and natural disasters, are the result of wide-scale structural problems of politics and economics. These are not merely random personal problems or consequences of bad luck or bad planning. Confronted by this fact, it is natural to ask what should or can we do to mitigate everyday injustices? In one sense, we answer this question when we buy the local homeless street newspaper, decide where to buy our clothes, remember our reusable bags when we shop, donate to disaster relief, or send letters to corporations about labor rights. But given the global scale of injustices related to poverty, environmental change, gender, and labor, can these individual acts really impact the seemingly intractable global social, political, and economic structures that perpetuate and exacerbate them? Moreover, can we respond to injustices in the world in ways that do more than just address their consequences? In this book, Brooke A. Ackerly both answers the question of what should we do, and shows that it's the wrong question to ask. To ask the right question, we need to ground our normative theory of global justice in the lived experience of injustice. Using a feminist critical methodology, she argues that what to do about injustice is not just an ethical or moral question, but a political question about assuming responsibility for injustice, regardless of our causal responsibility and extent of our knowledge of the injustice. Furthermore, it is a matter that needs to be guided by principles of human rights. As she argues, while many understand human rights as political goals or entitlements, they can also guide political strategy. Her aims are twofold: to present a theory of what it means to take responsibility for injustice and for ensuring human rights, as well as to develop a guide for how to take responsibility in ways that support local and global movements for transformative politics. In order to illustrate her theory and guide for action, Ackerly draws on fieldwork on the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, the food crisis of 2008, and strategies from 125 activist organizations working on women's and labor rights across 26 countries. Just Responsibility integrates these ways of taking political responsibility into a rich theory of political community, accountability, and leadership in which taking responsibility for injustice itself transforms the fabric of political life.

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Practical Theology in a Multidisciplinary Context

  • Author: John Swinton,David Willows
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1846422183
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking, including: psychiatry, psychology, counselling, intercultural studies, educational methodology, narrative theory and political studies. Set within this multidisciplinary context, the individual contributions (a selection of articles from a leading journal of pastoral theology, Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies) cover a wide range of practical and theological issues that alert the reader to the spiritual dimension of pastoral care, such as bereavement, sexuality, ethics, learning disabilities, infertility, the meaning of pain, sickness and suffering and the nature of theology as a practical discipline. The book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students and all who have an interest in the ways in which a spiritual dimension can enhance caring practices within a multidisciplinary context.

Medicine and Compassion

Medicine and Compassion

A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers

  • Author: Chokyi Nyima,David R Shlim
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861717031
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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It is estimated that some 54 million people in the U.S. act as informal caregivers for ill or disabled loved ones. We can add to these countless workers in the fields of health and human service, and yet there is still not enough help to go around: as many as three fourths of our informal caregivers report "going it alone." It's no wonder that "caregiver burnout" and depression afflict so many. Sure to be welcomed by caregivers of all types, the groundbreaking new Medicine and Compassion can help anyone reconnect with the true spirit of their caregiving task. In a clear and very modern voice, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Dr. David R. Shlim use the teachings of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to present practical tools for revitalizing the caring spirit. Readers, in turn, will find their patience, kindness, and effectiveness re-energized. Offering practical advice on dealing with people who are angry at their medical conditions or their care providers, people who are dying, or the families of those who are critically ill, Medicine and Compassion will strike resonant cords with medical professionals, hospice workers, teachers and parents of children with special needs, and those caring for aging and infirm loved ones.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Six

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Six

Glimpses of Space; Orderly Chaos; Secret Beyond Thought; The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Commentary; Transcending Madness; Selected Writings

  • Author: Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834821552
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 640
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Six contains advanced teachings on the nature of mind and tantric experiences. Chögyam Trungpa's commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains what this classic text teaches about human psychology. Transcending Madness presents a unique view of the Tibetan concept of bardo. Orderly Chaos explains the inner meaning of the mandala. Secret Beyond Thought presents teachings on the five chakras and the four karmas. Glimpses of Space consists of two seminars: "The Feminine Principle" and "Evam." In the article "Femininity," the author presents a playful look at the role of feminine energy in Buddhist teachings. "The Bardo," based on teachings given in England in the 1960s, has not been available in published form for many years.

Feminism and International Relations

Feminism and International Relations

Conversations about the Past, Present and Future

  • Author: J. Ann Tickner,Laura Sjoberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136724788
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Feminist International Relations scholarship in the United States recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over those years, feminist researchers have made substantial progress concerning the question of how gender matters in global politics, global economics, and global culture. The progress has been noted both in the academic field of international relations and, increasingly, in the policy world. Celebrating these achievements, this book constructs conversations about the history, present state of, and future of feminist International Relations as a field across subfields of IR, continents, and generations of scholars. Providing an overview and assessment of what it means to "gender" IR in the 21st century, the volume has a unique format: it features a series of intellectual conversations, presenting cutting-edge research in the field, with provocative comments from senior scholars. It examines issues including global governance, the United Nations, war, peace, security, science, beauty, and human rights and addresses key questions including: What does viewing the diverse problems of global politics through gendered lenses look like in the 21st Century? How do feminisms accommodate differences in culture, race, and religion? How do feminist theoretical and policy analyses fit together? These conversations about feminist IR are accessible to non-specialist audiences and will be of interest to students and scholars of Gender Studies, Feminist Politics and International Relations.

Encounter God in the City

Encounter God in the City

Onramps to Personal and Community Transformation

  • Author: Randy White
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830874992
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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God is at work in the city. And he invites his people to join him. But the city is not merely a mission field for Christians to target. The city is also the environment where Christians are discipled and lives are forged into the image of Jesus. Urban ministry veteran Randy White shows how God transforms you when you answer God's call to the city. Urban life peels away your sin and self-deception and challenges your unexamined assumptions about privilege, race, class and power. Experiential discipleship moves you from abstract theory to hands-on learning and on-the-ground action, revolutionizing your perspective and making a difference in local neighborhoods and beyond. Passionate and practical, White's vivid narratives of experiencing God in the city show you how your spiritual health is intertwined with the health of the metropolis. Seek the welfare of the city, and both you and the city will be transformed.

The Wisdom of James

The Wisdom of James

Parallels with Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • Author: John P. Keenan
  • Publisher: The Newman Press
  • ISBN: 9780809141685
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 266
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"The Wisdom of James offers a classical commentary on the New Testament Letter of James, section by section, informed by a thorough study of contemporary Jamesian scholarship. The approach is unique, however, in its employment of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy as the interpretive lens to focus upon this early Christian text." "The Mahayana meditations on James are professedly theological but sensitive to what, in fact, the text says. Specifically, Mahayana notions of wisdom and engagement surface frequently and serve as a reading grid for James's Letter."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Tibetan History Reader

The Tibetan History Reader

  • Author: Gray Tuttle,Kurtis R. Schaeffer
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231513542
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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Covering the social, cultural, and political development of Tibet from the seventh century to the modern period, this resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies, along with several new contributions. Beginning with Tibet's emergence as a regional power and concluding with its profound contemporary transformations, the collection is both a general and specific history, connecting the actions of individuals, communities, and institutions to broader historical trends shaping Asia and the world. With contributions from American, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan scholars, the anthology reflects the international character of Tibetan studies and its multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives. By far the most concise scholarly anthology on Tibetan civilization in any Western language, this reader draws a clear portrait of Tibet's history, its relation to its neighbors, and its role in world affairs.

What Role for Government?

What Role for Government?

Lessons from Policy Research

  • Author: Richard J. Zeckhauser,Derek Leebaert
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822304814
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 363
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The vital debates on government today are concerned with its social role, its participation in the economy, and its redistributive responsibilities. These functions, not defined in the Constitution, reflect the evolution of society and its values and the powerful but jerky hand of the political process.

Intractable

Intractable

  • Author: Bernie Matthews
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • ISBN: 1742625746
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 432
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Intractable is a relentless and remarkable story of life on the inside of two of Australia's most brutal prison regimes - Grafton and Katingal - in the 70s. In 1969 Bernie Matthews was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 10 years. A serial escapee, prison authorities soon classified Matthews as an intractable prisoner and he was transferred to the Alcatraz of the NSW prison system at Grafton. There, life was a routine series of bashings and solitary confinement, and as the systematic brutality of Grafton became a political scandal, Matthews and other prisoners found themselves transferred to a fresh hell in 1975 - Katingal Special Security Unit inside Sydney's Long Bay Jail, Australia's first super-max prison. A concrete bunker with no natural light or fresh air, Katingal replaced Grafton's bashings with sensory deprivation and psychological control. Suicide attempts and self-harm followed. One of the longest serving and surviving Katingal inmates, Matthews did not see daylight for two years, eight months. Intractable is not only a shocking story of what it's like to do time but also a history of one of the great political scandals of the 70s from a unique perspective (Katingal was pulled down this year). It's also the eye-opening story of a man who managed to turn his life around in the worst of Australia's prisons to become a writer and prison activist.

The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker

The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker

  • Author: David Howe
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230365221
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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Elegantly and succinctly, David Howe explains the theory of emotional intelligence - and its vital practical value - to an audience of students and practitioners across a range of human services and caring professions. He makes a powerful case for the importance of understanding and managing emotions for effective professional practice.

New Approaches in Ethics for the Caring Professions

New Approaches in Ethics for the Caring Professions

Taking Account of Change for Caring Professions

  • Author: Richard Hugman
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137212411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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Ethics are central to the caring professions. The very idea of a profession stakes a claim on the ethical basis of knowledge and skills. In this book Richard Hugman examines new approaches in ethics and applies these to the practices and organisation of the caring professions. Hugman addresses debates about the relationship between the individual person and social structures, about pluralism and the possibility of universal values, about the challenges created by industrial society and technology, and about the changing social mandate for the caring professions. These debates are considered from the perspectives of liberalism, feminism, ecology, postmodernism and constructivism. Ideas are explained and the implications for professional ethics are explored using illustrative examples from practice to show their relevance for the caring professions. This book will be essential reading for members of caring professions (especially allied health, medicine, nursing, psychology, social work and teaching) and students entering these professions.

Imagining characters

Imagining characters

six conversations about women writers

  • Author: Antonia Susan Byatt,Ignês Sodré,Rebecca Swift
  • Publisher: Random House (UK)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 268
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In this innovative and wide-ranging book, Byatt and the psychoanalyst Ignes Sodre bring their different sensibilities to bear on six novels they have read and loved: Jane Austen'sMansfield Park, Bronte'sVillette, George Elliot'sDaniel Deronda, Willa Cather'sThe Professor's House, Iris Murdoch'sAn Unofficial Rose, and Toni Morrison'sBeloved. The results are nothing less than an education in the ways literature grips its readers and, at times, transforms their lives.Imagining Charactersis indispensable, a work of criticism that returns us to the books it discusses with renewed respect and wonder.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo

  • Author: Karma-gliṅ-pa,Francesca Fremantle,Chögyam Trungpa
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780877730743
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 119
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hese ancient teachings are penetrating and relevant, not only for understanding death, but as a guide to life. Illustrated.

The Intelligent Heart

The Intelligent Heart

A Guide to the Compassionate Life

  • Author: Dzigar Kongtrul,Joseph Waxmen
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834840138
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 248
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Compassion arises naturally when one comes to perceive the lack of solid distinction between self and other. The Buddhist practice known as tonglen—in which one consciously exchanges self for other—is a skillful method for getting to that truthful perception. In this, his commentary on the renowned Tibetan lojong (mind training) text the Seven Points of Mind Training, Dzigar Kongtrul reveals tonglen to be the true heart and essence of all mind-training practices. He shows how to train the mind in a way that infuses every moment of life with uncontrived kindness toward all.

Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

  • Author: David Wilkinson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019166961X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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If the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe is just around the corner, what would be the consequences for religion? Would it represent another major conflict between science and religion, even leading to the death of faith? Some would suggest that the discovery of any suggestion of extraterrestrial life would have a greater impact than even the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions. It is now over 50 years since the first modern scientific papers were published on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Yet the religious implications of this search and possible discovery have never been systematically addressed in the scientific or theological arena. SETI is now entering its most important era of scientific development. New observation techniques are leading to the discovery of extra-solar planets daily, and the Kepler mission has already collected over 1000 planetary candidates. This deluge of data is transforming the scientific and popular view of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Earth-like planets outside of our solar system can now be identified and searched for signs of life. Now is a crucial time to assess the scientific and theological questions behind this search. This book sets out the scientific arguments undergirding SETI, with particular attention to the uncertainties in arguments and the strength of the data already assembled. It assesses not only the discovery of planets but other areas such as the Fermi paradox, the origin and evolution of intelligent life, and current SETI strategies. In all of this it reflects on how these questions are shaped by history and pop culture and their relationship with religion, especially Christian theology. It is argued that theologians need to take seriously SETI and to examine some central doctrines such as creation, incarnation, revelation, and salvation in the light of the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

Tripartite Realms of Existence

Tripartite Realms of Existence

  • Author: Chanté Dao
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465389571
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 107
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In this light-hearted book the author channels a new perspective on the human dynamic. The source of this information comes from Philemon Rois who lives in the celestial realms. Some know him as Philemon who sits on the council of Sirius. Philemon has devoted his present life to the growth and development of the tripartite consciousness. Within this galaxy there are many forms of unfolding consciousness. All humankind is a tripartite being embodying the manifestation of a divine trinity. This books describes the basic structure of the tripartite life form and its major purposes as it unfolds within its various planes of existence. Through a cooperative effort Philemon and the author, who have walked a path together for many lifetimes, you are guided on an exploration of the key lessons available within the tripartite realms of existence. Here you will find simple and practical teachings that once learned will allow you to begin the path of actualizing you true identity and gifting your presence as a Tripartite Creator God.