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Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns

Author : Peter Sutoris
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Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns brings the vast analytical apparatus of the humanities and social sciences to the task of critically analysing the political decisions taken in 2020–21. The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic left little time for critical debate about the impact of lockdowns. Across the world, governments claimed to "follow the science", but they rarely paid attention to the humanities and social sciences. Indeed, the absence of these perspectives is symptomatic of a longer-term trend in the marginalisation of the humanities and social sciences in policymaking and public debate. This book exposes the tragic consequences of this omission in 2020–21 and demonstrates the potential for a different path in the future – a path in which we pay attention to power, complexity, and our biases. The authors establish what these disciplines have to offer in a global emergency and how we can ensure they help us avoid the mistakes of 2020–21 in the future. This original and interdisciplinary book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and researchers throughout the humanities and social sciences, including the fields of philosophy, sociology, anthropology, law, political science, and history, as well as relevant policymakers.

Covid Stories from East Africa and Beyond

Author : Njeri Kinyanjui
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The coronavirus has rattled humanity, tested resolve and determination, and redefined normalcy. This compelling collection of 29 short stories and essays brings together the lived experiences of covid19 through a diversity of voices from across the African continent. The stories highlight challenges, new opportunities, and ultimately the deep resilience of Africans and their communities. Bringing into conversation the perspectives of laypeople, academics, professionals, domestic workers, youth, and children, the volume is a window into the myriad ways in which people have confronted, adapted to, and sought to tackle the coronavirus and its trail of problems. The experiences of the most vulnerable are specifically explored, and systemic changes and preliminary shifts towards a new global order are addressed. Laughter as a coping mechanism is a thread throughout.

Life under Lockdown

Author : Sanjai Bhatt
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Life under Lockdown- Lived Experiences and Lessons Learnt is an edited book with contributions from 32 people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contributors to this volume are social work professionals, educators, academicians, bureaucrats, researchers, and even students. Prof. Bhatt presents the narratives of the COVID lockdown from different spheres of life and wove them together to present a volume that offers new perspectives of any such situation ever faced in the future. This book will help social work practitioners, academicians, and people who have an inclination towards social work or related disciplines.

My Life in a Pandemic

Author : Giridhar Pai
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In early 2020, few Indians watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold globally may have thought about it spreading across India. As the COVID-19 cases started rising, the Indian government declared a 3-week lockdown in March 2020 and followed it up with four more over the next six months. India had the most stringent lockdown globally for most of 2020 and this book looks closely at the lives of Indians during that year. In 2020, video calling apps enabled people to interact professionally and personally and became the biggest saviors. Shopping became an expedition and exercising an adventure as the Indian lockdown did not allow most outdoor activities. The author heard the world’s loudest insect in his community when the lockdown stopped all activity. This book documents many such wondrous natural phenomena that the author observed when nature was in free flow in absence of human interference. The author’s kaleidoscopic coverage paints a fascinating picture of his life in a pandemic year. In a year that saw postponement of the Olympics by a year, a race was on to develop a COVID-19 vaccine with more than 100 vaccine candidates in line for use in 2021. My Life in a Pandemic is a great chronicle of the 21st century’s first pandemic that dramatically reshaped human history.

Time Will Write History On You

Author : Guna Moran
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Struggle is another name for life. One has to continue the struggle till the final moment of life, the death. Some come out victorious during their life in the struggle. Some consider themselves defeated. Works and contributions of some get just recognition after demise. Victory-defeat, honour-ridicule, rise and falls are etched in the bosom of time and the recorded in the name of history. Time is an eternal document. If one continues to toil with true zeal and sincerity, the worthy contributions of all the entities will be carried by time in its bosom for the benefit of the coming generations. Though the Covid pandemic has thrown a cruel challenge to mankind, but the mankind would tide over the crisis and etch the history of the victory march. O cruel time! you can push us to danger. You can temporarily make us feel despair. But you cannot finish our struggle. Finally we would be one to etch the history on your bosom. Yes, we would etch the history on your bosom.

Prayers of REST

Author : Asheritah Ciuciu
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Do you feel too busy to pray? Then you’re invited to find REST in God’s loving presence. Let’s face it: we all know we should be praying more. And we genuinely try to make it happen! But before we know it, the day’s worries and demands often distract us from conversation with God, and we’re left wondering why we don’t hear from Him. It happens to all of us. In Prayers of REST: Daily Prompts to Hear God’s Voice, Asheritah Ciuciu offers you a respite from your spiritual to-do list. She provides guided prayers that will focus your mind and heart on Scripture. Using a memorable acronym and daily Bible verses, this prayer devotional will guide you through worship, confession, stillness, and surrender. You’ll learn to: Recite God’s Goodness Express Your Neediness Seek His Stillness Trust His Faithfulness Don’t let distractions pull you away from God. When the duties of life begin to weigh on your mind . . . that’s exactly when you need to REST in the Lord. “We learn how to pray not by reading a book or sitting in a lecture, but by actually praying.” – Asheritah Ciuciu

Canceling Appointment with Death

Author : Akintayo Emmanuel
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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19--a disease caused by a virus known as SARS-CoV-2--a global pandemic. The year 2020 was the year that brought global change that requires a global shift, and we can't be tone-deaf to it. This shift demands we respond swiftly to the problems. Novel coronavirus claimed its first victim in Wuhan Province of China. In the blink of an eye, the invisible enemy had soared and has taken the lives of thousands with no regard for social class, race, or status. Those identified as the most powerful in the world were equally affected as money, power, and fame did nothing to stop the virus from spreading. As of April 30, 2021, about 3.17 million people died of COVID-19 worldwide. Many wonder why God, who is Love, would allow humanity to go through these horrendous times. The COVID-19 pandemic storm has revealed the debility of human beings and the perfection of our God. God might not hurriedly change the situation, but He uses the situation to change us. God uses this time to test the faith of those genuinely serving and fully committed to Him. In Canceling Appointment with Death, COVID-19 Pandemic, 'Tayo Emmanuel invites readers around the globe to learn how to dwell in the secret place of the Most High and how to build a personal Noah's Ark for the individual and the family at such a time as this. This secret place of the Most High and Noah's Ark is never a place or a structure. It is Jesus Christ who has established us inside a kingdom that cannot be shaken and who has all things under His perfect control, working all things after the counsel of His own will. How can every appointment with death, including COVID-19 and other future pandemics, be annulled? 'Tayo Emmanuel offers us answers from the revelation of God's Word that all enemies have been placed under Jesus's feet, including death, the last enemy. And the last days' church of Jesus Christ, the many membered body of Christ, are the feet of Jesus Christ that will take Jesus, the head of the body of Christ to every nation of the world to usher in the end of the old and the beginning of the new. But now we see--yet not all things--put under him clearly shows that the Lord Jesus Christ, through the power of His Holy Spirit, is at work at this moment in history.

THE VOICE

Author : ABINA MARY S
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The Canterbury Book of New Parish Prayers

Author : M.J. Kramer
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This collection of around 500 original collect-style prayers and biddings covering the life of the Church and the life of the world. Contemporary in focus and language, the prayers are written in a concise style that makes them ideal for public worship but will also appeal to those who wish to pray privately but struggle to find the words. Prayer topics include: * The Church Year and Festivals * The Global and Local Church * The Environment and Social Justice * Politics and the Leaders of the Nations * Life Stages * Spheres of Work, Arts and Education * Suffering and Tragedy Helpful guidance on leading public prayer and writing your own collects is also included.

Perspective

Author : Cheryl Travasso Ph.D.
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Are you looking for a shot of inspiration or encouragement to start your day? Then “Perspective” is the book for you! The book is packed with 300 reflections and stories, based on our collective experiences or real events, and will inspire and motivate you. Each story may take just a few minutes to read—but it will leave you with a practical life application and spiritual perspective to help you through the day. Read a story a day, and let me know what you think on Facebook / Instagram with the hashtag #PerspectiveTheBook