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Mighty Be Our Powers

Mighty Be Our Powers

How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

  • Author: Leymah Gbowee
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0984295143
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 260
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The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize shares her inspirational, powerful story of how a group of women working together created an unstoppable force that brought peace to Liberia. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that destroyed her country and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Propelled by her realization that it is women and girls who suffer most during conflicts, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action. She helped organize and then lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that engaged in public protest, confronted Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace-and became an international leader who changed history, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work, and fiercely advocates for girls' empowerment and leadership. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to liberation that will touch all who dream of a better world.

Mighty Be Their Powers

Mighty Be Their Powers

  • Author: Leymah Gbowee
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
  • ISBN: 0730496767
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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How sisterhood, prayer and sex changed a nation at war. Defy a dictator. Unite your people. End a war. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country - and shattered Gbowee's girlhood hopes and dreams. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realisation that it is women who suffer most during conflicts - and that the power of women working together can create an unstoppable force. In 2003, Gbowee helped organise and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. Mighty Be Our Powers is a gripping chronicle of Gbowee's journey from hopelessness to empowerment and how, together with the women of Liberia, she delivered peace to a nation. 'Mighty Be Our Powers reminds us that even in the worst of times, humanity's best can shine through' - ARCHBISHOP DESMOND tUtU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Women's Bodies as Battlefield

Women's Bodies as Battlefield

Christian Theology and the Global War on Women

  • Author: Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137455306
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Christian theology has been complicit in justifying the war on women, but it also has resources to help finally declare peace in the war on women. War itself has come to resemble the war on women, and thus strategies to end the war on women, supported by new Christian theological interpretations, will also help end today's endless wars.

Book of Harmony

Book of Harmony

Spirit and Service in the Lutheran Confessions

  • Author: Martin J. Lohrmann
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 1506401104
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
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The Reformation-era writings that make up the Lutheran Confessions remain lively resources for Christian ministry and mission today. Because each of the documents within the Book of Concord was written with a specific context and rhetorical purpose in mind, each has its own compelling story and objectives. Luther’s catechisms present the faith for daily life at the grass-roots level, with teaching elements that we might now view as typical of social media and multimedia. The Augsburg Confession and its Apology provide an adaptable foundation for preaching, teaching, church organization, and dialogue that is rooted in the promise of Christ, received through faith. Fifteen years after the Diet of Worms, the Smalcald Articles reveal yet another “Here I stand” moment for Luther. Finally, the Formula of Concord shows how the next generations of Lutherans used collaboration and consensus as they wrestled with important themes of faith and life. In summary, as these texts engage us with their stories, they invite us to consider what is most important about our journeys of faith and Christian witness in today’s twenty-first-century contexts.

René Girard and Creative Reconciliation

René Girard and Creative Reconciliation

  • Author: Thomas Ryba
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739169017
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 426
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The contribution of this book to the field of reconciliation is both theoretical and practical, recognizing that good theory guides effective practice and practice is the ground for compelling theory. Using a Girardian hermeneutic as a starting point, a new conceptual Gestalt emerges in these essays, one not fully integrated in a formal way but showing a clear understanding of some of the challenges and possibilities for dealing with the deep divisions, enmity, hatred, and other effects of violence.

Nonviolent Action

Nonviolent Action

What Christian Ethics Demands but Most Christians Have Never Really Tried

  • Author: Ronald J. Sider
  • Publisher: Brazos Press
  • ISBN: 1441221719
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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There are numerous examples throughout history of effective nonviolent action. Nonviolent protesters defied the Soviet Empire's communist rulers, Gandhi's nonviolent revolution defeated the British Empire, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s peaceful civil-rights crusade changed American history. Recent scholarship shows that nonviolent revolutions against injustice and dictatorship are actually more successful than violent campaigns. In this book, noted theologian and bestselling author Ron Sider argues that the search for peaceful alternatives to violence is not only a practical necessity in the wake of the twentieth century--the most bloody in human history--but also a moral demand of the Christian faith. He presents compelling examples of how nonviolent action has been practiced in history and in current social-political situations to promote peace and oppose injustice, showing that this path is a successful and viable alternative to violence.

New Books on Women and Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism

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  • Category: Feminism
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New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

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  • Category: Feminism
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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News

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  • Category: London (England)
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Popular Educator

Popular Educator

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  • Category: Education
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