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The Locust Effect

Author : Gary A. Haugen
ISBN : 9780190229269
Genre : Social Science
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An urgent call-to-action in support of ending violence against the world's poor reveals how in addition to hunger and disease, impoverish populations have become increasingly subject to assault, forced labor and other physical abuses, outlining recommendations for implementing workable solutions and overcoming corruption.
Category: Social Science

Just Courage

Author : Gary A. Haugen
ISBN : 0830875921
Genre : Religion
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"There must be more to the Christian life than this—more than church each Sunday and waving to my neighbors and giving some clothes to Goodwill when I go through my closet each spring." These aren't bad things, of course. But they're safe and comfortable and easy. And there's a reason they're not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful—we're created by God for adventure. International Justice Mission president Gary Haugen has found that engaging in the fight for justice is the most deeply satisfying way of life. This book shows how we too can be a part of God's great expedition.
Category: Religion

Terrify No More

Author : Gary Haugen
ISBN : 9781418518967
Genre : Political Science
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“If you’re tired of living an anemic life and you want to live courageously, get this book. Terrify No More is a suspenseful read that will introduce you to the new heroes of the faith—people who are willing to take risks to bring hope and freedom to those who need it most.” — Rick Warren, Author, The Purpose Driven Life Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church “…Producer Richard Greenberg showed me some truly alarming videotape he’d obtained from a human rights group called the International Justice Mission… That tape would trigger one of the most extensive international searches I’d ever been involved with as a Dateline Correspondent.” —Chris Hansen, NBC News Correspondent “Now we have a gripping, close-up account of how IJM carries out its mission in Cambodia. Gary Haugen’s book should awaken many to what goes on in the 21st century slave trade.” — Ambassador John R. Miller, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Out of shocking depravity emerges a story of hope. In a small village outside Phnom Penh, children as young as five are bought and sold as sex slaves. Day after day their abuse continues, and their hope slips away. In Terrify No More an international team of investigators goes undercover to infiltrate this ring of brothels and gather evidence needed to free these girls. Meanwhile, skilled legal minds race the clock, working at the highest levels of U.S. and foreign governments to bring the perpetrators to justice. Headed up by former U.N. war-crimes investigator, Gary Haugen, the team perseveres against impossible obstacles—police corruption, death threats, and mission-thwarting tip-offs—in a mission focused on bringing freedom to the victims.
Category: Political Science

Good News About Injustice

Author : Gary A. Haugen
ISBN : 9780830875382
Genre : Religion
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A year 2000 Finalist in the ECPA book competition! Accounts of injustice from our own communities and from around the world often leave us feeling outraged and helpless. We wonder what we can possibly do in response. And we wonder where is the God of justice? Jesus, however, said, "Take heart! I have overcome the world." Gary Haugen sees the truth of Jesus' claim vindicated throughout Scripture, which portrays a God who rises up against injustice. He also sees this truth in the lives of sometimes little-known Christians who through the years have courageously confronted evil when they saw it. Here he tells stories of these witnesses of hope in a hurting world. The good news about injustice is that God is against it. God is in the business of using the unlikely to perform the holy, Haugen contends. And in this book he not only offers stories of courageous witnesses past and present, he also calls the body of Christ to action. He offers concrete guidance on the ways and means its members can rise up to seek justice throughout the world.
Category: Religion

Violence In Early Modern Europe 1500 1800

Author : Julius R. Ruff
ISBN : 052159894X
Genre : History
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A survey of violence in western Europe from the Reformation to the French Revolution.
Category: History

Serving God Globally

Author : Roland Hoksbergen
ISBN : 9781441238757
Genre : Religion
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Dominating the daily news cycle today are the grim realities of grinding poverty, sex trafficking, gender discrimination, child soldiering, HIV/AIDS, failed states, corruption, and environmental breakdown. In the midst of such pain and brokenness, the followers of Christ cannot stand idly by, for God calls them into the mission of reconciling all things, first by easing suffering and then by building flourishing communities through the process of transformational human development. This practical handbook explains what development is, what development workers actually do, and how young people can prepare for mission careers in this field, both in North America and abroad. In addition to setting the big picture for how Christians approach the big questions of international development, the book draws on stories, advice, and wisdom collected from personal interviews with about fifty development professionals.
Category: Religion

Human Rights Gender And Environment

Author : Tapan Biswal
ISBN : 8130904098
Genre : Social Science
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This book is aimed at provoking penetrating inquiry into a wide range of issues. The contours of Human Rights, Gender and Environment issues in India are a difficult terrain and reflect complexities and contradictions of our socio-economic political system. The subject literature has been objectively and passionately laid out by the contributors in their specific segment. A careful and conscious effort has been made and a collective decision arrived at to avoid rhetoric and adding hues to the issues involved. A persuasive argument generating sensitivity to the issues has been the authors approach. The inputs are intended to enable the curious and probing mind to evolve a critical thinking and rational approach in a society in which she lives, interacts and ultimately becomes an indivisible element of the organic whole. This book is divided into three broad sections Human Rights, Gender and Environment. While these broad areas have been treated separately and comprehensively in their respective sections, one can discern a common thread running through all these sections showing their interrelations. In the age of globalization and liberalization the human rights discourse has evolved drastically encompassing many new dimensions within its ambit. This book is a humble attempt at addressing these issues.Contents: Understanding Social Inequality " Caste, Class, Gender and Ethnicity as Distinct categories and their interconnections - Tila Kumar & Hemanta Kumar Bhattu " Globalization and its impact on Dalits - Tila Kumar " HUMAN RIGHTS " Human Rights: Various Meanings- Nachiketa Singh " UN Declarations and Covenants - Dr Tapan Biswal & Mithilesh Kumar Singh " Human Rights and Citizenship Rights - Karunakar Patra " Human Rights and the Indian Constitution - Dr Jitinder Kaur " Human Rights, Laws and Institutions in India: The Role of the National Human Rights Commission - Dr Niranjan Sahoo " Human Rights of Marginalized Groups: Dalits, Adivasis, Women, Minorities and Unorganised Workers - Bishnu Satapathy " Consumer Rights: The Consumer Protection Act and Grievance " Redressal Mechanisms - Dr Savita Hanspal " Human Rights Movement in India - Dr Niranjan Sahoo " GENDER " Analysing Structures of Patriarchy - Gyanaranjan Swain " Gender, Culture and History - Tanaya Mohanty " Economic Development and Women - Aradhana Nanda & P.G. Arul " The Issue of Women s Political Participation and Representation in India - Dr Sangeeta Dhal " Laws, Institutions and Women s Rights in India - Dr Nivedita Pradhan " Women s Movement in India - Dr Tapan Biswal & Tanaya Mohanty " ENVIRONMENT " Environment and Sustainable Development- Gyanaranajan Swain " UN Environment Programme: Rio, Johannesburg and After- Dr Tapan Biswal & Manish Kumar " Issues of Industrial Pollution, Global warming, Threats to Biodiversity - Sasmita Mishra & Sanjay Mishra " Environment Policy in India - Dr Subhendu Ranjan Raj " Environmental Movement in India - Sanjeev Kumar " Appendix
Category: Social Science

Humanitarian Engineering

Author : Carl Mitcham
ISBN : 9781608451524
Genre : Social Science
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Humanitarian Engineering reviews the development of engineering as a distinct profession and of the humanitarian movement as a special socio-political practice. Having noted that the two developments were situated in the same geographical and historical space -- that is, in Europe and North America beginning in the 1700s -- the book argues for a mutual influence and synthesis that has previously been lacking. In this spirit, the first of two central chapters describes humanitarian engineering as the artful drawing on science to direct the resources of nature with active compassion to meet the basic needs of all -- especially the powerless, poor, or otherwise marginalized. A second central chapter then considers strategies for education in humanitarian engineering so conceived. Two final chapters consider challenges and implications. Table of Contents: Engineering / Humanitarianism / Humanitarian Engineering / Humanitarian Engineering Education / Challenges / Conclusion: Humanizing Technology
Category: Social Science

Poverty And Neoliberalism

Author : Ray Bush
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123284411
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why do so many people worldwide suffer hunger and poverty when there is enough food and other resources globally to prevent it? This book shows how famine and food insecurity is an essential part of modern capitalism. Although trade, debt relief, and development initiatives are important, they do not alter the structure of the global economy and the poverty that is created by processes like privatization, trade liberalization, and market reform. Despite the rhetoric of the World Bank and the G8, high levels of poverty actually sustain western wealth and power. But there is some hope for change. Using case studies from Egypt and North Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, and elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ray Bush illustrates that there is resistance to neoliberal policies, and that struggles over line, mining, and resources can shape real alternatives to existing globalization.
Category: Business & Economics

The Paradox Of Generosity

Author : Christian Smith
ISBN : 9780199394920
Genre : Social Science
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Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact-usually good, sometimes destructive-that giving has on individuals. The Paradox of Generosity is the first study to make use of the cutting-edge empirical data collected in Smith's groundbreaking, multidisciplinary, five-year Science of Generosity Initiative. It draws on an extensive survey of 2,000 Americans, more than sixty in-depth interviews with individuals across twelve states, and analysis of over 1,000 photographs and other visual materials. This wealth of evidence reveals a consistent link between demonstrating generosity and leading a better life: more generous people are happier, suffer fewer illnesses and injuries, live with a greater sense of purpose, and experience less depression. Smith and Davidson also show, however, that to achieve a better life a person must practice generosity regularly-random acts of kindness are not enough. Offering a wide range of vividly illustrative case studies, this volume will be a crucial resource for anyone seeking to understand the true impact and meaning of generosity.
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