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Diversity and the Common Good

Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City

Author: Meg Wilkes Karraker

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073918153X

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City examines the place of Catholic Sisters in shaping civil society in a small Midwestern city that has successfully confronted diversity. Pertinent in light of Sisters’ historical work in creating a ‘good society’ (as well as recent criticisms and potential sanctions from the Vatican), this book appeals to scholars, students, and others seeking to learn about a city that “works” in the twenty-first century.

Uncertainty, Diversity and The Common Good

Changing Norms and New Leadership Paradigms

Author: Stefan Gröschl

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317005465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Because of a management model emphasizing standardization and a one-size-fits-all approach, the previous good health of firms depended on economic performance and maximizing shareholder value. The enduring financial crisis and the ensuing leadership void have forced us all to reconsider the rules of the game and to take into account economic and social factors, in order to address the needs of an unpredictable world. In Uncertainty, Diversity and The Common Good, contributors from leading academic institutions around the World discuss different models of socially responsible global leadership. Their perspectives embrace philosophy; sociology; psychology; ecological and environmental economics; management; and entrepreneurship. Together they explore unpredictability and how being responsible for social as well as economic outcomes requires intelligences that enable managers to adapt and to develop a sustainable, lasting and consistent managerial approach. Working with local communities, integrating minorities, and redistributing wealth, they say, requires a new model of socially responsible leadership that brings together dimensions that are incompatible within existing paradigms. This book indicates what new paradigms might look like, with particular regard to the issue of diversity as an asset with which to confront uncertainty. Case studies tell of leaders working with diversity to create social change and new visions of leadership that are impacting social and cultural norms. This leads to discussion of the nature and diversity of leadership itself which will be helpful to academic researchers and higher level students, as well as policy makers and practitioners.

Education, religion, and the common good

advancing a distinctly American conversation about religion's role in our shared life

Author: Martin E. Marty,Jonathan Moore

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub


Category: Education

Page: 164

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Offers a series of questions and answers to encourage readers to think about the place of religion in public, private, and denominational education from kindergarten to the postgraduate level.

Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Promise of the Common Good

Author: Mary M. Keys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521864732

Category: Law

Page: 255

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This book, first published in 2006, shows how religious faith can assist philosophical inquiry in the purposes of society and politics.

Project America

Memoirs of Faith and Hope to Win the Future

Author: Marshall Elijah Hatch

Publisher: Life To Legacy LLC

ISBN: 0984797327

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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PROJECT AMERICA: Memoirs of Faith and Hope to Win the Future, is one of the most impactful and relevant literary works of our time. The author, Dr. Marshall E. Hatch, sheds light on the timeless maxim that "each generation must chart its own course." In looking back to Dr. King's global vision, he conscientiously looks forward to summon the probing question "Where do we go from here?" Project America offers a nostalgic yet visionary memoir that weaves together scenes from the author's personal journey with historical analysis and commentaries to address contemporary public policy issues. In his expansive, thoughtful, and powerful treatise, Dr. Hatch presents us with the challenge to move forward, beyond the sins of America's shameful history of slavery to a "symphony" for winning the future. In this literary treasure-trove, Hatch's four symphonic movements unfold as the pathway to fulfilling the American promise, including a massive investment in education, adapting to the changing complexion of world power, embracing environmental stewardship, and renewing our faith to reengage the social covenant with the American people. Through Project America, we reflect upon Chicago's and the nation's past. While learning from Hatch's insights, we are encouraged to draw from the wellsprings of our faiths and to act purposefully together to achieve "a brand new world." Project America is truly within our grasp; therefore, let us heed Dr. Hatch's clarion call to make a brighter future start happening now.

Education and the Common Good

Essays in Honor of Robin Barrow

Author: John Gingell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317962001

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Robin Barrow has been one of the leading philosophers of education for more than forty years. This book is a critical but appreciative examination of his work by some of the leading philosophers of education at work today, with responses from Professor Barrow. It will focus on his work on curriculum, the analytic tradition in philosophy, education and schooling, and his use of Greek philosophy to enrich current debates in the subject. This work will be of interest to all those who have been influenced by his contributions to educational and philosophical debate.

Perfectionism and the Common Good

Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Author: David Owen Brink

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780199228058

Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

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In Brink's study of T.H. Green's classic 'Prolegomena to Ethics' the author restores the work to its rightful place in the history of philosophy. Brink provides a prolegomenon to the 'Prolegomena' - one that situates the work in its intellectual context of classic British idealism.

Diversity and Development in Community Practice

Author: Audrey Olsen Faulkner,Maria Roberts-DeGennaro,Marie Weil

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560246114

Category: Social Science

Page: 119

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The contributing authors of this book provide current knowledge and practice models for community work in diverse settings. Diversity and Development in Community Practice is full of case examples, theory development, research, and field teaching models for practice across ethnic and racial groups. Faculty will find the book useful due to its scope of theory, practice, research, and examples of student and student/teacher advocacy projects. Chapters provide new information on working in ethnic communities, management styles, advocacy research, work in multicultural communities, and adapting current practice strategies to specific communities. While the chapters have different foci, all deal with connecting community development strategies to diverse communities. The main theme of the book, to identify the importance of community development and present state-of-the-art theory, research, and practice models, assists practitioners and professionals in a broad range of human service, as well as educators and students in their understanding of the usefulness of development in a community setting. All of the contributing authors affirm and support the historic principles that have guided the development of community social work practice. They propose theoretical models and describe current interventions that address needs related to contemporary social problems. Among the topics they cover are: community development--procedures and skills theory development for community projects community development and organizing in communities of color self-help as both strategy and outcome management styles classroom advocacy Together the chapters provide significant guidance for further work in theory construction and curriculum development and offer direction for effective practice and research. Community practitioners, faculty, and students will find in Diversity and Development in Community Practice effective methods and strategies for working with diverse populations in the world's changing economic and social times.

Business for the Common Good

A Christian Vision for the Marketplace

Author: Kenman L. Wong,Scott B. Rae

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830868414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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Is business just a way to make money? Or can the marketplace a venue for service to others? Scott B. Rae and Kenman L. Wong seek to explore this and other critical business issues from a uniquely Christian perspective, offering up a vision for work and service that is theologically grounded and practically oriented. Among the specific questions they address along the way are these: What implications does the Christian story have for the vision, mission or sense of purpose that shapes business engagement? What parts of business can be affirmed and practiced "as is" and what parts need to be rejected or transformed? What challenges exist as attempts are made to live out Christian ideals in a broken world characterized by tight margins, fierce competition and short-term investor pressures? How do Christian values inform specific functional areas of business such as the management of people, marketing and environmental sustainability? Business can be even more than an environment through which individual Christians grow in Christlikeness. In this book you'll discover how it can also be a means toward serving the common good.

Human Rights and the Common Good

Christian Perspectives

Author: Katrine Evans

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864733627

Category: Human rights

Page: 149

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Public Theology, Religious Diversity, and Interreligious Learning

Author: Manfred L. Pirner,Johannes Lahnemann,Werner Haussmann,Susanne Schwarz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042901418X

Category: Education

Page: 218

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This book describes the relationship of Christian Public Theology to other religions and their ways of contributing to the common good. It also promotes mutual learning processes in public education to strengthen the public role and responsibility of religions in pluralistic societies. This volume brings together not only public education and public theology, but also scholars from a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, cultural studies, and sociology, and from different parts of the world. By doing so, the book intends to widen the horizon and provide fresh impulses for public theology as well as the discourse on public religious education.

Politics, Power, and the Common Good

An Introduction to Political Science

Author: Eric Mintz,Osvaldo Croci,David Close

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133399356

Category: Canada

Page: 504

View: 1945

Note: You can purchase a package of the physical text and the Pearson Interactive eText by searching for ISBN 10: 0133515060 / ISBN 13: 9780133515060. Politics, Power, and the Common Good 4e continues to present a clear explanation of the basics of politics, while at the same time raising challenging questions that will encourage students to think deeply about the contemporary political world.

Catholic Schools and the Common Good

Author: Anthony S. BRYK,Valerie E. Lee,Peter Blakeley. Holland,Anthony S Bryk

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674029038

Category: Education

Page: 416

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The Robert Bellah Reader

Author: Robert N. Bellah,Steven M. Tipton

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822338710

Category: Religion

Page: 555

View: 6959

Comparative and theoretical American religion University and society Sociology and theology.

Diversity and Its Discontents

Cultural Conflict and Common Ground in Contemporary American Society

Author: Neil J. Smelser,Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691004372

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This work asks the question: does any social solidarity exist among Americans? A group of sociologists, political theorists, and social historians explore ideological differences, theoretical disputes, social processes and institutional change.

The Common Good and Christian Ethics

Author: David Hollenbach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894517

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

View: 8367

Makes both practical and theoretical contributions to the developing shape of religious life today.

Defining the Common Good

Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Author: Peter N. Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521617123

Category: History

Page: 488

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The theme of this book is the crisis of the early modern state in eighteenth-century Britain. The revolt of the North American colonies and the simultaneous demand for wider religious toleration at home challenged the principles of sovereignty and obligation that underpinned arguments about the character of the state. These were expressed in terms of the 'common good', 'necessity', and 'community' - concepts that came to the fore in early modern European political thought and which gave expression to the problem of defining legitimate authority in a period of increasing consciousness of state power. The Americans and their British supporters argued that individuals ought to determine the common good of the community. A new theory of representation and freedom of thought defines the cutting edge of this revolutionary redefinition of the basic relationship between individual and community.

Together for the Common Good

Towards a National Conversation

Author: Nicholas Sagovsky,Peter McGrail

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334053242

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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How can we work together for the common good today? Thirteen contributors – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, non-religious – discuss the common good from a wide range of viewpoints. How have thinkers like Aristotle and Edmund Burke talked about the common good in the past? Catholic Social Teaching has a lot to say about the common good: what does the common good mean for the world’s great religious traditions today? How can we usefully talk about the common good in a plural society? What responsibility has the state for the common good? Can the market serve the common good? If we care about the common good, what should we think – and do - about immigration, education, the NHS, inequality, and freedom? This book starts from the example of David Sheppard and Derek Worlock, the Anglican Bishop and Roman Catholic Archbishop, who famously worked together for the good of the city of Liverpool in the 1980s. The contributors call for a national conversation about how, despite our differences, we can work together – locally, nationally, internationally – for the common good.

Teaching History for the Common Good

Author: Keith C. Barton,Linda S. Levstik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135645140

Category: Education

Page: 304

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In Teaching History for the Common Good, Barton and Levstik present a clear overview of competing ideas among educators, historians, politicians, and the public about the nature and purpose of teaching history, and they evaluate these debates in light of current research on students' historical thinking. In many cases, disagreements about what should be taught to the nation's children and how it should be presented reflect fundamental differences that will not easily be resolved. A central premise of this book, though, is that systematic theory and research can play an important role in such debates by providing evidence of how students think, how their ideas interact with the information they encounter both in school and out, and how these ideas differ across contexts. Such evidence is needed as an alternative to the untested assumptions that plague so many discussions of history education. The authors review research on students' historical thinking and set it in the theoretical context of mediated action--an approach that calls attention to the concrete actions that people undertake, the human agents responsible for such actions, the cultural tools that aid and constrain them, their purposes, and their social contexts. They explain how this theory allows educators to address the breadth of practices, settings, purposes, and tools that influence students' developing understanding of the past, as well as how it provides an alternative to the academic discipline of history as a way of making decisions about teaching and learning the subject in schools. Beyond simply describing the factors that influence students' thinking, Barton and Levstik evaluate their implications for historical understanding and civic engagement. They base these evaluations not on the disciplinary study of history, but on the purpose of social education--preparing students for participation in a pluralist democracy. Their ultimate concern is how history can help citizens engage in collaboration toward the common good. In Teaching History for the Common Good, Barton and Levstik: *discuss the contribution of theory and research, explain the theory of mediated action and how it guides their analysis, and describe research on children's (and adults') knowledge of and interest in history; *lay out a vision of pluralist, participatory democracy and its relationship to the humanistic study of history as a basis for evaluating the perspectives on the past that influence students' learning; *explore four principal "stances" toward history (identification, analysis, moral response, and exhibition), review research on the extent to which children and adolescents understand and accept each of these, and examine how the stances might contribute to--or detract from--participation in a pluralist democracy; *address six of the principal "tools" of history (narrative structure, stories of individual achievement and motivation, national narratives, inquiry, empathy as perspective-taking, and empathy as caring); and *review research and conventional wisdom on teachers' knowledge and practice, and argue that for teachers to embrace investigative, multi-perspectival approaches to history they need more than knowledge of content and pedagogy, they need a guiding purpose that can be fulfilled only by these approaches--and preparation for participatory democracy provides such purpose. Teaching History for the Common Good is essential reading for history and social studies professionals, researchers, teacher educators, and students, as well as for policymakers, parents, and members of the general public who are interested in history education or in students' thinking and learning about the subject.

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