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The Least Among Us

Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable

Author: Rosa DeLauro

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620972212

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The outspoken Connecticut congresswoman’s impassioned defense of America’s safety net in the time of Trump Cynical politicians like Paul Ryan and Donald Trump argue that the people of the United States would be better off without food stamps, Obamacare, and workplace protections. Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro knows these folks are just plain wrong. Growing up in New Haven, Connecticut, DeLauro saw firsthand how vulnerable hard-working people are in the face of corporate indifference and government neglect. From fatal industrial fires to devastating childhood poverty, DeLauro witnessed it all—and emerged convinced that social programs are worth going to the mat for, again and again. Worker protections, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and housing assistance lift up all Americans; they fulfill this country’s promise of opportunity for everyone, and are essential for our country's health. For twenty-five years, DeLauro has been fighting for everyday Americans, earning a reputation as the most impassioned defender of our social safety net. The Least Among Us tells the story of a quarter century of deal-making on behalf of people too often overlooked, told by a woman as fearless as she is opinionated. Part House of Cards, part progressive manifesto, The Least Among Us shares lessons about power—how it’s gained and how to wield it for everyone’s benefit.

The Least Among Us

Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable

Author: Rosa L. DeLauro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781620972205

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 1087

The outspoken Connecticut Congresswoman s impassioned defence of social programmes. Growing up in New Haven, Connecticut, DeLauro saw firsthand how vulnerable hard-working people are in the face of corporate indifference and government neglect. From fatal industrial fires to devastating childhood poverty, DeLauro witnessed it all - and emerged convinced that social programs are worth fighting for. Worker protections, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and housing assistance fulfil America's promise of opportunity for everyone.

The Least Among Them

Author: Rolf Goerke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865349261

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 5929

An American lawyer embarks on a Grail-like quest to rediscover the ancient human psyche he senses has been suppressed by the processes of civilization, his journey taking him first to the desert sands along the Rio Grande, then to the remote, rugged canyons of the Tarahumara, and finally to Jesusita, a barefoot Tarahumara goatherd who is loca. Nudging Lucas along on his path are a precocious eleven year old girl, a mentally-ill woman attached to a long rope, and a extraordinarily vibrant old witch-as well as the wandering spirit of an Aztec Earth Goddess. The desert, with its thorns and wild creatures and bright-starred night sky, teaches him: "How presumptuous of modern human beings to believe that their role in the world is in any way different from that of these javelina, that using symbolic language, and having constructed great cities, and what they call meaning, places them in another and higher plane of existence. Connecting deeply to the stars, or to people or to anything, ultimately has to do with connecting to silent, invisible energies." Jesusita, who was poisoned with a peyote-like cactus by an envious neighbor and is now seen by the other Tarahumara as the least among them, presses a tortilla to her face to hide from Lucas. In spite of which she and Lucas connect in an astonishing way, which has the power to heal them both, and also others. As might a long gentle rain falling upon a wasteland. ROLF GOERKE lives with his Tarahumara wife and her people in Mexico's Copper Canyon. He has taught literary translation at the University Autonoma de Chihuahua. For many years he worked as a back country ranger in the River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho, and also as an Outward Bound instructor.

Caring for the least of these

serving Christ among the poor

Author: David Caes

Publisher: Herald Pr

ISBN: 9780836135947

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 2885

Discovering Jesus in the Least

Unveiling God’S Presence Among America’S Most Overlooked Souls

Author: Chris Ramsey

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512789100

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6546

Did you ever wonder what life is like for those called to serve the poor and homeless who populate our inner-cities across America? In Discovering Jesus in the Least, youll walk alongside veteran outreach worker, Chris Ramsey, as he uncovers the depths of Gods love not only for the most overlooked and ignored folks in Chicagos Uptown neighborhoodbut also for himself. Ramsey welcomes the reader into his world through a wide variety of short, poignant observations amassed over 25 years. What he discovers will undoubtedly challenge you to examine your own views regarding the poor and the homeless of our 21st century American society.

The Gospel According to Matthew

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136169

Category: Bibles

Page: 78

View: 2714

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

A Stroke of Midnight

A Novel

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345492498

Category: Fairies

Page: 385

View: 5761

Fire in the Ashes

Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1400052475

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 4582

The author of the National Book Award-winning Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace continues the personal journeys of inner-city youths who have struggled to work through formidable racial and economic inequalities while approaching adulthood. 60,000 first printing.

The Politics of Exodus

Søren Kierkegaard's Ethics of Responsibility

Author: Mark Dooley

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823221257

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

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In The Politics of Exodus, Mark Dooley offers a lively interpretation of Kierkegaard as a precursor of the ethical and political insights of Jacques Derrida. While many connections have been forged in recent years between these two quintessentially Continentalfigures, Dooley's book argues that these affiliations run much deeper than any previous commentators have suggested. Indeed, his most controversial claim is that Kierkegaard is anything but a proponent of asocial individualism, but is one whose writings bear witness to the notion of an open quasi-communitywhich has driven much of Derrida's work over the past decade. In vigorously challenging conventional wisdom surrounding the place of Kierkegaard in contemporary thought and political theory, Dooley shows how powerfully postmodern and politically charged the latter's specifically 'religious' ideas are. As such, Kierkegaard ought to be read as someone who anticipated Derrida's claim that genuine responsibility in the political sphere depends upon a phophetic call for justice on behalf of the least among us. will appeal to anyone interested in the intersection of religion and postmodernism, as well as to those with interests in ethics and politics from a Continental perspective. It will undoubtedly change the way we read Kierkegaard in the new millennium.

In the Crossfire

Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform

Author: John P. Spencer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812207661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 9110

As media reports declare crisis after crisis in public education, Americans find themselves hotly debating educational inequalities that seem to violate their nation's ideals. Why does success in school track so closely with race and socioeconomic status? How to end these apparent achievement gaps? In the Crossfire brings historical perspective to these debates by tracing the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African American educator who struggled to reform urban schools in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a teacher, principal, and superintendent—first in his native Philadelphia and eventually in Oakland, California—Foster made success stories of urban schools and children whom others had dismissed as hopeless, only to be assassinated in 1973 by the previously unknown Symbionese Liberation Army in a bizarre protest against an allegedly racist school system. Foster's story encapsulates larger social changes in the decades after World War II: the great black migration from South to North, the civil rights movement, the decline of American cities, and the ever-increasing emphasis on education as a ticket to success. Well before the accountability agenda of the No Child Left Behind Act or the rise of charter schools, Americans came into sharp conflict over urban educational failure, with some blaming the schools and others pointing to conditions in homes and neighborhoods. By focusing on an educator who worked in the trenches and had a reputation for bridging divisions, In the Crossfire sheds new light on the continuing ideological debates over race, poverty, and achievement. Foster charted a course between the extremes of demanding too little and expecting too much of schools as agents of opportunity in America. He called for accountability not only from educators but also from families, taxpayers, and political and economic institutions. His effort to mobilize multiple constituencies was a key to his success—and a lesson for educators and policymakers who would take aim at achievement gaps without addressing the full range of school and nonschool factors that create them.

Targeted

Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration

Author: Deepa Fernandes

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 158322954X

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 2849

America has always portrayed itself as a country of immigrants, welcoming each year the millions seeking a new home or refuge in this land of plenty. Increasingly, instead of finding their dream, many encounter a nightmare—a country whose culture and legal system aggressively target and prosecute them. In Targeted, journalist Deepa Fernandes seamlessly weaves together history, political analysis, and first-person narratives of those caught in the grips of the increasingly Kafkaesque U.S. Homeland Security system. She documents how in post-9/11 America immigrants have come to be deemed a national security threat. Fernandes—herself an immigrant well-acquainted with U.S. immigration procedures—takes the reader on a harrowing journey inside the new American immigrant experience, a journey marked by militarized border zones, racist profiling, criminalization, detention and deportation. She argues that since 9/11, the Bush administration has been carrying out a series of systematic changes to decades-old immigration policy that constitute a roll back of immigrant rights and a boon for businesses who are helping to enforce the crackdown on immigrants, creating a growing "Immigration Industrial Complex." She also documents the bullet-to-ballot strategy of white supremacist elements that influence our new immigration legislation.

The Gospel of Matthew, Volume Two

Author: William Barclay

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640182

Category:

Page: 442

View: 5092

William Barclay (1907-1978) is known and loved by millions worldwide as one of the greatest Christian teachers of modern times. His insights into the New Testament, combined with his vibrant writing style, have delighted and enlightened readers of all ages for over half a century. He served for most of his life as Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, and wrote more than fifty books--most of which are still in print today. His most popular work, the Daily Study Bible, has been translated into over a dozen languages and has sold more than ten million copies around the world.

Building Bridges to Oral Cultures

Journeys Among the Least-reached

Author: Carla Bowman,Jim Bowman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878084951

Category: Religion

Page: 282

View: 5370

Millions hear the oral gospel.Building Bridges to Oral Cultures narrates with chronological and adventurous detail, an extraordinary journey that began for Jim and Carla Bowman in the early 80s with a passion to share the Good News with a handful of the least-reached, indigenous groups in Mexico. Over the course of thirty years, their travels led to breakthrough discoveries and innovation in remote communities of traditional oral learners around the world. With time and God¿s guiding hand, a new comprehensive, oral communications model emerged. Effective bridges to oral cultures were developed and tested. Without eradicating cultures, speakers of the local languages are embracing the local oral arts to communicate God¿s Word and are reaching the lost for Him across the globe.

The Gospel & Abortion

Author: Russell D. Moore,Andrew T. Walker

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433646536

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 3818

The pro-life movement didn’t begin in the 1960s, but in the Garden. Abortion has been a divisive issue in American culture since the sexual revolution. Yet the Bible is an unapologetic defender of human dignity. Moreover, Christians have always cared for the unborn, the orphan, and the least among us. The time is now for this generation to reaffirm what believers have always believed: everybody is created in the image of God. So, what now? Editors Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) assemble leading voices to frame the issues with a gospel-centered perspective. The Gospel for Life series gives every believer a biblically-saturated understanding of the most urgent issues facing our culture today, because the gospel is for all of life.

The Gospel According to John

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136190

Category: Bibles

Page: 61

View: 8655

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Author: Anand Gopal

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1429945028

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1565

Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent; a US-backed warlord, who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power; and a village housewife trapped between the two sides, who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality. Through their dramatic stories, Gopal shows that the Afghan war, so often regarded as a hopeless quagmire, could in fact have gone very differently. Top Taliban leaders actually tried to surrender within months of the US invasion, renouncing all political activity and submitting to the new government. Effectively, the Taliban ceased to exist—yet the Americans were unwilling to accept such a turnaround. Instead, driven by false intelligence from their allies and an unyielding mandate to fight terrorism, American forces continued to press the conflict, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to this day. With its intimate accounts of life in war-torn Afghanistan, Gopal's thoroughly original reporting lays bare the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony. A heartbreaking story of mistakes and misdeeds, No Good Men Among the Living challenges our usual perceptions of the Afghan conflict, its victims, and its supposed winners.

Priceless

On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Frank Ackerman

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459604253

Category:

Page: 356

View: 5822

As clinical as it sounds to express the value of human lives, health, or the environment in cold dollars and cents, cost-benefit analysis requires it. More disturbingly, this approach is being embraced by a growing number of politicians and conservative pundits as the most reasonable way to make many policy decisions regarding public health and the environment.By systematically refuting the economic algorithms and illogical assumptions that cost-benefit analysts flaunt as fact, Priceless tells a ''gripping story about how solid science has been shoved to the backburner by bean counters with ideological blinders'' (In These Times). Ackerman and Heinzerling argue that decisions about health and safety should be made ''to reflect not economists' numbers, but democratic values, chosen on moral grounds. This is a vividly written book, punctuated by striking analogies, a good deal of outrage, and a nice dose of humor'' (Cass Sunstein, The New Republic). Essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of human health and environmental protection, Priceless ''shines a bright light on obstacles that stand in the way of good government decisions'' (Public Citizen News).

On Tyranny

Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0804190119

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

View: 3159

In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With Twenty Lessons, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience."

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Why Violence Has Declined

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143122010

Category: Psychology

Page: 802

View: 4670

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

Bible Answers for Almost All Your Questions

Author: Elmer Towns

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418538698

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 6693

Why is cloning wrong? Does the Bible say a divorced person can remarry? Can angels sin? Is body piercing wrong? Can demons read our thoughts? Dr. Elmer Towns, author of over 80 books and Dean of Liberty University's School of Religion, answers these and many other questions you have wondered about.Written for the new Christian too embarrassed to ask, and for the long-time Christian who still has unanswered questions, this one-volume, indexed resource provides the kind of responses your own pastor would give as you're shaking hands after the Sunday morning sermon-short, knowledgeable, and to the point. Topics covered include: Politics The Bible,The Holy Spirit,and Angels Creation Demons and the Devil· God's Names Prayer, Salvation, and Sin If you have questions-and who doesn't-Bible Answers for Almost All Your Questions is an essential resource.

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