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Peace Begins Here

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
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"In this highly anticipated Buddhist perspective on resolving conflict, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates how a real peace process is based on spiritual - not political - strength. Inspired by an ongoing Buddhist retreat project for Israelis and Palestinians, this book offers practical ways to handle our strong emotions and misperceptions and provides a possible way out of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East." "Peace Begins Here is rich with stories from individual Israelis and Palestinians, as well as examples from Thich Nhat Hanh's life, including his experience with non-violent action during the war in Vietnam and its aftermath. Highlights include personal stories from participants in the peace retreats and Thich Nhat Hanh's collected practices for peace, including deep listening, deep relaxation, mindful walking, mindful eating, and loving speech."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Peace Begins Here

Author : Nhất Hạnh (Thích.)
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"In this highly anticipated Buddhist perspective on resolving conflict, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates how a real peace process is based on spiritual - not political - strength. Inspired by an ongoing Buddhist retreat project for Israelis and Palestinians, this book offers practical ways to handle our strong emotions and misperceptions and provides a possible way out of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East." "Peace Begins Here is rich with stories from individual Israelis and Palestinians, as well as examples from Thich Nhat Hanh's life, including his experience with non-violent action during the war in Vietnam and its aftermath. Highlights include personal stories from participants in the peace retreats and Thich Nhat Hanh's collected practices for peace, including deep listening, deep relaxation, mindful walking, mindful eating, and loving speech."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Peace Begins with Me

Author : Jill Bennett
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An anthology of poems about conflict. The book starts in the playground and moves outward from the personal to the global, taking in ownership, rights, respect, justice, and peace. The poems deal with important issues in a context which children will really understand.The anthology is beautifully illustrated in black and white by Peter Bailey.Jill Bennett is a primary school teacher and a noted poetry anthologist.

The Inner Art of Vegetarianism Workbook

Author : Carol J. Adams
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For those who wish to enhance their own spirituality or vegetarianism, the Workbook provides a way to begin or continue the spiritual practices introduced in The Inner Art of Vegetarianism.

Meditations on the Inner Art of Vegetarianism

Author : Carol J. Adams
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Adams provides daily inspiring guidance to anyone who is or wants to become a vegetarian. Each day comes with a reflection, a brief elucidation, and a practice -- all three setting in motion the possibility of transformation. Invaluable for all those who are beginning on the path of compassion, healthiness, conscious living, and peaceful eating.

Being Peace

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
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Being Peace is a timeless and eloquent introduction t Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his most important teachings. First published in 1987 and translated into more than thirty languages, this spiritual classic reveals the connection between our own personal happiness and the state of the world around us. Thich Nhat Hanh’s key practices are resented in simple and clear language, offering practical suggestions for how to create a more peaceful world "right in the moment we are alive." Being Peace is a must-have for those interested in Buddhist practice and a perfect starting point for anyone concerned about how to create peace in themselves and the world.

Buddhist Visions of the Good Life for All

Author : Sallie B. King
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This book highlights what Buddhism has to offer for "living well" here and now—for individuals, society as a whole, all sentient beings and the planet itself. From the perspectives of a variety of Buddhist thinkers, the book evaluates what a good life is like, what is desirable for human society, and ways in which we should live in and with the natural world. By examining this-worldly Buddhist philosophy and movements in India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Tibetan diaspora, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the United States, the book assesses what Buddhists offer for the building of a good society. It explores the proposals and programs made by progressive and widely influential lay and monastic thinkers and activists, as well as the works of movement leaders such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, for the social, economic, political and environmental systems in their various countries. Demonstrating that Buddhism is not solely a path for the realization of nirvana but also a way of living well here and now, this book will be of interest to researchers working on contemporary and modern Buddhism, Buddhism and society, Asian religion and Engaged Buddhism.

Edward Said on the Prospects of Peace in Palestine and Israel

Author : J. LeBlanc
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John Randolph LeBlanc examines the political oeuvre of critic and activist Edward Said and finds that Said preferred "reconciliation" to segregation in Palestine/Israel. LeBlanc argues that Said's criticism speaks to the importance of negotiating the troubling, proximate, and unsettling presence of our most perplexing others.

Child of Virtue

Author : R. Alan Seamons
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Handbook of instruction to accompany the 8 Virtues Training in the SamiTales Series. This manual establishes a common set of terms and objectives in one's quest to live a virtuous life and attain personal peace.

To Keep the Other One Company and Other Poems

Author : Justin Dehnert
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To Keep The Other One Company and Other Poems bridges the gap between "slam poetry" and "page poetry," and ranges from longer pieces which invite quiet contemplation, to performance pieces which will only be fully realized with an audience.Despite experiments with new forms and classics topics: Love, History, Politics, and the Natural World, Mr. Dehnert never forgets the basic imperative to communicate, and the central message is made more accessible by the rhythm and rhyme, instead of less so. He bares a deep concern for an increasingly alienated society, and hopes that these poems and art in general may help to counter the increasing commercialization of the public discourse. All of this gives a sense of urgency to the poetry which both includes and transcends a political agenda. Indeed, these poems describe the space in between people. They reflect on human relations, and at their best, they carry the tension of the time of fear and deep desiring which precedes and permeates a kiss.

It s All Up to Me

Author : Ray Alan Seamons
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Dawn at Last

Author : Rev. L. C. M. Ibeh
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Discovering that the Lord was calling him to the priestly ministry, Clay responds wholeheartedly to the Lords plan for his life. His journey to priesthood is not an easy one; he encounters overwhelming obstacles and tough trials. Even so, Clay presses forward in fervent zeal, fixing his gaze on the Lord, understanding that the cross is inevitably part of following Christ. He trusts that God is at work in his life at all times, molding and shaping him into a vessel of love and grace. At last, it is a story of the victory of faith! Clays lifes story is a striking testimony of Gods faithfulness and unfailing grace towards those who trust in Him. This book will surely inspire some people who face certain difficult times to realize that the Lord has not finished with them. It will stir up in their hearts the desire to invite Christ to walk with them; and when they do so, Christ will turn their trying times into a story of triumph.

In Harm s Way

Author : Kathleen Kern
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In 1984 Evangelicals for Social Action founder Ron Sider posed the questions, What would happen if we in the Christian church developed a new nonviolent peacekeeping force ready to move into violent conflicts and stand peacefully between warring parties? . . . Everyone assumes that for the sake of peace it is moral and just for soldiers to get killed by the hundreds of thousands, even millions. Do we not have as much courage and faith as soldiers? Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has been trying to answer those questions since 1986. CPT has responded to invitations from grassroots organizers on five continents who are using nonviolent strategies to confront systemic oppression. This book provides a glimpse into the mistakes and successes, the triumphs and tragedies, that teams have shared in with local co-workers in various nations. It also continues to pose the question, What would happen if CPT's efforts were multiplied by millions of Christians with a radical commitment to Jesus's nonviolent gospel?

Critical Muslim 2

Author : Ziauddin Sardar
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Ziauddin Sardar argues why Islamic reform is necessary, Bruce Lawrence sees Muslim cosmopolitanism as the future, Parvez Manzoor declares jihad on the idea of 'the political', Samia Rahman gets to the root of Muslim misogyny, Michael Muhammad Knight explains his taqwacore beliefs, Soha al-Jurf has problems with orthodoxy, Carool Kersten suggests that critical thinkers and reformers are often seen as heretics, and Ben Gidley on what keeps Muslims and Jews apart and what can bring them together. Also in this issue: Stuart Sim takes a sledgehammer to the 'profit motive', Andy Simons argues that Jazz is just as Muslim as it is American, Robin Yassin-Kabbab meets the new crop of Iraqi writers in Erbil, Said Adrus visits a Muslim cemetery in Woking, Ehsan Masood confesses he spent his youth reading the extremist writer Maryam Jameelah, Iftikar Malik dismisses pessimism about Pakistan, Hassan Mahamdallie explores what it means to be an American, Jerry Ravetz discovers the Arabic Maimonides, Vinay Lal assesses the legacy of Edward Said, and Merryl Wyn Davies takes a train to 9/11. Plus a brilliant new story from Aamer Hussein and four poems by the celebrated Mimi Khalvati. About Critical Muslim: A quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing groundbreaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. Each edition centers on a discrete theme, and contributions include reportage, academic analysis, cultural commentary, photography, poetry, and book reviews.

Shard of the Ancient

Author : Loki
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Imagine for a moment that all the faerie tales you heard in the days of youth were true. That pixies and trolls and wizards really did roam the Earth in long ago days. You might wonder, "Where did they go?" They didn't go anywhere. In the shadows and hidden places of today's world, goblins sharpen their knives while ogres load their shotguns. Wizards ply their trade from the inner city, replacing lonely tower sanctums with towering skyscrapers. And humanity has no idea. Not until a man who does not come from the world we know stumbles across the unseen presence lurking outside common vision, prompting a pursuit that spans the globe to discover the mystery of the Nocnistu.

The Owling

Author : Robert Elmer
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This is the story of Oriannon, a very human-looking girl with an extraordinary gift: the ability to record what she sees and experiences like the hard drive of a computer. When the mysterious Jesmet, thought to be a Magician in the Old Order, begins to connect with Oriannon, he is banished to Corista’s Shadowside. On another planet, the new faith of its first Believers is tested in the shadow of evilIn book two, readers can contemplate how biblical truths translate in another world. The planet of Corista has been thrown off its axis, and the bright side has been plunged into perpetual darkness. Are the Owling people of Shadowside to blame? With both sides of the planet in chaos, the world becomes even more confusing for 15-year-old Oriannon when her former music mentor Jesmet miraculously returns from the dead and promises his followers a special power called the Wind. But his is not the only offer of hope. Sola, Corista’s charismatic head of Security, proposes the “ultimate solution” for peace, and she recruits Oriannon to help her carry out a seemingly perfect plan. But Oriannon’s closest friends are skeptical and try to convince her that the plan involves evil acts against the Owling. Should Oriannon trust the feelings of her friends? Will she embrace Sola’s solution as the answer to the world’s dilemma? Or will she believe the promise of an Owling holy man before she can no longer discern between light and darkness?

Mindful America

Author : Jeff Wilson
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Jeff Wilson explores the diverse ways in which the Buddhist-derived practice of mindfulness meditation has been applied in American culture.

Call Me by My True Names

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
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This definitive collection includes more than 100 poems composed over the last forty years. Thich Nhat Hanh's clarity shines forth in Call Me by My True Names, transforming the pain and difficulty of war and exile into a celebration of awareness and the human spirit.

Peace Begins When Family Violence Ends

Author : Chelsea Elizabeth Greene
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Family Violence—Domestic Violence—Child Abuse Not easy topics to read about, not easy to talk about, but you can heal and forgive and be completely free. You can be the beginning of peace. If you have experienced family violence at any level, it could be that your parents struggled with domestic violence, or your family just had feuds and disagreements that hurt one generation to the next. Family violence always hurts and perpetuates violence. It looks different behind the mask of illusions. Peace begins with you. You can change the negative impacts, heal the psychological, spiritual, and emotional wounds. You can mend the heart, heal the physical body, and ultimately free the psyche. When you heal, your family heals; when your family heals, your children and their children heal. Family violence is intergenerational, and peace begins when you say yes to peace. The violence stops when you have the courage to say yes to peace. Poetry is a tool; healing and restorative poetry is a creative art. This coffee-table poetry book, Peace Begins When Family Violence Ends, is an initiation and invitation for you to choose forgiveness and peace.

The Spiritual Life

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