This book is a guide for leaders seeking to build a community, to strengthen the community they already have, or who may not think of themselves as community leaders but who are envisioning a group they hope to create. These communities can be formal, with official memberships and administrations, or informal, tied by shared values and commitments. Some people think communities happen by accident, or have to emerge organically, but Charles Vogl emphasizes that there are solid, time-honored principles for consciously building them. Drawing on 3,000 years of tradition, Vogl lays out seven enduring principles that every community of every kind must master to be effective and supportive. He describes each principle´s purpose and provides extensive hands-on tools for implementing them. He also helps leaders ensure that their communities remain healthy and life-affirming and not degenerate into rigid cults. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064909de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sought-after speaker and master storyteller Dwayne Bryant delivers a timely message in The STOP to create an open and honest dialogue between police and community, with the desired outcome of building sustainable relationships supported by the principles of mutual respect; personal responsibility; accountability; and, ultimately, improved relations. With the recent increase of police officers involved in shootings during routine stops and police officers being shot, Bryant created this book to educate youth, parents, teachers, and police officers to proactively create mutual respect, shared responsibility, and accountability in an effort to improve police and community relations, thereby helping to heal our nation. Take a journey with Dwayne as he shares seven real-life personal encounters with law enforcement from his childhood into adulthood, some lighthearted and humorous and some risky and dangerous. With compelling narratives, research, and humor, The STOP will: Teach youth how to interact with police Encourage thought-provoking conversations and intelligent actions between families, communities, and law enforcement Provide a framework for parents, teachers, and community leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue with youth about their expectations in life Offer practical solutions to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement, creating a positive relationship Allow the good in the community and law enforcement to join forces in order to expose the criminal element within both groups The STOP will inspire and empower you to look beyond your initial thoughts and discover your own strength in resolving strained situations. You have the power to determine the final outcome. The STOP is guaranteed to have a positive impact on improving police and community relations. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Dwayne Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059111de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The following statement can be considered the main hypothesis that formed the basis of this article: all types of interpersonal relationships in the human community are built entirely on manipulation as a principle. We focus only on the study of unconscious motivations, as the true cause of human activity. And, when discussing true motivations that arise from the unconscious, we can state that they are fully determined by individual structure of psyche of a person. All true motives of an individual are fully determined by the content of his unconscious: that is-by individual archetypal pattern as the basis of an individual, where all needs and predilections of the individual are contained. Any kinds of contacts and attachments between people (friendship, romance, business, partnership, parent-child relationships) are based on manipulation of each other as an unconscious motivation. Consequently, the human community lives, develops, functions and is regulated on the basis of manipulation. And, if manipulation of one another by individuals is an effective way to quickly and qualitatively satisfy any kind of their needs in society, then it is fair to consider society as a community of manipulators and their subjects. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Fernando Castillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085968de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2001 Kathy Baldock, a straight, conservative evangelical Christian, met Netto Montoya, a lesbian Native American, on the local hiking trails near her home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their friendship challenged Baldock´s cultural and religious beliefs about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. In Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community, Baldock uncovers the historical, cultural, medical, and political filters of discrimination through which the LGBT community is seen. With the foundation firmly established, she examines the most controversial filter of all: what the Bible says about same-sex behavior. Ten years of research as well as relationships with thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people led to answering important questions: How did history, culture, science, and politics intertwine to create social discrimination against the gay and transgender community? When and why did the conservative Christian community turn their focus on the gay and transgender community? Should Christian fellowship be extended to gay and transgender people? Should civil marriages, or even Christian marriages, be granted to them? What is happening within the LGBT Christian movement today? Baldock carefully constructs a timeline as she untangles the details of various influences and influencers. Along the way she shares fascinating stories and testimonies enriching the historical journey. Finally, for those who are wondering how they might enter into productive and respectful conversations about the intersection of faith and sexual orientation or gender identity, this book offers the resources and tools needed to make informed and wise Christ-centered choices. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kathy Baldock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032630de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David M. Craig traveled across the United States to assess health care access, delivery, and finance in this country. He interviewed religious hospital administrators and interfaith activists, learning how they balance the values of economic efficiency and community accountability. He discovered that health care in the US is not a private good or a public good. Decades of public policy and philanthropic service have made health care a shared social good. Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and American Democracy argues that as escalating health costs absorb more and more of family income and government budgets, we need to take stock of the full range of health care values to create a different and more affordable community-based health care system. Transformation of that system is a national priority but Americans have failed to find a way to work together that bypasses our differences. Craig insists that community engagement around the common religious conviction that healing is a shared responsibility can help us achieve this transformation - one that will not only help us realize a new and better system, but one that reflects the ideals of American democracy and the common good. The book is published by Georgetown University Press. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082648de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American citizens have always been the backbone of ambitious solutions to the world´s most pressing problems. The 21st century has seen an unprecedented rise in generosity and a steep decline in global poverty. In The Quiet Revolution, listeners are invited inside the White House to see how presidents have aided in this success by rallying Americans to serve their nation by volunteering in their local communities and around the world. President George W. Bush´s Faith-Based and Community Initiative was a catalyst for many of these dramatic social improvements. Yet, the big story is not what happened in Washington, D.C., but rather what takes place in countless communities across the nation. There is not a social problem in America that is not being addressed by a faith-based or community group every day. The Quiet Revolution is about championing the unsung work of ordinary volunteers spurred by faith and simple goodwill to roll up their sleeves in order to care for their neighbors in need. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Stella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006126de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Internet is a fascinating place, in which information can be obtained almost instantaneously. People can meet with long lost friends within a few seconds via social media. Entertainment can be provided online and through various types of media mediums. While these things are all great, could this be the one thing that is slowly destroying society, and ruining the ´´old tradition´´ of face-to-face social interaction? Dive into this book and find out if you or a loved one may be victim of this terrible, forgotten about, addiction. I have a Bachelor´s Degree of Business Administration from Tiffin University, and an Associates Degree of Management Technology from Owens Community College. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas D. Hand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027961de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our Common Future, also known as The Brundtland Report, is a joint work produced in 1987 by a United Nations commission headed by former Norwegian Prime Minister, Gro Brundtland. Intended to respond to a growing number of environmental concerns faced by the global community, it recognized the need for long-term strategies to manage natural resources. It says we must act collaboratively to protect the environment, while at the same time stimulating economic and social development. These goals are summarized as ´´sustainable development,´´ defined in the report as humanity´s ability ´´to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.´´ The report argues that human development and the environment are deeply linked and have to be looked at together. This requires international collaboration and greater awareness among the general public. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062169de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A captivating book that reveals how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of life - including our inner lives - and what to do about it.Something has gone terribly wrong. Unquestionably, but seemingly inexplicably, we now live in a world where the market has infiltrated every area of our lives.In Life Inc., brilliant and charismatic cultural theorist Douglas Rushkoff argues that we no longer know who we are, or what we want. Everything, especially authenticity, is branded. Real community and real intimacy have broken down, replaced by market-tested cures for everything from weight, to conception, to poverty, to food, to finding a mate. The market, and its operating system, Corporatism, is no longer something people build and control. Rather, it builds and controls us.Rushkoff, in tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a preexisting condition of our world, from the history of public relations to the relentless gentrification of America´s urban neighborhoods. And he shows us how to fight back: how to de-corporatize ourselves, disengage from branded expectations, think locally, and return to the real world of human activity. As Rushkoff puts it, ´´Micro-decisions are what matter.´´ ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Rushkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001887de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.