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First published in 1968, the year of international-student confrontation and revolution, this classic challenges readers to choose which of two roads humankind ought to take: the one, leading to a completely mechanized society with the individual a helpless cog in a machine bent on mass destruction; or the second, being the path of humanism and hope.
Traces the rise and career of the charismatic former president of Mexico, from his youth as the son of immigrants from the United States and Spain and his achievements as the youngest CEO in the history of Coca-Cola to his presidential efforts to reduce poverty, address corruption, and reform key social programs. Reprint.
Latin America is a continent with a great deal of poverty, ignorance, and violence. This book describes the problems that plague the region and explains how and why they have gone unsolved. Change can come about only through real and effective participation by men and women in the political and economic activities of their nations. Organized into 3 parts, this volume contains 16 chapters. Part 1, "Four Concepts Toward Understanding Latin America," features chapters: (1) "Ignorance Is at the Root of Problems"; (2) "Endless Poverty"; (3) "The Devaluation of Development"; and (4) "New Meaning of Revolution." Part 2, "Present-Day Latin America: Indicators and Profile," presents the following chapters: (5) "The Ruling Classes of Latin America"; (6) "A Debt Worth Billions"; (7) "Latin America's Ideological Struggle"; (8) "The Population Explosion"; (9) "Urbanization and Population Overflow in Latin America"; (10) "Mass Communications in Latin America"; (11) "The Utopia of Education"; and (12) "Causes of Causes and Incomplete Solutions." Part 3, "Developing Human Potential--a Door Opens Onto Hope," contains chapters: (13) "Education for Living"; (14) "Criteria for Planned Education"; (15) "Achieving Human Potential"; and (16) "A Political Priority." An epilogue, tables of statistical data, and an 81-item bibliography also are included. (DB)
Revolution of Hope weaves the themes of new spiritual experiences, new forms of spirituality, and avenues to social change that offer a concrete alternative to the destructive trends of globalization.
Status-quo Christianity has traded the revolutionary story of Jesus for familiar cliches, pat answers, and domesticated programs. McLaren states, "More and more Christian leaders are beginning to realize that for the millions of young adults who have recently dropped out of church, Christianity is a failed religion...It has focused on 'me' and 'my eternal destiny,' but it has failed to address the dominant societal and global realities of their lifetime..." What he sets forth in this provocative, unsettling work is a "form of Christian faith that is holistic, integral, balanced, that offers good news for both the living and the dying, that speaks of God's grace at work both in this life and the life to come, both to individuals and to societies and the planet as a whole."
In this remarkable book, Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, tells her extraordinary life story. Dr Ebadi is a tireless voice for reform in her native Iran, where she argues for a new interpretation of Sharia law in harmony with vital human rights such as democracy, equality before the law, religious freedom and freedom of speech. She is known for defending dissident figures, and for the establishment of a number of non-profit grassroots organisations dedicated to human rights. In 2003 she became the first Muslim woman, and the first Iranian, to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She chronicles her childhood and upbringing before the Iranian Revolution, her education and student years at the University of Tehran, her marriage and its challenges, her religious faith, and her life as a mother and as an advocate for the oppressed. As a human rights campaigner, in particular for women, children and political prisoners in Iran, her autobiography is a must-read for anyone fascinated by the life story and beliefs of a courageous and unusual woman, as well as those interested in current events (especially those of the Middle East), and those who want to know the truth about the position of women in a Muslim society.

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