Nonviolence and Islamic Imperatives Chaiwat Satha-Anand

  • Nonviolence and Islamic Imperatives is a timely book that provides a valuable perspective to the ongoing dialogue on Islam, peace, and Islamophobia today. Chaiwat Satha-Anand offers his expertise as a peace researcher to inform readers on the history and present application of Islamic nonviolent movements, through contextual analysis of sacred texts, as well as, current examples of Islamic nonviolence in action. This perspective is vital to counter the false perception of violence in Islam. Nonviolence and Islamic Imperatives is highly relevant and critical to continuing a crucial dialogue on the subject matter.
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Locked On! Marty Branagan

  • Ever wondered what it’s like to feel so strongly about an issue that you’ll go to jail for it? This novel, based on real-life environmental blockades but set within a humorous sci-fi universe, is a journey to the centre of nonviolent civil disobedience by an author who has been there repeatedly over decades. In a hilarious romp through the universe we meet eco-pirates, space heroines, Indigenous people and farmers united against corporate greed, corrupt governments and environmental destruction. With our world plagued by wars and global warming, its insights into the possibilities of nonviolence action bring hope and inspiration. With incisive social/political commentary, witty dialogue and some laugh-out-loud moments, it’s ultimately a love story: love for each other, for place and for doing what you believe in. It’s been described as ‘a masterpiece’, ‘a clever critique of contemporary issues’, ‘terrific stuff’ and ‘very very funny’. So stick out your thumb, strap yourself in and get ready for a wild ride.
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soft as water Charles P. Busch

  • A book of brilliantly simple meditations, soft as water is bursting with wisdom. It is a book that can change your life and change the world. If you believe in the necessity of peace in the Nuclear Age, this book will provide new insights and energy. Charles Busch doubles down on the power of story-telling. Every story in this book has deep meaning which is fleshed by a sharp reflection on its significance for peace and justice. soft as water offers some of the most important concepts of contemporary peacebuilding for individuals and groups in a soothing yet inspiring language. Whether you are concerned with inner peace or world peace, this book is full of insightful gems.

Caring About Hunger George Kent

  • In this world of abundant resources and huge wealth, hunger cannot be understood simply as a problem of food production. It is also a matter of human relations. Hunger grows out of widespread indifference and exploitation. The goal of ending hunger has been achieved in many places, including places where people have little money. In stable, strong communities, where people care about one another's well-being, no one goes hungry. That caring is strengthened when people work and play together. This insight tells us the direction we need to take to move toward a world without hunger. The problem of global hunger will be solved when we learn to live together well locally.
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