Connected by Commitment

Connected by Commitment

Author: Mara Marin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190840068

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Saying that political and social oppression is a deeply unjust and widespread condition of life is not a terribly controversial statement. Likewise, theorists of justice frequently consider our obligation to not turn a blind eye to oppression. But what is our culpability in the endurance of oppression? In this book, Mara Marin complicates the primary ways in which we make sense of human and political relationships and our obligations within them. Rather than thinking of relationships in terms of our intentions, Marin thinks of them as open-ended and subject to ongoing commitments. Commitments create open-ended expectations and vulnerabilities on the part of others, and therefore also obligations. By this rationale, our actions sustain oppressive or productive structures in virtue of their cumulative effects, not the intentions of the actors.When we violate our obligations we oppress others. Over the chapters of her book, Marin applies her model of commitment to caregivers, marriage, and bargaining power between labor and employers, and examines three types of social relations: political-legal relations, intimate relations of care, and work relations. By linking habitual action to obligation, Marin argues that we should see our responsibilities within such relationships as political and as creating norms for behavior over time. Commitment both points to the support our actions give to oppressive structures and to the ways in which our actions can weaken the same structures. Connected by Commitment examines our obligations to transform structures of oppression and offers commitment as a model for solidarity across race, gender, and class.

Connected by Commitment

Connected by Commitment

Author: Mara G. Marin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0190498641

Category: Commitment

Page:

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Mara Marin complicates the primary ways in which we make sense of human and political relationships and our obligations within them. Rather than thinking of relationships in terms of our intentions, Marin thinks of them as open-ended and subject to ongoing commitments. By assessing three types of social relations - political-legal relations, intimate relations of care, and work relations - 'Connected by Commitment' examines our obligations to transform structures of oppression and offers commitment as a model for solidarity across race, gender, and class

befreit-verbunden-engagiert | liberated-connected-committed

befreit-verbunden-engagiert | liberated-connected-committed

Author: Mario Fischer

Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt

ISBN: 9783374061433

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Europa lebt. Die 8. Vollversammlung der Gemeinschaft Evangelischer Kirchen in Europa tagte im September 2018 mit ca. 200 Delegierten aus ganz Europa im Münster zu Basel. Der Dokumentationsband enthält Berichte, Beschlüsse und deren Begründungen, Vorträge, Predigten, Grußworte, Fotos und ein Friedenswort zum Ende des Ersten Weltkrieges vor 100 Jahren. Die Dokumente sind ein Abbild für die gelebte Kirchengemeinschaft der evangelischen Kirchen in Europa. Die Vollversammlung hat sich – weiterhin unter dem Leitgedanken der versöhnten Vielfalt - mit der innerkirchlichen Einheit wie auch mit den ökumenischen Partnern und dem Verhältnis zur Gesellschaft beschäftigt. Der Hauptvortrag von Andrea Riccardi, dem Gründer der Gemeinschaft von Sant'Egidio in Rom, ist neben wegweisenden Predigten von Mitgliedern des Präsidiums und dem Schlussbericht mit den Zukunftsthemen im Dokumentationsband enthalten. [liberated-connected-committed. Documents of the 8th General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) Basel, Switzerland, September 13-18, 2018] Bringing Europe alive. The 8th General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe brought together some 200 delegates from all over Europe in September 2018 to gather in Basle Cathedral. This volume of documents contains the reports, resolutions and their reasoning, speeches, sermons, addresses, photos and the message of peace commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War. These records reflect the church communion experienced between the Protestant Churches in Europe. Continuing to move forward under the guiding principle of reconciled diversity, the General Assembly addressed unity between the churches and with their ecumenical partners as well as the relationship with society as a whole. The keynote speech by Andrea Riccardi, the founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio in Rome, is also included in this volume of documents, together with directional sermons from members of the Presidium and the Final Report outlining the key issues for the years ahead.

Secular Surge

Secular Surge

Author: David E. Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108918343

Category: Political Science

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American society is rapidly secularizing–a radical departure from its historically high level of religiosity–and politics is a big part of the reason. Just as, forty years ago, the Religious Right arose as a new political movement, today secularism is gaining traction as a distinct and politically energized identity. This book examines the political causes and political consequences of this secular surge, drawing on a wealth of original data. The authors show that secular identity is in part a reaction to the Religious Right. However, while the political impact of secularism is profound, there may not yet be a Secular Left to counterbalance the Religious Right. Secularism has introduced new tensions within the Democratic Party while adding oxygen to political polarization between Democrats and Republicans. Still there may be opportunities to reach common ground if politicians seek to forge coalitions that encompass both secular and religious Americans.

Conversation Peace

Conversation Peace

Author: Mary A. Kassian

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433669514

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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Have you ever left a conversation feeling like shredded wheat? Stuck your foot in your mouth? Been at a loss for words? Had difficulty getting your point across? Or been talked into doing something you didn’t want to do? Do you find it difficult to connect with others? Do you suspect that your speech patterns are hindering your relationships? Maybe you need some Conversation Peace!Let Mary Kassian teach you the seven powerful speech-transforming elements to master the skill of effective communications. You will also strengthen your vocabulary with Words from the Word. Conversation Peace will help you revolutionize your speech habits and improve your relationships.

Charting the Water Regulatory Future

Charting the Water Regulatory Future

Author: Julien Chaisse

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785366727

Category:

Page: 448

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This book is about the issues, challenges and directions currently faced by water as a key resource for mankind. The book aims at providing a finer understanding of the water regulatory future. The contributions in this book are grouped around specific themes. In Part I, the contributions address the water challenge to public international law. In Part II, the authors explore the most pressing ethical, legal, and social issues. In Part III, the discussion covers the economic drivers shaping the future of water.

A Lasting Promise

A Lasting Promise

Author: Scott M. Stanley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118690512

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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The revised edition of the bestselling Christian guide to ahappy marriage For more than fifteen years, Scott Stanley's A LastingPromise has offered solutions to common problems—facingconflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealingwith core issues—within a Christian framework. Thoroughlyrevised and updated, this new edition is filled with sacredteachings of scripture, the latest research on marriage, and clearexamples from the lives of couples. The book's strategies aredesigned to help couples improve communication, understandcommitment, bring more fun into their relationship, and enhancetheir sex lives. Lead author Scott Stanley is co-director of the Center forMarital and Family Studies at the University of Denver and coauthorof Fighting for Your Marriage, which has sold more than a millioncopies. Offers reflections on how to enhance anyone's marriage over thelong term and avoid divorce Covers recent cultural shifts, such as dealing with the endlesstechnological distraction and issues with socialnetworking New themes include the chemistry of love, the life-longimplications of having bodies, and how to support one anotheremotionally Uses illustrative examples from couples’ lives and richintegration of insights from scripture This important book offers an invaluable resource for allcouples who want to honor and preserve the holy sacrament of theirunion.