The Trials Of Mrs K

Author: Adam Ashforth
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632253X
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In March 2009, in a small town in Malawi, a nurse at the local hospital was accused of teaching witchcraft to children. Amid swirling rumors, “Mrs. K.” tried to defend her reputation, but the community nevertheless grew increasingly hostile. The legal, social, and psychological trials that she endured in the struggle to clear her name left her life in shambles, and she died a few years later. In The Trials of Mrs. K., Adam Ashforth studies this and similar stories of witchcraft that continue to circulate in Malawi. At the heart of the book is Ashforth’s desire to understand how claims to truth, the pursuit of justice, and demands for security work in contemporary Africa, where stories of witchcraft can be terrifying. Guiding us through the history of legal customs and their interactions with the court of public opinion, Ashforth asks challenging questions about responsibility, occult forces, and the imperfect but vital mechanisms of law. A beautifully written and provocative book, The Trials of Mrs. K. will be an essential text for understanding what justice means in a fragile and dangerous world.

Seeking Meaning Seeking Justice In A Post Cold War World

Author: Judith Keene
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004361677
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Seeking Meaning, Seeking Justice in the Post-Cold War World, edited by Judith Keene and Elizabeth Rechniewski, addresses the diverse modes by which the Cold War is being re-assessed, with major focus on countries on the periphery of Cold War confrontation.

Seeking Justice In Today S World

Author: Adolfo S. Azcuna
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Seeking Justice For The Holocaust

Author: Graham B. Cox
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806165960
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The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial has become a symbol of justice, the pivotal moment when the civilized world stood up for Europe’s Jews and, ultimately, for human rights. Yet the world, represented at the time by the Allied powers, almost did not stand up despite the magnitude of the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis. Seeking justice for the Holocaust had not been an automatic—or an obvious—mission for the Allies to pursue. In this book, Graham Cox recounts the remarkable negotiations and calculations that brought the United States and its allies to this point. At the center of this story is the collaboration between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert C. Pell, Roosevelt’s appointee as U.S. representative to the United Nations War Crimes Commission, in creating an international legal protocol to prosecute Nazi officials for war crimes and genocide. Pell emerges here as an unheralded force in pursuing justice and in framing human rights as an international concern. The book also enlarges our perspective on Roosevelt’s policies regarding European Jews by revealing the depth of his commitment to postwar justice in the face of staunch opposition, even from some within his administration. What made the international effort especially contentious was a debate over its focus—how to punish for aggressive warfare and crimes against humanity. Cox exposes the internal contradictions and contortions behind the U.S. position and the maneuverings of numerous officials negotiating the legal parameters of the trials. Most telling perhaps were the efforts of Robert H. Jackson, the chief U.S. prosecutor at Nuremberg, to circumscribe the scope of new international law—for fear of setting precedents that might boomerang on the United States because of its own racial segregation practices. With its broad new examination of the background and context of the Nuremberg trials, and its expanded view of the roles played by Roosevelt and his unlikely deputy Pell, Seeking Justice for the Holocaust offers a deeper and more nuanced understanding of how the Allies came to hold Nazis accountable for their crimes against humanity.

Seeking Justice In A Broken World

Author: Palmera B. Peralta
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Pursuing Justice In A Sinful World

Author: Stephen V. Monsma
Editor: Eerdmans Publishing Company
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The Church And International Development

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Editor: Dissertation.com
ISBN: 9781581128437
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An insightful new book on the challenges of international development and how the church can gain a more effective voice in working for solutions. "Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; nor the hope of the poor be taken away". This prayer from the Book of Common Prayer expresses our hope as a people of faith committed to seeking justice and peace. The Church and International Development: Seeking Justice and Peace in Mission to the World's Poor is the first straightforward primer on the role of the church in dealing with the problems of international development. In this book, Jay Lawlor presents easy-to-understand explanations of the issues pertaining to sustainable development. He discusses such important topics as global poverty, the international debt burden, human development, the environment, and the roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Lawlor provides startling evidence on the profound levels of poverty and inequality in the world. Over 50% of the world's population live in poverty, with 1.5 billion living on less than $1 per day. Of the world's nearly 6 billion people, 4.4 billion live in developing countries. Of the developing world population, 60% lack access to basic sanitation, 33% lack safe drinking water, 25% lack adequate housing, and 20% lack modern health services. The chasm between the 'have' and 'have not' grows wider and there is no starker contrast than the fact that the world's three richest people own assets that exceed the combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the world's poorest 48 countries. The author invites each of us to gain a deeper understanding of these immense global challenges. He is not so presumptuous as toprovide all the solutions (the fact of the matter is we don't have all the solutions yet), but he does identify realistic recommendations on how each of us can help. Lawlor brings tremendous insight about the leading research and policies on international development and suggests how the church can make its voice more effectively heard in these areas of decision-making. It is intended that individuals will read this book and then use the provided Discussion Points in developing forums to promote dialogue and action in working for solutions. This is a must read for every member of the church!

Religion Seeking Justice And Peace Penerbit Usm

Author: Chandra Muzaffar
Editor: Penerbit USM
ISBN: 967461091X
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Religion Seeking Justice and Peace not only highlights the values that the different religions share in their pursuit of justice and peace but also provides concrete examples of how individuals and institutions from different religious backgrounds have worked for justice and peach throughout history. The book also exposes the danger of religious extremism, religious exclusivism and other such negative traits to the struggle for justice and peace. It takes cognisance of the impact of the larger environment upon religious ideals and, at the same time, makes a plea for the application of universal values and principles embodied in the various religions to politics. Economics, culture and society. This is particularly important, some of the contributors argue, at a time like this when humanity is confronted with multiple global crises.

Seeking Justice In The World

Author: James Patrick Hynes
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781520138817
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In his encyclical 'Deus Caritas Est' (God Is Love) published in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI wrote: "As Augustine once said, a State which is not governed according to justice would be just a bunch of thieves." Some fifteen hundred years after St. Augustine, in 1891, Pope Leo XIII published the first of a succession of social justice encyclicals and they became known as the 'Church's Best Kept Secret' because they were never widely acknowledged, read or acted upon within the universal Church. These documents were radical, secretive and neglected. Few clerics knew or cared much about them. Nevertheless their impact within the secular world was stronger from time to time. For example, after the publication of the encyclical Mater et Magistra (Christianity and Social Progress) by Pope John XXIII, 1961 opponents among the politically aware rejected it by crying out, "Mater, si! Magistra, no." (Mother, yes! Teacher, no!). Further evidence of the radical strength of the encyclicals followed the promulgation of Pope Paul VI's 'Populorum Progressio' in 1967. According to Dr. Rupert J. Ederer, an eminent American writing 'America and Catholic Social Teaching: An Urgent Warning' stated: "It is not surprising that a leading herald of neoliberalism, The Wall Street Journal, referred to the contents of Populorum Progressio, when it appeared, as 'warmed over Marxism.' " The Church's social doctrine is not a 'third way' between liberal capitalism and Marxist collectivism. It is in a category of its own, not an ideology but an accurate formulation of reflection on the complex realities of human existence as they conform to the Gospel in moral theology. As such they consistently put the person first ahead of socio economic and political systems. "Work, in the first place, is for the worker not the worker for work," 'Laborem Exercens' (On Human Work). These summaries of the original robust encyclicals, consistently and frequently controversially, place human beings, never capital and property, at the centre of things. They support: trades unions; the right to strike; the rights of workers to manage and share profits; the state protection of citizens; responsible private ownership; equitable distribution of wealth; rights for refugees. They condemn the excesses of both capitalism and socialism but approve aspects of each in moderation. Unrestricted competition is censured. Racism is condemned. War is denounced.

When We Stand

Author: Terence Lester
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830831797
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Activist Terence Lester knows it's hard to change the world. But mobilizing and using our gifts in collaboration with others empowers us to do more than we ever could on our own. Offering practical ways for us to get involved as groups, families, churches, and communities, Lester shows how the body of Christ can transform society when we stand together.

Beyond Retribution

Author: Rama Mani
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ISBN: 9780745628356
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Today's wars leave a crippling legacy of deprivation and suffering, of physical and structural injustice, long after they submit to peaceful resolution. Survivors of war must find ways to live with the stultifying injustices littering their past and haunting their present - acts of discrimination and violence committed before, during and even after conflict. Confronting the vexed challenge of re-marrying peace with justice out of the morass of war's injustices is the complex but imperative task facing post-conflict societies and the international community today. Using current examples from conflicts around the world, ranging from Africa and Asia to Latin America and Eastern Europe, it argues for a holistic and integrated approach to justice after conflict. It proposes that we must address all three dimensions of injustice embedded in conflict - symptom, consequence and cause, and that subsequently we must rebuild all three dimensions of justice - legal, rectificatory and distributive, in the aftermath. This timely book explores the difficulties and dilemmas confronted on the ground in restoring these, and concludes with pragmatic recommendations for dealing with such challenges of rebuilding peace with justice after contemporary conflicts. This well-argued book will prove a valuable resource for students and professionals in the fields of peacebuilding, justice theory, international relations and politics.

Seeking Justice

Author: Rachel M Mccleary
Editor: Westview Press
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The studies in this book show how issues of debt, development and environment are integrally linked and pinpoint the kind of ethical problems that policymakers, experts and theorists will be wrestling with in the near future. Each case study is examined in relation to other case studies.

Andean Cosmopolitans

Author: José Carlos de la Puente Luna
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477314865
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After the Spanish victories over the Inca claimed Tawantinsuyu for Charles V in the 1530s, native Andeans undertook a series of perilous trips from Peru to the royal court in Spain. Ranging from an indigenous commoner entrusted with delivering birds of prey for courtly entertainment to an Inca prince who spent his days amid titles, pensions, and other royal favors, these sojourners were both exceptional and paradigmatic. Together, they shared a conviction that the sovereign's absolute authority would guarantee that justice would be done and service would receive its due reward. As they negotiated their claims with imperial officials, Amerindian peoples helped forge the connections that sustained the expanding Habsburg realm's imaginary and gave the modern global age its defining character. Andean Cosmopolitans recovers these travelers' dramatic experiences, while simultaneously highlighting their profound influences on the making and remaking of the colonial world. While Spain's American possessions became Spanish in many ways, the Andean travelers (in their cosmopolitan lives and journeys) also helped to shape Spain in the image and likeness of Peru. De la Puente brings remarkable insights to a narrative showing how previously unknown peoples and ideas created new power structures and institutions, as well as novel ways of being urban, Indian, elite, and subject. As indigenous people articulated and defended their own views regarding the legal and political character of the "Republic of the Indians," they became state-builders of a special kind, cocreating the colonial order.

On Mutant Pedagogies

Author: Stephanie Jones
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 946300744X
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"This ground-breaking book on pedagogy, research, and philosophy in teacher education expands the imagination of justice-oriented education and arts-based scholarship. Based on a multi-year study of Jones’ use of feminist pedagogies, the book seamlessly moves between classroom practice, theory, and philosophy in a way that will offer something for everyone: those who are looking for new ways of doing teacher education, those who hope to better understand philosophy, and those who seek new ways of doing inquiry and scholarship. Demonstrating through pedagogy, method, and form that we “have more power than we think” and don’t have to repeat what has been handed down to us, the creators critique the restrictions of traditional teacher education and academic discourse. This critique prompts a move outward into unpredictable spaces of encounter where a “maybe world” might be lived in education. In this way, Jones and Woglom don’t make the case for a certain kind of pedagogy or scholarly inquiry that might be repeated, but rather they invite educators and researchers to take seriously the philosophical ideas of Deleuze, Guattari, Barad, and others who argue that humans are in a constant aesthetic process of becoming with other humans, non-human life, and the material world around them. Thus, education – even teacher education – is not about reaching an already known end goal, but growing and changing through multiple ways of being and perceiving in the world. The authors call this mutant pedagogies and show one ethical path of mutating."

Seeking Justice

Author: Emily Chiarello
Editor: 21st Century Junior Library: L
ISBN: 9781534187108
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The Social Justice Standards from Learning for Justice are a proven framework for developing anti-bias in students. In Seeking Justice, students learn the harmful effects unfairness and injustice have on our world. Readers will see the domain of justice in action and learn best practices as they interact with others--and themselves. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage students to think, create, guess, and ask questions around the content. Books include table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Seeking Justice

Author: Rachel M Mccleary
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000311171
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In just the past few years, both the theoretical importance and the practical necessity of ethical analyses in international affairs have become well established. In order to more closely examine particular ethical dilemmas, Rachel McCleary has put together a collection of carefully selected case studies illustrating the variety of ethical concerns that arise in international affairs. As in every volume in the Case Studies in International Affairs series, this volume opens with an introduction that gives students the philosophical background and theoretical framework they need to understand the cases that follow. Individual introductions to each case place the study in context relative to the other studies and to the overall theme of the volume. Discussion questions round out the treatment of the issues, prompting explorations beyond the cases themselves. The cases in Seeking Justice range from questions about the U.S. invasion of Panama to the withdrawal from Vietnam, from the uneven application of the Law of the Sea to the equally uneven distribution of trade favors emerging from the integration of the European Community. Considerations of economic justice are also the focus of a case on the IMF and Nigeria. A Brazilian case study brings together several issues implicit in the earlier cases–the nature of state sovereignty, the status of moral obligations and rights in the international arena, and the structural inequality of international regimes. This study shows how the issues of debt, development, and environment are integrally linked and pinpoints the kinds of ethical problems policymakers, experts, and theorists will be wrestling with in the near future. The cases have been selected and presented to help students identify the issues and make connections between disparate sets of circumstances without spoonfeeding interpretation or analysis. Rachel McCleary skillfully presents the spectrum of ethical questions posed by international events and reveals the dialectical interplay among them.

Seeking Justice

Author: Keith Hebden
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780994877
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“Cause us trouble Keith, but not too much trouble,” these were final words of advice from a bishop to a new curate the day before his ordination. This book is the result of much reflection on that advice. Keith Hebden, parish priest and spiritual activist brings action and theory together with ideas that are as practical, accessible and exciting as the activism they underwrite. Beginning with the conviction that Jesus was an activist who was deeply committed to community, this book seeks to explore ways in which each of us can challenge the unjust structures that keep us from realising our full and common humanity. Seeking Justice is a timely reminder of our need to face up to our personal ability to change the world we live in and the urgency of the task ahead.

Seeking Justice

Author: Lynn Neu
Editor: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 0884894770
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The Just Church

Author: Jim Martin
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414377612
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Are you ready for a new way to seek justice – an ancient way to know God? Finally, a practical guide on how to do justice and grow in discipleship —from those on the frontlines of the battle in the world’s darkest and most dangerous places. Jim Martin and International Justice Mission are experts not only at bringing rescue to victims of violence, sex trafficking, slavery, and oppression, but also, at bringing churches into the fight, through concrete steps that actually make a difference. Learn how to carry out one of the Bible’s core commands—to seek justice—in a way that amounts to more than mere words and good intentions. In the process, you’ll discover one of the most powerful tools to grow faith and deepen discipleship. In The Just Church, Martin shares tangible, accessible strategies to respond to God’s call to seek justice, defend the widow and orphan, and rescue the oppressed . . . whether in far-off places or right in your own community

Seeking Justice In International Law

Author: Mauro Barelli
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317332172
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Today human rights represent a primary concern of the international legal system. The international community’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights, however, does not always produce the results hoped for by the advocates of a more justice-oriented system of international law. Indeed international law is often criticised for, inter alia, its enduring imperial character, incapacity to minimize inequalities and failure to take human suffering seriously. Against this background, the central question that this book aims to answer is whether the adoption of the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples points to the existence of an international law that promises to provide valid responses to the demands for justice of disempowered and vulnerable groups. At one level, the book assesses whether international law has responded fairly and adequately to the human rights claims of indigenous peoples. At another level, it explores the relationship between this response and some distinctive features of the indigenous peoples’ struggle for justice, reflecting on the extent to which the latter have influenced and shaped the former. The book draws important conclusions as to the reasons behind international law’s positive recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights, shedding some light on the potential and limits of international law as an instrument of justice. The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of public international law, human rights and social movements.