The Anatomy of Peace

Resolving the Heart of Conflict
Author: Arbinger Institute
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1576759555
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 231
View: 2362

Written as an engaging story, this book shows how mistaken views can cause people to misread situations and exacerbate the issues they wish to improve. "The Anatomy of Peace" illustrates how to make inner peace a potent tool for achieving outer satisfaction.

Leadership and Self-deception

Getting Out of the Box: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Arbinger Institute
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427087865
Category: Self-Help
Page: 284
View: 8190

This edition tackles the issue of self-deception and provides methodologies to help people overcome it.

The Anatomy of Peace


Author: Emery Reves
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787206785
Category: History
Page: 181
View: 4286

“Open Letter to the American People”, signed by Owen J. Roberts, J.W. Fulbright, Claude Pepper, Elbert D. Thomas, and other dignitaries: “The first atomic bomb destroyed more than the city of Hiroshima. It also exploded our inherited, outdated political ideas. “A few days before the force of Nature was tried out for the first time in history, the San Francisco Charter was ratified in Washington. The dream of a League of Nations, after 26 years, was accepted by the Senate. “How long will the United Nations Charter endure? With luck, a generation? A century? There is no one who does not hope for at least that much luck- for the Charter, for himself, for his work, and for his children’s children. But is it enough to have Peace by Luck? Peace by Law is what the peoples of the world, beginning with our selves, can have if they want it. And now is the time to get it.” The Anatomy of Peace by Emery Reves, first published in 1945, is a book that expressed the world federalist sentiments shared by Albert Einstein and many others in the late 1940s, in the period immediately following World War II. Reves argued that world law was the only way to prevent war, and the fledgling United Nations Security Council would be inadequate to preserve peace because it was an instrument of power, rather than an instrument of law. “I have read THE ANATOMY OF PEACE with the greatest admiration. Your book is, in my opinion, the answer to the present political problems of the world, so drastically precipitated by the release of atomic energy. “It would be most desirable if every political and scientific leader in every country would take a little time to read this book. If this could be brought about, I feel it might avert the disaster of an atomic world war.”—Letter from Albert Einstein to Emery Reves dated October 29, 1945.

The Outward Mindset

Seeing Beyond Ourselves
Author: , The Arbinger Institute
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626567174
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 7875

Unknowingly, too many of us operate from an inward mindset—a narrow-minded focus on self-centered goals and objectives. When faced with personal ineffectiveness or lagging organizational performance, most of us instinctively look for quick-fix behavioral band-aids, not recognizing the underlying mindset at the heart of our most persistent challenges. Through true stories and simple yet profound guidance and tools, The Outward Mindset enables individuals and organizations to make the one change that most dramatically improves performance, sparks collaboration, and accelerates innovation—a shift to an outward mindset.

Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook

Second Edition
Author: Jane Leach,Michael Paterson
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334053447
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 7607

Pastoral Supervision is increasingly sought out by people working in ministry. It offers a safe space to reflect theologically and constructively on pastoral experience. Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook is the standard text for what is a growing discipline and endorsed by APSE, the Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators, which is now established as an accrediting professional body for all involved in supervision in a Christian context. Much has happened in the discipline since the first edition was published. The second edition contains • a new foreword • a new introduction written by the authors • a new chapter on the nuts and bolts of structuring a supervision session • a new chapter on embodied active supervision • literature updates and textual improvements to the extant chapters.

Dignity

The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict
Author: Donna Hicks,Desmond Tutu
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300163924
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 221
View: 5271

Describes the elements of dignity, how to recognize violations of dignity, and ways to respond to restore broken relationships.

Being Genuine

Stop Being Nice, Start Being Real
Author: Thomas D'Ansembourg
Publisher: PuddleDancer Press
ISBN: 1892005212
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 266
View: 7010

In this English translation of the French bestseller, readers will learn simple, practical skills to step outside of their emotional masks to live a genuine, authentic life. Teaching everyday communication skills to respectfully express true feelings and the power of requesting wants without demands or force, readers learn how to tackle life’s difficult situations and conversations with ease and even excitement. Topics include ideas and advice on how to identify feelings and needs without blaming others, honest and respectful self-expression, facing conflict with ease, and finding balance by staying connected to basic needs.

Presence

Exploring Profound Change in People, Organizations and Society
Author: Peter Senge,C. Scharmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884299
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 9348

Radical and hopeful -- Presence synthesises cutting-edge thinking, firsthand knowledge and ancient wisdom Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future gives the reader an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. A book built around a series of wide-ranging conversations over a year and a half, Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, and Flowers explore their own experiences and those of one hundred and fifty scientists and social and business entrepreneurs in an effort to explain how profound collective change occurs. Their journey of discovery articulates a new way of seeing the world, and of understanding our part in creating it -- as it is and as it might be. Presence explores the living fields that connect us to one another, to life more broadly, and, potentially, to what is "seeking to emerge." Seven capacities underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities. Developing these capacities accesses a deeper level of learning that is the key to creating change that services the whole -- ourselves, our organizations and the communities of which we are a part.

The Struggle for Iraq's Future

How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy
Author: Zaid Al-Ali
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300187262
Category: History
Page: 295
View: 9953

An unbarred account of life in post-occupation Iraq and an assessment of the nation's prospects for the future

Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease!

Toward a Wesleyan Theology and Praxis of Church Unity
Author: David N. Field
Publisher: Foundery Books
ISBN: 9780938162247
Category: Religion
Page: 198
View: 942

Schism and heresy are not doctrinal divisions but failures to love.

The Memory Illusion

Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory
Author: Dr Julia Shaw
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473535174
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
View: 7971

Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why, or suddenly being unable to recall the name of someone we've met dozens of times. But what if our minds have the potential for more profound errors, that enable the manipulation or even outright fabrication of our memories? In The Memory Illusion, forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr Julia Shaw uses the latest research to show the astonishing variety of ways in which our brains can indeed be led astray. She shows why we can sometimes misappropriate other people's memories, subsequently believing them to be our own. She explains how police officers can imprison an innocent man for life on the basis of many denials and just one confession. She demonstrates the way radically false memories can be deliberately implanted, leading people to believe they had tea with Prince Charles, or committed crimes that never happened. And she reveals how, in spite of all this, we can improve our memory through simple awareness of its fallibility. Fascinating and unnerving in equal measure, The Memory Illusion offers a unique insight into the human brain, challenging you to question how much you can ever truly know about yourself.

Bonds That Make Us Free

Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves
Author: C. Terry Warner
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
ISBN: 9781629722153
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
View: 5770



Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South

Conceptual Approaches
Author: Maarten Bavinck,Lorenzo Pellegrini,Erik Mostert
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315778467
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 2827

Inhabitants of poor, rural areas in the Global South heavily depend on natural resources in their immediate vicinity. Conflicts over and exploitation of these resources – whether it is water, fish, wood fuel, minerals, or land – severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume leave behind the polarised debate, previously surrounding the relationship between natural resources and conflict, preferring a more nuanced approach that allows for multiple causes at various levels. The contributions cover a wide array of resources, geographical contexts (Africa, Asia and Latin America), and conflict dynamics. Most are of a comparative nature, exploring experiences of conflict as well as cooperation in multiple regions. This volume finds its origin in an innovative research programme with the acronym CoCooN, steered by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/WOTRO) and involving universities and civil society partners in many countries. It presents the conceptual approaches adhered to by each of seven interdisciplinary projects, ranging from green criminology and political ecology to institutional analysis, legal pluralism and identity politics. The volume will be of interest to academics and practitioners concerned with an understanding of conflict as well as cooperation over natural resources.

The New World of UN Peace Operations

Learning to Build Peace?
Author: Thorsten Benner,Stephan Mergenthaler,Philipp Rotmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199594880
Category: History
Page: 247
View: 2108

Provides a comprehensive account of learning in peacekeeping, focusing on instances of attempted learning by UN representatives involved in police assistance, judicial reform, reintegration of former combatants, and mission integration by looking at three cases in each area.

Plunder

When the Rule of Law is Illegal
Author: Ugo Mattei,Laura Nader
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470695803
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 3297

Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones. Challenges traditionally held beliefs in the sanctity of the Rule of Law by exposing its dark side Examines the Rule of Law's relationship with 'plunder' – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones – in the service of Western cultural and economic domination Provides global examples of plunder: of oil in Iraq; of ideas in the form of Western patents and intellectual property rights imposed on weaker peoples; and of liberty in the United States Dares to ask the paradoxical question – is the Rule of Law itself illegal?

Reflections on performance at work


Author: Brian Groves
Publisher: EDUCatt - Ente per il diritto allo studio universitario dell'Università Cattolica
ISBN: 8867801341
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 138
View: 5448



God in the Dark

The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt
Author: Os Guinness
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433529030
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 1052

"A profound and excellent book for doubters and their friends who want to help." --James W. Sire, Author; campus lecturer for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship "Clear, steady explanation of what doubt is and how it is to be dealt with. There is nothing like it in print." --Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California Do you have significant doubts about God? Are you afraid to doubt, much less admit to anyone that you aren't fully convinced of God's faithfulness? Are you so torn by your questions that life is losing its meaning? This forthright but compassionate book works to tear away the layers of misunderstanding about doubt to reveal not only its dangers but its great value. As author Os Guinness explains: "If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt... There is no believing without some doubting, and believing is all the stronger for understanding and resolving doubt." For those who are unsure of God's trustworthiness--and for those who are in a dark place, wanting to know "Why?" or "How long, O Lord?"--God in the Dark is a must. It puts a human face on the problem of doubt and examines it thoroughly. In a way that will respond to your questions, settle your fears, and strengthen your faith.

Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta

Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-violence
Author: Cyril Obi,Siri Aas Rustad
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848138105
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 679

The recent escalation in the violent conflict in the Niger Delta has brought the region to the forefront of international energy and security concerns. This book analyses the causes, dynamics and politics underpinning oil-related violence in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It focuses on the drivers of the conflict, as well as the ways the crises spawned by the political economy of oil and contradictions within Nigeria's ethnic politics have contributed to the morphing of initially poorly coordinated, largely non-violent protests into a pan-Delta insurgency. Approaching the issue from a number of perspectives, the book offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis available of the varied dimensions of the conflict. Combining empirically-based and analytic chapters, it attempts to explain the causes of the escalation in violence, the various actors, levels and dynamics involved, and the policy challenges faced with regard to conflict management/resolution and the options for peace. It also examines the role of oil as a commodity of global strategic significance, addressing the relationship between oil, energy security and development in the Niger Delta.

The Certainty of Faith and the Probabilities of Salvation History

The Dialectic of Faith and History in Modern Theology
Author: Laurence W. Wood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781609471088
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 5647

This book examines the dialectic of faith and history in modern theology.