Freedom from Fear: Finding the Courage to Act, Love, and Be by Forrest Church. Distills a lifetime of wisdom gleaned from helping others into a plan of action for all of us who live in fear. Fear prevents us from living life to its fullest, and now, more than ever before, fear's grip seems to be tightening. In order to overcome fear, we must first recognize it and then foster the courage necessary to defeat it. www.amazon.com/...
Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula by Amy Wright Glenn. We are born, we die, and in between these irrevocable facts of human existence the breath weaves all moments together. "Birth, Breath, and Death" entwines story, philosophy, and poetic reflection into transforming narratives that are full of grace. www.amazon.com/...
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Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon. brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, www.amazon.com/...
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Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Open Media) by Tim Wise. White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm. Now that notion is being challenged, as white people wrestle with what it means to be part of a fast-changing, truly multicultural nation. www.amazon.com/...
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. www.amazon.com/...
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Led to one of the most controversial book club dinner conversations ever.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. As far as my grown-up book requirement goes, this was a pleasant surprise. This is the true story of Henrietta (the origin of the HeLa cells that helped develop the polio vaccine along with countless other medical and scientific discoveries) and her family. It takes you through her life, death, and the immortality of her cells. I feel smarter for having read this book, and the story was told in a way that made it hard to put down (2013)
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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist. Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution—the nation’s original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America’s later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy. www.amazon.com/...
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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by: Edward E. Baptist (Associate Professor at Cornell University). Research and Teaching Interests I focus on the history of the 19th-century United States, and in particular on the history of the enslavement of African Americans in the South.
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On Paying Attention: New and Selected Poems by James A. Autry. “Jim Autry’s poems have long snatched my breath by the beautiful and impressive ways they reveal the life of the man—his good heart, his keen eye, his feeling for the experience of others.” —Bill Moyers www.amazon.com/...
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¡Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. by Diana Cohn. Tells about Carlitos, whose mother is a janitor. Every night, he sleeps while his mother cleans in a in downtown LA skyscraper. When she comes home, she waves Carlitos off to school before she goes to sleep. She can’t make enough to support him and his abuelita the way they need unless she makes more money. She and the other janitors decide to strike.
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A chronicle of the April 2000 Janitor Strike in Los Angeles, told through the eyes of a young boy whose mom is one of those striking workers.
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A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life by Parker J. Palmer. Speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives-lives that are congruent with our inner truth-in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation. Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. www.amazon.com/...
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Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina. This is the story of how the people meant to protect and serve citizens can do violence, hide their tracks, and work the legal system as the nation awaits justice.
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“I know that this book is addressed to the author’s son, and by obvious analogy to all boys and young men of color as they pass, inexorably, into harm’s way. I hope that I will be forgiven, then, for feeling that Coates was speaking to me, too, one father to another, teaching me that real courage is the courage to be vulnerable.”—Michael Chabon
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” www.amazon.com/...
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Democracy Now! spends the hour with Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the new book "Between the World and Me.” The book begins, "Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage." Coates talks about how he was influenced by freed political prisoner Marshall "Eddie" Conway and writer James Baldwin, and responds to critics of his book, including Cornel West and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Watch at democracynow.org.
Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States"
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The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin. Galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism.
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The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin. Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.
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Ursula le Guin - The Dispossessed, 1974. This isn't just science fiction, it's about faith and religion and is both moving and intellectually stimulating
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The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence: A Naturalist Philosophy of Religion (SUNY Series in Religious Studies) by Jerome A. Stone www.amazon.com/...
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Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit. A fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. www.amazon.com/...
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Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron. The best-selling author and spiritual teacher shares practices for living with wisdom and integrity even in confusing and uncertain situations. www.amazon.com/...
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Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty And Change by Pema Chodron: Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky? Yes, says everyone''s favorite Buddhist nun, it''s even possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily on shaky ground-and the secret is: the ground is always shaky.
Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton In this, her bestselling journal, May Sarton writes with keen observation and emotional courage of both inner and outer worlds: a garden, the seasons, daily life in New Hampshire, books, people, ideas―and throughout everything, her spiritual and artistic journey. www.amazon.com/...
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The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures by Nicholas Wade. How an instinct for faith has been hardwired into human nature. Religious expression evolved because it conferred essential benefits on ancient societies and their successors. Address the fact, little understood before now, that religious behavior is an evolved part of human nature.
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How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow by Toni Bernhard www.amazon.com/...
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How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-
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How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard. 2010. Authentic and graceful, this book reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance and encouragement to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-threatening illness.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. World leaders decided to complement the UN Charter with a road map to guarantee the rights of every individual everywhere.
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Human Rights Day: December 10, 2012 Post by: Snehith Kumbla Ever since the idea of human freedom and its expression has been bandied about in this world, the matter of human rights has always been relevant. Human Rights Day is commemorated with focus on a new issue each year, and in advocating total enjoyment of human rights by people all around the world. The highlight this year is on poor people, indigenous people, the disabled, youth, women and minorities.
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which appears in full text on this website.
The Immortalist by Alan Harrington. "Death is an imposition on the human race, and no longer acceptable." Analysis and summary at hplusmagazine.com...
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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World, David Deutsch, Explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor; tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad ones, explaining the conditions under which potentially boundless progress—can and cannot happen; explores and establishes deep connections between the laws of nature, the human condition, knowledge, and the possibility for progress.
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'The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World' by David Deutsch ---- Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progr...
The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker. Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer prize and the culmination of a life's work, A brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.