Building a Bridge
Author: James Martin
The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything turns his attention to the relationship between LBTGQ Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S.J. appeared in a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. "The largest mass shooting in US history took place at a gay club and the LGBTQ community has been profoundly affected" he began. He then implored his fellow Catholics-and people everywhere-to "stand not only with the people of Orlando but also with their LGBTQ brothers and sisters. . . . Sadly of all the US Catholic bishops who expressed their condolences after the shooting, only one that I know . . . made any explicit reference to the LGBT community." A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and support—and a reminder of Jesus' message for us to love one another—Father Martin's post went viral and was viewed more than 1,6 million times. Now, Martin expands on his reflections in this moving and inspiring book, offering a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness. Adapted from a talk he gave to New Ways Ministry, a group that ministers to and advocates for LGBT Catholics, Building a Bridge provides a roadmap for repairing and strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as God's children. Martin uses the image of a two-way bridge for LGBTQ Catholics and the Church to come together in a call to end the "us" versus "them" mentality. Turning to the Catechism, he draws on the three criteria at the heart of the Christian ministry—respect, compassion, and sensitivity—as a model for how the Catholic Church should relate to the LGBT community.
Building a Bridge
Author: Lisa Shook Begaye, Libba Tracy
Publisher: Rising Moon Books
On the first day of kindergarten, with the help of their teacher, a Navajo girl and a white girl learn to overlook their different appearances and become friends.
At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our most distinguished observers of contemporary society, provides for us a source of guidance and inspiration. In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century he revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future -- ideas that formed our nation and that we would do well to embrace anew. He turns our attention to Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin, and to their then-radical thinking about inductive science, religious and political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation-state, progress, and happiness. Postman calls for a future connected to traditions that provide sane authority and meaningful purpose -- as opposed to an overreliance on technology and an increasing disregard for the lessons of history. And he argues passionately for specific new guidelines in the education of our children, with renewed emphasis on developing the intellect as successfully as we are developing a computer-driven world. Witty, provocative, and brilliantly reasoned, Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century is Neil Postman's most radical, and most commonsensical, book yet. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: David H. Bennett
In 1993, William J. Clinton began his eight year stint as forty-second president of the United States. A key figure of change in the Democratic Party, Clinton's political and personal actions ensured his lasting status as an important if controversial leader at a critical moment in recent American history. In Bill Clinton: Building a Bridge to the New Millennium, David H. Bennett traces Clinton's life and career from childhood through his two terms in the White House. From childhood to college, state government to the executive branch, Bennett provides a concise and readable biography that places Clinton's achievements, problems, and legacy in historical context. Situating the former president in the trajectory of 20th century liberalism, Bennett draws on Clinton's life to illuminate the political landscape of America in the 1990s and the role of the U.S. in the global context of the post-Cold War world. Combining keen scholarship with accessible prose, this will be an essential resource for students and all those interested in understanding the recent history of the U.S.
Twenty years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit", the Rio+20 conference in 2012 brought life back to sustainable development by putting it at the centre of a new global development partnership, one in which sustainable development is the basis for eradicating poverty, upholding human development and transforming economies. Written by practitioners and participants involved in the multilateral process of negotiations, this book presents a unique insider analysis of not only what happened and why, but also where the outcomes might impact in the future, particularly in the UN development agenda beyond 2015. The book throws light on the changing nature of multilateralism and questions frequent assumptions on how policy is defined within the UN. It shows that Rio+20 was more than an international meeting; it represented a culminating point of decades of successes and failures and a watershed moment for seminal concepts, ideas and partnerships including the Green Economy, zero tolerance on land degradation, the introduction of Sustainable Development Goals, the creation of national measurements of consumption, production and well-being that are intended to go beyond GDP, the introduction of national green accounting and the commitment of billions of dollars for sustainable development partnerships, including Sustainable Energy for All. The authors conclude by mapping out a new agenda for development in 2015, when the current Millennium Development Goals framework is due to expire. An agenda that will restore faith in the UN and inspire a global response to the demographic, economic and environmental challenges that will define our future in the decades to come.
Building a Bridge
Author: JoAnn Early Macken
"Simple text and photographs present the construction of a bridge, including information on the workers and equipment needed"--Provided by publisher.
This book looks at what successful principals do to close the achievement gap and move their schools from one that needs improvement to one that is succeeding for all students. Principals reading this handbook will have at their fingertips detailed descriptions of the behaviors needed to build success.
Strategy for You
Author: Rich Horwath
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Using a business model, the author proposes five steps that can be taken to maximize potential and achieve a more satisfying and fulfilling life, based on identifying unique strengths and implementing well-defined goals.
Health Professions Education
Author: Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Care Services, Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit
Publisher: National Academies Press
The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.
Intended for those in large school communities who are looking for ways to improve the creative productivity and academic achievement of all students. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) provides educators with an adaptable framework for bringing the lasting improvements to education that school personnel have sought for so long. Describes three service delivery components and several organizational components of the SEM that can be used to provide high-level learning opportunities for all students. Glossary. References.
The Great Bridge
Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough. This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s history, during the Age of Optimism—a period when Americans were convinced in their hearts that all things were possible. In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building an unprecedented bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the great cathedrals. Throughout the fourteen years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.
Building a Bridge
Author: Elizabeth Dixon Evans
The daughter of an American international businessman, Elizabeth Evans grew up in three different countries in Asia. Seeing herself as an adopted daughter of Asia, the region became part of her identity and her soul. When she and her husband had three sons, they thought their family was complete, but fate had other plans for them. When they set out to adopt a daughter into their boy-majority family, they looked to the Eurasian country of Kazakhstan. Their adoption trip had too many tense moments, with missed flights, scary Russian officials and spy-novel worthy checkpoints. Elizabeth doesn't hold back in talking about the difficult aftermath of adoption, something that she feels is important to share to reassure adoptive parents that they are never alone in their journey.
Author: Pure Desire Ministries
Sentencing Guidelines and Parliament
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Justice Committee, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Parliament and the judiciary have different and complementary roles in determining sentencing; Parliament sets the overall legislative framework, sentencers determine the individual sentence in a particular case. In the middle sit sentencing guidelines. The Justice Committee provides a form of parliamentary comment on these by considering draft sentencing guidelines. This is an area that has recently been subject to debate in terms of how to enhance democratic engagement within the constitutional framework. The Committee's work with sentencing guidelines suggests that more attention needs to be paid to how sentencing contributes to public confidence in the criminal justice system and to the costs of different sentences and their relative effectiveness in achieving the purposes of sentencing. These areas will be the priorities for the Committee's scrutiny of sentencing guidelines, and scrutiny of criminal justice policy more broadly. The danger of a sentencing policy based on misconceptions about what the public wants is that over the longer term resources will be diverted away from a sentencing framework that is effective in reducing re-offending, creating more victims of crime. There are still fundamental questions to be answered in discerning what works in achieving an effective sentencing framework.