Dignity of Difference

Dignity of Difference
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2003-03-24
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000087791913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dignity of Difference Book Review:

The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s radical proposal for reconciling hatreds.

The Dignity of Difference

The Dignity of Difference
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780826414434
ISBN 13: 0826414435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dignity of Difference Book Review:

2001 began as the United Nations Year of Dialogue between Civilizations. By its end the phrase most widely quoted was "the clash of civilizations." The tragedy of September 11 intensified the danger posed by religious differences throughout the world. As the politics of identity replaces the politics of ideology, can religion overcome its conflict-ridden past and become a force for peace? The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Johnathan Sack's radical proposal for reframing the terms of this important debate. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it introduces a new paradigm into the search for co-existence. Sacks argues that we must do more than search for common human values. We must also learn to make space for difference, even and especially at the heart of the monotheistic imagination. The global future will call for something stronger than earlier doctrines of toleration or pluralism. It needs a new understanding that the unity of the Creator is expressed in the diversity of creation.

Towards the Dignity of Difference

Towards the Dignity of Difference
Author: Mojtaba Mahdavi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN 10: 1317008790
ISBN 13: 9781317008798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards the Dignity of Difference Book Review:

The rise of popular social movements throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America in 2011 challenged two hegemonic discourses of the post-Cold War era: Francis Fukuyama's 'The End of History' and Samuel Huntington's 'The Clash of Civilizations.' The quest for genuine democracy and social justice and the backlash against the neoliberal order is a common theme in the global mass protests in the West and the East. This is no less than a discursive paradigm shift, a new beginning to the history, a move towards new alternatives to the status quo. This book is about difference and dialogue; it embraces The Dignity of Difference and promotes dialogue. However, it also demonstrates the limits of dialogue as a useful and universal approach for resolving conflicts, particularly in cases involving asymmetric and unequal power relations. The distinguished group of authors suggests in this volume that there is a 'third way' of addressing global tensions - one that rejects the extremes of both universalism and particularism. This third way is a radical call for an epistemic shift in our understanding of 'us-other' and 'good-evil', a radical approach toward accommodating difference as well as embracing the plural concept of 'the good'. The authors strengthen their alternative approach with a practical policy guide, by challenging existing policies that either exclude or assimilate other cultures, that wage the constructed 'global war on terror,' and that impose a western neo-liberal discourse on non-western societies. This important book will be essential reading for all those studying civilizations, globalization, foreign policy, peace and security studies, multiculturalism and ethnicity, regionalism, global governance and international political economy.

The Dignity of Labour

The Dignity of Labour
Author: Jon Cruddas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN 10: 1509540806
ISBN 13: 9781509540808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dignity of Labour Book Review:

Does work give our lives purpose, meaning and status? Or is it a tedious necessity that will soon be abolished by automation, leaving humans free to enjoy a life of leisure and basic income? In this erudite and highly readable book, Jon Cruddas MP argues that it is imperative that the Left rejects the siren call of technological determinism and roots it politics firmly in the workplace. Drawing from his experience of his own Dagenham and Rainham constituency, he examines the history of Marxist and social democratic thinking about work in order to critique the fatalism of both Blairism and radical left techno-utopianism, which, he contends, have more in common than either would like to admit. He argues that, especially in the context of COVID-19, socialists must embrace an ethical socialist politics based on the dignity and agency of the labour interest. This timely book is a brilliant intervention in the highly contentious debate on the future of work, as well as an ambitious account of how the left must rediscover its animating purpose or risk irrelevance.

Love and the Dignity of Human Life

Love and the Dignity of Human Life
Author: Robert Spaemann
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN 10: 080286693X
ISBN 13: 9780802866936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and the Dignity of Human Life Book Review:

What does it mean to love someone? What does the concept of human dignity mean, and what are its consequences? What marks the end of a person's life? Is personhood more than consciousness? These perplexing questions lurk beneath the surface of everyday life, surfacing only to demand urgent attention in crises. Renowned German philosopher Robert Spaemann addresses these and other foundational enigmas in three eloquent short essays. Speaking wisdom to controversy, he offers carefully considered, novel approaches to key philosophical and theological questions about the nature of human love ("The Paradoxes of Love"), dignity ("Human Dignity and Human Nature"), and death ("Is Brain Death the Death of a Human Person?").

Not in God s Name

Not in God s Name
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 080521268X
ISBN 13: 9780805212686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not in God s Name Book Review:

In this groundbreaking work of biblical analysis and interpretation, one of the most admired religious leaders of our time shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of the texts of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Koran. When religion becomes a zero-sum conceit--i.e., my religion is the only "right" path to God, therefore your religion is by definition "wrong"--Violence between peoples of different beliefs is the only natural outcome, argues Rabbi Sacks. But by looking anew at seminal biblical texts in the Book of Genesis--in which we find the foundational stories of all three Abrahamic faiths--Rabbi Sacks offers an entirely different understanding of God's multiple relationships: with Jacob, patriarch of Judaism; with Ishmael, patriarch of Islam; and with Esau, whose blessing is understood to confirm God's relationship with monotheists from other faiths and overarching relationship with all of humanity. By analyzing the texts that recount how Abraham's immediate descendants resolved their various sibling rivalries, Rabbi Sacks teaches us a powerful lesson in the existence of multiple pathways to God. "We are not all the same," he declares. "There is no one faith that encompasses the plenary truth of human wisdom ... The belief that one faith--ours--holds the key to salvation deserves to be challenged, not just because it has led to so much persecution and bloodshed in the name of God, but because it attempts to confine God to one religion, one way, one image of mankind. God cannot be so confined and remain the God of transcendence, the God-without-an-image who systematically defies our attempts to capture Him in categories of human understanding ... Making space for that which is other than myself is not a doctrine of religious relativism. It is, rather, the humility that says there are things I will not, cannot, understand and that I must leave to God." Rabbi Sacks's bold statement of our need to look with new eyes at specific scriptural passages from within each of the Abrahamic monotheisms--passages that, when interpreted literally, can lead to hatred, violence, and war--is an eloquent, clarion call for people of goodwill from all faiths to join together to end the misunderstandings that threaten to destroy us all.

The Dignity Revolution

The Dignity Revolution
Author: Daniel Darling
Publsiher: The Good Book Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN 10: 1784983489
ISBN 13: 9781784983482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dignity Revolution Book Review:

Inspiring Christians to see people as God sees them and make a difference As Christians, we want to make a difference in this world. We want to have an impact not only on our immediate family and community, but on wider social issues. We want to protect the vulnerable and engage with the issues that really matter. But how? This book shows us how wonderful, liberating and empowering it is to be made in God’s image. It will change how we see ourselves and other people. Some will feel the call to run for office... others will roll up their sleeves and join the good work of non-profit ministry... and others might simply find little ways to incorporate this vision of human dignity into their everyday lives, and change their community one word, one action, one person at a time. Dan Darling shows us that each one of us can be, and are called to be, part of this new movement-a human dignity revolution that our societies desperately need, and how we-you-are uniquely placed to join. This compelling book shows you how to join the dignity revolution.

Leading with Dignity

Leading with Dignity
Author: Donna Hicks
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300240856
ISBN 13: 9780300240856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading with Dignity Book Review:

What every leader needs to know about dignity and how to create a culture in which everyone thrives This landmark book from an expert in dignity studies explores the essential but under-recognized role of dignity as part of good leadership. Extending the reach of her award-winning book Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, Donna Hicks now contributes a specific, practical guide to achieving a culture of dignity. Most people know very little about dignity, the author has found, and when leaders fail to respect the dignity of others, conflict and distrust ensue. She highlights three components of leading with dignity: what one must know in order to honor dignity and avoid violating it; what one must do to lead with dignity; and how one can create a culture of dignity in any organization, whether corporate, religious, governmental, healthcare, or beyond. Brimming with key research findings, real-life case studies, and workable recommendations, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of how best to be together in a conflict-ridden world.

The Dignity of Working Men

The Dignity of Working Men
Author: Michèle Lamont
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674039882
ISBN 13: 9780674039889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dignity of Working Men Book Review:

Michèle Lamont takes us into the world inhabited by working-class men--the world as they understand it. Interviewing black and white working-class men who, because they are not college graduates, have limited access to high-paying jobs and other social benefits, she constructs a revealing portrait of how they see themselves and the rest of society. Morality is at the center of these workers' worlds. They find their identity and self-worth in their ability to discipline themselves and conduct responsible but caring lives. These moral standards function as an alternative to economic definitions of success, offering them a way to maintain dignity in an out-of-reach American dreamland. But these standards also enable them to draw class boundaries toward the poor and, to a lesser extent, the upper half. Workers also draw rigid racial boundaries, with white workers placing emphasis on the "disciplined self" and blacks on the "caring self." Whites thereby often construe blacks as morally inferior because they are lazy, while blacks depict whites as domineering, uncaring, and overly disciplined. This book also opens up a wider perspective by examining American workers in comparison with French workers, who take the poor as "part of us" and are far less critical of blacks than they are of upper-middle-class people and immigrants. By singling out different "moral offenders" in the two societies, workers reveal contrasting definitions of "cultural membership" that help us understand and challenge the forms of inequality found in both societies.

Culture and Dignity

Culture and Dignity
Author: Laura Nader
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 1118319028
ISBN 13: 9781118319024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Dignity Book Review:

In Culture and Dignity - Dialogues between the Middle East and the West, renowned cultural anthropologist Laura Nader examines the historical and ethnographic roots of the complex relationship between the East and the West, revealing how cultural differences can lead to violence or a more peaceful co-existence. Outlines an anthropology for the 21st century that focuses on the myriad connections between peoples—especially the critical intercultural dialogues between the cultures of the East and the West Takes an historical and ethnographic approach to studying the intermingling of Arab peoples and the West. Demonstrates how cultural exchange between the East and West is a two-way process Presents an anthropological perspective on issues such as religious fundamentalism, the lives of women and children, notions of violence and order

Fratelli Tutti

Fratelli Tutti
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN 10: 1608338886
ISBN 13: 9781608338887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dignity Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict

Dignity  Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict
Author: Donna Hicks
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 0300263503
ISBN 13: 9780300263503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dignity Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict Book Review:

A noted conflict-resolution expert explores dignity, its role in human conflict, and its power to improve relationships Drawing on her extensive experience in international conflict resolution and on insights from evolutionary biology, psychology, and neuroscience, Donna Hicks explains what the elements of dignity are, how to recognize dignity violations, how to respond when we are not treated with dignity, how dignity can restore a broken relationship, why leaders must understand the concept of dignity, and more. By choosing dignity as a way of life, Hicks shows, we open the way to greater peace within ourselves and to a safer and more humane world for all. For the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Dignity, Hicks has written a new preface that reflects on her experience helping communities and individuals understand the power of dignity and how it can lead to a more peaceful world. “Anyone who understands the importance of personal feelings and their fuel for conflict should consider Dignity as a powerful advisory and motivational guide.”—Midwest Book Review Winner of the 2012 Educator’s Award, given by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Oration on the Dignity of Man

Oration on the Dignity of Man
Author: Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1596983019
ISBN 13: 9781596983014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oration on the Dignity of Man Book Review:

An ardent treatise for the Dignity of Man, which elevates Humanism to a truly Christian level, making this writing as pertinent today as it was in the Fifteenth Century.

Faith in the Future

Faith in the Future
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Mercer University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780865545502
ISBN 13: 0865545502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith in the Future Book Review:

Faith in the Future addresses some of the major themes of our time: the fragmentation of our common culture, the breakdown of family and community life, the lack of moral direction, and the waning of religious belief. How, Sacks asks, can we construct a humane social order that honors human dignity and difference, one in which we can be both true to ourselves and a blessing to others? In the confusing state of postindustrial societies in the post-Cold War situation, can we give those who come after us a coherent map of hope? In treating such questions, Faith in the Future is structured in four parts. In the first, The Moral Covenant, Sacks touches on the broadest of issues: morality, the family, and the importance of communities in the life of society. In the second, Living Together, he asks how we can co-exist while remaining faithful to our distinctive identities and traditions. In the third, Jewish Ethics and Spirituality, he sketches some of Judaism's leading themes. There is such a thing, says, as an ecology of hope, and it lies in restoring to our culture a sense of family, community, and religious faith.

Human Dignity Human Rights and Responsibility

Human Dignity  Human Rights  and Responsibility
Author: Yechiel Michael Barilan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN 10: 0262304880
ISBN 13: 9780262304887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Dignity Human Rights and Responsibility Book Review:

A novel and multidisciplinary exposition and theorization of human dignity and rights, brought to bear on current issues in bioethics and biolaw. “Human dignity” has been enshrined in international agreements and national constitutions as a fundamental human right. The World Medical Association calls on physicians to respect human dignity and to discharge their duties with dignity. And yet human dignity is a term—like love, hope, and justice—that is intuitively grasped but never clearly defined. Some ethicists and bioethicists dismiss it; other thinkers point to its use in the service of particular ideologies. In this book, Michael Barilan offers an urgently needed, nonideological, and thorough conceptual clarification of human dignity and human rights, relating these ideas to current issues in ethics, law, and bioethics. Combining social history, history of ideas, moral theology, applied ethics, and political theory, Barilan tells the story of human dignity as a background moral ethos to human rights. After setting the problem in its scholarly context, he offers a hermeneutics of the formative texts on Imago Dei; provides a philosophical explication of the value of human dignity and of vulnerability; presents a comprehensive theory of human rights from a natural, humanist perspective; explores issues of moral status; and examines the value of responsibility as a link between virtue ethics and human dignity and rights. Barilan accompanies his theoretical claim with numerous practical illustrations, linking his theory to such issues in bioethics as end-of-life care, cloning, abortion, torture, treatment of the mentally incapacitated, the right to health care, the human organ market, disability and notions of difference, and privacy, highlighting many relevant legal aspects in constitutional and humanitarian law.

Decency and Difference

Decency and Difference
Author: Steven C Roach
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 0472131621
ISBN 13: 9780472131624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decency and Difference Book Review:

Decency remains one of the most prevalent yet least understood terms in today’s political discourse. In evoking respect, kindness, courage, integrity, reason, and tolerance, it has long expressed an unquestioned duty and belief in promoting and protecting the dignity of all persons. Today this unquestioned belief is in crisis. Tribalism and identity politics have both hindered and threatened its moral stability and efficacy. Still, many continue to undertheorize its political character by isolating it from the effects of identity politics. Decency and Difference argues that decency is a primary source of the political tension that has long shaped the struggles for power, identity, and justice in the global arena. It distinguishes among basic, conservative, and liberal strands of decency to critically examine the many conflicting and competing applications of decency in global politics. Together these different strands reflect a long and uneven evolution from the British and American empires to a global network of justice. This powerful book exposes the gaps of decency and the disparate ways it is practiced, thus addressing the global challenge of configuring a diverse political ethic of decency.

Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience
Author: Elizabeth Schmermund
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN 10: 1534500669
ISBN 13: 9781534500662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Disobedience Book Review:

Civil disobedience, the refusal to obey certain laws, is a method of protest famously articulated by philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay “Civil Disobedience.” Thoreau believed that protest became a moral obligation when laws collided with conscience. Since then, civil disobedience has been employed as a form of rebellion around the world. But is there a place for civil disobedience in democratic societies? When is civil disobedience justifiable? Is violence ever called for? Furthermore, how effective is civil disobedience?

Human Rights and Justice for All

Human Rights and Justice for All
Author: Carrie Booth Walling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2022-02-17
ISBN 10: 1000536807
ISBN 13: 9781000536805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights and Justice for All Book Review:

Human rights is an empowering framework for understanding and addressing justice issues at local, domestic, and international levels. This book combines US-based case studies with examples from other regions of the world to explore important human rights themes – the equality, universality, and interdependence of human rights, the idea of international crimes, strategies of human rights change, and justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of human rights violations. From Flint and Minneapolis to Xinjiang and Mt. Sinjar, this book challenges a wide variety of readers – students, professors, activists, human rights professionals, and concerned citizens – to consider how human rights apply to their own lives and equip them to be changemakers in their own communities.

Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks
Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson,Aaron W. Hughes
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2013-07-25
ISBN 10: 9004249818
ISBN 13: 9789004249813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jonathan Sacks Book Review:

This volume features the thought and writings of Jonathan Sacks, one of today’s leading Jewish public thinkers. It brings together an intellectual portrait, four of his most original and influential philosophical essays, and an interview with him.

Dressing with Dignity

Dressing with Dignity
Author: Colleen Hammond
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2005-06-24
ISBN 10: 1618901966
ISBN 13: 9781618901965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dressing with Dignity Book Review:

In this ground-breaking book, Colleen Hammond challenges today s fashions and provides you the information you need to protect yourself and your loved ones from the onslaught of tasteless, immodest clothing. Colleen Hammond shares real-life examples of how women can accentuate the grace and beauty of their femininity, and she shows that modest definitely does not mean frumpy !! DRESSING WITH DIGNITY covers it all . . . The history and forces behind the changes in fashion. How to talk to teenagers about the privilege of femininity so they will want to dress with dignity. How to awaken chivalry in men and be treated with respect. How to regain and teach the lost charm of interior and exterior femininity! How to dress in an attractive, dignified, classy manner! Specific documents about manners of dress from the Magisterium, the Popes and the Saints. Comprehensive guidelines for choosing tasteful attire. Resources on where to find beautiful, modest clothing. And much, much more!