The Radical Practice of Loving Everyone

The Radical Practice of Loving Everyone
Author: Michael J. Chase,Michael Chase
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2013-05-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781401942021

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Is "loving everyone" really possible, as the title of Michael J. Chase’s new book suggests? The answer may surprise you, as he chronicles his journey toward enlightenment, gaining insight from a very unlikely source—a four-legged guru named Mollie, who happens to be the most lovable yet mischievous dog in the world. In his attempt to understand her ability to unconditionally love all, Chase begins to see the world through his best friend’s eyes, especially during their morning walks. Mollie’s hilarious antics and maddening behavior ultimately lead to profound insights learned at the other end of the leash. Written with heart and sidesplitting humor, this one-of-a-kind true story of friendship and a divine albeit outrageous dog delivers on its promise to reveal a pathway toward enlightenment . . . and brings each of us one step closer to loving everyone.

Radical Christian Voices and Practice

Radical Christian Voices and Practice
Author: Zoë Bennett,David B. Gowler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-01-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780191613296

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On the margins of the biblical canon and on the boundaries of what are traditionally called 'mainstream' Christian communities there have been throughout history writings and movements which have been at odds with the received wisdom and the consensus of establishment opinion. If one listens carefully, these dissident voices are reflected in the Bible itself-whether in the radical calls for social change from the Hebrew Bible prophets, with Jesus the apocalyptic prophet who also demanded social and economic justice for his oppressed people, or perhaps from the apocalyptic tradition's millenarian visions. The use of the Bible has been fertile ground throughout Christian history for prophetic calls for radical change within society as a whole and the church in particular. The essays contained in this volume examine aspects of this radical tradition, its doctrine, hermeneutics, pedagogy, and social action. They offer a sustained development of the theme of the Bible and its reception and appropriation in the context of radical practices, and an exposition of the imaginative possibilities of radical engagement with the Bible in inclusive social contexts. Part 1 treats New Testament texts directly-the Lukan writings, Paul and the Book of Revelation; Part 2 explores some examples of reception history and of radical appropriation of the Bible in history and literature; Part 3 addresses contemporary issues in liberation theology and public theology. This book is a Festschrift in honour of Professor Christopher Rowland, the Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture in the University of Oxford.

Socially Just Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice

Socially Just  Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice
Author: Charlie Cooper,Sinéad Gormally,Gill Hughes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2015-10-12
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781137393593

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Challenging dominant discourses in neoliberal marketized societies about working with disconnected young people, this book argues that alternative, radical approaches to formal and informal education are necessary to challenge repressive practices, and to help build a more equal, socially-just society.

Transforming Social Work Practice

Transforming Social Work Practice
Author: Jan Fook,Bob Pease
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-01-08
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781136849404

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Transforming Social Work Practice shows that postmodern theory offers new strategies for social workers concerned with political action and social justice. It explores ways of developing practice frameworks, paradigms and principles which take advantage of the perspectives offered by postmodern theory without totally abandoning the values of modernity and the Enlightenment project of human emancipation. Case studies demonstrate how these perspectives can be applied to practice.

Radical Social Work Today

Radical Social Work Today
Author: Michael Lavalette
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781847428172

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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the seminal text Radical Social Work (1975), this volume has been compiled to explore the radical tradition within social work and assess its legacy, relevance and prospects. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduates studying social work, as well as social work academics and researchers.

Social Work for Lazy Radicals

Social Work for Lazy Radicals
Author: Jane Fenton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2019-04-12
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781352002461

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Be proud to be a lazy radical! This textbook makes the case for a radical approach to social work that can be embraced by everyone. It's an approach based on real empathy and an understanding of oppression, of managerialism, of the moral heart of social work, of humanism and of the effects of neoliberal hegemony. Jane Fenton provides a model of radical practice for students and social workers who are committed to 'doing the right thing', and who want to develop their own framework for practice. This book will appeal to students who are activists, but want to frame their individual-level practice in a meaningful way, and to those who are non-activist and non-political but simply want to be good social workers. It will give a political and moral understanding of social work practice and lead to confident, value-based and enjoyable social work.

Five Practices Radical Hospitality

Five Practices   Radical Hospitality
Author: Robert Schnase
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2008-08-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781426722554

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Focus on the Five Practices: A Congregation-Wide Initiative Based on the book, Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation by Bishop Robert Schnase Imagine a congregation-wide focus on these practices that includes a five week sermon series, five weeks with every household reading daily devotions and sharing prayers on these practices, five weeks of leadership teams and small groups stimulated to take new initiatives, five weeks of conversation and commitment focused on the mission of the church. These are the practices that lead to excellence and fruitfulness, and they can change your church. Imagine! Five Practices - Radical Hospitality is a planning workbook for use in group study. It helps lead the group to develop a plan to implement Radical Hospitality in your congregation. FREE TEACHING GUIDE! Click here to download the free Teaching Guide for "Radical Hospitality."

Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation

Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation
Author: Kathryn McNeilly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2017-08-03
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781134990665

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Against the recent backdrop of sociopolitical crisis, radical thinking and activism to challenge the oppressive operation of power has increased. Such thinkers and activists have aimed for radical social transformation in the sense of challenging dominant ways of viewing the world, including the neoliberal illusion of improving the welfare of all while advancing the interests of only some. However, a question mark has remained over the utility of human rights in this activity and the capability of rights to challenge, as opposed to reinforce, discourses such as liberalism, capitalism, internationalism and statism. It is at this point that the present work aims to intervene. Drawing upon critical legal theory, radical democratic thinking and feminist perspectives, Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation seeks to reassess the radical possibilities for human rights and explore how rights may be re-engaged as a tool to facilitate radical social change via the concept of ‘human rights to come’. This idea proposes a reconceptualisation of human rights in theory and practice which foregrounds human rights as inherently futural and capable of sustaining a critical relation to power and alterity in radical politics.