Poverty and Social Work Issues
Three Cups of Tea
One Man's Mission to Promote Peace -- One School at a Time
Paperback ISBN: 0143038257
Traces how the author, having been rescued and resuscitated by Himalayan villagers after a failed attempt to climb K2, worked to build schools that would benefit the young girls who were forbidden an education by Taliban restrictions.
Rich Christians In An Age Of Hunger
Moving From Affluence To Generosity
Paperback ISBN: 0849945305
Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first published Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dramatic reduction in world hunger since then, 34,000 children still die daily of starvation and preventable disease, and 1.3 billion people, worldwide, remain in abject poverty. So, the professor of theology went back to re-examine the issues by twenty-first century standards. Finding that Conservatives blame morally reprehensible individual choices, and Liberals blame constrictive social and economic policy, Dr. Sider finds himself agreeing with both sides. In this new look at an age-old problem, he offers not only a detailed explanation of the causes, but also a comprehensive series of practical solutions, in the hopes that Christians like him will choose to make a difference.
Change the World, Change Your Life
Discover Your Life Purpose Through Service
Paperback ISBN: 1573244635
18,000 children die of hunger every day. By 2030, there will be no glaciers in Glacier National Park. 47 million Americans do not have health insurance. The economy's in turmoil. Job loss. Foreclosures. Illiteracy. It's easy to feel powerless in the face of such depressing news. And yet many people in today's generations are more eager than ever to get involved, to do something, anything, to improve the world. They crave meaningful lives that are worth remembering. Change the World, Change Your Life shows you how to get involved and effectively address the problems you care about most, from your own backyard to the world stage. It provides a blueprint for being of service and includes practical resources for making a difference in a way that will also change your life. Interlaced with stories of individuals who have found ways to give, large and small, it is exactly the right book for these times.
A Future for the Excluded
Job Creation and Income Generation by the Poor : Clodomir Santos De Morais and the Organizational Workshop
Paperback ISBN: 1856497038
Some 20 contributions introduce the experiences of grassroots development workers who have applied the ideas of the Organizational Workshop, developed by de Morais, and capacitation in diverse settings, including Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How It Can Renew America
Paperback ISBN: 0312428928
In a best-selling book, the author proposes an ambitious national strategy to address key issues in climate change and energy shortages, identifying the factors that have contributed to current circumstances while outlining an American-led revolution of clean-technology solutions. . 400,000 first printing. A New York Times and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year.
The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Hardcover ISBN: 1585421499
Including recipes from such acclaimed vegetarian culinary pioneers such as Alice Waters and Nora Pouillon, the author and her daughter present a thought-provoking book that traces their odyssey around the world to unearth the greatest obstacles we face at the new millennium, where they found practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger. 35,000 first printing.