Strangers in This World: Multireligious Reflections on Immigration

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:40 AM  //  Resources

By Hussam S. Timani (Author, Editor), Allen G. Jorgenson (Editor), Alexander Y. Hwang (Editor) With a chapter by Ray Aldred Immigration is one of the most hotly debated topics today. But, the question involves more than politics and emotion; it includes such critical issues as law, justice, human rights, human dignity, and freedom. Strangers in […]

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A Future Beyond Growth: Towards a steady state economy

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:39 AM  //  Resources

By Haydn Washington (Editor) and Paul Twomey (Editor) With a chapter by James Magnus-Johnston There is a fundamental denial at the centre of why we have an environmental crisis – a denial that ignores that endless physical growth on a finite planet is impossible. Nature provides the ecosystem services that support our civilisation, thus making […]

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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:38 AM  //  Resources

By Svanibor Pettan (Editor) and Jeff Todd Titon (Editor) Applied studies scholarship has triggered a not-so-quiet revolution in the discipline of ethnomusicology. The current generation of applied ethnomusicologists has moved toward participatory action research, involving themselves in musical communities and working directly on their behalf. The essays in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, edited […]

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Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:37 AM  //  Resources

By Emily Welty (Editor), Matthew Bolton (Editor), Meghana Nayak (Editor), Christopher Malone (Editor) Occupying Political Science is a collection of critical essays by New York based scholars, researchers, and activists, which takes an unconventional look at the Occupy Wall Street movement through concepts found in the field of political science. Both normative and descriptive in […]

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Citizenship: Paul on Peace and Politics

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:37 AM  //  Resources

By Gordon Zerbe In this stimulating collection of essays, Zerbe offers “a revisiting of Paul’s theological vision and practical activism around the theme of citizenship." The chapters in the book are organized according to the citizenship themes of loyalty, mutuality, and security. Essays in the first section, "loyalty," draw attention to the fundamental personal and […]

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International Social Development: Canadian Social Work Experiences and Perspectives

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:36 AM  //  Resources

By Tuula Heinonen (Editor), Julie Drolet (Editor) With a chapter by Ray Vander Zaag This edited collection offers a range of the current theoretical concepts and perspectives that shape international social development today. Utilizing examples from actual social workers in regions such as Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, International Social Development brings together scholars […]

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Counselling Insights: Practical Strategies for Helping Others with Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and More

by  //  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 4:06 PM  //  Resources

Edited by Vicki Enns The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), one of CSOP’s partners, has just published a new book called “Counselling Insights: Practical Strategies for Helping Others with Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and More” edited by CSOP instructor Vicki Enns. This book is a resource for clinical counselors as well as those who work […]

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Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:24 PM  //  Resources

By Jarem Sawatsky Want to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges? Is your mind succumbing to age? Is your body failing you? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES. Jarem Sawatsky saw the countless guides out there […]

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Seeking Cultures of Peace: A Peace Church Conversation

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:20 PM  //  Resources

By Fernando Enns (Editor), Scott Holland (Editor), and Ann Riggs (Editor) The essays in this book represent a contribution of the Historic Peace Churches (HPC) to the work of the World Council of Churches' Decade to Overcome Violence. They are divided into four sections: the first introduces the ecumenical context of this discussion, the history […]

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Just Peace: Ecumenical, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:16 PM  //  Resources

By Fernando Enns (Editor) and Annette Mosher (Editor) Christian theology and ethics have wrestled with the challenge to apply Jesus's central message of nonviolence to the injustices of this world. Is it not right to defend the persecuted by using violence? Is it unjust if the oppressed defend themselves-if necessary by the use of violence-in […]

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