Description : "An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other Like most lives, Mary Pipher’s is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Midwestern towns, the nurturing daughter of a doctor mother and a restless, jack-of-all-trades father. Later, as a wife, mother, and therapist, she was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, Pipher experienced a meltdown. She realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began the long journey to a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy. In Seeking Peace, Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love. Candid, surprising and moving, Seeking Peace offers a map for our own journey toward a more fulfilling, more joyously lived life.
Description : “If inner peace and a sense of justice come only from God [Proverbs 29:26; Shadrach et al. vs. Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 3] and we yearn for both when in conflict, why do we not appropriate them from God when in conflict? 1 John 4:18 suggests it is because we stand paralyzed in fear, for our love is not fully mature. But how can that be true for a forgiven believer—unless our image of God is not correct?” “The author argues that our fear flows from an image of God as an angry judge, judging us from his Torah, a penal code of crime and punishment. But why do we think that when Christ on the cross wipes our sins away and gives us a spirit of sonship? [Romans 8:15]. Do we think it because we think our thousand-year Western legal tradition is biblically based and we subconsciously read it into Torah? What if that premise is wrong? After all, Torah originally meant instructions or teachings, not law.” “Mr. Bontrager reexamines the nature of God and his Word in view of Torah as a gracious gift of instructions to people blinded by sin, living in a fallen world, offered to us by God to guide us in working through conflict according to his ways, thereby finding peace and justice [Psalm 119].”
Description : The resolution of the civil war in El Salvador coincided with the end of the Cold War. After two years of negotiations and a decade-long effort to implement the peace accords, this work examines how peace was made and whether it has endured.
Description : Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 88.8, , course: M.A. International Relations, language: English, abstract: There have been series of attempts to resolve the civil war peacefully by political arrangements until the Rajapaksa regime decided to declare war against LTTE in 2006. The first peace rounds were marked by Bandaranaike and Chelvanayagam in 1957. The Senanayake- Chelvanayagam peace talks in 1965 followed by Round Table conference 1983, All Party conference 1984, Thimpu Bhutan talks in 1985, Political Parties conference of 1986, Indo Sri Lanka Accords, All Party Conference of 1989, Dialogue with the LTTE in 1990, Select Committee of Parliament, Jaffa Peace talks of 1995 and Ceasefire agreement and peace talks in 2001. The entire peace process in Sri Lanka failed in finding a political solution to the ethnic conflict. Particularly, the Indo- Sri Lanka Peace Accords and the 2002 Peace process were able to gain international attention. However, the failure of the peace process changed the political map of Sri Lanka in a larger context. The failure of 1987 and 2001 peace activities problematized the international involvement in the peace process in Sri Lanka. With these contextual annotations, the author looks at the catastrophe of the peace process of Sri Lanka through two case studies: 1987 Indo- Sri Lanka Peace Accords and 2002 Peace rounds. The final portion of the paper describes the linkages between human security approach and peace agreements in Sri Lanka.
Description : World War III rages on Earth, so bloody and violent humanity is at risk of wiping itself out. A desperate plan is formed. 412 pilgrims from around the world are gathered and trained. After months of preparation the S. S. Amity is launched. It's mission: To seek out a new home, far from the war-torn Earth.
Description : Perhaps the most inclusive, sweeping, and insightful history ever written about the North American Mennonite saga. Both authors are eminent historians. Royden Loewen is Professor of History, with a chair in Mennonite Studies, at the University of Winnipeg. Steven M. Nolt is Professor of History at Goshen (IN) College. Both authors of this book bring to the task the insights of "social history." As such, they focus on people in many geographical environments rather than on institutional development and theological controversy. Readable, understandable, and incisive. Appeals to all ages and all groups.
Description : Personal Fulfillment Inner peace is happiness of the spirit that results from an absence of anxiety within, it comes from an internal and natural source – the soul. Learn how to program your mind for joy in order to live a richer and more complete life of personal fulfillment. Dr. Nkut’s experience and research working with people to cope with life challenges has become a blueprint for spiritual growth. Yet, like all things, one has to be motivated to move forward towards this goal. Having interviewed hundreds of people on strategies for dealing with difficulties in their lives, Nkut teaches the strategies you need to become a master artist for cultivating inner peace: generating positive emotions becoming mentally tough unleashing your brainpower developing a sense of purpose being free from toxic emotions filling yourself with passion developing a forgiving spirit cultivating a joyous feeling Dr. Nkut is a well-respected entrepreneur, philanthropist, and family physician in Ontario, Canada, and has inspired people to take control of their health so that they lead better lives. His organization, Equity Trust Finance, provides financial assistance and inspiration to people in Cameroon, West Africa. www.alfrednkut.com
Description : On the roots of the conflict, politics, economics, superpower and UN impact. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description : This book will help you achieve your dreams and goals if: You want to live life abundantly You desire to be financially secure You would like a happy marriage You plan to rear and educate children You expect to help with your grandchildren You support your church and charities You look forward to a comfortable retirement You are looking for inner peace and financial freedom You dream of living by the sea, in the mountains, or in the desert You love to travel