Mighty Be Our Powers

Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to liberation that will touch all who dream of a better world.

Author: Leymah Gbowee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780984295142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize shares her inspirational, powerful story of how a group of women working together created an unstoppable force that brought peace to Liberia. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that destroyed her country and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Propelled by her realization that it is women and girls who suffer most during conflicts, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action. She helped organize and then lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that engaged in public protest, confronted Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace-and became an international leader who changed history, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work, and fiercely advocates for girls' empowerment and leadership. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to liberation that will touch all who dream of a better world.

Mighty Be Our Powers

Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to liberation that will touch all who dream of a better world.

Author: Leymah Gbowee

Publisher: Beast Books

ISBN: 0984295194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Recounts the experiences of the Liberian activist, who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, as she discusses how she united Christian and Muslim women to campaign for an end to war in her nation.

Mighty Be Our Powers

Recounts the experiences of a Liberian activist as she discusses how she united Christian and Muslim women to campaign for an end to war in her nation.

Author: Perseus

Publisher: Beast Books

ISBN: 0984295151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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Recounts the experiences of a Liberian activist as she discusses how she united Christian and Muslim women to campaign for an end to war in her nation.

Mighty Be Our Powers

In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia's women together--and together they led a nation to peace.

Author: Leymah Gbowee

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 1459638956

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

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In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia's women together--and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realization that it is women who suffer most during conflicts--and that the power of women working together can create an unstoppable force. In 2003, the passionate and charismatic Gbowee helped organize and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace.--From publisher description.

Mighty Be Their Powers

Defy a dictator. Unite your people. End a war. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends.

Author: Leymah Gbowee

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9780730496762

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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How sisterhood, prayer and sex changed a nation at war. Defy a dictator. Unite your people. End a war. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country - and shattered Gbowee's girlhood hopes and dreams. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realisation that it is women who suffer most during conflicts - and that the power of women working together can create an unstoppable force. In 2003, Gbowee helped organise and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. Mighty Be Our Powers is a gripping chronicle of Gbowee's journey from hopelessness to empowerment and how, together with the women of Liberia, she delivered peace to a nation.'Mighty Be Our Powers reminds us that even in the worst of times, humanity's best can shine through' - ARCHBISHOP DESMOND tUtU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Final Gifts

Caring for aging parents may be today’s defining midlife experience—and Carol Mithers went through it in multiples.

Author: Carol Mithers

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781940838793

Category: Family & Relationships

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Caring for aging parents may be today’s defining midlife experience—and Carol Mithers went through it in multiples. Four aging relatives needed her at once, while she was working and raising her own family, sweeping her into a place she calls elderworld. The experience changed her forever. This memoir, funny, sad, brutally honest, and ultimately life-affirming, is a must for every member of the “sandwich generation.”

She Takes a Stand

“I saw no future at all”: Mighty Be Our Powers, 36. “The port smelled of death and destruction”: Mighty Be Our Powers, 37. “I was twenty-six, penniless, broken”: Mighty Be Our Powers, 69. “You are in the Valley of Misery”: Mighty Be Our ...

Author: Michael Elsohn Ross

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613730294

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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In an age of "slacktivism" and fleeting social media fame, She Takes a Stand offers a realistic look at the game-changing decisions, high stakes, and bold actions of women and girls around the world working to improve their personal situations and the lives of others. This inspiring collection of short biographies features the stories of extraordinary figures past and present who have dedicated their lives to fighting for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive rights, and world peace. Budding activists will be inspired by antilynching crusader and writer Ida B. Wells, birth control educator and activist Margaret Sanger, girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai, Gulabi Gang founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women, Dana Edell, who works against the sexualization of women and girls in the media, and many others. Including related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of activist organizations readers can explore in person or online, She Takes a Stand is an essential resource for classroom reports or for any young person passionate about making a difference.

Nonviolent Action

Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers, 141. 30.Ibid. 31.Ibid., 153. 32.Navarro, “Women of Liberia.” 33.Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers, 160. 34.Navarro, “Women of Liberia.” 35. Gbowee,Mighty BeOur Powers, 161–62. 36.Eliza Griswold, “Firebrand for ...

Author: Ronald J. Sider

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781441221711

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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There are numerous examples throughout history of effective nonviolent action. Nonviolent protesters defied the Soviet Empire's communist rulers, Gandhi's nonviolent revolution defeated the British Empire, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s peaceful civil-rights crusade changed American history. Recent scholarship shows that nonviolent revolutions against injustice and dictatorship are actually more successful than violent campaigns. In this book, noted theologian and bestselling author Ron Sider argues that the search for peaceful alternatives to violence is not only a practical necessity in the wake of the twentieth century--the most bloody in human history--but also a moral demand of the Christian faith. He presents compelling examples of how nonviolent action has been practiced in history and in current social-political situations to promote peace and oppose injustice, showing that this path is a successful and viable alternative to violence.

The Jihad of Jesus

Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers, 50. “2009 Gruber Foundation Women's Rights Prize.” Gruberprizes.org. Online: http://gruber.yale.edu/womens-rights/press/2009-gruber-womensrights-prize-press-release 532. 533. Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers, ...

Author: Dave Andrews

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498217750

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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We are caught up in the cycle of so-called "holy wars." In The Jihad of Jesus, Dave Andrews argues that while this inter-communal conflict is endemic, it is not inevitable. Depending on our understanding, our religions can be either a source of escalating conflict or a resource for overcoming inter-communal conflict; and for our religions to be a resource for overcoming conflict, we need to understand the heart of all true religion as open-hearted compassionate spirituality. In the light of an open-hearted compassionate spirituality, we can reclaim the word "jihad" from extremists who have (mis)appropriated it as a call to "holy war," and reframe it, in truly Qur'anic terms, as a "sacred nonviolent struggle for justice"; and we can reconsider Jesus, as he is in the Gospels, not as a poster boy for Christians fighting crusades against Muslims, but as "a strong-but-gentle Messianic figure" who can bring Christians and Muslims together. As this book shows, many Christians and Muslims have found Isa (Jesus) and the Bismillah (celebrating the mercy, grace, and compassion of God) as common ground upon which they can stand and work for the common good. The Jihad of Jesus is a handbook for reconciliation and action: a do-it-yourself guide for all Christians and Muslims who want to move beyond the "clash of civilizations," join the jihad of Jesus, and struggle for justice and peace nonviolently side by side.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion Conflict and Peacebuilding

Gboweh, Mighty Be Our Powers, 137. Marshall et al., “Women in Religious Peacebuilding,” 8; Jordan, “Women and Conflict Transformation,” 139. Diane D'Souza, “Creating Spaces: Interreligious Initiatives for Peace,” in Coward and Smith, ...

Author: Atalia Omer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190217945

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. Looking far beyond the traditional parameters of the field, the contributors engage deeply with the legacies of colonialism, missionary activism, secularism, orientalism, and liberalism as they relate to the discussion of religion, violence, and nonviolent transformation and resistance. Featuring numerous case studies from various contexts and traditions, the volume is organized thematically into five different parts. It begins with an up-to-date mapping of scholarship on religion and violence, and religion and peace. The second part explores the challenges related to developing secularist theories on peace and nationalism, broadening the discussion of violence to include an analysis of cultural and structural forms. In the third section, the chapters explore controversial topics such as religion and development, religious militancy, and the freedom of religion as a keystone of peacebuilding. The fourth part locates notions of peacebuilding in spiritual practice by focusing on constructive resources within various traditions, the transformative role of rituals, youth and interfaith activism in American university campuses, religion and solidarity activism, scriptural reasoning as a peacebuilding practice, and an extended reflection on the history and legacy of missionary peacebuilding. The volume concludes by looking to the future of peacebuilding scholarship and the possibilities for new growth and progress. Bringing together a diverse array of scholars, this innovative handbook grapples with the tension between theory and practice, cultural theory, and the legacy of the liberal peace paradigm, offering provocative, elastic, and context-specific insights for strategic peacebuilding processes.