In this concise, user friendly volume, author John Renard introduces readers to the major historical, cultural, spiritual, and theological points of interest about Buddhism, from its beginnings in India through its major developments in east and southeast Asia. this book is arranged in brief, readable and thematically organised.
Inflaming mind and heart
This book offers insights on various aspects of life and personality, from a prismatic perspective. each chapter works out a "theme" with a collection of inspirational input from "unknown authors" that have appeared at some time or other on the internet.These have been slightly adapted or edited.
Pray for me
Pray for me the life and spiritual vision of Pope Francis, first Pope from the Americas.from the founder and editor of inside the Vatican magazine, the world's most well informed, comprehensive monthly on the Roman Catholic Church, comes this enlightening introduction to the life and spiritual teachings of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, the first Pope of the Americas.
The human right to peace
The peoples of the earth have the sacred right to peace. That is the focus and conviction of this book. building on a long carer in politics, diplomacy and social activism, the author examines the requirements of peace in a post September 11 world. living as we do in a world driven by excessive militarism, some people doubt peace can be achieved at all, to the extent that they even discount the emerging right to peace. Acton is urgently needed. We must build a just world if humanity is to survive. The culture of war can and must be changed into a culture of peace. This book, which combine the voice of experience with the passion of commitment on the part of the author, debunks the theory of the inevitability of war. It goes on to demonstrate that the modern world possess enough creativity and the political and legal tools needed to