MY HOME AND NATIVE LAND is a story based on factual events, about the struggles of a young man growing up in a tribal family with a drug addiction environment. By the in family ignorance and under different circumstances he habitually was changed in behavior. Some events are based on real life of a native child. This is the story of Frances, as told by him. His life starts when he born in a tribal community of North America. His people have great Expectations for him to learn humility, and the value culture of the tribe, Frances tells the story of the other aspects of life in his community and family within invisible boundaries which could not make him a better child. He tells how much a child needs the care from his family to grown up a better human. His life as a foster child and how it affected his life is explored. He speaks of the pressure to use drugs and commit crimes to survive. Through his story he shows how the fake freedom of drugs and sex without restrictions or boundaries in families affects in the life of children and burns their soul.
Why do people leave the Church? A bad experience, loss of interest, anger, misunderstanding -- the list could be a long one. Once out of the Church, why do people feel the need to come back? Illness, death, good fortune, personal crisis -- again, it could be a long list. But how do you come back? For some people this is a real problem -- they don't know how to come back to the Church.This book is about "Catholics Returning Home," a six-week support program that is aimed at helping Catholics return to the Church. The program uses a non-judgmental approach that is designed to recognize the feelings of each participant, and to help each participant understand that they are not alone. Program activities point out shared experiences and help participants to view old problems in a new light. Although "Catholics Returning Home" is presented as a lay team outreach ministry to non-practicing Catholics, the program encourages clergy participation especially in the area of the changes brought about by Vatican II. Suggestions for publicizing the program and recommendations for follow-up with program participants combine to make Inviting Catholics Home an effective evangelization resource.This program allows you to take part in one of the most rewarding ministries in the Church today, a ministry of reconciliation and healing, a ministry that begins by Inviting Catholics Home.
Throughout history, social and intellectual crises have given rise to compelling suggestions for reform steeped in various progressive sensibilities. For example, within the discipline of criminology -- particularly during the 1980a (TM)s and 1990a (TM)s -- a number of unconventional theoretical perspectives emerged that sought to challenge many of the assumptions embedded within its own mainstream discourse, and to propose alternative solutions for meaningful, sustainable change. Conceived of as "critical" in overarching orientation, these efforts to rethink the foundations of criminological verstehen can be traced to several specific theoretical and methodological strands of inquiry (e.g., anarchism, peacemaking, chaos theory, postmodernism). Though distinct in some respects, these emerging models are linked paradigmatically by their shared discontent with conventional criminological thought and by their radicalized posture toward existing and previously unexamined epistemic crises. Collectively, this is an agenda for reform that seeks to establish a more humane and just social order, particularly as citizens and society confront the institutional and communal problems posed by crime, delinquency, and deviance.
Theory, Justice, and Social Change: Theoretical Integrations and Critical Applications represents a provocative series of essays that systematically reviews or extends the role of critical social theory in fostering justice and change in several relevant, though problematic, social contexts. Mindful of the need to address both conceptual exegeses and pragmatic concerns, the articles contained in this volume grapple with the ongoing "double crisis" that confronts theory and practice in the construction of knowledge. By appropriating and integrating various insights from several heterodox and critically animated lines of inquiry, each chapter deftly exposes where and how conventional sociological and criminological thought has failed to effectively address such human social issues as homelessness, mental illness, minority rights, juvenile justice, global violence, and criminal punishment. In doing so, Theory, Justice, and Social Change provides new and much needed direction regarding theory development in the social sciences, and indicates why charting such a course of theory/action yields more enlightened prospects for justice and change in society and in our lives.
The Sails Take-Home Library features two sets of stimulating texts to support take-home reading programs. The books are filled with amusing characters, humorous situations and colourful pictures, to engage students and encourage them to read outside the classroom. The inclusion of Parent Notes in each book enables parents to play an integral part in strengthening their child's reading skills.
The Sails Take-Home Library features an exciting mix of titles in both Set A and Set B. Covering a variety of genres and styles, the vibrant mix of fiction and non-fiction titles will engage every student.
This reader is classified as Reading Level 5 / Fountas and Pinnell Level D. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.