Rev. Kenneth Davis, OFM Conv., MA, D.Min. 1. U.S. Hispanic Catholics 2. Latino Youth Ministry 3. Latino Popular Piety as Resource and Gift 4. Leadership and Latinos Rev. Kenneth Davis works in the Hispanic Ministry. These four conferences address those Catholic Communities that work with Latinos. They communicate knowledge, experiences, and ways to understand the phenomenon of the Latin enculturation in the United States. Latinos give us their culture in the ways they live their faith. To accept their values of faith will make them feel at home. To invest in them, and negotiate their education means to pay off their gift. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rev. Kenneth Davis, D.Min.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pssp/000076/bk_pssp_000076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the autobiography of a Cuban refugee who immigrated to the United States in 1962 and decided to make Boston, Massachusetts, home for his family and future generations. He starts his life chronicle the day he, after much hassle with the abusive customs officers at Havana's International Airport, who do everything they can to ruin his life, finally lands in Miami, Florida. With no knowledge of the English language but a lot of hope and ambition, this young man, who as a child suffered a mild case of troubling Tourette's syndrome, starts by telling us his parents' history and dedication in a small town in Cuba and his own growth as a student abused intellectually for his ideas at a Jesuit high school. While in Boston he becomes the first Latino Boston banking executive and community leader, and eventually he takes much desired position as a college professor of information systems and holds six college degrees - one in Freudian psychoanalysis. He is also a bilingual newspaper columnist and writer and publisher of 10 Kindle books - all while raising a family of two children and five grandchildren. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert V Gallant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059704/bk_acx0_059704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1487, the king of Spain, acting through Tomás de Torquemada, the first inquisitor general of the holy office of the Spanish inquisition, orders the first of the murders. For the next five centuries priests, cardinals, royal officials, nobles, and bankers are manipulated and killed by the guardians of the fourth angel to protect a secret plot and a vast and relentlessly growing fortune.In the 21st century, Martín Ibarra Paz, a Cuban-American living in Miami, is famous for his work as the head of a team of architects designing and building a new capitol city in South America. Because his progenitors in Spain had been converted Jews, Martín becomes a target of the plot hatched by the reborn Spanish Inquisition.Takeshi Ishikawa, the Brazilian-Japanese president of the newly-formed and tenuous Latino union, is desperate to keep the new union together and prevent South America from lapsing back into garrulous political divisions. His daughter, Gina Ishikawa, is a reporter covering the ascendance of the young new pope. She digs into his genealogy and finds he is not the man he claims to be. A Vial Upon the Sun follows Gina as she teams with history professor Teodoro Lenin, television media technician Dennis Prinn, and revolutionary terrorist Nicolás Ibarra in a race across Latin America to save Martín and expose the New Inquisition to the world. Armed with nothing but their own knowledge, courage, and skills, they face paid assassins, a military coup, and a nuclear threat. A Vial Upon the Sun is co-authored by father and son James Codlin and Craig Codlin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thom Rivera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157149/bk_acx0_157149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a short story collection of five contemporary events, all fiction, with drama and humor entries. 1. "Double Cross": A young woman is relocated by the Witness Protection Program to a position as hospital admission director in another state. But an assassin hired by her imprisoned husband, finds her. But when they meet, the unexpected happens. 2. "The Little Statue": An illegal Latino immigrant loses his job and becomes homeless, and lives on the street. A female police officer befriends him and tries to convince him to seek refuge on a cold snowy night. But unwilling to go to a shelter, and alone, he slowly freezes to death. But toward the end he, has a vision of his favorite saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and he becomes peaceful, serene, and joyful. 3. "Private Gagliardi Meets the Army": A young 19-year-old man, with an exceptionally high IQ, joins the US Army and befuddles his sergeant with his amazing knowledge. But as he solves problems with ease, his sergeant becomes jealous and plans to get back at him, which only back-fires as the unruffled private continues to astound his fellow soldiers. 4. "The Black and White Roses": A married couple buy a cemetery lot in their hometown, planning ahead for the future. But later, as they revisit the site, they are shocked to see bouquets of black and white roses laying on the lot. There is no note or any other indication of who might have left them, and they become increasingly fearful as other bouquets reappear each time the others are removed. 5. "Momma's Gonna Have a Baby": A 70-year-old widow is shocked to learn that she is pregnant at a routine medical examination by her doctor. After the fact settles in her mind, she becomes overjoyed at the news. However, her feelings are not shared by her two married daughters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Brogadir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045534/bk_acx0_045534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama's quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history. The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history. With huge victories in the 2010 midterm elections, the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right. The 2012 contest offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract that dated back to the New Deal. Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in 19 states to rig the election by suppressing Democratic votes, Obama repelled the assault and navigated the nation back toward the center. In The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Jonathan Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and of the presidential campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight. More than a campaign book, this is the epic story of an embattled president facing a historic moment he considered more pivotal than 2008. Alter relates the untold story behind Obama's highs and lows, from his daring decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his run-ins with black and Latino activists he expected to be his firm allies. There are fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes, and the online haters who suffer from "Obama Derangement Syndrome". Alter takes us inside the GOP "clown car" primaries as well as Obama's disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama's analytics geeks working out of "The Cave" and the man who secretly videotaped Mitt Romney's infamous comments on the "47 percent". The Center Holds, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Alter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006325/bk_sans_006325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Social work and relational theory have long been clinical comrades, given their shared goals and ideals. This close fit continues to be productive as client populations and their needs grow more diverse.Clinical Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations sorts through vital matters of race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion and social status--and addresses groups and issues often seen in practice but rarely encountered in print--with a profound understanding of the healing power of relational-based treatment. Case examples illustrate all stages of social work process, offering practice guidelines for working with members of diverse groups while emphasizing the uniqueness of every therapeutic dyad. The coverage recognizes the multiple relationships that comprise individuals' lives as well as the individuality that co-exists within group identity. And the contributors carefully show readers how to check themselves for biases and us-versus-them thinking and how to develop confidence along with clinical skills. Included in this first-of-its-kind text:· Practice technique and research support for relational therapy.· Whiteness: Deconstruction of a practice paradox.· Racial and ethnic diversity, including African American, Latino, Asian American, and Asian Indian clients.· Religious diversity: evangelical Christians, Muslim, and Orthodox Jewish clients.· Diversity of sexual identity: LGBT clients.· Diversity of life-altering experiences: combat veterans, reentry from incarceration, homelessness.· Plus: background chapters providing a framework for applying relational theory to social work.Bridging the knowledge gaps between the diversity literature and the practical literature, Relational Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations supplies clinical social work professionals, educators, and counselors with tools and concepts for effective, efficient practice.
The ethnic population in the U.S. continues to increase in cities and urban areas. For meeting public needs and building healthy urban parks and recreation services, the perceptions, values and needs of our nation's growing multicultural, diverse ethnic minority populations with respect to urban parks and forests and their management need in-depth assessment. Existing research on how ethnic and sociocultural background affects recreational experiences is inadequate. This knowledge gap hinders a recreation manager's ability to provide a high quality recreation experience for visitors. This study examined differences in outdoor recreation preferences and participation patterns both across and within selected population subgroups, i.e., Hispanic/Latino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, African American, and Anglo or White groups. More specifically, this study explored: a) inter-ethnic variations in outdoor recreation characteristics (patterns, activity participation, and preferences) across various population subgroups and b) the influence of acculturation on intra-ethnic variability in outdoor recreation characteristics (patterns, activity participation, and preferences).
This project used a pilot evaluation tool to measure success of an intervention, Jump Into Food and Fitness (JIFF), a nutrition and exercise program geared towards children. The program was evaluated for its effectiveness in the Latino population in central Ohio. The evaluation tool was used to evaluate knowledge attained as well as behavior changes associated with the program. The results and limitations of the study are discussed within.
There is a broad consensus that the United States' immigration system is broken, yet the political momentum behind the movement has not yet led to a consensus on how to fix it. This momentum has stemmed from the agreement that we have an immigration "crisis" on our hands - millions of undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States under increasingly harsh conditions, tremendous spending on border security and enforcement measures without protection of civil rights, changing voter demographics, and other pressing issues have ushered in the moment for immigration reform. This book presents research and policy recommendations from leading U.S. immigration experts and scholars, who have many valuable insights and nuanced perspectives to offer to the current debate on immigration reform. The goal of this immigration study is to disseminate knowledge and policy recommendations to scholars, government officials, the media, and the general policy community on vital issues regarding the present question of immigration reform. This book discusses the future prospects of immigration reform and delves into various details, options, and obstacles related to immigration reform. The chapters presented shed light on a number of issues that are currently being debated in the immigration bill. Some of them address the salience of the immigration issue in Latino political behavior and the impact of demographic context. Other papers hone in on the landscape of legislative initiatives addressing immigration at the state and local levels, and some authors address the implications of immigration reform for the labor market and economic climate. The book will be of interest to both scholars and policy-makers concerned with immigration in the United States.