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resources regarding the causes, solutions and human impacts of social problems


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    Adventist Student Retreat in Europe Studies Church and Social Justice Grade 11-Lifelong
    "Forty-five Adventist students from universities across Europe gathered at a farmhouse in Ter Aar, the Netherlands, for a thought-provoking weekend congress entitled, 'We Can’t Look Away: The Church and Social Justice.'”

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    Affirming Women in a World of Darkness - The Call to Arise and Shine Tertiary-Lifelong
    "We are the light when we stand for justice and truth in the public square, at work, in our homes, in churches. We dim that light when we indulge in pride, jealousy, strife, abuse, and immorality."

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    Appreciative Inquiry of Social Marketing Studies Between 2000 and 2009 Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This study draws on appreciative inquiry to understand how [social marketing] practice can be improved using a positive interventionist approach."

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    Aruna Papp - Dialogue with the First Adventist IndoCanadian Female Specialist in the Fight against Culture-Rooted Abuse of Women Tertiary
    "On March 9, 2013, Aruna Papp established a record. She became the first Adventist Indo-Canadian woman to represent Canada as a delegate to the United Nations Conference on Global Violence Against Women."

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    Beyond Walls - Building Bridges Through Public Art Tertiary-Lifelong
    "My goal is to direct energy to benefit the community and make it more beautiful. I am motivated by the potential that I see in these young people and want them to understand they have choices and can benefit their societies. I want to see them catch...

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    Daimon Drink - Ancient Greek and Roman Explanations for Drunkenness Tertiary-Lifelong
    The pleasures and pains of drunkenness is well documented in ancient Greek and Roman literature. Researchers purport that approximately 100 liters of wine was consumed per person per year. Thompson discusses the causes of drunkenness in ancient times and the...

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    Facilitating Payments - Bribes or Tips? Suggestions for International Organizations Regarding Facilitating Payment Customs Tertiary-Lifelong
    "In many parts of the world, facilitating payments are expected before legitimate official services will be supplied in a timely manner. To avoid an obstacle course of dubious regulations and prevent troublesome delays, most individuals and organizations...

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    Graciela Fuentes - Dialogue with an Adventist judge at the United Nations Grade 11-Lifelong
    "My mission regarding human rights is to help people understand that society as a whole is no stronger, no freer, than the individuals who compose the society."

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    Human Dignity in the Midst of War Lessons Grade 7-Grade 12
    Help your students become informed global citizens and understand war’s complexities through engaging lessons spanning cultures and time presented at the 2012 NAD teacher convention. Students read and interpret case studies and short stories while listening...

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    INFO Editorial: Connectedness - Human Relations, Learning, & Wellness Tertiary-Lifelong
    This issue "is a compilation of six articles that try to make a significant contribution to the theme of connectedness in business, education, and public health."

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    INFO Editorial: Globalization and Its Impact on Education, Economy, and Language Tertiary
    "The current issue of the journal analyzes the impact of globalization from the perspectives of economics, education, and language. While the word 'globalization' always seems to focus more on economics than other fields, it is time to look at its other...

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    INFO Editorial: Globalization, Ethics, and Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The world is becoming increasingly complex and interdependent. What happens in Costa Rica affects people in Kenya, and what happens in the Philippines affects people who live in China (and vice versa) in ways that it never did in years past. The concept...

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    Overcoming Tribal Violence - A Challenge for Contemporary Christianity Tertiary-Lifelong
    "From a selected survey of some recent scientific findings from archaeology and ancient history, the paper draws two main conclusions. First, we who now know enough to follow the Bible story back from Roman Palestine into prehistory can see humanity’s...

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    Poverty and Wealth - A Christian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Ondari notes that "though poverty is a relative concept, it is a multidimensional problem, encompassing not only the material aspects of human life but also its social, physical, mental and spiritual dimensions."

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    Precursors and Outcomes of Place Branding - A Conceptual Framework Tertiary-Lifelong
    A relatively new concept, place branding is unique from product branding in that its precursors include people, identity and heritage, special identity, and ambassador networks. If successful, place branding’s outcome is economic development.

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    Racism and Nationalism - The Biblical Teaching Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Any manifestation of racism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, tribalism, or casteism is unacceptable, not only from a humanitarian point of view, but also from a biblical perspective."

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    Schools of Public Health and their Role in Development Tertiary
    "Schools of public health have an important role in leadership for their local community, but also for the broader society. They should train health workers, influence public policy, and do research, as well as collaborating with health workers in other...

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    Signed and Sealed, but Not Delivered - A Socio-Political View of the Promises and Trials of Universal Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has prioritized the issue of equal access to education. That priority includes the empowerment of women through girls’ education and gender equality, education in emergencies and post-crisis education,...

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    Social Investment Funds and Social Responsibility - Do International Financial Institutions Deserve Special Treatment? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Mixed results of SIFs suggest a causal analysis of the situation based on legal standards of responsibility. This study explores the case of KALAHI-CIDSS in the Philippines; a community-driven development project funded through World Bank’s loans."

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    Sociobiology - Why Do Humans Behave as They Do? Grade 11-Tertiary
    The Bible and evolutionary biology differ in their answers to this question. In sociobiology theory, right or wrong behavior doesn't exist in a moral sense, only behavioral strategies with differing effects on inclusive fitness. Sociobiology may be considered...

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    Sociobiology and the Origins of Morality - a Christian Perspective -3-Lifelong
    Galusha considers the implications of the new developments in the behavioral and biological sciences by reflecting on two very similar obvservations of two mothers: on human, the other animal. He then considers their "possible proximal and distal causes."...

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    Sociology - A Biblical Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Matthews argues the case of sociology being an 'ally' of the biblical perspective, while not ignoring the furor it has engendered in the ranks of believers. He first discusses the "bad" side of sociology and then sets out to make an argument for...

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    Sociology - A Seventh-day Adventist Approach for Students and Teachers Tertiary-Lifelong
    "In this philosophical overview, Matthews examines key issues such as why Christians should study sociology, how sociology can facilitate faith integration, and how the church should relate to the challenge of post-modernism. His work is the third volume...

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    Sociology through the Eyes of Faith Grade 11-Lifelong
    Colorfully written by two popular and respected sociologists, this volume shows how sociology has evolved, how it became divided from Christian faith, and how Christian sociologists can make sense of this branch of social science. Cosponsored by the Council...

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    Teaching Social Work - a Christian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Muller looks at how a social work teacher can help students integrate Christian beliefs into their work. Different situations are given to give examples of how teachers can help.

    This paper was presented at the 31st Institute of Christian Teaching.


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    Teaching Sociology - a Biblical-Christian Approach Tertiary-Lifelong
    Dulan notes the need for more sociology professors at Adventist institutions. He attempts to answer two questions: Why should sociology be taught in an Adventist college or university? How can an integrated approach to biblical understanding take place as...

  • Teaching the Levees Grade 9-Lifelong
    This curriculum and additional materials supports democratic dialogue and civic engagement. "Coming to terms with the panoply of reasons for this failure will easily take a generation. What can be done now, however, is to seize the opportunity afforded...

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    Thadeu de Jesus e Silva Filho - Dialogue with a Brazilian Adventist Sociologist Grade 11-Lifelong
    "Sociology provides useful tools to be of great service to the community, but that usefulness should not be compromised at the altar of a weak or absent faith. Human beings are created in God’s image, and that should be at the core of any service...

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    The Biblically Grounded Framework for Social Work Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This paper explores the Biblical view of social responsibility and suggests a framework for experientially living both the personal and professional mission and vocational calling to engage in social work. In the postmodern sweep of self-aggrandizement,...

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    The Christian Church and Society - Some Functions, Dysfunctions, Conflict, and Interactions Tertiary-Lifelong
    The purpose of this paper is to provide, from a sociological perspective, a broad overview of the historical and current interaction between the Christian Church and Society; with an inclusion of the specific contributions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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    The Impact of English as a Global Language on Filipino Language Practices Tertiary
    "A country’s national language is a national treasure that should be preserved and passed on from generation to generation. In some multilingual contexts, as in the Philippines, the national language is evolving, being mixed with English (Francisco,...

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    The Sociological Imagination and a Christian Worldview Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author provides an overview of sociology and shows how many elements of sociological theory are consistent with a Christian worldview; and therefore, can be an important part of the general-education curriculum at most Adventist colleges. The article also...

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    The Sociological Imagination and a Christian Worldview Tertiary-Lifelong
    McBride notes, that "Like any other academic or scientific discipline, sociology offers a particular perspective or reality. It reminds us that social group membership affects behavior, attitudes, institutions, and even theology...reminds us of the rich...

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    Umutoni Aïssa - Dialogue with Rwanda’s National Human Rights Commission Officer Grade 11-Lifelong
    "That early crucible of intense struggles of the soul shaped Aïssa into who she is today. She chose to study law, worked tirelessly for the causes of human rights and equality, and finally ended up working as Rwanda’s National Human Rights...

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    Why Christians Should Study Sociology Tertiary
    "It is within relationships, and in particular the group relationship, that reality is best conceptualized, accessed, and constructed."