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The Resource Non-negotiable : essential principles of a just society and humane culture, Sheila Liaugminas

Non-negotiable : essential principles of a just society and humane culture, Sheila Liaugminas

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Non-negotiable : essential principles of a just society and humane culture
Title
Non-negotiable
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essential principles of a just society and humane culture
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Sheila Liaugminas
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Language
eng
Summary
What gave Abraham Lincoln the authority to declare the freedom and choice to own slaves as immoral? After all, the law of the land allowed it. What gave Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King the authority to lead a whole movement calling civil laws immoral and demanding new civil rights laws that recognized the equal dignity and worth of "all God s children" without exception? After all, segregation was legal. What gave the United Nations the moral authority to claim and designate absolute human rights in an international declaration, though some member nations were already violating them? Principles. First principles. In their founding documents, the United States and the United Nations recognized the principles that all men have inherent dignity and that they deserve equal rights. They both have declared those principles the conditions fundamental to freedom, justice, and peace. Yet both the United States and the United Nations have within them powerful political forces passing laws or resolutions that violate first principles and put at risk the most vulnerable populations. This book goes beyond the politics of pragmatism and cultural relativism to reacquaint the reader with first principles. It demonstrates what the Church has to say about the most important issues of our time and why. It anticipates the questions readers will ask and provides the answers they will need in the struggle to restore respect for human dignity. -- Provided by publisher
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Liaugminas, Sheila
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Christian sociology
  • Church and social problems
  • Social justice
  • Social problems
  • Christian sociology
  • Church and social problems
  • Social justice
  • Social problems
  • United States
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Non-negotiable : essential principles of a just society and humane culture, Sheila Liaugminas
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-158)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9781586177942
Lccn
2013909316
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)866101815
Label
Non-negotiable : essential principles of a just society and humane culture, Sheila Liaugminas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-158)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9781586177942
Lccn
2013909316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)866101815

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