What enables change? What gets in the way?

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Action and Non-Action

Author

Tzu, Chuang

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Reading

Overview

Chuang Tzu was a Chinese Taoist philosopher of the fourth century BCE.  He was the author of the compilation of writings known as the "Chuang-Tzu," from which "Action and…

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The Limits of Charity

Author

Hilfiker, David

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Reading

Overview

David Hilfiker presents us with a candid article published in 2000 that is essential reading for those who work for or with the poor. As a medical doctor and founder of a community of homeless men living…

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

Author

King, Jr., Martin Luther

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Reading

Overview

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of the American civil rights movement as well as a world-renowned figure in the modern history of non-violent resistance. Assassinated in 1968, he now has a U.S.…

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Title

This Be the Verse

Author

Larkin, Philip

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Reading

Overview

As "England's other Poet Laureate" (he was nominated for the position but turned it down), publicity-shy Philip Larkin provided his readers with approachable yet profound poetry. His famous…

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The Mexican American and the Church

Author

Chavez, Cesar

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Reading

Overview

Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was a Mexican-American labor activist who founded the United Farm Workers labor union to protect the rights of migrant workers. Chavez brought national attention to his cause…

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