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Compassionate Community Ten Values to Unite America

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ISBN-10: 1403984956

ISBN-13: 9781403984951

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jonathan Miller, Al Gore, George Witte

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As a popular Democratic elected official and Jewish native of Kentucky, a "red" state in the heart of the Bible belt, Jonathan Miller brings a unique perspective to today's intense and polarizing debate concerning the proper role of religion and "moral values" in the political arena. Miller has come to understand that while religion sometimes has been the source of divisiveness, the language and lessons of faith can unite most Americans. In The Compassionate Community, he shares his vision of a society where Americans of all faiths can build a stronger democracy. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Politician and businessman Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948. In 1969, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Harvard College. He represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1977-1985 and the Senate from 1985-1993. He was Vice-President of the United States from 1993-2001. He is currently the president of Current TV, chairman of Generation Investment Management, director on the board of Apple Inc., and senior advisor to Google Inc. He lectures on the topic of global warming awareness and prevention and starred in the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize…    

George Witte is the author of two previous collections, The Apparitioners and Deniability . His poems have been published in a range of journals and anthologized in The Best American Poetry, Old Flame, Rabbit Ears , and Vocabula Bound . He received Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock prize, as well as a fellowship from the New Jersey Council for the Arts. The editor in chief of St. Martin's Press, he lives with his family in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Introduction: The Compassionate Community
Noah and the Value of Opportunity
Abraham and the Value of Responsibility
Jacob and the Value of Work
Joseph and the Value of Family
Moses and the Value of Freedom
Joshua and the Value of Faith
Deborah and the Value of Justice
Jonathan and the Value of Peace
David and the Value of Respect
Esther and the Value of Life
Afterword: The Faithful Servants by the Honorable Al Gore
Epilogue: Putting Words Into Action at The Compassionate E-Community
How to Find More Information on the Programs Discussed in the Book
Organizations that Provide Free Financial Education
Financial Resources for Military Families
Faith-Based Organizations Dedicated to the Eradication of Poverty