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"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 1 of 3

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"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 1 of 3

Dr. Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher and professor who now teaches bioethics at Princeton University in the US. He first became internationally well-known after the publication of his book “Animal Liberation” in 1975. The theories presented in this book inspired numerous individuals to work towards ensuring the welfare of animals. First published in 1998, “Ethics into Action” tells the inspiring story of Henry Spira. Respected as one of the most effective animal rights’ activists of the 20th century, Henry Spira’s creativity and careful thought set the standard for the animal rights movement. “And I think the book is still a useful tool for activists in the animal movement, but for any activists who are fighting corporations that abuse the environment or workers.”
Uplifting Literature
2019-11-29   78 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-11-29

The “George” Series: Engaging Cosmic Adventures

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The “George” Series: Engaging Cosmic Adventures

We present an amazing, eye-opening children’s books series “George.” Penned by Stephen William Hawking and Lucy Hawking. Renowned British physicist, cosmologist, and author Professor Stephen Hawking is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein. The “George” series is a winning combination of enriching scientific information and entertaining adventure. With the book’ positive messages, we see how science can be used for the good of the environment and Earth’s inhabitants, as well as for providing answers to current concerns.
Uplifting Literature
2019-11-20   94 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-11-20

"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 2 of 3

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"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 2 of 3

In this series, we are very honored to have Dr. Peter Singer with us to share more about his book, “Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement.” “Henry Spira was always concerned to try to reduce the oppression of the strong against the weak. He was always on the side of the oppressed. Those most in need of help. And I think if we follow that example, ...then I think that’s a very good guide for how we should act in the world.” Dr. Singer emphasizes that all beings are entitled to have rights; we should not limit such sanctions to only those who understand what the concept of “rights” means. “And similarly, it should not mean that nonhuman animals don’t have rights. We should not think of rights as only for humans. These are rights that all sentient beings should have to the extent that they can benefit from them. So, these are not really human rights. These are rights that we think should go to all beings who can benefit by the protections that they offer. And that’s why they should not be limited to members of our species.”
Uplifting Literature
2019-12-08   36 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-12-08

”Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty,” Part 2 of 2

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”Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty,” Part 2 of 2

Today, Grameen Bank has over nine million borrowers, mostly women, 97% women. And they own the bank; they take the money and start a business and continue to take the money, improve their lives. Bangladesh has done wonderful in terms of reducing poverty in the country. At the end of 1971, 85% of the people were under poverty. Today, that poverty line came down to 22%, so that’s a long journey that we took. Viewing philanthropy as an interim solution to poverty, Professor Yunus often reiterates what he calls a holistic social business model. In this model, individuals and groups not only extend economic avenues to the disadvantaged, but also enable their empowerment as members of society.
Uplifting Literature
2019-10-24   122 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-10-24
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