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- The Philippines: A Nurse Nation
- A Filipino Nurse for Every Nation
- Borne Nightingales
- The American Malayalee
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We invite you to join us and enjoy these books:
Dancing Women by Rina Corpus
Las Islas Filipinas by Cristo Rey Alunan
Abstract: The practice of mysticism teaches you the art of attuning with a higher consiousness. Then instead of being guided by the desires and tendencies of your mind and body, you are guided by the promptings of a higher consciousness. This practice will develop you insight and give you the experience of lasting peace and contentment, which no outer pursuit can ever give.
The Richest Woman in Babylon by Annette Tersigni
The Nursing Care of Communities by Zenaida Uzigan-Famorca
By Benigno P. Beltran
Smokey Mountain, a vast garbage dump in Manila, the Philippines, served for many years as an emblem of Third World squalor. In many ways, it is a metaphor for a planet slowly choking on garbage and waste. But for Fr. Beltran, who served for three decades as chaplain to the 25,000 scavengers who survive off this reeking heap, it is also a metaphor of hope, an emblem of the will to survive, the ability to create joy and find meaning even in the midst of abject poverty.
Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain describes the spiritual resilience of struggling peoples, and how, through their eyes, Fr. Beltran learned to read the Gospel anew. The lessons he learned bear a message for all who struggle for a better world.
Book Review by an Amazon Customer: Known in the Philippines and around the world for his ground-breaking "Christology of the Inarticulate," and countless shorter writings and lectures on his experience as pastor of the people of Manila's garbage dump called Smokey Mountain, Ben Beltran here in this new book continues his ministry of theological reflections articulating the voices of the inarticulate faithful living in the margins of Philippine society and of the globalized world. Consistent with the Filipino version of Liberation Theology called Theology of Struggle, Beltran examines how the faith of the poorest of the poor who are the victims of a failed globalist economic system that has also destroyed the environment occupy their location with much faith and hope, rather than unbelief and despair, because of their Catholic Christian faith. From this perspective, Beltran sees a different panorama of possibilities for renewing and transforming our world as an active component of Christian living in the world. Beltran's book is a major contribution to a growing theological produce looking at the interconnection between environmental and economic injustices worldwide in the light of our faith. One can place this book side by side with the recent work of Jeorg Rieger and Kwok Pui-lan "Occupy Religion" and of Leonardo Boff's "Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor." Likewise, this work can be compared to the recent work of a compatriot working along the same Theology of Struggle, Daniel Franklin Pilario in his "Back to the Rough Grounds of Praxis." Similarly, this can be read as an existential reflection of a particular experience with the poor, "who have a special place in God's heart," get victimized because of the "idolatry of money" as part of the "tyranny of capitalism “and its "consequent destruction of our planet" alluded to by Pope Francis in "Evangelii Gaudium."
Journal of Equity in Health
By Dr. Barbara Wallace