Cook Communication Books
THE ARTS OF EASTERN PHILOSOPHY
by Bishnu PATHAK, Ph.D. and Susmita BASTOLA, Ph.D.
BISHNU PATHAK, Ph.D. and SUSMITA BASTOLA, Ph.D. -
Eastern philosophy (EP) has often been neglected in mainstream academic discourse. Philosophy is the way of looking at, understanding, interpreting, and fundamentally bringing together love and wisdom (lovism). This study contributes to a wider understanding of international relations and philosophies in a world where the balance of power is shifting and emerging as superpower countries India and China are increasingly growing in importance.
The objectives of this state-of-the-art book are four-fold: (1) to understand the fundamentals of the ancient EP; (2) to interpret basic concepts, thoughts, and teachings of classical international relation-related theories or peace spiritual insights of various wisdom within Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Christian Missionaries; (3) to assist the Master's level students to participate actively in discussions and interpretations and to create insights and critical thinking methods accordingly; and (4) to share the outcomes of philosophy with like-minded actors/institutions globally.
Paperback, 8.5 by 11 inches: $19.99
Open Letter to the World Leaders
OPEN LETTER TO THE WORLD LEADERS
33 Authors write the World Leaders, by María Cristina Azcona)
María Cristina Azcona - This book, made up of letters from each author to World Leaders, has reached the point of being real. We, WWPO and ICP, and our members are saying something here. Now, approaching the flight of this book, we are ready to get our message effectively read by the world's top leaders... We hope that you, the reader, will help us get this book into the hands of our world leaders, as Pope Francis, and other religious leaders in each country and in each cultural group, such as the President of the United States of America or at least the congressmen of that country: also the Kings of the different countries where there is a monarchy, prime ministers, etc. We could add legislators, ambassadors from each country and each person of power in communes, cities, provinces, states and countries. The list is endless. We are now determined to get the book into your hands and will get to work as soon as it is published. At this moment I imagine many people with more or less authority or level of leadership, at an international level, reading this book and perhaps changing their opinion regarding violence.
I dream of making the book stop a missile, stopping the hand that was supposed to press the red button that controls it. I dream that this book will become an anti-missile shield that, even if it does not stop a bombing of a building somewhere on the globe, will serve to raise awareness about peace. Now it's your turn: Please, reader - Join me in this dream. and help me stop the war by spreading this message all over the world.
Reader: If every inhabitant of the Global Village does the same and embraces us. Time flies and the world needs us united, but also active and coordinated. Sowing peace simply consists of focusing on the roundness of the world and its breadth, and thus embrace it in a huge hug without limiting ourselves to our reference group.
María Cristina Azcona
English Language Paperback, 6 by 9 inches $15.00
Spanish Language Paperback, 6 by 9 inches $16.00
English Language Ebook, $5.00
FUNDAMENTAL THEORIES OF ETHNIC CONFLICT Explaining the Root Causes of Ethnic and Racial Hate, by Muli wa Kyendo (ed.)
MULI WA KYENDO (ed.) - This book develops and expands on theories that aim at explaining the root causes of ethnic and racial conflicts. The aim is to shift focus from research, policies and strategies based on tackling the effects of ethnic and racial conflicts, which have so far been ineffective as evidenced by the increase in ethnic conflicts, to more fundamental ideas, models and strategies. Contents extend across many disciplines including evolution, biology, religion, communication, mythology and even introspective perspectives. Drawn from around the world, contributors to the book are respected and experienced award winning authors, scholars and thinkers with deep understanding of their special fields of contribution. The book was inspired by the conditions in Kenya, where ethnic violence flared up with terrifying consequences following a disputed election in 2008. Although the conflict was resolved by the intervention of the international community, Kenyans – like many other Africans - continue to live in fear of ethnic conflicts breaking out with more disastrous consequences. The book will be useful to policy makers, NGOs and others involved in promoting peace. It will also be useful in guiding research and as a text book in universities and colleges.
Paperback, 6 by 9 inches $28.00
Print: $14.95The authors invited to join me at this chapter of Strategies for Peace, are Bruce Cook, Ernesto Kahan, Ada Aharoni, Susana Roberts, Sara Zamir, Glenn Martin, Nina Meyerhof, Takis Ioannides, George Sklavounos, Bishnu Pathak, Subhash Chandra, Elias Galati, Marita Ragozza and Domen Kocevar. We need to create a discussion and a continuous dialogue, by inviting brilliant intellectuals from all points of the globe to interchange opinions, read one to the other, and let mutual influence be the media of our union as human beings. We are here, talking like friends, interchanging ideas about developing a possible future for our kids, and we find one to the other so near, so similar in our thoughts, so clear in our ideas, that we cannot stop continuing our dialogue in this sense, and through this tool called Strategies for Peace. To create books, written by persons that come from diverse cultures, is the tool to find a way out of this Babel Tower that leads humanity to an enormous hollow of Death and Disappearance
PEACE' THE PATHWAY FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION, SELF-REALIZATION AND NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT, by Damian Amazu
DAMIAN AMAZU - We are living in a warring and conflicting world where peace is only discussed when there`s chaos, conflicts, wars and crisis. Having looked around and realized the wrong direction and approach we are using to curb war and discuss about peace, then I did a research on better ways to enhance a peaceful world especially in African countries. Peace is well defined with its benefits to every individual in our daily lives, the advantages of peace, how to maintain peace in our homes, communities, places of work and how to actualize personal peace are inclusive. The impact of war is vividly discussed which includes the causes of war, disadvantages and what can be done to avoid war and ways it can be achieved with stipulated measures. Several reasons as the causes and menace of war were outlined especially in African countries. This book will serve as a manual for peace education and personal use. It is a good piece for adults, young adults, teenagers, peace educators, students, peace... More >
Paperback, 6 by 9 inches $15.99
Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age, by Bruce L. Cook (ed.)
BRUCE L. COOK (ed.) - Violent behavior has become deeply integrated into modern society and it is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. Examining peacemaking strategies through a critical and academic perspective can assist in resolving violence in societies around the world. The Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the utilization of peacemaking in media, leadership, and religion. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as human rights, spirituality, and the Summer of Peace, this publication is an ideal resource for policymakers, universities and colleges, graduate-level students, and organizations seeking current research on the application of conflict resolution and international negotiation.
Paperback, 8.5 by 11 inches $236.00
Antología Iflac Por La Paz Y Contra La Guerra 2018, by Ada Aharoni, Maria Cristina Azcona, Ernesto Kahan, Susana Roberts
ADA AHARONI, MARIA CRISTINA AZCONA, ERNESTO KAHAN, SUSANA ROBERTS - Despite our wars, despite our tears,
Despite our furtive fears,,
We welcome the smiling Year of Hope.,
The power of women for peace is increasing,,
Democracy and the Internet are spreading,,
Global poverty has been reduced by half.,
Never ordinary people, like you and me,,
we have had more power to face the challenges,
And to decide our own destiny of not killing.,
We are ready at the edge of the cliff between,
Our oldest fears of terror and war,
And our deepest dreams of peace.,
We are faced with a choice: to rise to this moment in time.,
And be the peace we want to see.,
Everything depends on us, for us lovers of peace.,
We are the largest global community!,
In this year of hope, we cheerfully embrace.,
The golden sunbeam of hope with much waltz.,
Until you see the Global Peace sparkle.
Paperback, 8.5 by 11 inches $19.99
Strategies for Peace, by Bruce L. Cook and Maria Cristina Azcona (eds.)
BRUCE L. COOK AND MARIA CRISTINA AZCONA - Full Index. I join Maria Cristina Azcona in offering this collection of viewpoints on peace making. She and I joined Ernest Kahan in 2014 to establish the Worldwide Peace Organization in Argentina. Here we identify a startling variety of facets on the crystal which represents peace. Virtually everyone claims to want world peace. Only a few take measures to promote it. Each writer who seeks peace suggests a unique dimension. It's our hope that this volume will encourage students, professors, and peacemakers to consider this comprehensive look at ten strategy perspectives which, if taken seriously in private and public life, might lead to our shared objective - worldwide peace in our time. * Leadership * Language and Leadership * Interspiritual * World Citizenship * Family Relations * Role of Women * Education * Medical Actions * The Arts * Conflict Resolution
ePub Edition $9.99
Vivamos en Paz, by Maria Cristina Azcona
MARIA CRISTINA AZCONA - En la época en que nos toca vivir, se plantea, como un reto a la fuerza de voluntad a la inteligencia y al carácter, avanzar en medio de tanta anomalía hacia el logro de la felicidad personal, matrimonial y familiar. A nivel global, la paz es posible si se comienza por educar a los niños de todas las culturas en este sentido. Los que ya somos adultos estamos inmersos en demasía en un entorno violento, al que lamentablemente ya nos hemos habituado. Pero la educación sigue siendo un remedio infalible para propender al logro de un hábitat más pacífico en el que nuestros hijos y nietos puedan crecer....Pero la educación no es igual en las diferentes culturas....¿Es la vida un valor primordial en algunas culturas y no en otras? ¿No es acaso un bien que tendría que ser universal, más allá de las diferencias culturales? A nivel internacional, el arte literario bilingüe parece ser el camino más directo hacia lograr la armonización de los pueblos entre sí.
About Peace and Peacemaking, by Maria Cristina Azcona (ed.)
MARIA CRISTINA AZCONA - SECOND EDITION -
This is a compilation of peace articles by famous writers and philosophers specialized in peace building matters and a summary of their respective point of view. Twelve writers, twelve minds, twelve styles but only one obsession: To resolve the dilemma of war, social violence and the preservation of human life. Love, life, humanity, serenity of thought, familiar peace and other meanings around the need of a change in this crazy, violent and self destructive civilization, are some of the topics in these essays.
Peace is possible especially through literature as we explain in the book but also through the education of respect to human dignity…
Take a tour on our proposal of solutions to this severe illness that is causing the decadence and perhaps death of our blue planet Earth.
Read and think on your own point of view and rethink this book upon your vision. That is our dream. We cannot wait, we want to read your own creative opinion.
Poetry of Peace and Harmony, by Guy Créquie
GUY CRÉQUIE - In this book the author proclaims the beauty and variety of our planet. His promenade includes verbal paths of nature, humanity, culture, love, war, violence, terrorism, peace and human diversity. He has poetized the many places he has traveled and invited his readers to accompany him as a UNESCO messenger and opera singer throughout the world for five decades. He dissects the evolution of the present world and its rise of populism and fanaticism which has caused death and sorrow and destructive war. He anticipates the need for a rebirthed humanity, awakened by education and social awareness, based on values that promote peace and harmony. Here we find an artist, Guy Créquie, an inveterate philosopher, who has something vital to say to mankind through his poetry and who also has gifted the book musical links to his memorable with his musical opera tunes.
French Language Edition $59.95
El Gran Doctor De La Paz - Ernesto Kahan, by Maria Cristina Azcona
MARIA CRISTINA AZCONA - Este proyecto nació de la admiración y el respeto que este gran hombre ha generado en mí y en todos los que hemos llegado a tener la suerte de conocerlo. Ernesto Kahan es alguien crucial para la salud de este universo humano del siglo XXI, en gran parte porque es capaz de comunicar en forma lúcida la necesidad de un cambio racional y profundo en todas las esferas de la civilización. Comprende como nadie lo que significa la paz mundial y sabe cómo lograrla. Se trata de una mente llena de luz. Ernesto es un hombre que dedica su vida desde hace muchísimos años al prójimo. Nos induce a entender que no hay tiempo que perder, siquiera un segundo, y urge que eduquemos a la comunidad en forma inmediata, que los hagamos reaccionar. Que usemos cada medio a nuestro alcance, la radio, la tevé, el recital poético, la muestra de cuadros, etc. Me considero su alumna en estos temas filosóficos de actualidad. He aprendido a servir a los demás con una sonrisa y a transmitir paz con el ejemplo y no solo con la palabra
Global Peace Science (updated), by Dr. Leo Semashko And 173 Co-authors
DR. LEO SEMASHKO et. al. - Global Peace Science (GPS) is the first in history the science of world peace, after more than two centuries of the birth of military science in the Adam Bülow’s book in 1799. The GPS cognitive result is the first scientific extremely laconic formula of peace: “peace from harmony of SPHERONS through science”, which determines a source, social actors and main way of global peace. The objective grounds and numerous details of this formula are disclosed in the book 13 chapters in different dimensions: social, philosophical, historical, structural, functional, political, economic, personal, educational, psychological, legal and others.
Philosophy Today – Philosophy Tomorrow, by Guy Créquie
GUY CRÉQUIE - Whenever Guy Créquie, a recognized writer and philosopher, makes a publication like the present one, it always generates a great expectation among the audience.
His permanent updating of the global policy and social issues, along with his philosophical knowledge, since the French Revolution of 1789 to the present, makes a perfect combination for the interpretation of current problems and dilemmas.
Pilgrimaging in Love: A Selection of Poems, by Lida Sherafatmand
LIDA SHERAFATMAND. Lida Sherafatmand is known as a painter, but over the years her poetry has been published in several anthologies and books. Born in 1977 in Iran (the old Persia), she experienced a childhood during war time under the newly formed regime of the 1979 revolution. Her birth city, Khorramshahr was completely destroyed in the bombardments at the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980's. At the age of 15 Lida discovered the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through Amnesty International, and she saw this declaration like an opening door to a more humane world, where people can be respected regardless their nationality or culture. Her paintings focused on human rights issues were published by major bodies such as Amnesty International, UN, UNESCO, and many non-governmental organisations. Her more recent art works appear on numerous art and cultural journals internationally. Lida is based in Malta.
Human Rights Education Kit: Using Art and Crafts, by Lida Sherafatmand
LIDA SHERAFATMAND - Teaching Human Rights using Art provides an enjoyable means of learning for children. Art can be a particularly effective means for teaching children who are in difficult social situations where self-expression has been suppressed. Therefore, in this kit self- expression will help the child understand his or her existence as an individual and consequently the rights that belong to him or her within the human community. The articles taught in this kit are from the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.
The ABC of Harmony: for World Peace, Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet Thinking: Global Textbook, By Dr. Leo Semashko and 75 GHA co-authors from 26 countries
DR. LEO SEMASHKO AND 75 GHA CO-AUTHORS FROM 26 COUNTRIES - The ABC of Harmony is the dawn of a shining, harmonious vision of peace and prosperity for all the nations of the planet earth! Together with it, enlightened citizens will emerge capable of building a harmonious civilization of peace and prosperity on the planet earth. – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (poet, President of India, 2002-2007)
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