Social Justice and the Power of Compassion explores the meaning of social justice by focusing on the people who have founded/created organizations aimed to help the public and build a better society and environment.
Introduction Chapter 1: David Milarch and the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive Chapter 2: Adam Seligman and the Creation of the Cedar Program Chapter 3: Dr. James O'Connell and Medical Care for the Homeless Chapter 4: Sister Lucille MacDonald and the Emmaus Homeless Shelter Chapter 5: Sam Polk and Groceryships Chapter 6: Wendy Young and Kids In Need of Defense Chapter 7: David Crump and Trauma Love Chapter 8: Jodi Rosenbaum and More Than Words Chapter 9 Derek Ellerman and the Polaris Project Chapter 10: Yifat Susskind and MADRE Chapter 11: Alan Lightman and the Harpswell Foundation Chapter 12: Vidya Sri and Gangashakti Chapter 13: Eric L. Adams: Racism and Criminal Justice
Social Justice and the Power of Compassion is a compelling story of 13 "earth angels" who found deep meaning in their lives, following the call of the spirit within, and creating remarkable organizations to compassionately serve others. A timely and inspiring antidote to the cynicism and hopelessness that pervade today's politics, press and popular culture.-á
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, is a resident scholar with the Women's Studies Program at Brandeis University. She is the author of books in the fields of political science, psychology, women's studies, and poetry, including Mothers of Adult Children (Lexington, 2013), The Invisible Wounds of War; Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan (Prometheus, 2012), and Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), and has edited two anthologies, all connected by a concern for human rights and the human condition.