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The gospel of Father Joe : revolutions and revelations in the slums of Bangkok

Author: Greg Barrett
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Three decades ago in a cordoned-off corner of the developing world an angry Catholic priest armed only with pencil, paper, and crayons, declared a revolution. From a shanty school shared with Buddhists and Muslims in Bangkok's squatter slums, Father Joe Maier began his advance on abject poverty. Today, his Human Development Foundation and Mercy Centre charity is responsible for thirty-two preschools that have taught  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barrett, Greg, 1961-
Gospel of Father Joe.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2008
(DLC) 2008003841
(OCoLC)176899077
Named Person: Joe Maier; Joe Maier
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Barrett
ISBN: 9780470328033 0470328037
OCLC Number: 244004575
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions and Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok; Contents; Foreword: A Kindred World; Prologue: Facing Poverty; Part I: The Crucible; Chapter 1: Mustard Seeds; Chapter 2: The Joe in the Know; Chapter 3: Undeveloped, Unpaved Parallels; Chapter 4: Rise of the Underground; Chapter 5: Smitten; Chapter 6: Where Right Equals Might; Part II: Manifest Change; Chapter 7: Sticks, Stones, and Bags of Bones; Chapter 8: Dead End or Turnaround?; Chapter 9: The Sanctity and Sanctimony of Life; Chapter 10: Wars on Terror; Chapter 11: Religious Medal, Spiritual Mettle.
Responsibility: Greg Barrett ; foreword, Desmond M. Tutu.
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Three decades ago in a cordoned-off corner of the developing world an angry Catholic priest armed only with pencil, paper, and crayons, declared a revolution. From a shanty school shared with Buddhists and Muslims in Bangkok's squatter slums, Father Joe Maier began his advance on abject poverty. Today, his Human Development Foundation and Mercy Centre charity is responsible for thirty-two preschools that have taught more than twenty thousand children how to read and write. Despite the crippling neglect found in impoverishment, he is raising international scholars and injecting a sense of purpo.

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