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Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations
Rogers, Edward S.; Smith, Donald B. (eds.)
Book
1994
Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
Allow the Water
Desroches, Leonard
Book
1996
The author shares his Christian vision of radical social transformation to develop a society based on the gospels of Jesus. Included are the stories of famous others who have also gone through social...
Beyond the Sacred
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
A transcript on Malik's talk "Beyond the Sacred" at a conference on blasphemy.
Canadian Churches and Social Justice
Williams, John R.
Book
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Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Catholic Worker Movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
A collection of autonomous communities of Catholics and their associates founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933.
Christian pacifism: Connexipedia Article
Article
The theological and ethical position that any form of violence is incompatible with the Christian faith.
Christians for Socialism
Latin American Working Group
Book
...
The Communistic Societies of the United States
Nordhoff, Charles
Book
1875
Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
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Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on religion.
Day, Dorothy: Connexipedia Article
Article
American journalist, social activist, distributist, anarchist, and devout Catholic. (1897-1980).
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1982
Bookchin's synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, cons...
The Empire God Built: Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises and a Revolution of Hope
McLaren, Brian
Book
2007
McLaren poses the question "How do the life and teachings of Jesus address the most critical global problems in our world today?" McLaren believes that we live in a world based on a wrong assumptio...
Foundations of Christianity
Kautsky, Karl
Book
1908
I have proceeded to describe the roots of primitive Christianity without intending either to extol or stigmatize it, but merely to understand it.
God and His Demons
Parenti, Michael
Book
2010
Parenti examines the dark side of religion, the many evils committed in the name of godly virtue throughout history. This is not a blanket condemnation of all believers. The focus is on the threat pos...
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Halevi, Ilan
Book
1987
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
Institute for: Christian Life in Canada
Book
1978
The various essays in the book "The Institue for: Christian Life in Canada" raise many social issues and problems that are found in the four major regions of Canada. The political and economic structu...
Interactions
Delespesse, Max; Renshaw, Dick (ed.)
Article
1975
These are nots of remarks made at an all-day consultation between New Communities and representatives of the Churches of Toronto.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Liberation theology: Connexipedia Article
Article
The Theology of Liberation is a theology in which the salvation or liberation wrought by Christ is examined not only in terms of liberation from individual sin, but also in terms of liberation in othe...
A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992
Berger, Thomas R.
Book
1991
Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 27: Engels 1890 - 1895
Engels, Friedrich
Book
1895
Includes The Foreign Policy of Russian Tsardom, and A Critique of the Draft Social-Democratic Program of 1891, and On the History of Early Christianity, and The Peasant Question in France and Germany
A Marxist History of the World part 20: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Neil Faulkner examines how the three great monotheistic religions produced by the contradictions of the ancient world owed their extraordinary power to their origins in the myths and rituals of the op...
A Marxist History of the World part 36: The Reformation
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
The Reformation after 1521 tore apart church and state. Neil Faulkner looks at how the new social forces formed inside late medieval Europe helped undermine the thousand year domination of the Roman C...
Muslims, Jews and Christians imposing an imagined past, with disastrous results
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2015
The truth is that there are millions of people – Muslims, Jews and Christians and others – who not only still idealise a religiously imagined past, but want, in one way or another, to import that past...
1992 The Theology of Self-Discovery Offers Hope
McKenna, Paul
Article
1990
The Self-Discovery campaign does not confine itself to the struggles of Indigenous People but addresses the concerns of all social and racial groups who have experienced social/cultural destruction un...
1992: A White Christian Perspective
Starkloff, Carl
Article
1990
I would hope that we can enter into a very sober 1992 event, so that native Christians might be able to retrieve those symbols that will give them new strength. I would hope that God is acting now as ...
On Revolution
Arendt, Hannah
Book
1963
Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
On the History of Early Christianity
Engels, Friedrich
Article
1894
Peace churches: Connexipedia Article
Article
Christian churches, groups or communities advocating Christian pacifism.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Plain people: Connexipedia Article
Article
Christian groups characterized by separation from the world and simple living, including plain dress.
Race, Politics and Christianity in America: Against The Current vol. 140
Dillard, Angela
Article
2009
11:00AM on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in American life, and the implications of this stubborn fact have been known to unexpectedly erupt into our national political culture. In the inv...
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers): Connexipedia Article
Article
A religious movement, whose members are known as Friends or Quakers.
Rethinking The Idea Of 'Christian Europe'
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
Looking to the traditional, moral and identity platform of Christianity in Europe.
The Right-Wing Doesn’t Want to Talk About Christian Atrocities, So Let’s Talk About Christian Atrocities
Kilburn, Josh
Article
2015
History is full of atrocities committed by Christians for Christ, against not just other religions but against Christians themselves.
Schweitzer, Albert: Connexipedia Article
Article
German-French theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. (1875-1965).
Shakers: Connexipedia Article
Article
The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, known as the Shakers, was a Protestant religious sect.
Situationist International Anthology
Knabb, Ken
Book
1981
A selection of Situationist writings.
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870
Thomas, Hugh
Book
1997
A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in hou...
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol
Painter, Neil Irvin
Book
A biography of Sojourner Truth, a famous northern slave, born in the 1790's. A devout Christian, she came to symbolize the shame of slavery and the promise of women's emancipation.
Statement on Another Attack by the Far Right on Christians and Democracy in Pakistan
Awami Worker's Party
Article
2016
More than 72 people including children were killed, and more than 200 injured, in a suicide bombing in Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Bagh.
Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes
Wright, Ronald
Book
1992
A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th Century America: Original title: History of American Socialisms
Noyes, John Humphrey
Book
1870
Histories of communal experiments and communities in the United States.
Taking on the Religious Right: A review of God and His Demons
Elich, Gregory
Article
2010
Michael Parenti confronts the dangers of religious fundamentalism.
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...

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Historiography of early Christianity
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Historians have used a variety of sources and methods in exploring and describing the history of early Christianity, commonly known as the Christianity of the roughly three centuries (1st, 2nd, 3rd, e...
The Many Roots of Christian Europe
Malik, Kenan
2014
This is a transcript of a I talk I gave yesterday at the LSE Literary Festival. My thanks to Arthur Bradley who also took part and responded to many of the themes I raised here and to Danielle Sands o...
Protestant Reformation
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The Protestant Reformation, also called the Protestant Revolt or simply The Reformation, was the European Christian reform movement that established Protestantism as a constituent branch of contempora...