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Liberation theology is critical reflection on praxis and uses the Exodus biblical experience as a springboard for dealing with questions raised by the poor and the oppressed
Liberation theology has been described as the "decolonization of Christianity," (Bediako, 1995, p. 76). For one, the decolonization process involves the empowerment of previously oppressed people and the renewal of social and cultural pride. Second, liberation theology liberates Christianity from a European sphere of control and influence. Third, liberation theology is not just a political and social transformation of the application of Christianity. Liberation theology is a theological transformation of Christianity. As such, liberation theology manifests differently in the regions where it is practiced the most: South America and Africa.
Theology is, as Pears (2010) puts it, contextual in nature. Liberation theology recognizes the contextuality of theology and shifts approaches depending on the preexisting social, political, economic, and theological frameworks. It is more effective to….
Barrett, David / Kurian, & Johnson, World Christian Encyclopedia. 2nd Ed. Oxford University Press, 2001
Bediako, Kwame, Christianity in Africa. The Renewal of a Non-Western Religion, Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1995.
Bingemer, Maria Clara, 'Women in the Future of Liberation Theology' in Ellis, Marc H. And Maduro, Otto (eds.), The Future of Liberation Theology: Essays in Honor of Gustavo Gutierrez. Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 1989: 473-490.
Boff, Leonardo and Clodovis Boff. Introducing Liberation Theology, trans. Paul Burns. Tunbridge Wells: Burns & Oates, 1992 (first published 1986).
Structured Critical eflection
In preparation for this reflection paper, I read the texts, reflected on my life experiences, and then identified the following key themes in my experience reading the texts: the notion of the American Anti-Myth and the idea that it might still be possible, but only when faced with the absolute extreme. I was extremely surprised at the negative reality presented by the readings, especially in regards to the lack of hope for rectification of the social woes in American society. In Shipler's The Working Poor: Invisible in America, a horrifying picture of American society is revealed. It discusses the working poor, who work hard but can never get out of the vicious cycle of poverty. While reading this work, I couldn't help but picture people just like Shipler was describing. More and more as he went into his discussions, I really connected with the working poor who suffer….
Ash, S.L., Clayton, P.H. (2004). The articulated learning: An approach to guided reflection and assessment. Innovative Higher Education, 29(2), 137-154.
Gibbs, L. & Gambrill, E. (2005). Critical thinking in clinical practice: Improving the quality of judgments and decisions (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2006). The miniature guide to critical thinking and tools. Dillon Beach,
CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.
Making the IS department more teamed and accountable to their internal customers, the business departments, would need to also be accomplished quickly for IS to deliver value to TMS.
The greatest challenge for the CIO to confront was to overcome the resistance to change and lack of accountability that had permeated the company's culture. Cultures are undergoing more transformation that ever before, creating exceptionally high levels of stress in many organizations (Mohan, Xu, amesh, 2008). Cultures are defined as a set of values, beliefs, assumptions, principles, myths, legends, and norms that define how people think, decide, perform, and achieve their goals inside companies. Schein (1996) defines culture as..."a basic set of assumptions that defines for us what we pay attention to, what things mean, and how to react emotionally to what is going on, and what actions to take in various kinds of situations."
Second, the challenge of infusing a higher….
Aguirre, Calderone, Jones (2004) -10 Principles of Change Management. Resilience Report, Booz, Allen Hamilton. New York, NY. Accessed from the Internet on September 5, 2008:
Lee E. Allen (2008). Where good ERP implementations go bad: a case for continuity. Business Process Management Journal, 14(3), 327-337. Retrieved September 10, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1506304721).
Beth Bacheldor, Laurie Sullivan. (2004, April). NEVER TOO LEAN.
This theory tries to emphasize the concepts of building team learning and shared vision. This creates a wave of experimentation and advancement thus allowing people in the organization to expand their horizons to create the results that are desired by the team (Senge, 1994)
Our close interaction was meant to facilitate team learning.
This concept provides that the sum of the parts working together as a team is greater than the sum of the parts working individually. It is usually represented by the notation 1+1=3 or 2+2=5As a team leader I realized the need for closer interaction that could foster team working to achieve the desired results (Blanchard, 2004).
Leader full organizations
These are organizations that believe in employee empowerment. More employees are empowered with decision making power and responsibility, encouraging a wider input and ownership and focusing on common goals and shared meaning.
As people relate as co owners and leaders, they feel….
Structured Critical eflection Human Behavior & Social Environment Theories
In preparation for this reflection, I plan to describe and show how some of my experiences have affected me and taught me more about the nature of society and goodwill. eflections are an important part of academics and virtually any aspect of life. It enables introspection, self-evaluation, and ways to see things from a different perspective, a different angle. The experiences that transpired over the time of taking this course taught valuable lessons and imparted important principles. One such experience was the Brightwood Community Center. It is a faith-based non-for-profit organization that taught about caring for others and reconciliation.
It was during the experience there, I saw some of the most touching and impactful moments that warrant a deeper reflection. Some of the services offered at this organization, like SPAK and Survival Skills for Women help empower people and children to learn new….
Chirot, D., & Hall, T. (1982). World System Theory. Contemporary Sociology, 8, 81. Retrieved from http://Annual Review of Sociology
Peterson, N. (2014). Empowerment Theory: Clarifying the Nature of Higher-Order Multidimensional Constructs. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(1-2), 96-108. Doi:10.1007/s10464-013-9624-0
UPB management will be able to capitalize on the five years of training and other investments in Mark Williams
The colleagues will feel a sense of security as Williams has decided to stick with the company
Costs with replacing him will now be incurred and the money could be used in another direction
UPB clients will be content as they will not have to switch consultants
Mark Williams will feel loyal and the sense that he has betrayed his 'savior' will not torment him
Mark Williams will continually feel frustrated with the sense of things at UPB
He will give up his opportunities for further professional development and promotions
It is highly possible that his sacrifice will not even be recognized by the UPB stakeholders
Mark Williams graduated Business College and found a job at UBP Consulting in a time in which nobody else would hire him. Due to processes of internal reorganizations, the company….
Brown, C., Ethical Theories Compared, Trinity University, 2001, http://www.trinity.edu/cbrown/intro/ethical_theories.html last accessed on June 26, 2009
Geuras, D., Garofalo, C., Practical Ethics in Public Administration, 2nd Edition, 2005, Management Concepts, ISBN 1567261612
Todd, H.C., Speaking of Ethics -- Changing Jobs, The District of Columbia Bar, 2009, http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/resources/publications/washington_lawyer/march_2009/ethics.cfm last accessed on June 26, 2009
The other problem is regarding third party reimbursements and state regulators which have had a significant effect on hospitals during the last ten years. Another factor that is brought out by the study is that during both 1983 and 1986 there were important variations in the inpatient reimbursement system that helped in improving the operating and final margins of hospitals. At the same time there are the health insurance companies who provide a large portion of the funds to hospitals are continually on the look out for reducing payment amounts. There are methods through which this is done and one of that is changing from inpatient settings to ambulatory surgery. Another set of problems come from settlements with labor unions. As an example a major portion of the health care providers were affected due to the settlement with Local 1199. This settlement also created similar effects in other….
Brennan, Phil. (April 12, 2002) "Church Crises Threaten Charities, Schools, Hospitals"
Retrieved from http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/4/11/212641.shtml Accessed on 27 June, 2005
"Challenge of being chief of the hospitals" Retrieved from http://www.thisisworcester.co.uk/worcestershire/worcester/news/WEN_NEWS_FEATURES_COUNTY9.html Accessed on 27 June, 2005
Donoghue, Richard J. (December, 1990) "Evaluation of hospitals as entities able to continue as going concerns" The CPA Journal. Retrieved from http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/old/09691991.htm Accessed on 27 June, 2005
This course has played a critical role in my professional development in organizational management. One of the most important lessons I have obtained from the course relates to management of change in an organization. This is an important lesson since organizations in today’s business environment are faced with the need for managing organizational change because of the changes in the business environment. As I reflect on the insights obtained from the course, I have learned about change management and found some readings, resources, and assignments helpful in this process as well as some that did not fully engage me. However, I also feel that there are some aspects of change management that I still need to know more about and research more deeply after this class.
Prior to undertaking this class, I knew that change management is a relatively complex process that is difficult to carry out. I believed that its….
sphere of life, there needs to be thought process that precedes any action or decision, otherwise things would be done in erratic and haphazard manner and end up in absolute chaos and disorder. However, for better results and accurate outcomes as always envisioned and required, there is need for critical thinking. This is a step higher than merely thinking as an individual or sitting down to participate in a brainstorming session.
Critical thinking is therefore the dissection of a claim to determine whether the assertion is true, false or partially true or partially false. The ratio of partiality in the truth in an assertion can also be determined in a critical thinking process. This process hence leads to acquisition of skills or standpoints that can be mastered by the relevant persons or learned and used for better results in a process. Critical thinking is a type of reasoning and is….
Foundation for Critical Thinking, (2013). Defining Critical Thinking. Retrieved March 27, 2014 from https://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/defining-critical-thinking/766
Moira Wilson, (2009). Critical thinking: What is this critical thinking and how do you do it? Retrieved March 27, 2014 from http://www.sussex.ac.uk/s3/?id=87
Mental illness appears in various forms. It is characterized by some serious disruptions in someone's thoughts or even demonstrated in their actions. The person presenting these symptoms is often unable to deal with the day-to-day activities and patterns of a normal life. Mental illness can take over 200 forms each having an effect on the patient's disposition, character, traits, and even the way they interact with others. Some of the common forms of mental illness are 'schizophrenia', 'depression,' 'bipolar disorders' and 'dementia'. Taylor and Brown (1988) state that mental illness can be presented in a psychological, emotional way and even in physical symptoms. A person under severe stress due to dealing with an incident or series of stressors' build-up over time is prone to mental illness. A person may also present symptoms of mental illness through a biochemical imbalance, a negative reaction to his environment, and the pressures accrued thereby,….
Bartlett, A., & McGauley, G. (2010). Forensic mental health: Concepts, systems, and practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Clinic, M. (2015, October 13). Mental illness. Retrieved December 7, 2015, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/basics/definition/CON-20033813
Corrigan, P. W., Morris, S., Larson, J., Rafacz, J., Wassel, A., Michaels, P., ... Rusch, N. (2010). SELF-STIGMA AND COMING OUT ABOUT ONE'S MENTAL ILLNESS. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(3), 259-275. http://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.20363
Dowrick. C., Dunn. G., Ayuso-Mateos.J et al. (2000). Problem-solving treatment and group psycho-education for depression: multicenter randomized controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 321, 1450-4
Globalization of Superficiality
The contemporary society has suffered the cursing benefit of the global connection and the information technology that allows for the ease of communication in a fast mode and indeed, in a real time manner. The progress, though widely welcome and changed the society in significant measure over the last decade, has come with curse to the same society that it has helped change. The curse or challenges of instant communication specifically are numerous and wide in range and scope but this paper will limit itself to the jurisdiction of critical thinking and deep reflection on issues with the Jesuit perspective in the issues.
The Jesuit perspective has a strong foundation of seeing God in everything they do and as Fr. Adolfo puts it, "exercising an imagination which grasps reality and involves a refusal to let go until we get beneath the surface." Social media has provided platform where people….
BUSINESS ETHICS Business Ethics: eflection EssayWhen education is disseminated to the students, it becomes their sole responsibility to utilize it fruitfully, especially regarding social welfare. Service-learning has its foundations embedded within this philosophy so that social problems can be addressed with the fresh skills of graduates. To gain true excellence in education, a hands-on experience should be given to students to bring social change and develop a sense of commitment to society. This paper presents a reflective essay on selected articles related to service-learning and its ethics.When students are engaged in service-learning education, there are two major goals: advantage to the community stakeholders and academic learning consequences (Bringle et al., 2004). The theories learned in the classroom are to be put into practice in the real world, particularly in serving the community to understand how the theory works in real-life applications along with engagement in activities that would benefit the….
ReferencesBringle, R.G. & Duffy, D.K. (Eds.). (1998). With service in mind: Concepts and models for service-learning in psychology. AAHE’s series on service learning in the disciplines. Stylus Publishing. Bringle, R.G., Phillips, M.A. & Hudson, M. (2004). The measure of service-learning: Research scales to assess student experiences. American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/10677-000 Stukas Jr., A.A., Clary, G. & Snyder, M. (1999). Service-learning: Who benefits and why. Social Policy Report: Society for Research in Child Development, 13(4). https://srcd.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/j.2379-3988.1999.tb00039.x
neurobiological approach and the overview of this text?
Intuition is typically not considered within a scientific, let alone a neurobiological, framework. Yet research continues to surface in support of the value of intuition in the counseling environment at the very least. The author points out two separate but related benefits of the intuitive counseling approach: the fact that cultivating intuition cultivates a meaningful emotional connection with the client that may be crucial in some cases to achieve goals and evoke change; and second, that "clinical insight often arises independent of conscious thought." Counselors are not robots and nor are their clients able to detach from emotions rationally, which is precisely why counseling works. Denying the efficacy or relevance of intuition can be dangerous. The neurobiological approach adds a concrete foundation to what counselors already intuited about their own profession.
While the research supporting the author's hypothesis is not yet substantive, it….
Stressor elates to Emotional esponses
The PowerPoint exhibits that stress stretches across several disciplinary research undertakings. It highlughts how the subject draws a lot of attention from the foregoing of the available studies. Among the areas that have delved in stress related research is the area of socio-psychology. The latter incorporates cognitive theories developed in the recent past. Lazarus & Folkman (1984) present a medical perspective of the subject. This presentation comes in the form of the outcomes from a number of meetings held by psychiatrists in 1984. Several familiar individuals present their issues under circumstances that can convincingly be regarded as stressful. In that respect, it appears as though stress is a necessary inconvenience.
Wear and Tear: an explanation
The PowerPoint also shows how the occurrence of stress involves a two way communication between the cardiovascular, the brain, immune and connected systems through endocrine and neural systems. Some events in life,….
Cronin, P., Ryan, F., & Coughlan, M. (2008). Undertaking a literature review: a step-by-step approach. British Journal of Nursing, 38 - 43.
Ellen, F.-O., Bernadette, M., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part III. AJN, 43 - 51.
Hansen, F. (2015, February 1). Bad Stress V. Good Stress. Retrieved from Adrenal Fatigue: https://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/bad-stress-vs.-good-stress/
Lazarus, R., & Folkman, S. (1984). Stress, appraisal, and coping. New York: Springer.
The Ivey business case Collision Course -- Selling High Performance Motorcycles in Japan outlines the case of the Japanese importer and marketer of an Italian line of motorcycles, Tommasi. In this case, there are several issues raised. First, there are communication barriers between the different people involved in marketing the motorcycles -- Japanese dealers who speak little English and Western expats on the marketing side who speak little Japanese. Second, there are issues with the product, and the way that the product is being marketed. The protagonist in the case is the intermediary between the dealers and the Italian company, and therefore has to work with these conflicting marketing tactics daily. The dealers feel that their expertise in the Japanese market has not been reflected adequately in the company's strategy. Conversely, the company would prefer to see its strategy implemented as it desires. So there are intercultural communication issues….
Mythology - Religion
Liberation theology is critical reflection on praxis and uses the Exodus biblical experience as a springboard for dealing with questions raised by the poor and the oppressed Liberation theology has…Read Full Paper ❯
Structured Critical eflection In preparation for this reflection paper, I read the texts, reflected on my life experiences, and then identified the following key themes in my experience reading the…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
Making the IS department more teamed and accountable to their internal customers, the business departments, would need to also be accomplished quickly for IS to deliver value to…Read Full Paper ❯
Learning organization This theory tries to emphasize the concepts of building team learning and shared vision. This creates a wave of experimentation and advancement thus allowing people in the organization…Read Full Paper ❯
Family and Marriage
Structured Critical eflection Human Behavior & Social Environment Theories In preparation for this reflection, I plan to describe and show how some of my experiences have affected me and taught…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
Positive effects: UPB management will be able to capitalize on the five years of training and other investments in Mark Williams The colleagues will feel a sense of security as Williams…Read Full Paper ❯
(Donoghue, 1990) The other problem is regarding third party reimbursements and state regulators which have had a significant effect on hospitals during the last ten years. Another factor that…Read Full Paper ❯
This course has played a critical role in my professional development in organizational management. One of the most important lessons I have obtained from the course relates to management…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
sphere of life, there needs to be thought process that precedes any action or decision, otherwise things would be done in erratic and haphazard manner and end up…Read Full Paper ❯
Mental illness appears in various forms. It is characterized by some serious disruptions in someone's thoughts or even demonstrated in their actions. The person presenting these symptoms is often…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Globalization of Superficiality The contemporary society has suffered the cursing benefit of the global connection and the information technology that allows for the ease of communication in a fast mode…Read Full Paper ❯
BUSINESS ETHICS Business Ethics: eflection EssayWhen education is disseminated to the students, it becomes their sole responsibility to utilize it fruitfully, especially regarding social welfare. Service-learning has its foundations…Read Full Paper ❯
Psychology - Counseling
neurobiological approach and the overview of this text? Intuition is typically not considered within a scientific, let alone a neurobiological, framework. Yet research continues to surface in support of…Read Full Paper ❯
Stressor elates to Emotional esponses The PowerPoint exhibits that stress stretches across several disciplinary research undertakings. It highlughts how the subject draws a lot of attention from the foregoing…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - College
Intercultural Communication The Ivey business case Collision Course -- Selling High Performance Motorcycles in Japan outlines the case of the Japanese importer and marketer of an Italian line of motorcycles,…Read Full Paper ❯