Adult Study Book Contents
The adult study book, Globalization and Its Impact on People's Lives:
- examines the impact of economic globalization, including free trade policies, on our lives;
- looks at the processes known as outsourcing and offshoring, that is, the expansion of business and corporate operations into many countries throughout the world: and
- examines how global media and communications technologies are drastically altering both ecomonic and human relationships.
STUDY BOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Globalization Timeline: 1940-2005
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Globalization Timeline: 1940-2005 (PDF, 4 pages, 33K)
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
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Introduction (PDF, 6 pages, 69K)
Globalization is Connections
What are some of the present concerns about globalization?
How will the natural resources of the earth be shared in a way that will provide maximum benefit for everyone? Do we accept that these resources can be privatized? What rights do people have to access these resources? What is our responsibility?
How will each of us have maximum opportunity to build the life that we value, with decent and safe work with fair wages, with good health care and social services, in safe communities where we can participate in decisions that affect our lives?
Global Media, Information, and Communications Technologies
How have advances in communications technologies combined with the values of economic globalization to jeopardize information as a public resource?
Challenging Economic Globalization-Building Global Community
What response might we make as Christians?
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