[gha] Re: New Publication to Remind us of Freedom in next Thursday's celebration of the 1963 March on Washington

  • From: Laj Utreja <lutreja7@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:03:55 -0500

Dear Bruce:
Thank you for sharing. It put things in perspective.
Harmony means all of those put together to make it work.

On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 11:35 AM, Peter Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Thanks for the info. I think this is the most important work we can do!
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Bruce Cook, AuthorMe.com <
> cookcomm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Everyone,
>> In 1940, on the eve of the United States entry into World War II, the
>> late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) published *Freedom Under God*
>> . This Labor Day, September 2, Norm Kurland's all-volunteer interfaith
>> Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ) is republishing a new,
>> annotated version of this neglected classic under its “Economic Justice
>> Media” imprint, complete with an in-depth foreword written especially for
>> this edition, as well as a bibliography and index not included in the first
>> edition.****
>> Norm has led the Just Third Way movement. You may want to visit CESJ’s
>> website at http://www.cesj.org , noting especially the “accomplishments
>> brochure,” <http://www.cesj.org/about/CESJ-Accomplishments.pdf>which
>> briefly mentions CESJ’s two audiences with Pope John Paul II, during the
>> first of which in 1987 with members of Polish Solidarity before the
>> collapse of the Soviet Union, when the pope graciously encouraged CESJ in
>> its work.
>> ** **
>> While *Freedom Under God* addresses the loss of true freedom throughout
>> the world, Sheen’s special concern was freedom of religion. This is under
>> increasing attack today. Personal and family economic life are also in
>> grave danger as the State continues to expand its economic power to fill
>> the vacuum left by the growing powerlessness of ordinary people under
>> monopoly capitalism.****
>> ** **
>> Then-Monsignor Sheen traced the rise of totalitarian State power in the
>> first half of the 20th century to the fact that fewer and fewer people
>> in America and throughout the world owned labor-displacing productive
>> capital assets — what Sheen called “creative wealth.” As Sheen argued, only
>> universal personal and joint access to the power and profits associated
>> with private property rights in capital has the capacity to restore the
>> foundation of true personal freedom, empowerment and human dignity.
>> ** **
>> In conformity with the precepts of the natural law on which Sheen relied
>> to develop his thought, CESJ adds that genuine economic reform must also
>> comply with the Just Third Way triad of interdependent principles of
>> economic justice: Participative Justice, Distributive Justice, and Harmonic
>> Justice. Lawyer-economist-ESOP inventor Louis O. Kelso and Aristotelian
>> philosopher Mortimer J. Adler first described these principles in Chapter 5
>> of their best-selling 1958 book *The Capitalist Manifesto*, which can be
>> downloaded free from http://www.cesj.org/**publications/freedownloads.**
>> html <http://www.cesj.org/publications/freedownloads.html>.****
>> ** **
>> Sheen’s eloquent call for a moral foundation for a just market economy
>> beyond monopolistic ownership under capitalism as well as all forms of
>> collective ownership fell on deaf ears. The near-global acceptance since
>> the Great Depression of the 1930s of the Keynesian "mixed economic model"
>> totally ignores broad-based capital ownership as a natural supplement to
>> any nation's income distribution policy.  State-controlled debt-backed
>> money, plutocratic ownership, ever-rising price levels, and redistributive
>> tax systems have stunted faster rates of market-based, sustainable and
>> balanced growth in every country.  But this flawed, class-divided model has
>> become the unquestioned model for economic development.****
>> ** **
>> The world needs the wisdom of Fulton Sheen now more than ever. The
>> republication of *Freedom Under God* helps introduce the work of this
>> pivotal thinker to a new generation of readers and students, as well as to
>> CESJ’s comprehensive set of monetary, tax and other institutional reforms
>> to achieve a property-based form of economic democracy to serve as a
>> complement to political democracy for achieving Peace, Prosperity and
>> Freedom in all countries throughout the Global Village.****
>> ** **
>> Fulton J. Sheen’s *Freedom Under God*, ISBN 978-0-944997-11-6, cover
>> price $20.00, will soon be available on-line from Amazon and Barnes and
>> Noble, and by special order from selected other bookstores. Quantity
>> discounts are available for schools and universities, religious
>> organizations of all faiths, and Justice-oriented civic groups. We are
>> asking for your support to ensure the success of this effort to reintroduce
>> this “long lost” work by a great thinker to new generations of people of
>> all faiths who are unfamiliar with Sheen’s work in this area.
>> Yours in harmony,****
>> Bruce****
>> Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.
>> President, GHA-USA
>> Vice-President, GHA
>> Director of CSSS Publishing and Editorial team
>> President, World Writers Resources, Inc.
>> Author, *Harmony of Nations: 1943 – 2020*, Just Fiction Editions, 2012
>> 1407 Getzelman Drive
>> Elgin, IL 60123 USA
>> 312-859-8090
>> cookcomm@xxxxxxxxx
>> www.harmonyofnations.com
>> http://author-me.com****
>> *http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=544*<http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=544>
>> ****
>>  ** **
> --
> Peter Hayes
> Vice President
> Service For Peace
> Tel.  502-290-3611
> Skype: sfp-ky

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