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By Mark Shriver

In this intimate portrait of a unprecedented father-son courting, Mark ok. Shriver discovers the ethical rules that guided his mythical father and applies them to his personal life

When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver—founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's warfare on Poverty—died in 2011 after a valiant struggle with Alzheimer's, millions of tributes poured in from acquaintances and strangers around the world. those tributes, which extolled the day-by-day kindness and humanity of "a strong man," moved his son Mark way over those that lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments. After an entire life looking for the trail to his father's luck within the public area, Mark as a substitute turns to a look for the key of his father's pleasure, his devotion to others, and his feel of goal. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears own tales from family and friends that 0 in at the 3 guiding ideas of Sarge's life—faith, desire, and love—and recounts moments with Sarge that now tackle new worth and poignancy. within the procedure, Mark discovers a lot approximately himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice recommend. A stable Man is an inspirational and deeply own tale a couple of son researching the genuine which means of his father's legacy.

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By the end of 1996, the Taliban had taken Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital. They did so with support from the Pashtuns in the south. Conservative Islamic groups from beyond the nation’s borders also supported the Taliban. JOURNALISTS IN DANGER Because of Taliban terrorism, Pakistan is not a safe place for journalists. 3 On January 17, 2012, two gunmen shot Mukarram Khan Aatif near Peshawar in the Swat district. Aatif worked for a television station and for a radio station that was part of the US station Voice of America.

Each year, Muslims are expected to donate a certain portion of their belongings to the poor. If able, each Muslim should travel to Mecca during the beginning of the twelfth month of the Muslim calendar at least once in his or her life to complete the fifth pillar. Known as hajj, the pilgrimage includes wearing special attire and participating in specific ceremonies. The Koran and Sharia The Koran is the Islamic holy book. It has 114 chapters and contains Muhammad’s message to the world. That message came to Muhammad from God, so Muslims consider the book God’s word.

When Muslims pray, no matter how far away, they 28 ‡ ES S EN T I A L L I V ES always face Mecca. Most Muslims attempt a hajj, or pilgrimage, to the city at least once in their lives. Millions of Muslims visit the Great Mosque each year. The mosque began as a wall in 638. The structure grew and changed over the centuries. 84 million square feet (356,700 sq m). 4 Muhammad did as the angel commanded and shared the message. At the time, Meccans believed in many gods, so some people did not like what Muhammad said.

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