About iPub Global Connection
iPub Global Connection is an online community of fellow thinkers, writers, and readers. We hope it will become your favorite place to shop for books and other items you use in your daily life, including music, gifts, tools, and clothes – all that Amazon and other distribution sites offer.
How are we different from other online shopping markets? Well for starters, we want to promote authors who share the interest in creating opportunities for dialogue.
The dialogue here is insightful without being insulting, thoughtful without rancor, and above all, helps us find solutions for today’s challenges, and not the “us versus them” strategies we see in too many online forums.
Are we too optimistic? Are we idealists?
Our Inspiration: The Swidler Family
The Swidlers are a remarkable family where diversity is not just embraced, but practiced.
Over the years, Sandi has worked as an administrator with large regional hospitals, overseeing everything from creating
services forMedicaid populations to developing poverty programs, drug treatment programs, and health maintenance organizations. In
1990, Sandi turned her attention to Real Estate. She has practiced in Michigan, Florida, and Arizona, holding a Broker’s license in each of the states. Like all of the Swidlers, she has been an
Educator, training real estate agents across the country.
Leonard is a well-known and highly respected professor based at Temple University, where he has taught Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue since 1966. He’s more than “just a professor”: Len is the founder of Temple’s Dialogue Institute, which works to:
“…advance intrareligious, interreligious, and intercultural dialogue and engagement around the world, by supporting scholarship, training, and action” by teaching critical thinking and dialogue skills that can be used to examine and reconcile differences.”
The Dialogue Institute grew out of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, which Len founded in 1964 with his late wife Arlene. The Journal is an influential, peer-reviewed quarterly publication for people who study and practice two-way religious and ideological dialogue. Len is “also the kindest man in the world,” says Sandi. Their late brother Jack, she says, was similarly exceptional.
“Jack never knew a stranger – he was the great facilitator. He elegantly worked events so that people would meet one another and find opportunities between them. For most people, this is a coat you put on and hang up when you are tired and want to go home. For Jack (we called him ‘Jake’) it was his skin, his oxygen.”
We think Sandi is a pretty unique person, too. She asked a group of us to help her create a site to feature books by Len and similar thinkers and encourage visitors to engage in Dialogue. The goal, she says, is to help people notice similarities among and between groups, recognize and appreciate differences, and create ways we can peacefully live with one another.
If books are what you are looking for, iPubCloud Bookstore features only curated books. You will find all the books written by our featured authors; new works from these authors and new authors joining iPubCloud. Are you our next new author? You will find as well, a wide-ranging selection of books from the top 5 % of books recommended by New York Times, Hay House, Amazon and Oprah’s Lists. Mysteries to Cookbooks; Art to Scifi books; Kindle, Paperback and Hardback all find a home in the Bookstore.
Our mission is to provide the perfect ‘Pub’ environment where you, your associates and friends, will enjoy the ease of shopping while meeting your needs and catching up. If the book you want is not featured on the site, please use our Amazon search button located in the sidebar. You will be able to purchase any book available on Amazon. We know Amazon is the largest distributor of books. We also understand you may prefer the style and taste of their competitors. We are excited to tell you, in the not too distant future, you will find on iPubCloud.com, products from Nook, and iBooks as well Amazon. Remember, this is YOUR Global home. Let us know what you would like to see in iPub Bookstore and we will do our best to honor your request.
Remember too, when you shop thru iPubCloud.com you are supporting iPub Global Connections commitment to bridge-building dialogue as pathways to a better world. Don’t keep us a secret.
iPub Marketplace is your home for all books, day to day needs, holiday shopping and wish lists. We’ve looked up the featured products and selected only those items in the top 25 categories of Amazon, New York Times, Hay House and Oprah’s Lists. We value your time, and wish to provide the perfect ‘Pub’ environment where you your associates and friends, will enjoy the ease of shopping, while meeting your needs and catching up. We know Amazon is the largest distributor of almost everything. We also understand you may prefer the style and taste of their competitors. We are excited to tell you, in the not too distant future, you will find on iPubCloud.com, products from Nook, iTunes and iBooks as well Amazon. Remember, this is YOUR Global home. Let us know what you would like to see in iPubCloud Marketplace and we will do our best to honor your request. Remember too, when you shop thru iPubCloud.com you are supporting iPub Global Connections commitment to bridge-building dialogue as a pathways to a better world. Don’t Keep us a secret.
Discover Our Featured Authors
When you buy books from iPub Global Connection, you’re not just getting a good price on books. You’re also supporting the authors we feature here. You will discover many interesting writers here, such as Dr. Leonard Swidler, a professor of Catholic Thought and a driving force for interreligious dialogue around the globe. Len, who has taught at Temple University for the past half century, founded Temple’s Dialogue Institute in 1978 and created the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. Len has been a keynote presenter at conferences and forums in more than 30 nations throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as across the U.S. As the author of over 100 hundred books on religion, dialogue, and philosophy, we celebrate him as the first Featured Author on this site.
Share Your Thoughts About Books And Contemporary Topics
We created iPub Global Connection to do more than sell books and other goods. We also want it to be a place where readers and thinkers can share their ideas in forums we’ll sponsor on this site. For example, everyone will agree that the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and primaries were like none other in history and we’ll be looking out for books (including probable best-sellers) to recommend to our readers. We hope that people who buy from us will post an opinion on the topics discussed in a forum and come back to read reactions and other comments. And of course, we invite readers to return to review the books they’ve read, even books they’ve already read. If it’s worth reading, it’s worth reviewing!