2014: The Year of Action
By: Bepty Antoine
About the Book
2014: The Year of Action is a broad-ranging compendium of the events, conflicts, and progress recently seen throughout the world. Written from the perspective of an immigrant with a particular heart for the poor, this unique tome focuses on the influential work of two world leaders, United States President Barack Obama and Pope Francis. Bepty Antoine utilizes historical and cultural knowledge to frame events within a larger context, presenting the actions both men have taken to further social justice issues, often connecting these concerns to environmental crises. Drawing on the tenants of their Christian faith, both the President and the Pope have sought to defend immigrants, refugees, and the global poor, and their efforts, often in the face of extreme opposition, are carefully detailed and celebrated.
2014: The Year of Action focuses on the impressive achievements of two modern heroes and places their struggles for progress within the wider context of current events and popular culture.
About the Author
A native of Haiti, Mrs. Bepty Antoine immigrated to the US in 1965, settling in New York, where she continues to live with her husband and her four children and three grandchildren nearby.
Mrs. Antoine attended Christ the King School and went on to work at the American Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Once in the US, she worked for the Owens-Illinois Co. and then the United Nations in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Upon early retirement, she received two masters degrees—an M.A. in Humanities from Hofstra University and an M.S. in Education from Touro College—and became a teacher as her second career.