Books on ethical issues with global relevance and contextual perspectives. Each volume includes contributions from at least two continents and with two editors, often one from the global South and one from the global North.
Cyber space influences all sectors of life and society: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Blockchain, Self-Driving Cars and Autonomous Weapons Cyberbullying, telemedicine and cyber health, new methods in food production, destruction and conservation of the environment, Big Data as a new religion, the role of education and citizens' rights, the need for legal regulations and international conventions. The 25 articles in this book cover the wide range of hot topics. Authors from many countries and positions of international (UN) organisations look for solutions from an ethical perspective. Cyber Ethics aims to provide orientation on what is right and wrong, good and bad, related to the cyber space. The authors apply and modify fundamental values and virtues to specific, new challenges arising from cyber technology and cyber society. The book serves as reading material for teachers, students, policy makers, politicians, businesses, hospitals, NGOs and religious organisations alike. It is an invitation for dialogue, debate and solutions.
Poetry and Ethics: Inventing Possibilities in Which We Are Moved to Action and How We Live Together
This book on the topic of ethics and poetry consists of contributions from different continents on the subject of applied ethics related to poetry. It should gather a favourable reception from philosophers, ethicists, theologians and anthropologists from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and allows for a comparison of the healing power of words from various religious, spiritual and philosophical traditions. The first part of this book presents original poems that express ethical emotions and aphorism related to a philosophical questioning of the grounding of our values for life. The poems are written by twelve authors coming from four continents, for whom poetic emotions are sources of artistic inspiration and that can be used for conflict resolution. In the second part, which features short essays, nine authors tackle how poems, symbolic representations, metaphorical narratives and lies impact the space of possibilities, in which we are moved to action, knowledge formation, and how we imagine the world together. Discover the French presentation of the book.
In the past decade the number of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) has increased substantially. This development stands to act as a positive impact for posterity. However, the increase of SWFs is gaining much attention and raises concerns about the way in which these funds operate in the world of finance and on the global market. The study shows that the credibility of the Sovereign Wealth Funds would be strengthened with additional ethical standards.
Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security. Theological Education and Christian Leadership Development
Since climate change and ecological destruction are getting more and more menacing for humanity, climate issues provide a global challenge which should be reflected also in theological education and formation worldwide. This publication brings together a pertinent collection of perspectives and resources for theological education and Christian leadership development, authored by leading experts from around the globe that were presented during the Volos study consultation, marking the end of a 3-year study on eco-theology, climate justice and food security.
Global Ethics for Leadership: Values and Virtues for Life
The need for global values in a globalised world is combined with the need for contextual identity. New nationalisms, protectionisms and fundamentalisms are mixed with a globalised pluralistic relativism. Are global values threatened by particular values? Find answers within the 32 articles of this book. In each of the articles the authors, who are all in one way or another linked to Globethics.net, writing from one of four continents, focus and develop on a particular value or virtue in a specific geographic, cultural or religious context. Many of them also give an input to the understanding of the value-basis of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and give orientation for "values-driven leadership", a key vision and mission of Globethics.net.
Prospects and Challenges for the Ecumenical Movement in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute provided a unique opportunity for a new generation of ecumenical leaders from across the globe to engage with each other and with the themes presented at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly in Busan (South Korea). These papers in which the participants reflect their experience show both this engagement and the diversity of their contexts. The papers deal with a variety of themes such as: pilgrimage, Asian Christology, food insecurity, just peace and the shift of the center of gravity of Christianity to the Global South. The collection of these papers provides significant insights into the challenges faced by the ecumenical movement and the prospects for its future. More particularly they articulate the perspective of a new generation of leaders in the ecumenical movement whose voice needs to be heard.
Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: Codes of Ethics for Librarians and Archivists
Amélie Vallotton Preisig / Hermann Rösch / Christoph Stückelberger
Information Ethics concerns the values and applications of how information is made, treated, organized, and made available for users. The articles published in this volume reflect the work of several librarians from around the world who wish to define and develop the values they believe central to the work of an information specialist, and how best to apply those values to the professional lives of all information specialists.
Sustainability Ethics: Ecology, Economy & Ethics. International Conference SusCon III Shillong/India
"Sustainable Development" is the goal 2015-2030 of the global community of states, adopted by the United Nations. This book shows how ecology, economy and ethics are all needed to reach these goals. Understanding a concept like ‘sustainability' requires an understanding not only of what we are seeking to ‘sustain', but also how man's activities and needs are implicated in and can threaten the future of these biological systems. The articles in this book come from one of the key countries of the world, India, whose population represents almost 20% of the world's population. Questions surrounding economic development and environmental sustainability are fundamental to understanding the country's future, and how it will tackle difficult issues, like the eradication of poverty.
More or Less Equal. How Digital Platforms Can Help Advance Communication Rights
Today's digital platforms offer the tantalizing possibility of learning and taking into account opinions from the margins that contradict the dominant voices in the public sphere. The concept of citizen journalism has radically altered traditional news and information flows, encouraging greater interaction and interdependence. What challenges does this development pose for societies worldwide? What ethical questions does it raise? This booklet explores these questions against a background of rapid technological change and with the aim of strengthening the communication rights of all people everywhere
Mining Ethics and Sustainability: Papers from the World Mining Congress 2013
This volume in the Globethics.net Global series highlights some of the most engaging conference presentations in the program stream on "Mining, Ethics and Sustainability" organized by the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN) at the 2013 World Mining Congress hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in Montreal, August 12-14, 2013.
Innovation Ethics: African and Global Perspectives
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais / Christoph Stückelberger
Innovation is a core driver for economic growth and development. Africa is one of the upcoming continents in this respect. But there are manifold ethical challenges in innovation. The 14 authors from three continents, with a focus on Africa, give innovative multidisciplinary insights to technological, social, cultural, political, spiritual and research aspects of the ethics of innovation.
Trust and Ethics in Finance: Innovative Ideas from the Robin Cosgrove Prize
The values that guide finance professionals and the core role played by trust in the modern finance industry have been the dominant themes of the best papers submitted for the Robin Cosgrove Prize since it was launched in 2006. Inviting young people to submit innovative ideas to advance ethical approaches to the world of finance in its many manifestations has stimulated a global debate on the role of ethics and integrity in finance.
Global Survey of Business Ethics: In Training, Teaching and Research
The global survey of business ethics in teaching, training and research presented in this volume is based on previous smaller surveys, as described in the Introduction; but it is the first truly global survey of its kind. It gives a broad picture of the diversity of business ethics discourses, teaching models, training facilities and research capacities (or lack of them) on all continents but also shows trends and upcoming topics. It is a rich puzzle and a global mapping for orientation.
As global ethics emerges as an important answer to the common issues facing humankind, we cannot spare a reflection on the process leading to a consensus on global values. If we are to break political, economic, ideological, cultural, religious and gender-based patterns of domination in the debate on global ethics, we must ensure that all parties to the dialogue are able to express their values freely and in their own fashion.
Religions influence all sectors of society. To a great extent, this is true for the Protestant Genevan Reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) with his global influence and impact. His work is still highly relevant to today's economy. In his writings he emphasized on equitable markets and fair interests. In politics, he was an early door-opener for democracy, and he approached science with an open minded curiosity. His ethics is deeply rooted in his faith in the merciful and guiding Christian God. All human efforts should serve the Glory of God.
Overcoming Fundamentalism: Ethical Responses from Five Continents
Fundamentalism is a reality on all continents, in all world religions and in different political and economic movements and world views. It influences political, cultural, religious and economic development. "Overcoming fundamentalism" is a program. The contributors of this book do not call for military or power-related answers to fight fundamentalism. They carefully analyse the root causes and call for ethical responses through a value-oriented development, through respect by an active tolerance which is more than "everything goes", by a holistic globalization which is much more than economic growth and open markets and by new concepts of the public role of religions. The book shows the commitment of Globethics.net to strengthen global common values while at the same time respecting the context and diversity of values.
Responsible Leadership: Global and Contextual Ethical Perspectives
Leadership models and values change in a fast changing globalised world. The responsible use of power is a key factor to good governance and a human life in dignity in all sectors of society. How can the respect for the cultural and religious diversity of values be combined with common perspectives of responsible leadership in the one world? In forty contributions, ethicists and other experts from 21 countries from five continents give surprising and challenging answers in four areas: family leadership, religious leadership, business leadership and political leadership.