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Spirituality 4.0 at the Workplace and FaithInvest - Building Bridges

Cover image for the book Spirituality 4.0 in the Workplace by the Geneva Agape Foundation

Author: Geneva Agape Foundation

ISBN: 978-2-88931-304-4
Series number: Globethics.net China Christian No. 10
Publication: 2019

How can spirituality strengthen to live faith and values in daily professional decisions? How is spirituality in the modern cyber-world 4.0 on constant global connectivity possible? The report summarizes the speeches, panel and group discussions with recommendations from participants from all continents. FaithInvest – Building Bridges: Churches and church-related institutions with their pension funds and assets invest billions of dollar worldwide. How can these investments become consistent with the Christian Values and have positive impact on development? And how can Christian Development agencies partner with these church investors more than in the past? The report summarizes the speeches, panel and group discussions with recommendations from participants from all continents.

 

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Faith-Based Entrepreneurs Stronger Together. Report of the International Conference Geneva 2018

Editor: Geneva Agape Foundation

ISBN: 978-2-88931-258-0
Series number: Globethics.net China Christian Series No. 8
Publication: 2018

The first worldwide, international conference for Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs and related organisations united a broad range of Christian denominations, including Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic—a truly broad ecumenical forum. The outcome of keynote speeches, group discussions and testimonials was the will to learn from each other, connect to each other and plan how to cooperate. The joint "Faith in Business Geneva Declaration" summarizes the result.

 

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Faith, Hope & the Global Economy: A Power for Good

信仰、希望与全球经济一种为善的力量

Author: 理查德·希金森 (Richard Higginson)

ISBN: 978-2-88931-228-3
Series number: Globethics.net China Christian No. 7
Publication: 2018

对于受债务与危机困扰的全球经济,信仰能提供什么希望吗?
理查德·希金森指出,如果我们正确地理解基督教信仰,它会成为全球经济中一种巨大的为善的力量。它激励企业,减轻贫困,促进正直,鼓励持续,造就门徒。
这本开拓性的书将帮助商业人士深入思考所做行为和背后动机。本书展示了圣经救赎故事的每一个主题对商业行为所具有的重要指导意义,这些故事极具挑战性并给人以希望。本书探索了几种富有希望的另类商业模式,同时也给在主流企业工作的人们带来启发和鼓励。
 

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Holiness as Wholeness: Ethical Implications towards an Inclusive Understanding of the HIV / AIDS Crisis in Kenya

James Eroni Miriago: Holiness as Wholeness: Ethical Implications towards an Inclusive Understanding of the HIV / AIDS Crisis in Kenya

Author: James Eroni Miriago

ISBN: 978-2-88931-298-6
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 53
Publication: 2019

This study presents a critical examination of holiness as wholeness – ethical implications towards an inclusive understanding of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Kenya. The understanding of holiness and its interpretation has contributed to the stigmatisation of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The study calls for a theologically based re-interpretation of holiness, firstly, by evaluating and interpreting a Pentecostals understanding of HIV and AIDS and its effects on stigma and discrimination; secondly, it aims to assess how the doctrine of holiness as wholeness is challenged by the impact of HIV and AIDS in the Redeemed Gospel Church (RGC), a concrete Pentecostal church in East Africa; and thirdly, it aims to propose a new approach to the doctrine of holiness as wholeness, which could be applied in the Pentecostal African context globally.

 

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Corporate Governance for Churches. Toward a Legal Reform in the Church of South India Trust Association

Joseph G. Muthuraj: Corporate Governance for Churches. Toward a Legal Reform in the Church of South India Trust Association cover

Author: Joseph G. Muthuraj

ISBN: 978-2-88931-278-8
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 49
Publication: 2019

The book explores the nature and function of the non-profit incorporated company the Church of South India Trust Association (CSITA) situated in Chennai, South India, and analyses the precarious situation the organisation finds itself in with regard to the financial and property (mis)management. This leads the author to make a major remedial proposal, namely, to lift its corporate veil to expose the true affairs of the company for reproof and restoration. Corporate Governance is defined as referring to the rules, regulations, policies and standards required for sustaining accountability, transparency and general corporate integrity. The aim of the book is to elevate the Church to a strong position with regard to corporate governance, liberating it from corporate failures and from inadequate and improper internal governance mechanism..

 

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Le langage symbolique. Une méthode en théologie

Author: Jonathan Kashindi Mulolwa

ISBN: 978-2-88931-254-2
Series number: Globethics.net Focus Series No. 47
Publication: 2018

Les écrivains bibliques ont coutume de recourir au symbolisme pour assurer que la saisie de leur message soit facilitée. En se focalisant en particulier sur le quatrième évangile du Nouveau Testament, l'auteur lève le voile sur le caractère énigmatique de la christologie johannique qui paraît déconcertante pour le lecteur non averti à cause du caractère imagé que revêtent les appellations de Jésus : comme langage parabolique et allégorique, comme métaphore et symbole.

Cette étude montre que le symbolisme n'est pas une formulation conceptuelle obscure et incomprise du public, mais au contraire que les théologiens devraient dans leurs discours de chaque jour être en mesure de trouver des formulations symboliques, afin de traduire l'exactitude de la vérité éthique et religieuse à transmettre. Bien compris ce langage est un outil d'enseignement fidèle à la méthode de transmission biblique et un véhicule sémantique d'une efficacité pédagogique inégalée..

 

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Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia: Religion, Identity and Gender Vol. 2

Editor: Dicky Sofjan

ISBN: 978-2-88931-201-6
Series number: Globethics.net Focus No. 44
Publication: 2017

This Book Series is part of a nine-country collaborative research program entitled "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia". The three-part Book Series deals with religion and its interface with the state and society in Southeast Asia. It examines the multidimensional facets of politics, public policies and social change in relation to contemporary forms of religion, religious communities, thinking, praxes and ethos. All articles in this Book Series were a direct result of a policy-relevant research collaboration conducted by investigators from the participating countries. The issues under examination in this Series include: gender relations, women organizations, identity formation, state policies on gender and religious identity. All of the analyses in this Book Series are fixed within the context of a rapidly changing society in Southeast Asia.

 

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African Church Assets Programme ACAP II

Workshop Report, Nairobi 2017

ISBN 978-2-88931-236-8
Series number: Globethics.net Reports
Publication: 2018

This book is a report of the second African Church Assets Programme (ACAP II) Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, which is a continuation to strengthen the capacity of church institutions (such as educational centres, health care services, seminaries, etc.) and asset managers to develop strategies and tools for more efficient and sustainable management of human and material resources. This workshop is a result of cooperation between Globethics.net and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), with the support of Bread for the World.

 

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African Church Assets Programme ACAP

Workshop Report, Nairobi/Geneva 2016

ISBN: 978-2-88931-160-6
Series number: Globethics.net Reports
Publication: 2016

On 2nd March 2016, at the All African Council of Churches in Nairobi (Kenya), the African Planning Worshop was initiated as part of the African Churches Assets Programme (phase 1). The workshop was the first step in a comprehensive programme that aims to help leaders in church institutions (such as educational centres, health care services, seminaries, etc.) to build practical capacity in a climate of strong accountability and transparency in the management of assets and resources. This workshop was a result of cooperation between Globethics.net and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), with the support of Bread for the World. This report is a detailed overview of the presentations, outcomes and follow up of the workshops that took place from 2nd–4th March 2016, that brought together over 25 auspicious leaders and individuals from various religious institutions.

 

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God is Everywhere, Reflections on Spiritual Passages through Sacred Spaces in Java

Editors: Elis Z. Anis 

ISBN: 978-2-88931-212-2
Series number: Globethics.net
Publication: 2017

This book is a collection of memories in the Interfaith Youth Pilgrimage (IYP) of participants and organizers. As readers will discover, the IYP participants were a diverse group from many faiths and beliefs who were enthusiastic to discuss how they understand and experience sacred spaces together while living in dialogue as individuals and as a group. The book concludes with the optimistic view that peaceful coexistence between faith is not an unattainable dream.

 

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Global Ethics Applied: vol. 4 Bioethics, Religion, Leadership

Author: Christoph Stückelberger

ISBN: 978-2-88931-130-9
Series number: Globethics.net Readers No. 4
Publication: 2016

‘Global Ethics Applied' in four volumes is a reader of 88 selected articles from the author on 13 domains. Vol. 4 focuses on Bioethics and Medical Ethics, Family Ethics and Sexual Ethics, Leadership Ethics, Theological Ethics and Ecclesiology, Methods of Ethics. It concludes with the extended Bibliography of the author. Most of the articles are in English, some in German or French with English summaries. The articles focus on concrete current topics and are addressed to practitioners, decision-makers in all sectors as well as academic teachers and students.

 

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The New CEC: The Churches' Engagement with a Changing Europe

Editor: Guy Liagre

ISBN: 978-88931-072-2
Series number: Globethics.net CEC Flash No. 1
Publication: 2015

In 2014 the Conference of European Churches celebrated a historic merger with the Church and Society Commission, bringing together two of the oldest and broadest ecumenical organisations in Europe. Now at this turning point, in the midst of an ever-changing Europe, CEC must articulate a new vision for its future. In a series of inspiring and relevant essays, leaders from the church and the world of European politics offer insight into what it means to be a Conference of European Churches in 21st century Europe.

 

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Beyond Prosperity? European Economic Governance as a Dialogue between Theology, Economics and Politics

Editor: Peter Pavlovic

ISBN: 978-2-88931-181-1
Series number: Globethics.net CEC No. 4
Publication: 2017

The coexistence and mutual influence of politics and the economy is an everyday reality in modern societies. A Christian perspective on this relationship speaks to the inseparability of ethics and economy, and also to the necessity of dialogue between theology and politics. Engagement in these issues is an important public role and responsibility for churches and Christian theology. The public role of religion in Europe in this current context includes highlighting the core values of Christianity. Of special import in this regard are justice and freedom, how they are exercised in life, and a focus on other values that have undergirded the European project since its beginning. This text turns its attention to a robust theological discussion of these ideas and the challenges facing the flourishing of these values in Europe. It is a unique ecumenical, European contribution to the wider discussion on the complex intersection of theology, ethics, politics, and the economy.

 

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Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All

Contributions from the Conference 6-9 September 2015, Halki, Istanbul, Turkey

Editors: Elizabeta Kitanovic and Fr Aimilianos Bogiannou

ISBN: 978-2-88931-136-1
Series number: Globethics.net CEC No. 3
Publication: 2016

Issues relating to freedom of religion or belief affect all people in all societies, and require coordinated political, legal, and theological responses. In September 2015 at the shuttered Theological School of Halki —human rights experts, scholars, policymakers, and theologians came together to advance this important dialogue and share best practices. Together the contributions from this conference gathered here give a contemporary and interdisciplinary perspective on this critical human rights issue. This collection of essays is indispensable reading for all those interested in the future of faith in an increasingly multicultural and multireligious Europe.

 

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Europe's Heart and Soul. Jacques Delors' Appeal to the Churches

Author: Laurens Hogebrink

ISBN: 978-2-88931-091-3
Series number: Globethics.net CEC No. 2
Publication: 2015

Jacques Delors speaking as the European Commission's President in 1990, made the historic appeal to the churches to contribute to giving Europe "a heart and a soul". His appeal signaled a new phase in the dialogue between the churches and the European institutions. This publication explains what Delors had in mind. Europe should be more than a market, its future should be based on recovering solidarity in society and on a shared "sense of belonging" to a wider community. The search for a new "meaning" for Europe was a moral and spiritual challenge. Today, the "heart and a soul" appeal still stands. Europe is not only about economics, it is also about values and culture. However, today's context is that of a European Union facing a deep internal crisis. A "sense of belonging" and dialogue with each other are more necessary than ever. In a world of growing instability, the churches can play an important role in reminding the European Union of its original raison d'être of solidarity, peace and reconciliation.

 

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The European Vision and the Churches: The Legacy of Marc Lenders

Author: Win Burton

ISBN: 978-2-88931-053-1
Series number: Globethics.net CEC No. 1
Publication: 2015

This is a book about centres: the centre of a pastor's lifelong ministry, the centre of the European Union, and the centre of Europe's ecumenical community. For more than thirty years Pastor Marc Lenders lived out his vocation bringing Christians from across traditions and across Europe into deep relationship with their unique social, cultural, and political context. Through his eyes discover how Marc Lenders courageously signed up for a job in 1966 that had no description and upon his retirement in 1999 left a growing and vibrant legacy of dialogue, debate, and engagement between the churches of Europe and the political institutions that represent its people.

 

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Faith at Work. Directory of Associations of Faith-driven Entrepreneurs and Workers

Editors: Christoph Stückelberger / Vanessa Yuli Wang / Hong Bui

ISBN: 978-2-88931-260-3
Series number: Globethics.net China Christian Series No. 5 (Enlarged Edition
Publication: 2018

How can faith be lived out at work? How can ethical values be implemented in business? Believers in all religions are searching answers. In Christianity, Christian entrepreneurs and Christian workers encourage each other in associations by conferences, trainings, coaching, Bible studies, prayer, advocacy, philanthropy and publications. This Directory portrays 95 Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs and of Christian workers and 32 Associations from eight other religions! A unique directory, also searchable online. The Geneva Agape Foundation is committed to strenghten faith at work by cooperating with such associations.

 

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Faith at Work. Directory of Christian Entrepreneurs and Workers

Authors: Christoph Stückelberger / Vanessa Yuli Wang

ISBN: 978-2-88931-207-8
Series number: Globethics.net China Christian No. 5
Publication: 2017

How can faith be lived at work? How can ethical values be implemented in business? Believers in all religions are searching answers. In Christianity, Christian entrepreneurs and Christian workers encourage each other in associations by conferences, trainings, coaching, Bible studies, prayer, advocacy, philanthropy and publications. This Directory lists about 53 Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs and 17 Associations of Christian workers in order to get inspired and increase networking between them. The Geneva Agape Foundation is committed to strenghten faith at work by cooperating with such associations (www.gafoundation.world)

 

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Entrepreneurs with Christian Values. Training Handbook for 12 Modules

Authors: Christoph Stückelberger, Cui Wantian, Teodorina Lessidrenska, Wang Dan, Liu Yang, Zhang Yu

ISBN: 978-2-88931-142-2
Series number: Globethics.net China Christian No. 3
Publication: 2016

Entrepreneurs with Christian Values are committed to be faithful to their vision, values and convictions. They decide about profit, people, power and planet in the light of their values. This handbook is based on Christian values and has a focus on sustainability and a geographic focus on China.
The 12 topics are: 1 Christian Faith and Values, 2 Employees, 3 Governance, 4 Management, 5 Product and Marketing, 6 Performance and Profit, 7 Innovation, 8 Investments, 9 Environment, 10 Law, 11 Community, 12 Competitiveness.
The handbook is the result of an international cooperation between Globethics.net and the Kingdom Business College KBC in China. Chinese Christian entrepreneurs gave important inputs. It is a handbook for Trainers, Students and persons with leadership responsibility in companies.
 
 

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We all are guests on earth! A Global Christian Vision for Climate Justice (Chinese)

Author: 克里斯托弗 司徒博

ISBN: 978-2-88931-033-3
Series number: Globethics.net China Christian No. 2
Publication: 2015

在世界范围内,我们都面临着引发严重健康危险的空气污染、作为气候变化结果之一的毁灭性风暴、水污染与河流枯竭、大型城市的巨量垃圾、森林滥伐与增长的荒漠、作为有限且不可再生之化石能源标志的石油峰值,以及从未见过的特大洪灾。在世界各地这类环境浩劫的名录是极长的。垃圾处理问题还远远没有解决。能源效率必须像在所有国家中那样加以改进;由腐败造成的污染、森林砍伐以及环境破坏必须予以果断处理。面对这些多种多样的环境挑战,特别是全球气候变化,基督教信仰能够做出什么样的贡献呢?Engl. We are All Guests on Earth !

 

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