Focus Series

Books with a focus on a topical ethical issues written by academics and researchers, usually with a continental or regional relevance

Résilience et transformation des conflits dans les États des Grands Lacs africains

Author:
Bosco Muchukiwa Rukakiza
ISBN:
978-2-88931-405-8
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 59
Publication:
2021
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L'éthique de la paix et la résolution des conflits est un enjeu majeur du développement dans la région des Grands Lacs. En République démocratique du Congo en particulier, une pluralité d'ONG nationales et internationales appliquent cette démarche et font une recherche active pour comprendre la dynamique des conflits. L'auteur montre la qualité de leurs démarches afin de mieux faire connaître et adresser avec succès les conflits identitaires, politiques, fonciers, territoriaux, et gagner en efficacité dans la gestion des ressources naturelles.

Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A Euro-African Problem in the 21st Century

Author:
Chigozie Nnebedum
ISBN:
978-2-88931-387-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 58
Publication:
2021
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The key questions of this book "Globalance" are: How can we transform current disruptions, polarizations and imbalances in the world into a new dynamic world order and global balances? How can ethics contribute to this transition by a balance of values and virtues? How can we do it under the conditions of the world Post-Covid? The book contains 202 graphs/fotos in color.

Ética y economía: la relación dañada (Parte II)

Editors:
Cristina Calvo, Humberto Shikiya, Deivit Montealegre
ISBN:
978-2-88931-347-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 56
Publication:
2020
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Esta segunda parte del volumen Ética y Economía reúne en su contenido los temas centrales de los tres Diálogos de Alto Nivel que se sucedieron luego del primero realizado en noviembre de 2016. Los tópicos que recorren los distintos capítulos del libro colocan los problemas que el desarrollo aporta desde una perspectiva de inclusión social teniendo en cuenta los desafíos que entrañan el avance de la tecnología y la automatización para el mundo del trabajo, las finanzas, las relaciones de género y la sostenibilidad ambiental. Los resultados de los cuatro diálogos de alto nivel fueron presentados en términos de Recomendaciones y Conclusiones desde Ética y Economía al Foro Global del G20 Interfaith. Ello permite abrir una nueva etapa para seguir profundizando a través del debate multidisciplinario la construcción de soluciones justas y sostenibles.

Domestic Violence - Ethical Challenges to the Professionalism of Religious and Faith Leaders for Healing Survivors

Editors:
Ruth Dymphna Maduforo
ISBN:
978-2-88931-341-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 55
Publication:
2019
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Domestic Violence is a scourge and reality in many societies around the world, but the topic is not given adequate consideration in terms of the required long-term help and information that victims, offenders and caregivers need. The focus on Domestic Violence brings an area of community and clinical psychology, mental health and overall well-being of citizens into view. The author explores the leadership roles of Churches, pastors and counsellors within religious and church institutions in providing long-term and sustainable healing to the affected and discovers gaps in their approaches. This book is an invitation for all stakeholders involved in family welfare and counselling of vulnerable persons, especially religious leaders and churches, to recognise the positive role of psychological therapy for healing the victims of domestic violence.

Opportunités et défis de la réconciliation à l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo

Editors:
Murhega Mashanda / Kitoka Moke
ISBN:
978-2-88931-325-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 54
Publication:
2020
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Cette recherche originale met en lumière des conditions de possibilité d'une expérience des réconciliations qui s'enracine dans un processus participatif qui a une vocation éthique globale, dans une robuste déconstruction de tout culture de violence en faveur d'une culture de dialogue. Prenant appui sur l'étude de cas de mécanismes efficaces et durables de gestion des conflits liés à la transhumance dans l'Est du RD Congo, on trouvera dans cet ouvrage une synthèse des expériences d'un ensemble d'ONG congolais, présentant à la fois: a) le caractère domptable des conflits liés à la transhumance par des approches endogènes de gestion des conflits, b) la mise en exergue de la vulnérabilité des initiatives locales de paix, tant que l'État ne les intègre pas dans la mise en place des politiques nationales et locales.

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

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

Meine Träume zu Kirchenfinanzen and Kirchenentwicklung in Deutschland

Editors:
Johannes Hoffmann
ISBN:
978-2-88931-296-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 52
Publication:
2019
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Als Ethiker, der sich seit über 40 Jahren mit Fragen ethischer Geldanlagen befasst und seit über 30 Jahren als Diakon in seiner Gemeinde tätig ist, träumt Johannes Hoffmann von einer solidarischen Kirche. Ausgangspunkt sind die Finanzskandale der Kirche in Rom und in Deutschland. Diese greift er in einer diffenrenzierten Analyse auf und macht methodische und inhaltliche Vorschläge für eine dem Gemeinwohl dienende solidarische Kirche, die der Maxime des Evangeliums folgt: „Die Armen sind die ersten Adressaten des Evangeliums." Daraus resultiert für ihn angesichts schwindender Priesterzahlen und zahlreicher Kirchenaustritte von Gläubigen eine Entwicklung in Gemeinden und diözesanen Strukturen, in denen Frauen und Mäner auf Augenhöhe mit Priestern und Bischöfen über ihre gemeinsame Verantwortung für die Weitergabe der Botschaft Jesu miteinander kommunizieren und arbeiten.

Home-Grown Solutions: Legacy to Generations in Africa, Vol. 2

Editors:
Tharcisse Gatwa / Deo Mbonyinkebe
ISBN:
978-2-88931-290-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 51
Publication:
2019
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This second volume is part of a study which envisions to rehabilitate the original positive primal practices in Rwandan way of life as a factor of sustainable development for nations. The contributors to this volume were guided by the quest for a founding heritage to be transmitted to following generations to inspire their own sense of creativity.

Home-Grown Solutions: Legacy to Generations in Africa, Vol.1

Editors:
Tharcisse Gatwa / Deo Mbonyinkebe
ISBN:
978-2-88931-286-3
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 50
Publication:
2019
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The collection of essays published in this first of two volumes tries to describe and analyse the nature and depth of the "home grown solutions" as presented in post-genocide Rwanda. The volume deals with: community work (umuganda), Gacaca courts, community mediators (abunzi), solidarity work (Ubudehe), performance contract (imihigo) and cow donation (girinka munyarwanda). The volume also extended research on innovative areas including managing wounded memory in a post-genocide context, reconciliation and healing, family, language and culture as factors of social cohesion.

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

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