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Whispers from the Land of Snows

Author:
Fanny Iona Morel
ISBN:
978-2-88931-418-8
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Co-publication
Publication:
2021
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This study investigates the correlation between violations of cultural rights and the violence committed by state actors against a community rooted in a profoundly Buddhist society. It is based on the first-hand testimonies of Tibetan exiles who have sought asylum in Switzerland. It uncovers the experiences, perceptions and opinions of Tibetans, most of whom have suffered various forms of abuse in Tibet.

The approach adopted in this book draws on the 2007 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and 2007 Declaration de Fribourg, which reflect the essential role of cultural rights. It also focuses on the concept of genocide developed by Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959). The PRC has violently disrupted the natural process of cultural change in Tibet, through forced cultural assimilation which continues to engender violence.

Tibetans’ resilience, nonviolence and commitment to peace are powerful coping mechanisms. Yet, extreme self-violence continues: since 1998, 157 self-immolations have been reported. Efforts must continue to advocate for human rights in Tibet, particularly when it comes to issues of freedoms of expression, religion, assembly and of movement, in order to secure a sustainable peace that would benefit both Tibet and the PRC.

Corruption-free Religions are Possible. Integrity, Stewardship, Accountability

Editor:
Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-88931-422-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 16
Publication:
2021
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Corruption is abuse of public or private power for personal interests. Paying and receiving bribes in form of money, advantages, nepotism or sexual services exists in all sectors of society. This book with twenty articles from four continents analyses the mechanisms of corruption within religious institutions in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. This book contributes ways corruption can be overcome by values, education, good management, accountability, state regulations and interfaith cooperation. A book for religious leaders, lay persons, politicians, educators and all those engaged to overcome corruption.

Educating Teachers for Tomorrow: On Ethics and Quality in Pedagogical Formation

Authors:
Jacinta M. Adhiambo and Florentina N. Ndeke
ISBN:
978-2-88931-407-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Ethics No. 9
Publication:
2021
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Teacher education ought to be carefully designed, developed and administered. It is at the core of this research to show that quality teacher education stands for the kind of preparation which places learning for sustainable development and societal needs at the center of teacher education. This book gathers 22 presentations in ten chapters, selected among the plethora of papers presented during the interdisciplinary session, held at the Faculty of Education of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in 2016.

Faith and Action Rooted in Christ Reflections on Spirituality, Justice, and Ethical Living

Author:
Obiora Ike
ISBN:
978-2-88931-415-7
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Globethics.net
Publication:
2021
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This is a large collection of 89 short essays on the utility of the Catholic theology for life, in times of radical changes. This work answers in a powerful way, the contemporary questions of modern life and society in simple language, finely narrated and here presented with a selected range of texts from the Old and New Testaments. The narration must wake anybody up from dogmatic sleep to living the faith in loving action. The reflections bring spiritual insights into the underlining essential role of Christian faith and the value of Christian communities in dealing with social justice, integral development and peace matters.

African Charter on Rights & Duties Enforcement Mechanisms

Author:
Osita C. Eze
ISBN:
978-2-88931-413-3
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 10
Publication:
2021
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The development of the African legal system is at the core of this work, which aims at explaining the relationship between political, social and cultural rights and the African Charter of the Rights of Men and Peoples. Assessing the impact of the African Charter supposes a precise description of how national regimes contribute to the human rights. Prior to the Charter, civil and political rights were more important than socio-economic and cultural rights. It is the theoretical and practical aim of this book to show the evolution of this situation. Dr Eze shows that the primary responsibility of national institutions and agents of law enforcement is as important, in the management of human and peoples 'rights, as the input of the regional courts or the mandate of the Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

The Status, Rights and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities within Customary Legal Frameworks in Uganda

Author:
Brian Dennison
ISBN:
978-2-88931-409-6
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 9
Publication:
2021
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Little is known about the interaction of customary law and disability rights. This research based on a case study in Uganda offers a window into how a customary legal frameworks can impact the status, rights and treatment of persons with disabilities. Dr Dennison highlights the particular importance of cultural beliefs and attitudes about the capacity and functionality of persons with disabilities in informal legal settings. This is true in the Eastern African context of the Mukono District, in the Central Region of Uganda, but also more widely on the whole African continent. The work concludes by outlining practical change strategies for those seeking to improve the status, rights and treatment of persons with disabilities in settings where customary law plays an influential and effectual role.

Walk the Talk - Africa/Asia. Report of the International Online Conference, Jan / Mar 2021

Author:
Geneva Agape Foundation
ISBN:
978-2-88931-911-9
Series number:
Agape Series No. 6
Publication:
2021
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The COVID-19 Pandemic has created worldwide turbulences in health, economy, politics, education, religious answers and much more. Allocation of resources: capital, natural, human and religious resources with the best impact on development have become even more important. Churches, church-related partners and investors have great potential to contribute to faith driven and impactful investing. The focus of the two online conferences 2021 was on ‘Walk the Talk' by sharing experiences of successful and challenging investment projects, strengthening impactful cooperation between faith partners and investors, and presenting tools to make projects investable in Africa and Asia. This report summarises rich presentations and discussions on subjects such as health, agro food, renewable energy, finance fintech (financial technology), covered by experts around the world.

Règlement judiciaire des conflits électoraux: Précis de droit comparé africain

Author:
Ambroise Katambu Bulambo
ISBN:
978-2-88931-403-4
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 8
Publication:
2021
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Le droit de vote est un droit consacré par le droit international et par les constitutions nationales. Il garantit le droit des citoyens d'être consultés, de prendre part à la direction des aff aires publiques et à la gestion du pays. Il vise le droit de s'exprimer, de se réunir et de s'associer librement avec d'autres citoyens. La composition exacte du corps électoral, le droit de contester en justice le résultat du vote, la constatation exacte du résultat du scrutin et le respect des conditions d'éligibilité et des incompatibilités sont également essentiels. Pour être eff ective, une mise en œuvre par le législateur et une protection par le juge sont présentées et analysées par l'auteur, qui montre des cas jurisprudentiels de violation du droit de vote. Ce livre ambitionne de dresser, dans sa globalité, l'ensemble des règlements judiciaires des conflits électoraux, abordé à partir des ressorts conceptuels du droit comparé. Il offre un large éventail d'outils de jurisprudence au juriste engagé dans la protection du droit de vote.

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.

Leadership with Integrity: Higher Education from Vocation to Funding

Editors:
Christoph Sückelberger, Joseph Galgalo, Samuel Kobia
ISBN:
978-2-88931-389-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Ethics No. 8
Publication:
2021
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"This is a person with Integrity." It summarizes the values and virtues such as honesty, credibility, justice and respect. Persons with integrity are needed on all levels, from parents to heads of states, from students to Vice-chancellors, from cleaning to accounting, from student elections to national elections. The book encourages in three parts for integrity in leadership, vocation in the professional life and integrity in elections. The book is the fruit of the partnership between Globethics.net and the Ecumenical St. Paul's University SPU in Kenya, ranked by UniRank as the best private university in Kenya. Most of the authors are from SPU.