The demand for a better power control and accountability in the Indian Christian Churches underlines the issue of transforming traditional leadership models. The Church of South India (CSI) is a unique church since it is the pioneer of a united and uniting church since 1947, uniting the Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist denominations of the missionary churches. With over 4 million members, it is a powerful church even though Christians in India represent a small minority. The process of a constitutional reform is currently debated to change the character of this church from a united to an episcopal church with an accumulation of power in the role of the moderator. The controversy about this reform is linked to ongoing criticisms about corruption in many of the CSI-related institutions. On this background, church governance becomes a hot issue of power control and accountability, and above all, of the faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the credibility of the community of believers.
Tramas pedagógicas en la Teología: Herramientas para una Educación Teológica de calidad
This work represents, in the first place, an effort of detailed and synthetic analysis regarding the state of the question and the interpretation of the Theological Education in Latin America, and secondly, some proposals of consultancies in the fields of evaluation, planning and research. to respond to the challenges and limitations detected. This material is, in turn, a systematization of the more than seven years of work of Pedagogical and Theological Services (SPT) accompanying, training and advising various educational institutions in the continent. This book, unique in its subject, is an indispensable tool for an evaluation and a rethinking of the Latin American educational theological task, especially from the challenges of its pedagogical framework.
Responsible Leadership in Action: the Value of Values
How to be a responsible leader in the context of the world crises today? This was the guiding question of the 6th edition of the Global Ethics Forum (GEF), that took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 25-27 June 2015. The GEF 2015, a cross-sectoral and multinational gathering, provided an ideal multidimensional platform of discussion for this topic, witnessing lots of cross-fertilization. Next to reflecting the state and need for responsible leadership in the different sectors and regions, the Forum emphasized the exploration of solutions for both general and issue- or sector-specific challenges. These include projects for codes of ethics implementation, for improved access to jobs, enhanced responsible investment, values-driven education, responsible resource management and many more. This report presents a summary of the entire conference including recommendations and projects for action.
Integrating Faith with Work: A Ministry Transformational Model
The author shows that bad mannered young people are not only punished by caning, but are given manual work as punishment. The consequence of this practice is that some people grow up believing that work is the punishment for wrong doers, which results in their hating it. The idea that work results in benefits to the one doing it seems trivial but, as a result of a wrong attitude, the value that comes from regarding work as part of human joy can easily been turned into resentment. Integrating faith with work among the Christians of the Anglican Church of the Province of Uganda comes as a response to possible transvaluation of values during the 21st century, when work becomes so important in terms of domestic consumption and national growth. This publication points out the positive values of work and how they can be recovered through biblical teaching.
Etika dan Religiusitas Anti-Korupsi. Dari Konsep ke Praktek di Indonesia
The thirteen articles by students, academics and young professionals – mostly in Bahasa Indonesia – discussing about anti corruption ethics and religiosity from different aspects and point of views. These articles are from essay competition held by Globethics.net Indonesia in 2014 and from Globethics panel in International Graduate Students and Scholars in Indonesia 2014.
Sustainable Business Relations between China and Africa
Report on the Dialogue in South Africa 25-27 August 2014
The Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) conducted a survey in a number of African countries to gauge local perceptions towards Chinese Business in Africa. A three day dialogue between a delegation from China and Africa was organised after the survey. It provided a platform for in-depth discussions between a Chinese and an African delegation; this report includes many proposals how to improve business relations between China and Africa.
La gouvernance éthique des ressources en eaux transfrontalières. Le cas du lac Tanganyika en Afrique
Le monde connaît plus de deux cents bassins internationaux. Cette étude rend compte des divers facteurs expliquant le retard à adopter une bonne gouvernance visant la conservation de la biodiversité dans la gestion des ressources en eaux transfrontalières du lac de Tanganyika, en République Démocratique du Congo. Ces observations indiquent les progrès indispensables en vue de gérer tous les bassins africains.
Peacebuilding Initiatives of the Presbyterian Church in Post-Genocide Rwandan Society
The dilemma between the sermon of love and peace proclaimed in Rwanda by Churches and their failure to contribute to the prevention of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda brought the researcher to wonder whether the speech and actions of EPR as one of Protestant Churches in Rwanda, could have any impact on the human behaviour. Through that dilemma between the negative impact of the Church mission in the pregenocide Rwanda and its will to pursue the mission in the post-genocide era by contributing to the process of post-conflict peacebuilding, the research problem can be formulated as follows: Is there any effect of peacebuilding initiatives of the Presbyterian Church in the post-Genocide Rwandan society?
Familienethik. Familien stärken aus christlicher Perspektive
The Familien befinden sich weltweit in einem tiefgehenden Wandel. Vielfältige Formen von Lebensgemeinschaften werden nebeneinander gelebt. Familie ist dabei immer noch die mit Abstand häufigste Form. Welche ethischen Orientierungen zur Gestaltung der Familien in den verschiedenen kulturellen und religiösen Kontexten ergeben sich? Welche Massnahmen zur Weiterentwicklung der Familienpolitiken sind nötig? Die Studie bringt die christlich-protestantische Perspektive in den Dialog ein, mit seiner Betonung der Freiheit, Partnerschaftlichkeit und Verantwortung gegenüber dem Einzelnen und der Gemeinschaft.
L'État africain et les mécanismes culturels traditionnels de transformation des conflits
B. Muchukiwa Rukakiza, A. Bishweka Cimenesa et C. Kapapa Masonga
En République Démocratique du Congo, l'État moderne bute à la diversité des mécanismes culturels traditionnels de transformation des conflits : autant de tribus, autant de mécanismes culturels traditionnels. C'est pourquoi réduire le dualisme en ce qui concerne la justice moderne et la justice traditionnelle en matière de transformation des conflits est une voie cruciale, qu'analyse en contexte cette étude sur les mécanismes culturels de transformation des conflits.