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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 Co-Publications Series
Publication:
2017
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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.

Ethics in Higher Education: Religions and Traditions in Nigeria

Editors:
Obiora Ike / Chidiebere Onyia
ISBN:
978-2-88931-218-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Ethics No. 3
Publication:
2018
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This second of two book volumes on ethics in higher education is the result of an international conference organised by Globethics.net with the leadership of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2016 on managing and teaching ethics within higher education institutions. The focus on traditions and religions as vehicles for collaboration and co-existence in plural societies has gained great attention both in Africa and elsewhere. The book features 14 authors from the University of Nigeria and other Nigerian institutions, including the Tansian University, Abia State University and Bayero University among others.

Ethics in Higher Education: Foundation for Sustainable Development

Editors:
Obiora Ike / Chidiebere Onyia
ISBN:
978-2-88931-216-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Ethics No. 2
Publication:
2018
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The international conference of the University of Nigeria, held in 2016, made it clear that education must assist and lead students to learn to be free, responsible, innovative and creative. The teacher has the duty to guide students to know how to acquire knowledge that is not mere information but knowledge that is reflected, offering essential insights needed for effective living—such knowledge bears the ingredients of ethics. This first of two book volumes serves as a guide providing insights gained through experience from 29 authors, including teachers, administrators and policy makers and researchers, all brought together to focus on how Ethics in Higher Education can be integrated into concrete contexts.

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

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

Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All

Editors:
Elizabeta Kitanovic and Fr Aimilianos Bogiannou
ISBN:
978-2-88931-136-1
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC No. 3
Publication:
2016
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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.

The Relevance of Journalism Education in Kenya for Professional Identity and Ethical Standards

Editors:
Maryann Ijeoma Egbujor
ISBN:
978-2-88931-232-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 46
Publication:
2018
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The world of journalism and mass communication is being challenged at this time to tackle growing concerns around journalism practice and training due to the spread of mediocrity, unethical behaviour, lack of professionalism in journalism practice, the abuse and denial of press freedom and the commercialization of the media landscape, which tends to undermine human dignity, human rights and liberty.' In this book, Ms Egbujor's presents a well-founded and valid hypothesis using a qualitative research approach in search for purposeful journalism education and offers recommendations for improved identity and ethical standards.

Ahmadi Women Resisting Fundamentalist Persecution. A Case Study on Active Group Resistance in Indonesia

Editors:
Nina Mariani Noor
ISBN:
978-2-88931-222-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 27
Publication:
2017
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Since the start of the Reformasi era and the fall of the New Order regime led by President Suharto in 1998, there have been numerous incidents of violence against the Ahmadiyya in Indonesia stemming from different interpretations of the Qur'an, which has led to the destruction of mosques and cases of murder. This dissertation focuses on Ahmadi women's experiences in dealing with conflict and the ways they organize themselves to resist conflict for the betterment of their lives in the face of social and institutional discrimination.

John of Damascus and Heresy. A Basis for Understanding Modern Heresy

Editors:
Timothee B. Mushagalusa
ISBN:
978-2-88931-205-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 26
Publication:
2017
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This study investigates the understanding of heresy and the heretic according to Saint John of Damascus. For him, a heretic was any Christian who, by wilful choice, departs from the one orthodox tradition by adopting a personal opinion on the common faith which he intends to institute as sole truth. Our research is divided into two parts and aims to apply John of Damascus' understanding of the recurring identity of the Christian heretic and his behaviour. By using historical-theological, interdisciplinary and diachronical approaches, the author demonstrates through two case studies, namely, the Dutch Reformed Churches and Apartheid, and Kimbanguism, that this Church Father, who is the ‘seal of the patristic era,' remains a relevant authority for our comprehension of heresy and the heretic.

Struggles for Women-Inclusive Leadership in Toraja Church in Indonesia and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam. Agency and Structural Change

Editors:
Le Ngoc Bich Ly
ISBN:
978-2-88931-210-8 8
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 25
Publication:
2017
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Traditionally, women in Vietnam have been seen as the sole nurturer and care-taker of the family. Similarly, recent reports show that both men and women in Vietnam expect women to behave in a socially constrained way. Women's struggle for leadership in religious organizations in Southeast Asia has been particularly characterized with various levels of accomplishment. This study takes the Toraja Church in Indonesia and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam as two cross-cultural case studies. As the main causes of change in the churches, the author discusses (1) the degree of destabilizing forces from external context and institutional structure; (2) the degree of support and identification with the struggle by male leaders; and (3) the dominant existence of women's feminist projects and their success in turning their feminist projects into collective effort.

Éthique, gouvernance et performance des entités décentralisées urbaines au Sud-Kivu RD Congo

Editors:
Aimé Jules Murhula Manegabe
ISBN:
978-2-88931-149-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 45
Publication:
2017
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This book focuses on the ethics, governance and performance of the decentralized territorial entities in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). For nearly forty years, the different political regimes have tried to improve the living conditions of their populations through the implementation of decentralization, which allows the leaders of their leaders to be approached in the hope of triggering a large-scale local development process. The author argues that this theme is highly strategic for a "post-conflict" country, which aspires to consolidate political ethics, democracy and good governance.