Les proverbes sont « les trésors de l'Afrique ». En Afrique, on estime actuellement le nombre des proverbes à plus de 10 millions. Le plus souvent introuvables sous forme écrite, ces proverbes circulent sous forme orale. Les proverbes sont une contribution africaine à l'éthique et aux valeurs globales. Ce recueil contient 95 proverbes du Bénin et de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, tous choisis par de jeunes gens. Ils sont édités dans leur langue d'origine (Yoruba, Fon, Bariba, Dendi), avec une traduction et un bref commentaire en français et anglais. Manne pour la pensée quotidienne.
Moral and Ethical Leadership, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
This book is concerned by the effectiveness of a limited number of cardinal virtues that great religions have in common with philosophical ethics, and the author uses philosophy as a practical aim for better inviting value- and reason-oriented actions. Based on the virtue of hope, the author thinks the very essence of fair conditions for education as transformative education. Deriving from the virtue of justice, we find a firm foundation for peace research and reconciliation programmes. Courage and productivity are, in a judicious manner, related to the value of work. Trust, the virtue of love and common good are matters of the management of natural and economic resources. As we discover each chapter after the other, the whole work is revealed to be grounded on a hierarchy of virtues.
Ce livre rassemble des textes essentiels de Patrice-Émery Lumumba, Premier Ministre du premier gouvernement de la RD Congo après l'indépendance, assassiné après sept mois en fonction. L'anthologie est destinée à l'éducation politique et humaine de la jeunesse pour les valeurs de la liberté, de la justice, du courage, de l'intégrité et des droits de l'homme en RDC comme dans le monde. Patrice-Émery Lumumba est un levier pour rêver d'une nouvelle destinée pour le Congo.
This book is the work of high school teachers involved in a writing workshop, facilitated by Y. Sumardiyanto and Tituk Romadlona Fauziyah on the topic of ethics in a multicultural society. The book is expected to be reading about ethics for the youth in Indonesia and could be a useful contribution to the contemporary Indonesian society.
This " Interreligious Ethics Manual for Indonesia" consists of five papers. Three papers discuss the ethical prerequisites needed to develop more conducive conditions for people of different religious traditions to live together, in shared public spaces in general, in universities and also in print and online through journalism. The other two papers provide concrete examples of ethical issues in interreligious marriage and in journalism. As a manual, this book completes the volume "Social Ethics in interreligious interaction", which is a more theoretical text. The manual is deliberately written in a more accessible way to be used as a resource during training programmes for community groups at different levels. Hopefully this book can make a valuable contribution to Indonesian's pluralistic society of today, enabling better interaction with others and fostering respect.
In this book the author deals with the hidden realities posed by parents who spend much of their time occupied with work and leisure, while the children are left to their to their own devices. In the course of these long time period of separation, children build inappropriate relationships and indulge in detrimental practices that pose both short- and long-terms effects to themselves and the family at large. This book therefore focuses on parental ethical roles in the Uganda African context. It is a very moving family ethical exposition that will build up parents and help them to rethink their approach to family practises. It is a book intended to raise awareness of the subtle dangers that unintentional neglect can cause, potentially damaging their families and their children's future.
Way-Markers II: 111 Reflections Exploring Ethics in Everyday Life
Exploring ethical orientation in everyday life, in political-economic developments and in spiritual questions: This is what these 111 short texts intend to stimulate. They include seven clusters of themes: Creation, meaning and the senses; Good and evil, virtue and vice; Life, energy and being human; Relationships, love and sexuality; Poverty, wealth and justice; Economics, Politics and Globalisation; Faith, church and spirituality. The texts are rooted in Christian ethics. At the same time, they are intended as an invitation to interreligious openness and cooperation with all people of good will. To live out one's own values, to respect other values and to strengthen common global values: Let us dance this dance of life, together with the whole of creation!
Overcoming Fundamentalism: Ethical Responses from Five Continents
Fundamentalism is a reality on all continents, in all world religions and in different political and economic movements and world views. It influences political, cultural, religious and economic development. "Overcoming fundamentalism" is a program. The contributors of this book do not call for military or power-related answers to fight fundamentalism. They carefully analyse the root causes and call for ethical responses through a value-oriented development, through respect by an active tolerance which is more than "everything goes", by a holistic globalization which is much more than economic growth and open markets and by new concepts of the public role of religions. The book shows the commitment of Globethics.net to strengthen global common values while at the same time respecting the context and diversity of values.
Religions influence all sectors of society. To a great extent, this is true for the Protestant Genevan Reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) with his global influence and impact. His work is still highly relevant to today's economy. In his writings he emphasized on equitable markets and fair interests. In politics, he was an early door-opener for democracy, and he approached science with an open minded curiosity. His ethics is deeply rooted in his faith in the merciful and guiding Christian God. All human efforts should serve the Glory of God.
As global ethics emerges as an important answer to the common issues facing humankind, we cannot spare a reflection on the process leading to a consensus on global values. If we are to break political, economic, ideological, cultural, religious and gender-based patterns of domination in the debate on global ethics, we must ensure that all parties to the dialogue are able to express their values freely and in their own fashion.