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Financial Sustainability of Church Related Organisations. An Empirical Study on Kenya

Editors:
Bright Gabriel Mawudor
ISBN:
978-2-88931-081-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 17
Publication:
2016
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Church Related Organizations (CROs) contribute largely to social and economic development. But many of them in developing countries are today facing a financial crisis due to many years of dependency on foreign donations for their diaconal work and as donor support declines. This empirical doctoral thesis in Business Management analyses key determinants for financial sustainability of CROs in Kenya. Key factors for financial sustainability are asset management, donor diversification, own income generation and the donor relations. The book is relevant for Board and management of CROs and other civil society organisations CSOs, for finance officers, for donors as well for students in business management.

Speaking Truth to Power. A Critique of the Church of South India Episcopacy (Governance) of the 21st Century

Editors:
Joseph G. Muthuraj
ISBN:
978-2-88931-094-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 31
Publication:
2015
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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

Editors:
Matthias Preiswerk
ISBN:
978-2-88931-075-3
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 30
Publication:
2015
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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

Global Ethics Forum 2015 Report  
                                
ISBN:
978-2-88931-079-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 29
Publication:
2015
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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.

Justice and Poverty as Challenges for the Christian Churches. With a Case Study on the Democratic Republic of Congo

Editors:
Bosela E. Eale
ISBN:
978-2-88931-077-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 16
Publication:
2015
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The goal of this thesis is to investigate the role of Christian churches and the government in the fight against injustice and the eradication of poverty. In the first two Chapters, an overview of the concept of justice is proposed in both the New and Old Testaments, in the light of the challenge for the churches. Chapter three concentrates on an in-depth analysis of the issues surrounding poverty and its causes. The role played by international organisations with regard to the eradication of poverty in developing countries, and especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is questioned, while an analysis of the impact of industrialisation and globalisation on developing countries is carried out. Chapter four discusses the theological concept of poverty. The aim of this discussion is to develop theological ethics that can be applied by the churches in their struggle against poverty. The last Chapters tackeles poverty in DRC: plausible explanations are given for why some people live in extreme poverty and not others.

Integrating Faith with Work: A Ministry Transformational Model

Editors:
Elly K. Kansiime
ISBN:
978-2-88931-087-6-
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 28
Publication:
2015
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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.

Les héroïnes sans couronne. Leadership des femmes dans les Églises de Pentecôte en Afrique Centrale

Editors:
Kilongo Fatuma Ngongo
ISBN:
978-2-88931-037-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 15
Publication:
2015
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Les femmes, c'est ça l'Église! Cette thèse de doctorat historique, empirique, missiologique et éthique montre le rôle clef des femmes dans une église pentecôtiste en Afrique Centrale entre 1921 et 2011. Le service dans tous les domaines et l'absence des femmes dans les organes de décisions sont les grandes caractéristiques du leadership de femmes. La consécration des femmes au ministère pastoral reste un défi. Le livre est un appel bien-fondé pour un nouveau paradigme du genre et de coopération des femmes et des hommes dans les églises.

Évangélisation et pratique holistique de conversion en Afrique. L'Union des Églises Évangéliques Services et Oeuvres de Côte d'Ivoire 1927-1982

Editors:
Alexis Lékpéa Dea
ISBN:
978-2-88931-057-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 14
Publication:
2015
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Qu'est-ce que l'évangélisme ? À quoi reconnait-on une Église évangélique ? Cette thèse veut rendre compte d'une rencontre et d'un changement global qui se produit dans les croyances, les pratiques religieuses, voire la vie tout court des populations Bété, Néyo, Kroumen, Guéré, Wobè et Dan de l'ouest ivoirien qui ont embrassé le christianisme. Il s'agit pour nous, dans un premier temps, de décrire leur conversion et de montrer comment les missionnaires, étrangers pour la plupart, ont entrepris l'implantation du christianisme, et dans un deuxième temps de montrer la manière dont ces conversions ont été perçues et vécues par les populations elles-mêmes.

Ethnonationalism and Conflict Resolution. The Armed Group Bany2 in DR Congo

Editors:
Naupess K. Kibiswa
ISBN:
978-2-88931-031-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 13
Publication:
2015
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Based on evidence collected and analyzed about repetitive armed conflicts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, Dr. Kibiswa establishes in this book that Bany2 armed group leaders, involved in insurgencies, fit into the two Van Evera's criteria of ethnonationalist groups. Indeed, they display more loyalty to their ethnic group than to the DRC nation and are moved by their desire to achieve statehood. As such, this underlying motivation of their never-ending fights is hard for the DRC nation to accommodate, while their geographic proximity to their fatherland as well as the availability of natural resources provide them with favorable conditions.

Etika dan Religiusitas Anti-Korupsi. Dari Konsep ke Praktek di Indonesia

Editors:
Nina Mariani Noor
ISBN:
978-2-88931-063-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 27
Publication:
2015
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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.