The need for global values in a globalised world is combined with the need for contextual identity. New nationalisms, protectionisms and fundamentalisms are mixed with a globalised pluralistic relativism. Are global values threatened by particular values? Find answers within the 32 articles of this book. In each of the articles the authors, who are all in one way or another linked to Globethics.net, writing from one of four continents, focus and develop on a particular value or virtue in a specific geographic, cultural or religious context. Many of them also give an input to the understanding of the value-basis of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and give orientation for "values-driven leadership", a key vision and mission of Globethics.net.
Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security. Theological Education and Christian Leadership Development
Since climate change and ecological destruction are getting more and more menacing for humanity, climate issues provide a global challenge which should be reflected also in theological education and formation worldwide. This publication brings together a pertinent collection of perspectives and resources for theological education and Christian leadership development, authored by leading experts from around the globe that were presented during the Volos study consultation, marking the end of a 3-year study on eco-theology, climate justice and food security.
In the past decade the number of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) has increased substantially. This development stands to act as a positive impact for posterity. However, the increase of SWFs is gaining much attention and raises concerns about the way in which these funds operate in the world of finance and on the global market. The study shows that the credibility of the Sovereign Wealth Funds would be strengthened with additional ethical standards.
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.
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.
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.
Speaking Truth to Power. A Critique of the Church of South India Episcopacy (Governance) of the 21st Century
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.
Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia. Managing Religious Diversity Vol.1
This book series deals with religion and its interface with the state and society in Southeast Asia. It examines the multidimensional facets of politics, public policies and social change in relation to contemporary forms of religions, religious communities, thinking, praxis and ethos. All articles in this Book Series were a direct result of a policy-relevant research collaboration conducted by investigators from the participating countries from 2013–2016. The issues under examination in this Series include: state management of diversity, multicultural policies, religious social activism and state-society relations. All of the analyses in this Book Series are fixed within the context of a rapidly changing society in Southeast Asia.
Identités territoriales et conflits dans la province du Sud-Kivu, R.D. Congo
Les territoires de Fizi, de Kalehe et d'Uvira sont des foyers de conflits au Sud-Kivu (R.D. Congo); ils ont racines dans le processus d'organisation de l'espace politique à l'époque coloniale. La reconfiguration de l'espace a produit des nouvelles entités territoriales et administratives (les chefferies agrandies, les secteurs et les territoires) qui sont des réalités sociologiques et politiques. La méconnaissance des différences entre le territoire ethnique et étatique et entre peuples autochtones et allochtones est un adjuvant de conflits. Quelques pistes susceptibles d'orienter des actions pour la paix sociale sont exposées; elles passent par l'exigence éthique préalable d'une reconnaissance réciproque des organisations territoriales, de l'histoire des peuples et d'une prise en considération des normes de droit.
Local Cultural Values and Projects of Economic Development
The author focuses the reflection on the link between local cultural values and projects of economic development in light of Sen's capability approach. He argues what people believe and value facilitate the passage from the universal conception of economic development to feasibility of development at the local level. Through 12 case studies, the book illustrates how the theoretical framework of Sen's capability approach, namely the definition of freedom to self-determination and the definition of development as the expansion of people's freedoms, applies in practice.