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Collines des mille souvenirs. Vivre après et avec le génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi du Rwanda

Editors:
Andrea Grieder
ISBN:
978-2-88931-100-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 19
Publication:
2016
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Abstract:
Aimable K. S., rescapé du génocide rwandais, écrit: "La souffrance a construit une maison dans mon coeur. Je pleure pour qu'elle soit détruite." Ce témoignage pose directement la question centrale qui anime cette recherche doctorale en anthropologie, centrée sur le génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi du Rwanda. Comment retrouver sa beauté intérieure en dépit des effets traumatiques du génocide et ainsi les surmonter ? Collines des mille souvenirs aborde cette question à travers des portraits, essentiellement de rescapés. Il s'agit d'un regard intime et profond, entre anthropologie et littérature, qui appréhende la vie d'aujourd'hui dans le cadre du paysage émotionnel et social de la société post-génocidaire. Un voyage vers les mille collines du Rwanda – et leur charge mémorielle –, qui esquisse des chemins de guérison.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ética de la investigación en ciencias sociales. Un análisis de la vulnerabilidad en la investigación social

Editors:
María Florencia Santi
ISBN:
978-2-88931-085-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 18
Publication:
2016
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The purpose of this PhD thesis is to make a philosophical analysis of the ethical problems that may arise in the context of social science research. Chapter 1 aims to briefly reconstruct the history of the ethics of social research and account for current developments and academic debates around these issues. Chapter 2 has to describe the main methodological strategies of the social sciences and to make an approach to the ethical problems. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on the particularized analysis of the ethical problems of social investigations in the light of various key concepts: harm, risk, benefit, autonomy, privacy and confidentiality. Chapters 5 and 6 address a novel theme:

Federalism in Nigeria. Between Divisions in Conflict and Stability in Diversity

Editors:
Monica Emmanuel
ISBN:
978-2-88931-106-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 20
Publication:
2016
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Nigeria is a product of the amalgamation of Northern and Southern British protectorates, that is the primary cause of the Nigeria's political instability, ethnoreligious divisions and underdevelopment. Adopting a pragmatic constitutional approach that institutionalizes federal constitution would produce a promising political mechanism for addressing ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. Meanwhile the adoption of relevant political structure should be guided by the ethical and political comparative advantages of many different political structures. The originality of this doctoral research is based on findings from data analyses that show positive dispositions of respondents to adoption of a federal constitution to achieve stability in diversity and the current operation of unitary constitution as inappropriate. The study underlines that adoption and implementation of a federal constitution, fiscal federalism and secularism is sine-qua-non.

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.