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The Better Sinner - A Practical Guide on Corruption

Authors:
Cui Wantian and Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
ISBN 978-2-88931-339-6
Series number:
Agape Series No. 2
Publication:
2020
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Abstract:
Corruption is as old as humanity, though the costly and large-scale efforts to address it have only been developed in recent decades. Despite the numerous standards, regulations and laws that exist, corruption is everywhere and may well be on the rise. Christian faith teaches that, while we cannot be perfect, we can become ‘better sinners'. This book offers advice on how to overcome corruption especially in business.

FaithInvest - Impactful Cooperation. Report of the International Conference Geneva 2020

Author:
Geneva Agape Foundation
ISBN:
978-2-88931-357-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Agape No. 3
Publication:
2020
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Churches and church-related institutions with their pension funds and capital invest billions of dollars worldwide. How can these investments become more consistent with the Christian values and have positive impact on development? And how can Christian development agencies with their expertise and partners match the needs of investors? This report includes the presentations and discussions of the international conference 16-18 January 2020 in Geneva. The conference strengthened impactful cooperation, enabled sharing of experiences and presenting innovative investments and platforms.

Participer à une société qui apprend

Subtitle:
Manuel méthodologique pour observer les réalisations du droit à l’éducation en tant que droit culturel
Editors:
M. Bougma, C. Dalbera, S. Gandolfi, P. Meyer-Bisch, G. Ouedraogo
ISBN:
978-2-88931-430-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Co-Publications & Other
Publication:
2021
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Une communauté humaine est mature, quand elle s’enrichit continuellement des intelligences partagées de ses membres, de ses traditions ainsi que des savoirs qui viennent d’ailleurs ; bref, quand elle demeure et se développe comme apprenante. Or les recherches participatives nous placent devant un contraste impressionnant. 1) Une grande partie des habitantes et habitants ne peuvent pas jouir pleinement des droits à l’éducation et à l’information, ce qui implique qu’une grande part des savoirs et de leurs potentiels se perd définitivement. 2) Pourtant cette richesse existe, ce dont témoignent tant d’expériences heureuses, portées par des associations, des communes, avec l’engagement de nombreuses personnes. En réalité, beaucoup de richesse humaine est gaspillée, or il s’agit de la première ressource, avant même les autres ressources économiques. Personne, aucun pouvoir central dans une société démocratique, ne peut assurer seul cette responsabilité, qui appartient à toutes et à tous. Il est nécessaire de recueillir et de respecter les ressources culturelles - les multiples sortes de savoirs portées par une grande diversité d’acteurs – qui doivent, ou peuvent, entrer dans la réalisation du droit à l’éducation. Intimement lié au droit à l’information, le droit à l’éducation est pris ici dans toute son amplitude culturelle. Il s’agit de chercher dans leurs diversités les ressources de l’universelle dignité, au lieu de vouloir imposer le modèle d’un pouvoir central.
Ce manuel est un des résultats d’une observation participative de la réalisation du droit à l’éducation au Burkina Faso. Il contient une présentation synthétique des étapes de la méthode mise en œuvre, à partir d’études de cas analysés au regard des composantes du droit à l’éducation en tant que droit culturel : ces brèves études se composent d’exposés narratifs appuyés sur des cartes et schémas systémiques. La seconde partie montre des résultats, ainsi que quelques recommandations qui en sont issues.
La crainte qu’une observation dynamique soit beaucoup trop coûteuse en investissement est compensée par le fait que cette observation permet de débusquer gaspillages et effets de levier, et qu’elle peut être opérée par échantillonnages, dans la mesure où les relations entre les indicateurs observés peuvent être repérés et suivis dans des espace-temps bien définis. Il faut tabler sur les capacités d’observation des différents acteurs et sur la mise en œuvre de l’intelligence collective quand elle est confrontée à la réalité contrastée des potentiels et des obstacles. C’est le principe d’une société qui apprend, qui débusque de l’universel au singulier dans les replis des relations humaines au sein des richesses des environnements.

Empathy and Indifference: Philosophical Reflections on Schizophrenia

Editors:
Ignace Haaz
ISBN:
978-2-88931-345-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Philosophy No. 2
Publication:
2020
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The professional application of ethics often lacks the necessary conceptual tools to construct adequate theoretical foundations that can be used for practical enterprise. This book focuses on an anthropological approach to mental illness, describing how schizophrenia can distort one's experience of empathy and of the presence in the world through pathological indifference. It describes factual and phenomenological perspectives on a case of schizophrenia, based on the method of Eugène Minkowski.

Places of Worship and Holy Sites in Europe and the Middle East

Editors:
Elizabeta Kitanovic and Patrick Roger Schnabel
ISBN:
978-2-88931-393-8
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC Series No. 7
Publication:
2021
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Worship places – churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, shrines and many others – are a key feature in most religions, a part of cultural heritage with a high symbolic and emotional value attached to them. Unfortunately, as a consequence of armed conflict or actions by radical nationalists, worship places are often targeted to inflict damage and eradicate identity. For this reason, national and international laws exist to award special protection to such places. This collection of essays explores the relevance the protection of religious sites has in implementing the freedom of religion or belief and in fostering peaceful relations among different religions.

Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education

Inaugural Meeting 2017 Report

ISBN:
978-2-88931-239-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Reports
Publication:
2018
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During June 2017, over the course of 3 days at venues based in Switzerland and France, Globethics.net organised and hosted the inaugural meeting of the Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education. This coming together of students, teachers, professors, academics, vice-principals and rectors, inter alia, marked the establishment of a truly global collective that aims to create an ethical society through the transformative vehicle of education. They all strengthen the reputation of their institution by supporting efforts to integrate values-based decisions in governance, management and daily practices of staff at all levels; and promote ethical awareness and integrate ethical reflection in all aspects of education. This is report is a detailed overview of the presentations, outcomes and follow up of the conference that took place from 21st–23rd June 2017, that brought together over 60 delegates and individuals from various higher education institutions and others.

African Church Assets Programme ACAP II

Workshop Report, Nairobi 2017

ISBN:
978-2-88931-236-8
Series number:
Globethics.net Reports
Publication:
2018
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This book is a report of the second African Church Assets Programme (ACAP II) Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, which is a continuation to strengthen the capacity of church institutions (such as educational centres, health care services, seminaries, etc.) and asset managers to develop strategies and tools for more efficient and sustainable management of human and material resources. This workshop is a result of cooperation between Globethics.net and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), with the support of Bread for the World.

Higher Education Ethics in Action: The Value of Values across Sectors

Global Ethics Forum 2016 Report

ISBN:
978-2-88931-159-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Reports
Publication:
2016
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Should ethics be a matter of concern around and within higher education institutions? "Ethics in Higher Education, The Values of Values Across Sectors" was the theme discussed during the Global Ethics Forum (GEF), that took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 23–25 June 2016. Following on from the precedent GEF that started the reflection on the value of values, applied to the global context, the topic of this year is the leading theme for Globethics.net strategic period from 2016 to 2020, focusing on Ethics and Education, covering 4 main pillars: Teaching, Research, Governance, and Interaction with other actors to promote Ethics Education. This report presents a summary of the entire conference including recommendations and projects for action.

African Church Assets Programme ACAP

Workshop Report, Nairobi/Geneva 2016

ISBN:
978-2-88931-160-6
Series number:
Globethics.net Reports
Publication:
2016
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On 2nd March 2016, at the All African Council of Churches in Nairobi (Kenya), the African Planning Worshop was initiated as part of the African Churches Assets Programme (phase 1). The workshop was the first step in a comprehensive programme that aims to help leaders in church institutions (such as educational centres, health care services, seminaries, etc.) to build practical capacity in a climate of strong accountability and transparency in the management of assets and resources. This workshop was a result of cooperation between Globethics.net and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), with the support of Bread for the World. This report is a detailed overview of the presentations, outcomes and follow up of the workshops that took place from 2nd–4th March 2016, that brought together over 25 auspicious leaders and individuals from various religious institutions.

Corruption-free Religions are Possible. Integrity, Stewardship, Accountability

Editor:
Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-88931-422-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 16
Publication:
2021
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Corruption is abuse of public or private power for personal interests. Paying and receiving bribes in form of money, advantages, nepotism or sexual services exists in all sectors of society. This book with twenty articles from four continents analyses the mechanisms of corruption within religious institutions in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. This book contributes ways corruption can be overcome by values, education, good management, accountability, state regulations and interfaith cooperation. A book for religious leaders, lay persons, politicians, educators and all those engaged to overcome corruption.