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Managing and Teaching Ethics in Higher Education

Policy, Skills and Resources. Globethics.net International Conference Report 2018

ISBN:
978-2-88931-288-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Reports
Publication:
2019
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Following the development of Globethics.net's new Strategy, Vision and Mission, the Globethics.net International Conference 2018 came as an honest contribution to the urgent search for solutions to a world noticeably and without doubt in disarray, as problems continue to mount. ‘How can we translate and make ethics practically present and relevant in the classroom and lives of students, teachers and professionals who emerge from higher education institutions?' More than 100 teachers, policy makers, research fellows, vice-chancellors, ethics and scientific institutions, consultants, NGOs, IGOs and other stakeholders gathered from all over the world during three days to answer this question. The conference took place on 4–6 June 2018 at the Château de Bossey in the county of Vaud, Switzerland. This book is structured into two parts: the first is composed of discussions and ethical puzzles meant to bring breakthrough insights from the Globethics.net International Conference on ethics in higher education; the second part features selected papers that disclose the conference proceedings.

Holiness as Wholeness: Ethical Implications towards an Inclusive Understanding of the HIV / AIDS Crisis in Kenya

Editors:
James Eroni Miriago
ISBN:
978-2-88931-298-6
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 53
Publication:
2019
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This study presents a critical examination of holiness as wholeness – ethical implications towards an inclusive understanding of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Kenya. The understanding of holiness and its interpretation has contributed to the stigmatisation of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The study calls for a theologically based re-interpretation of holiness, firstly, by evaluating and interpreting a Pentecostals understanding of HIV and AIDS and its effects on stigma and discrimination; secondly, it aims to assess how the doctrine of holiness as wholeness is challenged by the impact of HIV and AIDS in the Redeemed Gospel Church (RGC), a concrete Pentecostal church in East Africa; and thirdly, it aims to propose a new approach to the doctrine of holiness as wholeness, which could be applied in the Pentecostal African context globally.

Meine Träume zu Kirchenfinanzen and Kirchenentwicklung in Deutschland

Editors:
Johannes Hoffmann
ISBN:
978-2-88931-296-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 52
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2019
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Als Ethiker, der sich seit über 40 Jahren mit Fragen ethischer Geldanlagen befasst und seit über 30 Jahren als Diakon in seiner Gemeinde tätig ist, träumt Johannes Hoffmann von einer solidarischen Kirche. Ausgangspunkt sind die Finanzskandale der Kirche in Rom und in Deutschland. Diese greift er in einer diffenrenzierten Analyse auf und macht methodische und inhaltliche Vorschläge für eine dem Gemeinwohl dienende solidarische Kirche, die der Maxime des Evangeliums folgt: „Die Armen sind die ersten Adressaten des Evangeliums." Daraus resultiert für ihn angesichts schwindender Priesterzahlen und zahlreicher Kirchenaustritte von Gläubigen eine Entwicklung in Gemeinden und diözesanen Strukturen, in denen Frauen und Mäner auf Augenhöhe mit Priestern und Bischöfen über ihre gemeinsame Verantwortung für die Weitergabe der Botschaft Jesu miteinander kommunizieren und arbeiten.

Diaspore y democrazie. Le diaspore sono portatrici di valori

Editors:
Stefania Gandolfi
ISBN:
978-2-88931-266-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Co-Publications Series
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2019
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Il libro raccoglie i risultati del progetto Diaspore interculturali e democrazie promosso dalla Cattedra UNESCO Diritti dell'uomo ed etica della cooperazione internazionale dell'Università di Bergamo, l'Observatoire de la diversité et des droits culturels di Friburgo (Svizzera), l'Associazione Vittorino Chizzolini cooperazione internazionale ONLUS (Bergamo), la Cooperativa Sociale Ruah ONLUS (Bergamo), l'Ufficio Migranti Diocesi (Bergamo). Il progetto è partito da una duplice constatazione: da un lato la difficoltà di conciliare l'universalità dei diritti dell'uomo e il rispetto delle diversità culturali e dall'altro il deficit democratico che caratterizza le relazioni internazionali e transnazionali. Le diaspore permettono, al tempo stesso, la dispersione e la riunificazione di persone che, attraverso le proprie organizzazioni e associazioni, costituiscono degli straordinari laboratori per promuovere e sperimentare forme di partecipazione democratica a livello transnazionale. Il lavoro di ricerca ha raccolto racconti di vita e storie di diaspora di persone con vissuti migratori diversi che sono stati analizzati con il metodo Paideia.

Moral and Ethical Issues in Human Genome Editing

A Statement of the CEC Bioethics Thematic Reference Group
ISBN:
978-2-88931-294-8
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC Flash Series No. 3
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2019
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Recent reports of a Chinese scientist who claims to have applied genome editing techniques to human embryos, which were subsequently implanted and resulted in the birth of live babies, means that the question of whether—and how—these techniques should be used in humans demands an urgent answer. This in-depth report takes a wider perspective on the issue, which concerns all people as individuals and collectively as a society. It challenges the alleged achievement in China as being profoundly unethical, reflecting a disregard for the ethical and professional concerns of the international scientific community.

Home-Grown Solutions: Legacy to Generations in Africa, Vol. 2

Editors:
Tharcisse Gatwa / Deo Mbonyinkebe
ISBN:
978-2-88931-290-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 51
Publication:
2019
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This second volume is part of a study which envisions to rehabilitate the original positive primal practices in Rwandan way of life as a factor of sustainable development for nations. The contributors to this volume were guided by the quest for a founding heritage to be transmitted to following generations to inspire their own sense of creativity.

Home-Grown Solutions: Legacy to Generations in Africa, Vol.1

Editors:
Tharcisse Gatwa / Deo Mbonyinkebe
ISBN:
978-2-88931-286-3
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 50
Publication:
2019
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The collection of essays published in this first of two volumes tries to describe and analyse the nature and depth of the "home grown solutions" as presented in post-genocide Rwanda. The volume deals with: community work (umuganda), Gacaca courts, community mediators (abunzi), solidarity work (Ubudehe), performance contract (imihigo) and cow donation (girinka munyarwanda). The volume also extended research on innovative areas including managing wounded memory in a post-genocide context, reconciliation and healing, family, language and culture as factors of social cohesion.

Corporate Governance for Churches. Toward a Legal Reform in the Church of South India Trust Association

Editors:
Joseph G. Muthuraj
ISBN:
978-2-88931-278-8
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 49
Publication:
2019
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The book explores the nature and function of the non-profit incorporated company the Church of South India Trust Association (CSITA) situated in Chennai, South India, and analyses the precarious situation the organisation finds itself in with regard to the financial and property (mis)management. This leads the author to make a major remedial proposal, namely, to lift its corporate veil to expose the true affairs of the company for reproof and restoration. Corporate Governance is defined as referring to the rules, regulations, policies and standards required for sustaining accountability, transparency and general corporate integrity. The aim of the book is to elevate the Church to a strong position with regard to corporate governance, liberating it from corporate failures and from inadequate and improper internal governance mechanism..

Human Dignity in Managing Employees

Editors:
Tibor Héjj
ISBN:
978-2-88931-280-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses Series No. 32
Publication:
2019
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The Academic, Church and Business sectors have been three independent worlds for too long. Only recently have the ideas and theories of one segment started to develop and generate a strong and acknowledged impact on the other sectors, cross-fertilizing each other. The aim of this thesis is to summarize how it is possible to derive from theology the kind of philosophical anthropology which can serve as a basis for the right management theory together with its implementation. It is based on the Church's Catholic Social Teaching (CST), specifically on its prime pillar of "human dignity", together with the related academic disciplines, while providing a useful performative approach for those in business. The conclusion is an alternative, holistic system, that considers the employees as persons, rather than economic factors.

365 Way-Markers

 
Editors:
Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
 978-2-88931-282-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 12
Publication:
2019
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How can I live out my values and convictions in everyday life? How can I reconcile faith and action? How can we encourage one another in what we do instead of giving up to resignation? Such questions are at the centre of these 365 short texts, written out of and for everyday life: way-markers offering a sense of direction and encouragement.