null Newsletter No3/2020 - Knowledge flourishing under COVID-19


COVID-19 brings to light the need for open access to books

By Andreas Waldvogel

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"Now more than ever, at a time when globally most schools are closed... with more than 1.5 billion learners and students affected worldwide... and people obliged to stay at home... the power of books can be leveraged to combat isolation, to reinforce ties between people, and to expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity" is what the United Nations is stating.
"Reading well is one of  the great pleasures that solitude can afford you" - Harold Bloom

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Library - open 24 hours for you

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Book of the month: Kairos for Creation: Confessing Hope for the Earth

A book gathering the insights of men and women shared during the international and ecumenical conference on eco-theology, ethics of sustainability and eco-friendly churches in June 2019 in Wuppertal, Germany. Their experiences, convictions, doubts, joy and sorrows about fundamental eco-theological questions, which are becoming more and more important and crucial for the continuation of life in our world, which is God's creation are expressed in this unique volume


Religion and Sustainable Development
Library collection on the role faith and religious traditions play in communities and organisations
Sustainability (MDPI)
Journal on an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development

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Environmental Ethics
Collection on global warming, wildlife extinction and pollution
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Journal on technology, information and communications technologies for education

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Free online event

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Cyber Ethical Learnings from the Pandemic

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Central European Time (CET)
Where: Online (Zoom)
Registration: requests to be sent to A confirmation and the link to the meeting will be sent to those who register ahead of the meeting

Relaciones sociales e internacionales en tiempos de pandemia

Día: 22 Mayo / May 2020
Horario: 15:00 (Colombia y Panamá) / 13:00 (Seattle, USA) / 14:00 (El Salvador) /  17:00 (Argentina)
Dónde: Microsoft Teams (Office 365)
Inscripción: Rellenar el formulario




Academy - 100% online and on the pulse of time

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Ethics Matters: Online Education in Disruptive Times
In these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more evident than ever that humanity and the whole of creation are interdependent and that life on earth is not imaginable without shared values. At, we believe that the application of ethics in the world of learning can result in crucial institutional and personal changes. Read all about the developments in the Academy

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Learn more about the history, the different definitions and approaches and the application of CSR within organisations
Get an orientation on what is right and wrong, good and bad, in relation to cyberspace
Integrate ethics and values in business management
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Learn to interpret and analyse situations, procedures and structures within higher education institutions in relation to ethical standards


Warm welcome to new members of Pool of Experts 
In April the Board of Foundation selected and appointed new members of the Pool of Experts to support in multiple ways the delivery of our academic programmes and the production of resource material and publications
Are you ready for a unique teaching experience? Call for applications is inviting its Pool of Experts members and other interested specialised academics, with experience in online teaching, to apply for the following online teaching assignments for's upcoming modules starting on 15 June 2020 with a duration of 8 to 10 weeks

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Publications - Read everywhere

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爱 + 经济学  Agape Economy

The Better Sinner - A Practical Guide on Corruption
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

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COVID-19 top of agenda at online Board meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the higher education sector and on the work of was high on the agenda at the first meeting of the year of the Board of Foundation on 24 and 25 April 2020
Cyber Ethical Challenges of COVID-19 web event draws full house
The web meeting co-organised by and the Cyberlaw University on the afternoon of 12 May 2020 on the topic ‘Cyber Ethical Challenges of COVID-19' drew a full house of 100 participants from four continents with more participants waiting in the wings

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2019 - a year transforming lives through ethics in higher education

Meggy Kanter - Ethics helped me to change my life

'Ethics helped me to change my life'

"I would probably still be working as a manager in a global company earning a lot of money and being unhappy because I was forced to do things against my principles if it were not for ethics." - Meggy Kanter, Germany

The 2019 edition of the Annual Report is out, featuring a selection of stories of those whose lives have been changed through the work of as well as reports on activities, partnerships and finances


 Read all the stories in our Annual Report 2019 »

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