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Catholics in Manggarai, Flores, Eastern Indonesia

Editors:
Fransiska Widyawati
ISBN:
978-2-88931-268-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses Series No. 29
Publication:
2018
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Abstract:
In comparison with other parts of Indonesia, Catholicism in Manggarai, West Flores, Eastern Indonesia is relatively new. The Divine Missionaries started to introduce Catholic Church at the beginning of 20th century. Only in about thirty years, most of the people had become Catholics. Now, in terms of the number of the Catholics, church buildings, Catholic schools, priests, parishes, and religious congregations, the Church of Manggarai (with apostolic administration's name, the Diocese of Ruteng) has become the biggest Church in Indonesia. This book studies on the development of Catholicism in Manggarai during the 20th century; the process by which Catholicization relate to local religion, politics and identity; the perception of Manggarai Catholic to Catholicism; and the main problems and struggles that confronted Manggaraian the politics of conversion and transformation to be a vastly Catholic land in the contemporary time.

Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values

Editors:
Christoph Stückelberger / Pavan Duggal
ISBN:
978-2-88931-264-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Global No. 17
Publication:
2018
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Cyber space influences all sectors of life and society: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Blockchain, Self-Driving Cars and Autonomous Weapons Cyberbullying, telemedicine and cyber health, new methods in food production, destruction and conservation of the environment, Big Data as a new religion, the role of education and citizens' rights, the need for legal regulations and international conventions. The 25 articles in this book cover the wide range of hot topics. Authors from many countries and positions of international (UN) organisations look for solutions from an ethical perspective. Cyber Ethics aims to provide orientation on what is right and wrong, good and bad, related to the cyber space. The authors apply and modify fundamental values and virtues to specific, new challenges arising from cyber technology and cyber society. The book serves as reading material for teachers, students, policy makers, politicians, businesses, hospitals, NGOs and religious organisations alike. It is an invitation for dialogue, debate and solutions.

Faith-Based Entrepreneurs Stronger Together. Report of the International Conference Geneva 2018

Editors:
Geneva Agape Foundation
ISBN:
978-2-88931-258-0
Series number:
Globethics.net China Christian No. 8
Publication:
2018
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The first worldwide, international conference for Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs and related organisations united a broad range of Christian denominations, including Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic—a truly broad ecumenical forum. The outcome of keynote speeches, group discussions and testimonials was the will to learn from each other, connect to each other and plan how to cooperate. The joint "Faith in Business Geneva Declaration" summarizes the result.

Christian Education in Nigeria and Ethical Challenges. Context of Enugu Diocese

Editors:
Ernest Obodo
ISBN:
978-2-88931-256-6
Series number:
Globethics.net These Series No. 28
Publication:
2018
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Abstract:
The main focus of this work is that, by her vocation, the Church has the mandate and challenge to teach all nations. It is her pastoral and canonical responsibility. School method of Evangelization was the successful tool in the hands of the early Missionaries in Nigeria. But the State forcefully took over Mission schools in 1970. Nationalization of schools and monopoly of control are forms of state-imposed secularism and moral relativism. Forty years after this nationalization of schools, the system of education has virtually collapsed. Just recently, the State started the process of returning mission schools to their various owners.

Le langage symbolique. Une méthode en théologie

Editors:
Jonathan Kashindi Mulolwa
ISBN:
978-2-88931-254-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 47
Publication:
2018
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Les écrivains bibliques ont coutume de recourir au symbolisme pour assurer que la saisie de leur message soit facilitée. En se focalisant en particulier sur le quatrième évangile du Nouveau Testament, l'auteur lève le voile sur le caractère énigmatique de la christologie johannique qui paraît déconcertante pour le lecteur non averti à cause du caractère imagé que revêtent les appellations de Jésus : comme langage parabolique et allégorique, comme métaphore et symbole. Cette étude montre que le symbolisme n'est pas une formulation conceptuelle obscure et incomprise du public, mais au contraire que les théologiens devraient dans leurs discours de chaque jour être en mesure de trouver des formulations symboliques, afin de traduire l'exactitude de la vérité éthique et religieuse à transmettre. Bien compris ce langage est un outil d'enseignement fidèle à la méthode de transmission biblique et un véhicule sémantique d'une efficacité pédagogique inégalée..

CSR Report on Chinese Business Overseas Operations

Editors:
Liu Baocheng / Zhang Mengsha
ISBN:
978-2-88931-250-4
Series number:
Globethics.net China Ethics Series No. 8
Publication:
2018
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Abstract:
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to corporate behaviour that pro-actively meets the ethical expectations of the public and voluntarily contributes to the society. The global CSR movement yields numerous initiatives, standards and legislation. Owing to the need for development as well as the reform and opening-up policy, mounting Chinese enterprises are "going global" with large amounts of capital. Nevertheless, some foreign governments cast doubt on China's strategic intent, and the general public is dissatisfied with Chinese CSR performance. Chinese enterprises must strengthen their capacities regarding risk control, internal governance, public communication etc., so as to achieve mutual benefit with multi-stakeholders and build an image of responsible global citizenship.

Poetry and Ethics: Inventing Possibilities in Which We Are Moved to Action and How We Live Together

Editors:
Obiora Ike / Andrea Grieder / Ignace Haaz
ISBN:
978-2-88931-242-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Global No. 16
Publication:
2018
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This book on the topic of ethics and poetry consists of contributions from different continents on the subject of applied ethics related to poetry. It should gather a favourable reception from philosophers, ethicists, theologians and anthropologists from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and allows for a comparison of the healing power of words from various religious, spiritual and philosophical traditions. The first part of this book presents original poems that express ethical emotions and aphorism related to a philosophical questioning of the grounding of our values for life. The poems are written by twelve authors coming from four continents, for whom poetic emotions are sources of artistic inspiration and that can be used for conflict resolution. In the second part, which features short essays, nine authors tackle how poems, symbolic representations, metaphorical narratives and lies impact the space of possibilities, in which we are moved to action, knowledge formation, and how we imagine the world together. Discover the French presentation of the book.

Contrats de partenariat public privé: Options innovantes de financement des infrastructures publiques en Afrique subsaharienne

Editors:
Pascal Mukonde Musulay
ISBN:
978-2-88931-244-3
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 5
Publication:
2018
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Ce livre porte sur les notions de contrat et de partenariat public privé, il indique de manière non complaisante la responsabilité étatique d'assurer aux citoyens des services publics de qualité et durables. Face à l'endettement des États africains subsahariens combiné à la crise financière mondiale actuelle, il s'avère impératif de recourir aux contrats de partenariat public privé. C'est un mode de financement contractuel dans lequel une autorité publique fait appel à des prestataires privés pour financer une infrastructure publique, comme moyens, entre autres, de compléter les capacités limitées du secteur public pour répondre à la demande croissante en développement des infrastructures. Il permet de les fournir dans les délais en introduisant la technologie et l'innovation du secteur privé et en imposant un degré de certitude budgétaire dans les coûts des projets.

Moral and Ethical Leadership, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Editors:
Obiora F. Ike
ISBN:
978-2-88931-334-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Co-Publications Series
Publication:
2020
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This book is concerned by the effectiveness of a limited number of cardinal virtues that great religions have in common with philosophical ethics, and the author uses philosophy as a practical aim for better inviting value- and reason-oriented actions. Based on the virtue of hope, the author thinks the very essence of fair conditions for education as transformative education. Deriving from the virtue of justice, we find a firm foundation for peace research and reconciliation programmes. Courage and productivity are, in a judicious manner, related to the value of work. Trust, the virtue of love and common good are matters of the management of natural and economic resources. As we discover each chapter after the other, the whole work is revealed to be grounded on a hierarchy of virtues.

Applied Ethics - To Issues of Development, Culture, Religion and Education

Editors:
Obiora F. Ike
ISBN:
978-2-88931-335-8
Series number:
Globethics.net Co-Publications Series
Publication:
2020
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The reflections in this book emanate from several lectures, speeches and conferences papers delivered by the author on matters that impact the world. They are now put together in one volume to fulfill the need of documentation of reflected thought which relevance continues to have validity for humankind. We live at a time and in a period of massive global challenges which also influence the lives of billions of people around the world. Questions are asked and answered proffered even in a modest way.