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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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Abstract:
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.

Integrating Faith with Work: A Ministry Transformational Model

Editors:
Elly K. Kansiime
ISBN:
978-2-88931-087-6-
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 28
Publication:
2015
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The author shows that bad mannered young people are not only punished by caning, but are given manual work as punishment. The consequence of this practice is that some people grow up believing that work is the punishment for wrong doers, which results in their hating it. The idea that work results in benefits to the one doing it seems trivial but, as a result of a wrong attitude, the value that comes from regarding work as part of human joy can easily been turned into resentment. Integrating faith with work among the Christians of the Anglican Church of the Province of Uganda comes as a response to possible transvaluation of values during the 21st century, when work becomes so important in terms of domestic consumption and national growth. This publication points out the positive values of work and how they can be recovered through biblical teaching.

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.

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.

Ethnonationalism and Conflict Resolution. The Armed Group Bany2 in DR Congo

Editors:
Naupess K. Kibiswa
ISBN:
978-2-88931-031-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 13
Publication:
2015
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Based on evidence collected and analyzed about repetitive armed conflicts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, Dr. Kibiswa establishes in this book that Bany2 armed group leaders, involved in insurgencies, fit into the two Van Evera's criteria of ethnonationalist groups. Indeed, they display more loyalty to their ethnic group than to the DRC nation and are moved by their desire to achieve statehood. As such, this underlying motivation of their never-ending fights is hard for the DRC nation to accommodate, while their geographic proximity to their fatherland as well as the availability of natural resources provide them with favorable conditions.

Etika dan Religiusitas Anti-Korupsi. Dari Konsep ke Praktek di Indonesia

Editors:
Nina Mariani Noor
ISBN:
978-2-88931-063-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 27
Publication:
2015
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The thirteen articles by students, academics and young professionals – mostly in Bahasa Indonesia – discussing about anti corruption ethics and religiosity from different aspects and point of views. These articles are from essay competition held by Globethics.net Indonesia in 2014 and from Globethics panel in International Graduate Students and Scholars in Indonesia 2014.

Sustainable Business Relations between China and Africa

Report on the Dialogue in South Africa 25-27 August 2014
 
ISBN:
978-2-88931-35-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 26
Publication:
2015
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The Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) conducted a survey in a number of African countries to gauge local perceptions towards Chinese Business in Africa. A three day dialogue between a delegation from China and Africa was organised after the survey. It provided a platform for in-depth discussions between a Chinese and an African delegation; this report includes many proposals how to improve business relations between China and Africa.

Appellations johanniques de Jésus dans l'Apocalypse. Une lecture Bafuliiru des titres christologiques

Editors:
Mulolwa Kashindi
ISBN:
978-2-88931-039-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Theses No. 12
Publication:
2015
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Cette thèse en théologie sonde la christologie, c'est-à-dire l'étude de la personne, de la doctrine et de l'oeuvre de Jésus Christ. Elle vise à éclairer les appellations données à Jésus à travers l'évangile de Jean dans l'Apocalypse. Une comparaison est présentée entre l'analyse herméneutique classique de ces titres et une lecture spécifique Bafuliiru, selon la compréhension de ce peuple d'Afrique.

La gouvernance éthique des ressources en eaux transfrontalières. Le cas du lac Tanganyika en Afrique

Editors:
Lucien Wand'Arhasima
ISBN:
978-2-88931-29-6
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 25
Publication:
2015
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Le monde connaît plus de deux cents bassins internationaux. Cette étude rend compte des divers facteurs expliquant le retard à adopter une bonne gouvernance visant la conservation de la biodiversité dans la gestion des ressources en eaux transfrontalières du lac de Tanganyika, en République Démocratique du Congo. Ces observations indiquent les progrès indispensables en vue de gérer tous les bassins africains.

Peacebuilding Initiatives of the Presbyterian Church in Post-Genocide Rwandan Society

Editors:
Célestin Nsengimana
ISBN:
978-2-88931-043-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus No. 24
Publication:
2015
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The dilemma between the sermon of love and peace proclaimed in Rwanda by Churches and their failure to contribute to the prevention of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda brought the researcher to wonder whether the speech and actions of EPR as one of Protestant Churches in Rwanda, could have any impact on the human behaviour. Through that dilemma between the negative impact of the Church mission in the pregenocide Rwanda and its will to pursue the mission in the post-genocide era by contributing to the process of post-conflict peacebuilding, the research problem can be formulated as follows: Is there any effect of peacebuilding initiatives of the Presbyterian Church in the post-Genocide Rwandan society?