Philanthropy in China is fast growing. A new important charity law of China came into effect in 2016. This book is a comprehensive report about these developments: Philanthropy is considered the third form of wealth distribution (private means to public ends and communities) after market competition and taxation scheme. In individualistic and market-oriented societies, philanthropy is more established and relevant than in societies, where the state controls distribution. This book compares Chinese and Western concepts of philanthropy and analyzes the history, drivers, institutional environment, latest legal frame, donation patterns, the role of civil society, corporate giving and the media in Chinese philanthropy. The report serves as comprehensive overview for all actors in society in China and internationally who are dealing with philanthropy in China
The European Vision and the Churches: The Legacy of Marc Lender
This is a book about centres: the centre of a pastor's lifelong ministry, the centre of the European Union, and the centre of Europe's ecumenical community. For more than thirty years Pastor Marc Lenders lived out his vocation bringing Christians from across traditions and across Europe into deep relationship with their unique social, cultural, and political context. Through his eyes discover how Marc Lenders courageously signed up for a job in 1966 that had no description and upon his retirement in 1999 left a growing and vibrant legacy of dialogue, debate, and engagement between the churches of Europe and the political institutions that represent its people.
Way-Markers II: 111 Reflections Exploring Ethics in Everyday Life
Exploring ethical orientation in everyday life, in political-economic developments and in spiritual questions: This is what these 111 short texts intend to stimulate. They include seven clusters of themes: Creation, meaning and the senses; Good and evil, virtue and vice; Life, energy and being human; Relationships, love and sexuality; Poverty, wealth and justice; Economics, Politics and Globalisation; Faith, church and spirituality. The texts are rooted in Christian ethics. At the same time, they are intended as an invitation to interreligious openness and cooperation with all people of good will. To live out one's own values, to respect other values and to strengthen common global values: Let us dance this dance of life, together with the whole of creation!
The very notion of Chinese civil society could be a subject of controversy: media control, social inequality, judicial independence are hitherto a subject of critical scrutiny. Although conventional media (newspaper, radio and TV) has been under grip by the Chinese communist party, e-participation (micro-blogs, Chinese netizens) has made its way into every corner of China, unlike in other socialist countries such as North Korea and Cuba. Despite the ambivalence of government attitudes at different stages, the positive role of civil organizations has been repeatedly affirmed by various documents and political leaders in China. The paradigm of Chinese NGOs is experiencing an efflorescence. It is too early to foretell in which trajectory they shall evolve. However, one thing is certain: they are growing and reconfiguring, but they do not have to, nor might they ever, meet the standard definition in the liberal western textbook.
Droit des affaires en Afrique subsaharienne et économie planétaire
Le XXIe siècle est marqué par la mondialisation, un phénomène qui a des conséquences politiques, diplomatiques et financières. Des sommets internationaux sont mobilisés vers la conquête des matières premières de tous genres et en tous lieux, et ce, par des techniques contractuelles complexes combinant parfois le financement et la réalisation d'infrastructures en contreparties d'exploitation des ressource. Ce travail répond aux préoccupations des acteurs économiques africains et constitue un ouvrage de référence pour toute personne intéressée à approfondir ses connaissances en droit international dans le cadre des échanges internationaux et transnationaux.
The New CEC: The Churches' Engagement with a Changing Europe
In 2014 the Conference of European Churches celebrated a historic merger with the Church and Society Commission, bringing together two of the oldest and broadest ecumenical organisations in Europe. Now at this turning point, in the midst of an ever-changing Europe, CEC must articulate a new vision for its future. In a series of inspiring and relevant essays, leaders from the church and the world of European politics offer insight into what it means to be a Conference of European Churches in 21st century Europe.
Legal ethics and professionalism are at the core of legal practice. Advocates must know the requirements of the profession. In addition, being an ethical and professional advocate is about more than following rules. The ethical path a lawyer chooses defines their career and identity. This book is written with both the law student and the legal practitioner in mind. It offers a series of topical chapters addressing matters essential to professional advocacy. Topics range from the advocate-client relationship to judicial ethics. The authors raise cutting edge issues and look forward to future challenges.
La nécesssité de concilier deux réalités juridiques, à savoir le maintien de l'ordre public en réprimant les auteurs d'actes asociaux et le respect des droits essentiels des détenus, a conduit, depuis la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, à l'adoption de multiples instruments visant à règlementer la privation de liberté. Le présent recueil couvre les principaux instruments juridiques internationaux - universels et régionaux africains - relatifs à la détention en Afrique.