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Seek Peace and Pursue It

Subtitle:
Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Europe
Editors:
Matthew Ross & Jin Yang Kim
ISBN:
978-2-88931-470-6
Series number:
Globethics.net PJP No. 4
Publication:
2022
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Abstract:
The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace is intended to be an expression of international solidarity with people, particularly those in difficult circumstances.
This publication looks at work done directly within the context of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Europe, as well as justice and peace issues promoted by churches that complement the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace agenda.
In the first section, the publication provides an overview of Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace events in Europe, offering reflections on some of the ways in which churches and ecumenical organizations were challenged and inspired and sharing stories and insights about the pilgrimage in Europe.
Section 2 does not necessarily represent official parts of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace but contains essays on issues of justice and peace in Europe from individuals working with churches and ecumenical partners across Europe, intended to stimulate debate, interest, and international comparison.
The Appendix includes additional resources, including statements from the WCC on the use of armed force to resolve disputes that could be resolved by dialogue.

Strengthening Christian Perspectives on Human Dignity and Human Rights

Strengthening Christian Perspectives on Human Dignity and Human Rights
Subtitle:
Perspectives from an International Consultative Process
Editors:
Peter Prove, Jochen Motte, Sabine Dressler & Andar Parlindungan
ISBN:
978-2-88931-478-2
Co-Publication:
World Council of Churches and Globethics.net
Publication:
2022
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Abstract:
Given renewed conflicts and widening divisions, and with human rights having all too frequently been misused for political purposes or applied unequally, international human rights law—and its foundational principles—has come under increasing attack. At the same time, different perspectives on the relationship between Christian ethics and international human rights law have become increasingly evident in the ecumenical movement.
 
The World Council of Churches, together with the Protestant Church in Germany and the United Evangelical Mission, recognized the need for a process of ecumenical study and reflection on the relationship between human dignity and human rights from biblical, theological, and victims’ perspectives. This two-year process culminated in a Conference on Christian Perspectives on Human Dignity and Humans Rights held in Wuppertal (Germany) and online from 9–12 April 2022.
 
The rich contributions of papers received from theologians, people with different academic backgrounds, experts in ethics and human rights, and human rights defenders—together with the joint message of the participants of the Wuppertal Conference—are made available in this publication.

Towards an Ecumenical Theology of Companionship

Subtitle:
A Study Document for the Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
ISBN:
978-2-88931-468-3
Series number:
Globethics.net PJP No. 3
Publication:
2022
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Since 2014, the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace-Theological Study Group (PJP-TSG) and the Reference Group of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP-RG) have been on a pilgrimage, visiting various countries and communities around the world, followed by study and reflection on what it means for churches to be on a pilgrimage of justice and peace today.
During the pilgrimage stations, four central themes have emerged, each raised in different ways by the diverse hosting communities, yet establishing themselves little by little as interpretative keys and pointing to a common agenda for the ecumenical Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace:
 
             1. Truth and Trauma
             2. Land and Displacement
             3. Gender Justice
             4. Racism

    Due to the devastating global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that revealed so much injustice in our world, in all our communities, and within the ecumenical community, a fifth theme was added; health and healing. At each station of our pilgrimage, the PJP-RG and the PJP-RG— after listening carefully—revisited the themes and reflected on them theologically in light of an emerging Ecumenical Theology of Companionship. This document—composed by the “pilgrims” in dialogue with the communities—presents these findings and reflections for broader sharing in the global ecumenical fellowship.

    Justice et pauvreté comme défis pour les Églises chrétiennes

    Subtitle:
    Étude de cas en République démocratique du Congo
    Author:
    Bosela E. Eale
    ISBN:
    978-2-88931-460-7
    Series number:
    Globethics.net Theses Series No. 16
    Publication:
    2022
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    Abstract:
    L’objectif de cette thèse est d’enquêter sur le rôle des Églises chrétiennes et du gouvernement dans la lutte contre l’injustice et l’éradication de la pauvreté. Elle propose à la fois un aperçu du concept de justice dans les Nouveau et Ancien Testaments, et aussi à la lumière du défi pour les Églises. Ce travail dresse aussi une analyse approfondie des problèmes entourant la pauvreté et ses causes. Le rôle joué par les organisations internationales dans l’éradication de la pauvreté dans les pays en développement, et plus particulièrement en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), est questionné. Enfin, on trouve une analyse de l’impact de l’industrialisation et de la mondialisation sur les pays en développement, sans omettre une lecture théologique du concept de pauvreté.

    Transformative Spiritualities for the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

    Editors:
    Fernando Enns, Upolu Lumā Vaai, Andrés Pacheco Lozano and Betty Pries
    ISBN:
    978-2-88931-458-4
    Series number:
    Globethics.net PJP No. 2
    Publication:
    2022
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    Abstract:
    The Churches of the World Council of Churches have been on a “Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace”—together with people of goodwill—since they met for their assembly in Busan in 2013. Building peace with justice has been at the heart of the ecumenical movement since its beginnings. It reflects the call of the churches in a wounded world caused by systemic injustice—racism, sexism, xenophobia, economic exploitation, and violence among humans and against nature, our “Mother”. While political advocacy, theological reflections, and ethical orientation have been high on the agenda of the World Council of Churches, the spiritual dimension of a “just peace” has not always received the same attention. Starting a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, the WCC began to focus intentionally on “transformative spiritualities” in order to (re-)discover the strength of the many and diverse faith communities around the globe. What is the well of that distinct power to resist evil with good, to transform injustices into a life of dignity for all, to heal broken relations – including Mother nature? And what are some of the spiritual practices that inspire communities on that “sacred walk”? This volume provides a selection of reflections on those transformative spiritualities, from indigenous perspectives to women’s voices, from black communities´ to campesino/as´ struggles, from specific Christian traditions to sister faiths. It is that common well we all drink from—inviting readers to participate in that promise that a life in peace and justice is, in fact, possible for all.

    50 Years of Publishing: Bibliography 1972-2022

    Subtitle:
    With 12 Encouragements for Emerging Authors
    Author:
    Christoph Stückelberger
    ISBN:
    978-2-88931-456-0
    Series number:
    Globethics.net Readers No. 9
    Publication:
    2022
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    Abstract:
    This book gathers the bibliographic list of the overall intellectual production of Christoph Stückelberger, President of Globethics.net and professor of ethics. The booklet aims at providing a comprehensive bibliographic guide to follow the author’s career over 50 years as a publisher and researcher. It is also an invitation to young authors to discover the multiple facets of applied ethics, from the work of a leading academic figure, and closely linked to extensive experience in development work and a flourishing life of commitment to Christian values.

    Les enfants de personne

    Subtitle:
    Étude clinique et de phénoménologie sociale sur l’enfance défavorisée en RD Congo
    Author:
    André Masiala ma Solo
    ISBN:
    ISBN 978-2-88931-420-1
    Series number:
    Globethics.net Praxis Series No. 17
    Publication:
    2022
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    Abstract:
    La grande croissance démographique de la RD Congo favorise l’établissement d’une société composée par plus d’un 50% de jeunes en dessous des 15 ans. Depuis dix ans, l’UNICEF prévient que plus de 7 millions d’enfants ne fréquentent pas l’école, devenant des enfants de la rue, dépourvus de famille. C’est avec un regard de psychosociologue que Masiala ma Solo nous aide à trouver des pistes pour prévenir que ces petites victimes, les enfants de personne, restent tragiquement enfermées dans un cercle de destruction qui nuit à l’ensemble de la société civile congolaise.

    Repenser l’éducation et la pédagogie dans une perspective africaine

    Subtitle:
    Manuel pratique à destination des enseignants et des formateurs d’enseignants
    Editors:
    Abdeljalil Akkari, Stefania Gandolfi, Moussa Mohamed Sagayar
    ISBN:
    ISBN 978-2-88931-454-6
    Series:
    Co-Publications & Others
    Publication:
    2022
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    Abstract:
    Le livre, rassemble onze auteurs qui s’associent pour mettre à la fois la mémoire culturelle nigérienne en valeur et aussi en tension avec les ressources et procédures éducatives actuellement en cours. L’ouvrage transpose de manière didactique les savoirs endogènes tirés de la tradition nigérienne, en les mettant en relation avec les savoirs et les procédures déjà en usage à l’école dite moderne. L’ouvrage est destiné aux enseignants exerçant dans les classes du primaire et du secondaire, aux enseignants en formation, aux formateurs d’enseignants, et à tous ceux qui s’intéressent de près aux questions éducatives en Afrique. Ce manuel est le résultat d’un travail collectif mené par des chercheurs de plusieurs horizons, et soutenu par Fondazione Vittorino Chizzolini (Italy), L’École normale supérieure (ENS, Niger) et l’Université de Genève (UNIGE, Suisse).

    Vietnam in Transition: Education, Culture and Ethics

    Subtitle:
    A Reader and Curriculum, Vietnam Hoc English Edition
    Editors:
    Anh Tho Andres
    ISBN:
    978-2-88931-450-8
    Series number:
    Globethics.net Vietnam Ethics No.1
    Publication:
    2022
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    Abstract:
    This book reflects on the process of constructing a curriculum for Vietnam studies designed for educators and researchers in the field of social studies. Based on a selection of scholarly works, proceeds of seminars and conferences on education inside and outside Vietnam, the English edition proposes an analysis on factors that affect the learning environment of Vietnam as a young nation in the context of globalisation. The texts presented cover a large spectrum of subjects, starting with the changes in the educational and cultural background of Cochinchina under the French colonial period, visiting the role of higher education in an economy in transition, including the major literary trends in the pre-1975 Southern Vietnam modernisation process, among others. Transcripts of seminars and conferences reflect participants’ visions on the future of Vietnamese education, with the editor’s comments as takeaways at the end of each section.

    Les élections en Afrique: Analyse des comportements et pistes normatives de gestion des conflits

    Author:
    Fweley Diangitukwa
    ISBN:
    978-2-88931-452-2
    Series number:
    Globethics.net African Law No. 11
    Publication:
    2022
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    Abstract:
    Chacun s’interroge sur l’instabilité et les violences postélectorales. Censées faciliter l’alternance au pouvoir, les élections sont devenues une véritable source d’instabilité des institutions. Ce livre se consacre à l’analyse des élections en Afrique et des causes à l’origine de nouveaux phénomènes, qui entraînent des morts inutiles et détruisent les économies nationales encore faibles et fragiles. L’auteur examine l’origine d’un remarquable mimétisme chez les dirigeants et en montre les limites en politique publique, afin de présenter douze propositions originales pour sortir l’Afrique des crises postélectorales successives.