This book is a report of the second African Church Assets Programme (ACAP II) Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, which is a continuation to strengthen the capacity of church institutions (such as educational centres, health care services, seminaries, etc.) and asset managers to develop strategies and tools for more efficient and sustainable management of human and material resources. This workshop is a result of cooperation between Globethics.net and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), with the support of Bread for the World.
Higher Education Ethics in Action: The Value of Values across Sectors
Should ethics be a matter of concern around and within higher education institutions? "Ethics in Higher Education, The Values of Values Across Sectors" was the theme discussed during the Global Ethics Forum (GEF), that took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 23–25 June 2016. Following on from the precedent GEF that started the reflection on the value of values, applied to the global context, the topic of this year is the leading theme for Globethics.net strategic period from 2016 to 2020, focusing on Ethics and Education, covering 4 main pillars: Teaching, Research, Governance, and Interaction with other actors to promote Ethics Education. This report presents a summary of the entire conference including recommendations and projects for action.
Souveraineté et coopérations: Guide pour fonder toute gouvernance démocratique sur l’interdépendance des droits de l’homme
Patrice Meyer-Bisch, Stefania Gandolfi, Greta Balliu
La souveraineté est un principe universel fondée sur l'exercice de tous les droits de l'homme interdépendants ; elle se réalise au travers de multiples coopérations. Chaque droit de l'homme est une capacité et un facteur de développement puisqu'il garantit des accès, dégage des libertés et renforce des responsabilités. Cela signifie que la réalisation de chacun des droits civils, culturels, économiques, politiques ou sociaux constitue un développement des personnes et des tissus sociaux. Cette synthèse se présente comme un guide théorique destiné aux responsables de politiques et de structures publiques, d'organisations de la société civile ou d'entreprises, aux praticiens pour le montage interactif des projets, de leur suivi et de leur évaluation, et enfin aux responsables de formation et aux étudiants.
In the past decade the number of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) has increased substantially. This development stands to act as a positive impact for posterity. However, the increase of SWFs is gaining much attention and raises concerns about the way in which these funds operate in the world of finance and on the global market. The study shows that the credibility of the Sovereign Wealth Funds would be strengthened with additional ethical standards.
Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security. Theological Education and Christian Leadership Development
Since climate change and ecological destruction are getting more and more menacing for humanity, climate issues provide a global challenge which should be reflected also in theological education and formation worldwide. This publication brings together a pertinent collection of perspectives and resources for theological education and Christian leadership development, authored by leading experts from around the globe that were presented during the Volos study consultation, marking the end of a 3-year study on eco-theology, climate justice and food security.
Global Ethics for Leadership: Values and Virtues for Life
The need for global values in a globalised world is combined with the need for contextual identity. New nationalisms, protectionisms and fundamentalisms are mixed with a globalised pluralistic relativism. Are global values threatened by particular values? Find answers within the 32 articles of this book. In each of the articles the authors, who are all in one way or another linked to Globethics.net, writing from one of four continents, focus and develop on a particular value or virtue in a specific geographic, cultural or religious context. Many of them also give an input to the understanding of the value-basis of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and give orientation for "values-driven leadership", a key vision and mission of Globethics.net.
Prospects and Challenges for the Ecumenical Movement in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute provided a unique opportunity for a new generation of ecumenical leaders from across the globe to engage with each other and with the themes presented at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly in Busan (South Korea). These papers in which the participants reflect their experience show both this engagement and the diversity of their contexts. The papers deal with a variety of themes such as: pilgrimage, Asian Christology, food insecurity, just peace and the shift of the center of gravity of Christianity to the Global South. The collection of these papers provides significant insights into the challenges faced by the ecumenical movement and the prospects for its future. More particularly they articulate the perspective of a new generation of leaders in the ecumenical movement whose voice needs to be heard.
On 2nd March 2016, at the All African Council of Churches in Nairobi (Kenya), the African Planning Worshop was initiated as part of the African Churches Assets Programme (phase 1). The workshop was the first step in a comprehensive programme that aims to help leaders in church institutions (such as educational centres, health care services, seminaries, etc.) to build practical capacity in a climate of strong accountability and transparency in the management of assets and resources. This workshop was a result of cooperation between Globethics.net and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), with the support of Bread for the World. This report is a detailed overview of the presentations, outcomes and follow up of the workshops that took place from 2nd–4th March 2016, that brought together over 25 auspicious leaders and individuals from various religious institutions.
Environmental Interface: Literature, Law, Science, and Philosophy
Environmental Interface: Literature, Law, Science, and Philosophy is dedicated to Earth, our Mother, and investigates the interface between Environment and Literature, Law, Science and Philosophy. This work is the fruit of the research workshops jointly organised by the Center ofr the Study of World Religions (CSWR), Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru and Globethics.netr India in collaboration with the School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru and the Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Christ College Irinjalakuda.
Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: Codes of Ethics for Librarians and Archivists
Amélie Vallotton Preisig / Hermann Rösch / Christoph Stückelberger
Information Ethics concerns the values and applications of how information is made, treated, organized, and made available for users. The articles published in this volume reflect the work of several librarians from around the world who wish to define and develop the values they believe central to the work of an information specialist, and how best to apply those values to the professional lives of all information specialists.