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Domestic Violence - Ethical Challenges to the Professionalism of Religious and Faith Leaders for Healing Survivors

Editors:
Ruth Dymphna Maduforo
ISBN:
978-2-88931-341-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 55
Publication:
2019
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Abstract:
Domestic Violence is a scourge and reality in many societies around the world, but the topic is not given adequate consideration in terms of the required long-term help and information that victims, offenders and caregivers need. The focus on Domestic Violence brings an area of community and clinical psychology, mental health and overall well-being of citizens into view. The author explores the leadership roles of Churches, pastors and counsellors within religious and church institutions in providing long-term and sustainable healing to the affected and discovers gaps in their approaches. This book is an invitation for all stakeholders involved in family welfare and counselling of vulnerable persons, especially religious leaders and churches, to recognise the positive role of psychological therapy for healing the victims of domestic violence.

Sustainable Peacebuilding Strategies

Editors:
Florence Muia
ISBN:
978-2-88931-331-0
Series number:
 Globethics.net Theses Series No. 33
Publication:
2020
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Kenya has experienced ethnic based violence since the restoration of multi-party-political system in 1991 with violent conflicts erupting every five years after election. This book illuminates many issues that hinder Peacebuilding and the reasons why peace remains elusive in Africa and many other parts of the world despite so much discussions on the same, peace-keeping tropes and shuttle diplomacies and treaties being signed. This study sought to: assess the effectiveness of peacebuilding strategies applied in CJPC interventions in Nakuru County.

Opportunités et défis de la réconciliation à l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo

Editors:
Murhega Mashanda / Kitoka Moke
ISBN:
978-2-88931-325-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 54
Publication:
2020
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Cette recherche originale met en lumière des conditions de possibilité d'une expérience des réconciliations qui s'enracine dans un processus participatif qui a une vocation éthique globale, dans une robuste déconstruction de tout culture de violence en faveur d'une culture de dialogue. Prenant appui sur l'étude de cas de mécanismes efficaces et durables de gestion des conflits liés à la transhumance dans l'Est du RD Congo, on trouvera dans cet ouvrage une synthèse des expériences d'un ensemble d'ONG congolais, présentant à la fois: a) le caractère domptable des conflits liés à la transhumance par des approches endogènes de gestion des conflits, b) la mise en exergue de la vulnérabilité des initiatives locales de paix, tant que l'État ne les intègre pas dans la mise en place des politiques nationales et locales.

Human Rights, Religious Freedom and Faces of Faith

Editors:
Göran Gunner, Pamela Slotte, Elizabeta Kitanović
ISBN:
978-2-88931-321-1
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC Series No. 6
Publication:
2019
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Human Rights, Religious Freedom and Faces of Faith is part of the ongoing work done by the Conference of European Churches to advocate for the promotion and protection of human rights at the highest standards inside Europe and beyond its borders. The book offers a general introduction to freedom of religion or belief in a European setting and the rights of religious minorities. The book also provides examples of the situation with regard to freedom of religion or belief within Europe and outside of Europe. Furthermore, the book highlights some other topical human rights issues from a theological and legal perspective.

Higher Education in Crisis: Sustaining Quality Assurance and Innovation in Research Through Applied Ethics

Editors:
Ikechukwu J. Ani / Obiora F. Ike
ISBN:
978-2-88931-323-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Ethics No. 5
Publication:
2019
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Education in Ethics, if acquired, increases the value chain of any nation because Education founded on values brings values-driven-principles into the heart of humans. We are, however, aware of the gap in values transmission from one generation to the next. This book is a response to that gap. It contains reflections by professionals, teachers, research students and educationists, including policy makers and ethicists, whose thought provoking ideas help the discourse of pushing the agenda that Ethics Matters.

Blue Ethics: Ethical Perspectives on Sustainable, Fair Water Resources Use and Management

Editors:
Benoît Girardin / Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann
ISBN:
978-2-88931-308-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 13
Publication:
2019
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For many policy makers, urban managers, water experts, technicians or activists, ethical perspectives in water management are not important or do not bring any added value. A debate seems to be locked between those stressing mainly the right of access to water for all and those who cannot go beyond economic realism. The sustainable use of a resource that becomes under growing pressure, in terms of extraction, allocation and recycling looks as a technical issue, not to say a technocratic one. This collective book claims the opposite. The many issues faced by the access to water as well as the sustainable use of the resource rely on open negotiations, settling conflicts, tariffs structure while expanding delivery and managing fairly water' scarcity. In all these processes, ethical values do matter.

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: 50 Cases from Africa for Teaching and Training

Editors:
Tobe Nnamani / Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-88931-314-3*
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Praxis No. 1
Publication:
2019
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This is an honest, tough and practical book in which real people recount their real predicaments concerning poverty, sex, bribes, school fees, forced marriage, healers and traditional rites. Ethics is about what is good and bad. An ethical dilemma, however, is not a decision between good and bad but between bad solutions. The question then is which solution is the "least unethical". This book presents 50 real-life cases in the contexts of scholarly, private, professional and public life. The cases in this book have been shared for teachers, students and professional practitioners, to be used in teaching and training or individual study, to test personal intuitions and encourage reflection on ethical decisions.

Water Ethics: Principles and Guidelines

Editors:
Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W). Endorsed by Globethics.net Board
ISBN:
978-2-88931-312-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Text No. 6
Publication:
2019
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Abstract:
Some would say that ethical perspectives on water management are not important or that they do not bring any added value. This text on water ethics claims the opposite; it brings ethical values and principles to bear on current water issues to provide solutions that improve the chances of positive outcomes for all concerned. Ethical concerns come into play in, for example, managing the availability of water and its market value, as a question of economic ethics and of fair access; technical innovation in relation to extraction, treatment and delivery of water includes innovation ethics; managing water conflicts [...] The text, authored by an international group of experts and approved by the Globethics.net Board of Foundation, shows how ethical values can facilitate the handling of issues and conflicts related to water in an effective, sustainable and inclusive manner. As such the text is a contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Spirituality 4.0 at the Workplace and FaithInvest - Building Bridges

Editors:
Geneva Agape Foundation
ISBN:
978-2-88931-304-4
Series number:
Globethics.net China Christian No. 10
Publication:
2019
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How can spirituality strengthen to live faith and values in daily professional decisions? How is spirituality in the modern cyber-world 4.0 on constant global connectivity possible? The report summarizes the speeches, panel and group discussions with recommendations from participants from all continents. FaithInvest – Building Bridges: Churches and church-related institutions with their pension funds and assets invest billions of dollar worldwide. How can these investments become consistent with the Christian Values and have positive impact on development? And how can Christian Development agencies partner with these church investors more than in the past? The report summarizes the speeches, panel and group discussions with recommendations from participants from all continents.

Diaconia: An Introduction. Theological Foundation of Christian Service

Editors:
海茵兹·吕格尔 / 克里斯多夫·芝格里斯特 (Christoph Sigrist/ Heinz Rüegger)
ISBN:
978-2-88931-302-0
Series number:
Globethics.net China Christian No. 9
Publication:
2019
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本书是关于教会服务事工作为社会帮助实践的导论。通过其圣经经文依据以及其在教会历史中发展的历史、最后结合服务事工工作的神学依据进行评判性的反省与阐述。书的作者以创造神学为其基本的立场,认为帮助的形式乃是共同人性的现象,却也是属于基督教的信仰,但并非基督教专有。此后的章节中探讨了服务事工的伦理以及现今帮助行动的定位点