Latest Publications

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New Publications


Diaspore y democrazie. Le diaspore sono portatrici di valori (2018)

Stefania Gandolfi (A cura di)
ISBN 978-2-88931-266-5

CIl libro raccoglie i risultati del progetto Diaspore interculturali e democrazie promosso dalla Cattedra UNESCO Diritti dell'uomo ed etica della cooperazione internazionale dell'Università di Bergamo, l'Observatoire de la diversité et des droits culturels di Friburgo (Svizzera), l'Associazione Vittorino Chizzolini cooperazione internazionale ONLUS (Bergamo), la Cooperativa Social Ruah ONLUS (Bergamo), l'Ufficio Migranti Diocesi (Bergamo). Il progetto è partito da una duplice constatazione: da un lato la difficoltà di conciliare l'universalità dei diritti dell'uomo e il rispetto delle diversità culturali e dall'altro il deficit democratico che caratterizza le relazioni internazionali e transnazionali. Le diaspore permettono, al tempo stesso, la dispersione e la riunificazione di persone che, attraverso le proprie organizzazioni e associazioni, costituiscono degli straordinari laboratori per promuovere e sperimentare forme di partecipazione democratica a livello transnazionale. Il lavoro di ricerca ha raccolto racconti di vita e storie di diaspora di persone con vissuti migratori diversi che sono stati analizzati con il metodo Paideia.

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Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values (2018)

Christoph Stückelberger / Pavan Duggal (Eds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-264-1

Cyber space influences all sectors of life and society: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Blockchain, Self-Driving Cars and Autonomous Weapons, Cyberbullying, telemedicine and cyber health, new methods in food production, destruction and conservation of the environment, Big Data as a new religion, the role of education and citizens' rights, the need for legal regulations and international conventions. The 25 articles in this book cover the wide range of hot topics. Authors from many countries and positions of international (UN) organisations look for solutions from an ethical perspective. Cyber Ethics aims to provide orientation on what is right and wrong, good and bad, related to the cyber space. The authors apply and modify fundamental values and virtues to specific, new challenges arising from cyber technology and cyber society. The book serves as reading material for teachers, students, policy makers, politicians, businesses, hospitals, NGOs and religious organisations alike. It is an invitation for dialogue, debate and solutions.

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Le déclin des Baghole. Processus d'aliénation sociale des femmes en Afrique centrale (2018)

Samuel Ngayihembako Mutahinga
ISBN 978-2-88931-262-7

À cause des instabilités politiques qu'elle a connues dans son histoire, l'Afrique centrale est le théâtre des guerres et conflits armés répétitifs, des marasmes économiques et des calamités socioculturelles. En conséquence, une misère indescriptible s'y est installée. Au tréfonds de cette misère se trouve une situation particulière : l'aliénation de la femme, de sorte que la pauvreté y soit perçue comme étant d'abord une affaire des femmes. En ce sens, l'on peut parler de féminisation de la pauvreté. Cet ouvrage étudie un cas, la femme chez les Nande de l'Est de la RD Congo. Il décrit les étapes et les facteurs du processus de son aliénation, à partir de l'époque ancestrale où elle était socialement appelée « reine », Mughole, jusqu'à la période actuelle durant laquelle elle est devenue la principale cible des violences de tout genre, voire du viol.

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Ethics of Inclusion and Equality, Vol. 1 Politics & Society (2018)

John Mohan Razu
ISBN 978-2-88931-189-7

How ‘Ethics of Inclusion and Equality', published in two volumes, is a reader of 58 articles from the author on all areas of social and political life. Vol. 1 features articles on ‘Politics and Society'; vol. 2 features the author's insight on ‘Economy and Environment', ‘Education, Children and Sexuality', and ‘Religion and Tolerance'. Each Section underpins India's political economy, where India is taken as a referral point for analysis and interpretation. The literature reflects a trend sweeping the world as of 2018: the success of far-right conservative politics as a reaction to liberal appeasement politics, identity politics and the rejection of multiculturalism. The author addresses these issues in a direct, often devastating, fashion.

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Faith at Work: Directory of Associations of Faith-driven Entrepreneurs and Workers (2018)

Christoph Stückelberger / Vanessa Yuli Wang / Hong Bui
ISBN 978-2-88931-260-3

How can faith be lived at work? How can ethical values be implemented in business? Believers in all religions are searching answers. In Christianity, Christian entrepreneurs and Christian workers encourage each other in associations by conferences, trainings, coaching, Bible studies, prayer, advocacy, philanthropy and publications. This Directory portrays 95 Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs and of Christian workers and 32 Associations from eight other religions! A unique directory, also searchable online. The Geneva Agape Foundation is committed to strenghten faith at work by cooperating with such associations (

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Faith-Based Entrepreneurs Stronger Together. Report of the International Conference Geneva (2018)

Geneva Agape Foundation
ISBN 978-2-88931-258-0

The first worldwide, international conference for Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs and related organisations united a broad range of Christian denominations, including Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic—a truly broad ecumenical forum. The outcome of keynote speeches, group discussions and testimonials was the will to learn from each other, connect to each other and plan how to cooperate. The joint "Faith in Business Geneva Declaration" summarizes the result.

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Christian Education in Nigeria and Ethical Challenges. Context of Enugu Diocese (2018)

Ernest Obodo
ISBN 978-2-88931-256-6

The main focus of this work is that, by her vocation, the Church has the mandate and challenge to teach all nations. It is her pastoral and canonical responsibility. School method of Evangelization was the successful tool in the hands of the early Missionaries in Nigeria. But the State forcefully took over Mission schools in 1970. Nationalization of schools and monopoly of control are forms of state-imposed secularism and moral relativism. Forty years after this nationalization of schools, the system of education has virtually collapsed. Just recently, thestate started the process of returning mission schools to their various owners.

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Le langage symbolique: Une méthode en théologie (2018)

Jonathan Kashindi Mulolwa
ISBN 978-2-88931-254-2

Les écrivains bibliques ont coutume de recourir au symbolisme pour assurer que la saisie de leur message soit facilitée. En se focalisant en particulier sur le quatrième évangile du Nouveau Testament, l'auteur lève le voile sur le caractère énigmatique de la christologie johannique qui paraît déconcertante pour le lecteur non averti à cause du caractère imagé que revêtent les appellations de Jésus : comme langage parabolique et allégorique, comme métaphore et symbole. Cette étude montre que le symbolisme n'est pas une formulation conceptuelle obscure et incomprise du public, mais au contraire que les théologiens devraient dans leurs discours de chaque jour être en mesure de trouver des formulations symboliques, afin de traduire l'exactitude de la vérité éthique et religieuse à transmettre. Bien compris ce langage est un outil d'enseignement fidèle à la méthode de transmission biblique et un véhicule sémantique d'une efficacité pédagogique inégalée..

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CSR Report on Chinese Business Overseas Operations (2018)

Liu Baocheng & Zhang Mengsha
ISBN 978-2-88931-250-4

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to corporate behaviour that pro-actively meets the ethical expectations of the public and voluntarily contributes to the society. The global CSR movement yields numerous initiatives, standards and legislation. Owing to the need for development as well as the reform and opening-up policy, mounting Chinese enterprises are "going global" with large amounts of capital. Nevertheless, some foreign governments cast doubt on China's strategic intent, and the general public is dissatisfied with Chinese CSR performance. Chinese enterprises must strengthen their capacities regarding risk control, internal governance, public communication etc., so as to achieve mutual benefit with multi-stakeholders and build an image of responsible global citizenship.

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Economic Justice and Welfare for All: Seeking Prosperity and Freedom (2018)

Florian Josef Hoffmann
ISBN 978-2-88931-224-5

The title of the book promises ‘welfare for all'. Of course, that does not mean luxury for all. No, that would be an endless waste that cannot be in anyone's interest. What is meant is something realistic, namely a reasonably fair participation of all people in the infinite and indescribable wealth of our God-given world. Each person, without exception, can be empowered as a human being to lead a self-determined, decent life, ‘prospering to freedom'. The basic idea is simple: the more people there are on earth, the more capable humanity is to make meaningful contributions to a meaningful whole. Motivated human resources are available on a massive scale.

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African Church Assets Handbook (2018) 

Christoph Stückelberger / William Otiende Ogara / Bright Mawudor (Editors)
ISBN 978-2-88931-252-8

Churches in Africa have vast assets: agricultural land and prime land in cities, real estate in schools, universities, hospitals, churches etc. How can these institutions become less dependent on donations by increasing revenue from these assets? Theological visions, ethical values, planning skills, integrity leadership, fair elections, professional governing structures, anti-corruption mechanisms, innovative strategies and investment partnerships are needed to aid such developments. This handbook offers conceptual knowledge, practical solutions and case studies, written by practitioners for practitioners in churches: pastors/priests, leaders, finance officers, asset managers, donor agencies, students and all those engaged for professional, innovative, efficient and faith-based asset management of churches and church-related organisations.

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Contrats de partenariat public privé: Options innovantes de financement des infrastructures publiques en Afrique subsaharienne (2018)

Pascal Mukonde Musulay
ISBN 978-2-88931-244-3

Ce livre porte sur les notions de contrat et de partenariat public privé, il indique de manière non complaisante la responsabilité étatique d'assurer aux citoyens des services publics de qualité et durables. Face à l'endettement des États africains subsahariens combiné à la crise financière mondiale actuelle, il s'avère impératif de recourir aux contrats de partenariat public privé. C'est un mode de financement contractuel dans lequel une autorité publique fait appel à des prestataires privés pour financer une infrastructure publique, comme moyens, entre autres, de compléter les capacités limitées du secteur public pour répondre à la demande croissante en développement des infrastructures.  Il permet de les fournir dans les délais en introduisant la technologie et l'innovation du secteur privé et en imposant un degré de certitude budgétaire dans les coûts des projets.

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Poetry and Ethics: Inventing Possibilities in Which We Are Moved to Action and How We Live Together (2018)

Obiora Ike / Andrea Grieder / Ignace Haaz (Eds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-242-9

This book on the topic of ethics and poetry consists of contributions from different continents on the subject of applied ethics related to poetry. It should gather a favourable reception from philosophers, ethicists, theologians and anthropologists from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and allows for a comparison of the healing power of words from various religious, spiritual and philosophical traditions. The first part of this book presents original poems that express ethical emotions and aphorism related to a philosophical questioning of the grounding of our values for life. The poems are written by twelve authors coming from four continents, for whom poetic emotions are sources of artistic inspiration and that can be used for conflict resolution. In the second part, which features short essays, nine authors tackle how poems, symbolic representations, metaphorical narratives and lies impact the space of possibilities, in which we are moved to action, knowledge formation, and how we imagine the world together. Discover the French presentation of the book.

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Inaugural Meeting 2017 Report
ISBN 978-2-88931-239-9

This Ethics in Education is essential for preparing the youth—the future leaders—to live and lead in a way that is both responsible and sustainable.

During June 2017, over the course of 3 days at venues based in Switzerland and France, organised and hosted the inaugural meeting of the Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education. This coming together of students, teachers, professors, academics, vice-principals and rectors, inter alia, marked the establishment of a truly global collective that aims to create an ethical society through the transformative vehicle of education. They all strengthen the reputation of their institution by supporting efforts to integrate values-based decisions in governance, management and daily practices of staff at all levels; and promote ethical awareness and integrate ethical reflection in all aspects of education. This is report is a detailed overview of the presentations, outcomes and follow up of the conference that took place from 21st–23rd June 2017, that brought together over 60 delegates and individuals from various higher education institutions and others.

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Ethics in Higher Education: Religions and Traditions in Nigeria (2018)

Obiora Ike / Chidiebere Onyia (Eds.)

ISBN 978-2-88931-218-4

This second of two book volumes on ethics in higher education is the result of an international conference organised by with the leadership of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2016 on managing and teaching ethics within higher education institutions. The focus on traditions and religions as vehicles for collaboration and co-existence in plural societies has gained great attention both in Africa and elsewhere. The book features 14 authors from the University of Nigeria and other Nigerian institutions, including the Tansian University, Abia State University and Bayero University among others.

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Ethics in Higher Education: Foundation for Sustainable Development (2018)

Obiora Ike / Chidiebere Onyia (Eds.)

ISBN 978-2-88931-216-0

The international conference of the University of Nigeria, held in 2016, made it clear that education must assist and lead students to learn to be free, responsible, innovative and creative. The teacher has the duty to guide students to know how to acquire knowledge that is not mere information but knowledge that is reflected, offering essential insights needed for effective living—such knowledge bears the ingredients of ethics. This first of two book volumes serves as a guide providing insights gained through experience from 29 authors, including teachers, administrators and policy makers and researchers, all brought together to focus on how Ethics in Higher Education can be integrated into concrete contexts.

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African Church Assets Programme ACAP II (2018)

Workshop Report, Nairobi 2017

ISBN 978-2-88931-236-8

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 and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), with the support of Bread for the World.

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Essential Approaches to Christian Religious Education: Learning and Teaching in Uganda (2018)

Christopher Byaruhanga

ISBN 978-2-88931-235-1

Teaching Christian religious education at the lower secondary school level is complex. It involves the interweaving of content knowledge, pedagogical skills, a knowledge and appreciation of the multifaceted nature of students and finally the evaluation skills that help the teacher to arrive at the conclusion that the intended key learning outcomes have been achieved. Personal characteristics too are integral in the overall portrait of a professional Christian religious education teacher, especially for those people who believe that today there is the paradigm shift between providing instruction and producing learning between imparting knowledge and facilitating learning. An examination of the available literature reveals that many books have been written about how religion should be taught in schools. This book is not about any particular religion; it addresses the deficiency of materials related directly to the essential approaches that should be employed when teaching Christian religious education at the lower secondary school level in Uganda.

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The Relevance of Journalism Education in Kenya for Professional Identity and Ethical Standards (2018)

Maryann Ijeoma Egbujor
ISBN 978-2-88931-232-0

'The world of journalism and mass communication is being challenged at this time to tackle growing concerns around journalism practice and training due to the spread of mediocrity, unethical behaviour, lack of professionalism in journalism practice, the abuse and denial of press freedom and the commercialization of the media landscape, which tends to undermine human dignity, human rights and liberty.' In this book, Ms Egbujor's presents a well-founded and valid hypothesis using a qualitative research approach in search for purposeful journalism education and offers recommendations for improved identity and ethical standards.

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工作中的信仰:基督教企业家及工人协会名录 Faith at Work: Directory of Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs and Workers (2018)

克里斯托弗·司徒博 (Christoph Stückelberger)/ 王宇理 (Vanessa Yuli Wang)
ISBN 978-2-88931-231-3

如何在工作中实施信仰?如何在商业活动中践行道德价值观?是宗教信仰者一直在寻找的答案。在基督教中,基督教企业家和工人在协会中通过会议、培训、指导、圣经研习、祷告、倡议、慈善以及出版物来相互鼓励。此名录列举53个基督教企业家协会和17个基督教工人协会,以便扩大思路,增加联谊。日内瓦爱梦成真基金会致力于加强工作中的信仰,并且积极与各协会合作。 (

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信仰、希望与全球经济 Faith, Hope & the Global Economy: A Power for Good (2018)

理查德·希金森 (Richard Higginson)
ISBN 978-2-88931-228-3


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茨温利的伦理学 Ulrich Zwingli's Ethics (2017)

马提阿斯奈格鲍尔 (Matthias Neugebauer)
ISBN 978-2-88931-214-6


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Ahmadi Women Resisting Fundamentalist Persecution: A Case Study on Active Group Resistance in Indonesia (2017)

Nina Mariani Noor
ISBN 978-2-88931-222-1

Since the start of the Reformasi era and the fall of the New Order regime led by President Suharto in 1998, there have been numerous incidents of violence against the Ahmadiyya in Indonesia stemming from different interpretations of the Qur'an, which has led to the destruction of mosques and cases of murder.  This dissertation focuses on Ahmadi women's experiences in dealing with conflict and the ways they organize themselves to resist conflict for the betterment of their lives in the face of social and institutional discrimination.

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John of Damascus and Heresy. A Basis for Understanding Modern Heresy (2017)

Timothee B. Mushagalusa
ISBN 978-2-88931-205-4

This study investigates the understanding of heresy and the heretic according to Saint John of Damascus. For him, a heretic was any Christian who, by wilful choice, departs from the one orthodox tradition by adopting a personal opinion on the common faith which he intends to institute as sole truth. Our research is divided into two parts and aims to apply John of Damascus' understanding of the recurring identity of the Christian heretic and his behaviour. By using historical-theological, interdisciplinary and diachronical approaches, the author demonstrates through two case studies, namely, the Dutch Reformed Churches and Apartheid, and Kimbanguism, that this Church Father, who is the ‘seal of the patristic era,' remains a relevant authority for our comprehension of heresy and the heretic.

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