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African Church Assets Programme ACAP III

Subtitle:
Workshop Report, Nairobi 2019
ISBN:
978-2-88931-432-4
Series number:
Globethics.net Report
Publication:
2021
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Abstract:
The third ACAP workshop in Kenya, which took place successively in Ghana and Zambia, had responsible asset management and ethical principles for investment at the core of its agenda. This 2019 exercise endeavoured to take stock of the current status and future priorities, challenges and opportunities in the leadership, ethics, governance and sustainability in participants’institutions. Best practices were shared as well as challenges in order to create a common understanding of ethical investment. The programme was realized in collaboration with the All African Conference of Churches (AACC) and Bread for the World. The report aimed at supporting churches and church-related organizations in Africa is divided into eight sections with a particular focus on leadership, ethics, governance, and sustainability. It is followed by a baseline survey and the official communique.

Migrazioni e educazione

Subtitle:
La circolazione delle competenze: una sfida per lo sviluppo
Editors:
Stefania Gandolfi / Alessandro Monsutti
ISBN:
978-2-88931-426-3
Series number:
Globethics.net Paideia No. 3
Publication:
2021
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Il libro presenta i risultati di una ricerca che parte dalla necessità di costruire un progetto di società inclusiva che rafforzi la capacità di vivere insieme. «L’approccio etnográfico» utilizzato è «un metodo di scoperta che permette a piccoli fatti, raccolti quasi a caso, di diventare significativi. Lo stile fluido adottato in questo lavoro collettivo rispecchia le caratteristiche dell’oggetto studiato.» I diritti culturali hanno fatto da sfondo e hanno costituito la pietra angolare che permette di tessere insieme diritti e libertà nelle loro diverse dimensioni e responsabilità da assumere nel quotidiano. Tre sono stati i momenti che hanno guidato la ricerca : le interviste a persone in diaspora, l’osservazione dei luoghi pubblici in cui le competenze possono essere espresse e le interviste al personale dei servizi sociali per cogliere gli atteggiamenti nei confronti delle persone in diaspora..

Participer à une société qui apprend

Subtitle:
Manuel méthodologique pour observer les réalisations du droit à l’éducation en tant que droit culturel
Editors:
M. Bougma, C. Dalbera, S. Gandolfi, P. Meyer-Bisch, G. Ouedraogo
ISBN:
978-2-88931-430-0
Series number:
Globethics.net Co-Publications & Other
Publication:
2021
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Une communauté humaine est mature, quand elle s’enrichit continuellement des intelligences partagées de ses membres, de ses traditions ainsi que des savoirs qui viennent d’ailleurs ; bref, quand elle demeure et se développe comme apprenante. Or les recherches participatives nous placent devant un contraste impressionnant. 1) Une grande partie des habitantes et habitants ne peuvent pas jouir pleinement des droits à l’éducation et à l’information, ce qui implique qu’une grande part des savoirs et de leurs potentiels se perd définitivement. 2) Pourtant cette richesse existe, ce dont témoignent tant d’expériences heureuses, portées par des associations, des communes, avec l’engagement de nombreuses personnes. En réalité, beaucoup de richesse humaine est gaspillée, or il s’agit de la première ressource, avant même les autres ressources économiques. Personne, aucun pouvoir central dans une société démocratique, ne peut assurer seul cette responsabilité, qui appartient à toutes et à tous. Il est nécessaire de recueillir et de respecter les ressources culturelles - les multiples sortes de savoirs portées par une grande diversité d’acteurs – qui doivent, ou peuvent, entrer dans la réalisation du droit à l’éducation. Intimement lié au droit à l’information, le droit à l’éducation est pris ici dans toute son amplitude culturelle. Il s’agit de chercher dans leurs diversités les ressources de l’universelle dignité, au lieu de vouloir imposer le modèle d’un pouvoir central.
Ce manuel est un des résultats d’une observation participative de la réalisation du droit à l’éducation au Burkina Faso. Il contient une présentation synthétique des étapes de la méthode mise en œuvre, à partir d’études de cas analysés au regard des composantes du droit à l’éducation en tant que droit culturel : ces brèves études se composent d’exposés narratifs appuyés sur des cartes et schémas systémiques. La seconde partie montre des résultats, ainsi que quelques recommandations qui en sont issues.
La crainte qu’une observation dynamique soit beaucoup trop coûteuse en investissement est compensée par le fait que cette observation permet de débusquer gaspillages et effets de levier, et qu’elle peut être opérée par échantillonnages, dans la mesure où les relations entre les indicateurs observés peuvent être repérés et suivis dans des espace-temps bien définis. Il faut tabler sur les capacités d’observation des différents acteurs et sur la mise en œuvre de l’intelligence collective quand elle est confrontée à la réalité contrastée des potentiels et des obstacles. C’est le principe d’une société qui apprend, qui débusque de l’universel au singulier dans les replis des relations humaines au sein des richesses des environnements.

Herramientas para la enseñanza de la ética en la virtualidad

Author:
Juny Montoya Vargas
ISBN:
978-2-88931-396-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Praxis No. 2
Publication:
2021
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Este material pedagógico tiene como objetivo servir de guía para implementar actividades de formación ética, especialmente en la virtualidad. Se basa en las actividades y talleres que el Centro de Ética Aplicada de la Universidad de los Andes ha desarrollado durante los últimos años, y que pone a disposición de toda la comunidad docente. La guía desarrolla los objetivos de enseñanza y rendimiento en el marco de la transversalidad de la ética en el currículo; además de brindar herramientas para desarrollar la sensibilidad y la capacidad de deliberación ética de los estudiantes. Finalmente, brinda metodologías que permiten evaluar el nivel de logro de los objetivos de formación ética.

Whispers from the Land of Snows

Author:
Fanny Iona Morel
ISBN:
978-2-88931-418-8
Series number:
Co-publication
Publication:
2021
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This study investigates the correlation between violations of cultural rights and the violence committed by state actors against a community rooted in a profoundly Buddhist society. It is based on the first-hand testimonies of Tibetan exiles who have sought asylum in Switzerland. It uncovers the experiences, perceptions and opinions of Tibetans, most of whom have suffered various forms of abuse in Tibet.

The approach adopted in this book draws on the 2007 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and 2007 Declaration de Fribourg, which reflect the essential role of cultural rights. It also focuses on the concept of genocide developed by Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959). The PRC has violently disrupted the natural process of cultural change in Tibet, through forced cultural assimilation which continues to engender violence.

Tibetans’ resilience, nonviolence and commitment to peace are powerful coping mechanisms. Yet, extreme self-violence continues: since 1998, 157 self-immolations have been reported. Efforts must continue to advocate for human rights in Tibet, particularly when it comes to issues of freedoms of expression, religion, assembly and of movement, in order to secure a sustainable peace that would benefit both Tibet and the PRC.

Corruption-free Religions are Possible. Integrity, Stewardship, Accountability

Editor:
Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-88931-422-5
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 16
Publication:
2021
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Corruption is abuse of public or private power for personal interests. Paying and receiving bribes in form of money, advantages, nepotism or sexual services exists in all sectors of society. This book with twenty articles from four continents analyses the mechanisms of corruption within religious institutions in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. This book contributes ways corruption can be overcome by values, education, good management, accountability, state regulations and interfaith cooperation. A book for religious leaders, lay persons, politicians, educators and all those engaged to overcome corruption.

Educating Teachers for Tomorrow: On Ethics and Quality in Pedagogical Formation

Authors:
Jacinta M. Adhiambo and Florentina N. Ndeke
ISBN:
978-2-88931-407-2
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Ethics No. 9
Publication:
2021
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Teacher education ought to be carefully designed, developed and administered. It is at the core of this research to show that quality teacher education stands for the kind of preparation which places learning for sustainable development and societal needs at the center of teacher education. This book gathers 22 presentations in ten chapters, selected among the plethora of papers presented during the interdisciplinary session, held at the Faculty of Education of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in 2016.

Faith and Action Rooted in Christ Reflections on Spirituality, Justice, and Ethical Living

Author:
Obiora Ike
ISBN:
978-2-88931-415-7
Co-Publication:
Globethics.net
Publication:
2021
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This is a large collection of 89 short essays on the utility of the Catholic theology for life, in times of radical changes. This work answers in a powerful way, the contemporary questions of modern life and society in simple language, finely narrated and here presented with a selected range of texts from the Old and New Testaments. The narration must wake anybody up from dogmatic sleep to living the faith in loving action. The reflections bring spiritual insights into the underlining essential role of Christian faith and the value of Christian communities in dealing with social justice, integral development and peace matters.

African Charter on Rights & Duties Enforcement Mechanisms

Author:
Osita C. Eze
ISBN:
978-2-88931-413-3
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 10
Publication:
2021
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The development of the African legal system is at the core of this work, which aims at explaining the relationship between political, social and cultural rights and the African Charter of the Rights of Men and Peoples. Assessing the impact of the African Charter supposes a precise description of how national regimes contribute to the human rights. Prior to the Charter, civil and political rights were more important than socio-economic and cultural rights. It is the theoretical and practical aim of this book to show the evolution of this situation. Dr Eze shows that the primary responsibility of national institutions and agents of law enforcement is as important, in the management of human and peoples 'rights, as the input of the regional courts or the mandate of the Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

The Status, Rights and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities within Customary Legal Frameworks in Uganda

Author:
Brian Dennison
ISBN:
978-2-88931-409-6
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 9
Publication:
2021
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Little is known about the interaction of customary law and disability rights. This research based on a case study in Uganda offers a window into how a customary legal frameworks can impact the status, rights and treatment of persons with disabilities. Dr Dennison highlights the particular importance of cultural beliefs and attitudes about the capacity and functionality of persons with disabilities in informal legal settings. This is true in the Eastern African context of the Mukono District, in the Central Region of Uganda, but also more widely on the whole African continent. The work concludes by outlining practical change strategies for those seeking to improve the status, rights and treatment of persons with disabilities in settings where customary law plays an influential and effectual role.