Hope and Optimism above Fear and Anxiety
As the year 2017 comes to a gradual end, we at Globethics.net announce with joy and gratitude a message of Hope, Optimism and Courage to all our partners, participants, members, friends and well-wishers from around the globe.
At Globethics.net we have worked hard in collaboration with you and with our partners who train the young in universities and institutions of higher education, to establish frameworks that address the United Nations sustainable development goals, through the integration of ethics across sectors and particularly of ethics in higher education.
During the outgoing year, Globethics.net was able to reach out to millions of people through our network and activities; with our resources, publications
, digital and accessible free online library
, conferences, meetings and seminars with research materials, - all, addressing the gaps we experience on why things go wrong at various levels and across sectors. The answer is simple: when ethics and values are absent amongst humans and their institutions, vices and corruption cases increase. The challenge of producing the next generation of responsible leaders in the political, social, economic, digital, technological and cultural-religious spheres does not happen in a vacuum. It can only happen when the positive and rational potentials of humankind are galvanized through an all-round education that promotes values, virtues and ethics for the creation of a more ethical society. The present aberrations are often arguably due to the lack of an ethical and moral compass of those who lead others.
Looking at the path of humanity at this period of great global transformations, with its "birth pains" of fears, depression and insecurity, the landscape at all levels gives an unprecedented image of a world in tumult and crisis. Yes, historical events unfold dark moments of the dramatic year 2017 and the TV screens show growing inequality, demonstrations across the globe, new slavery and migrants on the move for shelter and protection; senseless wars that damage life, nature and culture, xenophobia, populist ideologies and extremism, which indeed pose threats and provoke images of a potential nuclear war. Yet, at Globethics.net we are strong in our optimism and message of Hope not Fear as we believe in humanity's experience, grounded on reason, history and the determination to dare apathy and doubt, to conquer fears and concerns.
Even as threats of war, nay of nuclear tirades continue to make the news, the majority of voices around the globe refuse war and expose it as a wasteful activity that shames humanity. War eats up greedily into nature's resources with everything sacrificed to attain victory. It consumes lives, especially of the innocent, and destroys civilizations. The young want Peace. The youth of the world want education, freedom, human rights, basic food and shelter, clean water and the progress of peoples through integral development. They do not want war and the majority of humankind do not wish for war.
With this message of renewed belief in humankind and our ability to do good and transform the landscape, we at Globethics.net wish all our readers on the eve of the new year many happy returns and safe journeys to unite with family and friends to celebrate Christmas.
We look forward to serving you better in the new year and hereby announce the Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education/Global Ethics Forum 2018 for 20 - 23 June 2018. We shall continue to challenge the doubts and apathy of many and insist that only such trees that grow and yield the desired rich harvests and fruits, the seeds of which are sown and nurtured on good ground, watered with nutrients and protected from devastating worms. This is our mandate at Globethics.net. We plant the seeds with you!
Prof. Dr Obiora Francis Ike
Globethics.net Executive Director
Confucian Ethics Collection Enlarged
Enlarged to 3'000 items
Confucianism is one of the great ethical and philosophical systems in the world, based on the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). This Confucian Ethics collection includes works of Confucius, Confucian classics like the disciple Mencius, and mainly contemporary articles on Confucian applied ethics such as education ethics, political ethics, business ethics. This collection includes over 3'000 items, it is also available in Chinese.
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|Since the start of the Reforamsi era and the fall of the New Order Regime led by President Soeharto in 1998, there have been numerous ... Read more|| ||This study investigates the understanding of heresy and the heretic according to Saint John of Damascus. For him, a heretic was any Christian ... Read more|
Research / Projects
Globethics Consortium Steering Meeting
Representatives of four Founding Member universities of the Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education took part for the first time in the Steering Committee meeting on 6 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
Globethics Consortium looking for collaboration opportunities
We are looking for more collaboration opportunities with institutional members to promote your existing open-access online courses on the Globethics Open Access Learning (GOAL) platform created for this purpose. This feature aims to serve our community of teachers and administrators.
Globethics.net International Conference, 4-7 June 2018
Save the dates for the Globethics.net International Conference on 4-7 June 2018. It will be held in Geneva, Switzerland and it will focus on Ethics in Higher Education. Check our Globethics.net website to follow the updates.
Calls for action
Calling Teachers and Students: Essay and Photo Contests on The World's Greatest Ethical Challenge
Call for abstracts: International Development Ethics Association Conference, 3 January 2018
Call for Papers for "Ethics & International Affairs" Journal
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The education sector is evolving; the teacher-student dynamic has shifted away from the conventional unilateral flow of knowledge towards new models of learning ... Read more
Education experts meeting at the United Nations in Geneva have agreed on a framework aimed at reforming school systems around the world, based on balanced and inclusive education ... Read more
‘Homo Deus: God is God and Man is Man'—this was the title of Prof. Dr Christoph Stückelberger's presentation delivered at the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity... Read more
On November 11 – 12 2017, members of the auspicious organisation The Club of Rome gathered in Vienna for the high-level annual conference.... Read more
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stückelberger, President of Globethics.net Foundation, Geneva and Dr. Jing LI, Globethics.net Programme Executive Strategic Development and Business Ethics, ... Read more
Michael Moller, Secretary General of the United Nations Office Geneva UNOG, received Christoph Stueckelberger, President of Globethics.net ... Read more
GLOBETHICS Regional Programmes
Globethics.net East Africa has organised a one and half day African Church Assets Programme workshop in Rwanda. This training workshop will be held at the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences... Read more
Globethics.net East Africa has organised a one day conference on Ethics in Higher Education to be held at the Bethany Investment Group/Kiyovu Branch in Kigali, ... Read more
On November 21st, 2017 more than 60 entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and mainland China finished a week-course of Bauhinia Valley Green Entrepreneurship Camp ... Read more
Numerous students participated on All India Essay Competition titled "Ethics and Higher Education in the Changing Scenario of India" for the colleges, ... Read more
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On 24 November, the day of the endorsement of the new President of Zimbabwe, a broad coalition of churches, civil society and social movements... Read more
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