Globethics Publications

All of the following Globethics publications can be downloaded for free below and are also available in the library and as a collection. Print copies can be ordered at Amazon (with the direct link at each book) or ordered directly by contacting publications@globethics.net.

 

New Publications

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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Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education (2018)

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, Globethics.net 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 Globethics.net 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 Globethics.net 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。 (www.gafoundation.world).

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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

对于受债务与危机困扰的全球经济,信仰能提供什么希望吗?
理查德·希金森指出,如果我们正确地理解基督教信仰,它会成为全球经济中一种巨大的为善的力量。它激励企业,减轻贫困,促进正直,鼓励持续,造就门徒。
这本开拓性的书将帮助商业人士深入思考所做行为和背后动机。本书展示了圣经救赎故事的每一个主题对商业行为所具有的重要指导意义,这些故事极具挑战性并给人以希望。本书探索了几种富有希望的另类商业模式,同时也给在主流企业工作的人们带来启发和鼓励。
 

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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

乌尔里希·茨温利(1484-1531)是与马丁路德和加尔文齐名的三大宗教改革家之一,他的改革在本质上直至今日还在影响欧洲和瑞士社会。本书展示了茨温利在伦理问题上出于基督教观点的重点革新:涉及婚姻与家庭,工作与懒惰,效忠政府与团结,战争与和平,以及教会与国家间的关系。忠于圣经,在教育、科技、和现代性议题上秉持开放是茨温利改革思想的根基。这本书是现代中国可借鉴的一本指南。

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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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God is Everywhere, Reflections on Spiritual Passages through Sacred Spaces in Java (2017)

Elis Z. Anis (Ed.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-212-2

This book is a collection of memories in the Interfaith Youth Pilgrimage (IYP) of participants and organizers. As readers will discover, the IYP participants were a diverse group from many faiths and beliefs who were enthusiastic to discuss how they understand and experience sacred spaces together while living in dialogue as individuals and as a group. The book concludes with the optimistic view that peaceful coexistence between faith is not an unattainable dream.

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Struggles for Women-Inclusive Leadership in Toraja Church in Indonesia and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (2017)

Le Ngoc Bich Ly
ISBN 978-2-88931-210-8

Traditionally, women in Vietnam have been seen as the sole nurturer and care-taker of the family. Similarly, recent reports show that both men and women in Vietnam expect women to behave in a socially constrained way. Women's struggle for leadership in religious organizations in Southeast Asia has been particularly characterized with various levels of accomplishment. This study takes the Toraja Church in Indonesia and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam as two cross-cultural case studies. As the main causes of change in the churches, the author discusses (1) the degree of destabilizing forces from external context and institutional structure; (2) the degree of support and identification with the struggle by male leaders; and (3) the dominant existence of women's feminist projects and their success in turning their feminist projects into collective effort.

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Éthique, gouvernance et performance des entités décentralisées urbaines au Sud-Kivu RD Congo (2017)

Aimé Jules Murhula Manegabe
ISBN 978-2-88931-149-1

 

This book focuses on the ethics, governance and performance of the decentralized territorial entities in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). For nearly forty years, the different political regimes have tried to improve the living conditions of their populations through the implementation of decentralization, which allows the leaders of their leaders to be approached in the hope of triggering a large-scale local development process. The author argues that this theme is highly strategic for a "post-conflict" country, which aspires to consolidate political ethics, democracy and good governance.

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In the Shadows of Truth: The Polarized Family (2017)

Elly K. Kansiime
ISBN 978-2-88931-203-0

In this book the author deals with the hidden realities posed by parents who spend much of their time occupied with work and leisure, while the children are left to their to their own devices. In the course of these long time period of separation, children build inappropriate relationships and indulge in detrimental practices that pose both short- and long-terms effects to themselves and the family at large.
This book therefore focuses on parental ethical roles in the Uganda African context. It is a very moving family ethical exposition that will build up parents and help them to rethink their approach to family practises. It is a book intended to raise awareness of the subtle dangers that unintentional neglect can cause, potentially damaging their families and their children's future.

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Faith at WorkDirectory of Christian Entrepreneurs and Workers (2017)

Christoph Stückelberger / Vanessa Yuli Wang
ISBN 978-2-88931-207-8

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 lists about 53 Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs and 17 Associations of Christian workers in order to get inspired and increase networking between them. The Geneva Agape Foundation is committed to strenghten faith at work by cooperating with such associations (www.gafoundation.world).

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Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia: Religion, Identity and Gender Vol. 2 (2017)

Editor: Dicky Sofjan
ISBN 978-2-88931-201-6

This Book Series is part of a nine-country collaborative research program entitled "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia". The three-part Book Series deals with religion and its interface with the state and society in Southeast Asia. It examines the multidimensional facets of politics, public policies and social change in relation to contemporary forms of religion, religious communities, thinking, praxes and ethos. All articles in this Book Series were a direct result of a policy-relevant research collaboration conducted by investigators from the participating countries. The issues under examination in this Series include: gender relations, women organizations, identity formation, state policies on gender and religious identity. All of the analyses in this Book Series are fixed within the context of a rapidly changing society in Southeast Asia.

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Philanthropy and Foundation Management: A Guide to Philanthropy in Europe and China (2017)

Christoph Stückelberger / Li Jing
ISBN 978-2-88931-195-8

There is no single true path to philanthropy and foundations management; it varies by culture and country. This book provides conceptual insights and factors analyses on what is philanthropy and how it is practiced in Europe and in China, and why foundations are one of best instruments for philanthropists in pursuing their wishes. The book also gives a special reference on Swiss philanthropic practice. It aims at forming the visions, values and missions of philanthropists and foundation managers, shaping their strategic thinking and governance and defining their programmes and action plans.

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Women's Status and Gender Relations in Post-Genocide Rwanda (2017)

Josephine Mukabera
ISBN 978-2-88931-193-4

After the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, the Government introduced gender equality programs in its development priorities to reduce gender-based inequalities and poverty. Currently, Rwanda tops the list as the country with the highest proportion of women in parliament worldwide, with nearly 64 percent of seats held by women. However, some people remain biased against the concept of women in position of power. Institutional gender sensitive norms, equally benefiting women and men, and correcting gender biased practices in leadership opportunities and rights provision are needed. This work assesses changes related to women's status and gender relations at the local level of Rwanda, exploring the responsibilities allocated to women in the local government, religious institutions and the family decisions.

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Ética y economía: la relación dañada (2017)

Cristina Calvo / Humberto Shikiya / Deivit Montealegre (Eds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-199-6

Aportes camino al G-20 2018 en el marco de la agenda 2030. "Dialogo de alto nivel sobre arquitectura financiera internacional: ética y economía". Ecoeconomía y economía del bien común global, desigualdades estructurales y protección del trabajo, financiamiento del crimen y corrupción pública y privada, responsabilidad social empresaria y financiamiento para el desarrollo de países y personas. Cada uno de estos puntos tiene una fuerte incidencia en la vida de las naciones y de las personas. La ética suele ser la gran ausente en muchas de las actividades que se desarrollan en el mundo y también en nuestras propias políticas públicas. Cualquier análisis que se haga sobre el sistema financiero internacional y su preponderancia sobre los sectores productivos, sobre la implementación de modelos económicos alejados de los reales intereses de sus destinatarios, como también las políticas que no alcanzan a cubrir necesidades y pobreza por falta de recursos, pone en evidencia la ausencia de elementos de justicia, de ética, que permitan lograr los recursos necesarios para encontrar las soluciones equitativas indispensables. Este debate multidisciplinario quiere ser un aporte a este proceso.

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