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Les prisons sont-elles utiles pour l’avenir de la société ?

Subtitle:
Droits de l’homme et milieu carcéral : le cas du Gabon
Un témoignage exceptionnel
Authors:
Fweley Diangitukwa / Ruth Bekoung Siadous
ISBN:
978-2-88931-501-7
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 13
Publication:
2023
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Dans ce livre, les auteurs démontrent que les prisons sont des lieux où on limite la liberté de l’individu de manière le plus souvent inutile. Il n’est pas absurde de poser la question si le concept même de prison ne devrait pas être reconsidéré comme quelque chose de dépassé pour l’avenir des sociétés. L’institution des prisons africaines pose en particulier problème, par exemple celle du Gabon, qui récupérée et conservée intacte après l’indépendance, n’est plus adaptée aux réalités actuelles du pays. Soixante ans après l’indépendance, les prisons au Gabon ne répondent toujours pas aux exigences internationales en matière des droits de l’homme, et s’éloignent de plus en plus des attentes de la société. En se focalisant sur l’étude du cas de la Prison Centrale de Libreville, les auteurs cherchent à isoler de manière, d’abord descriptive, puis normative, les caractéristiques générales qui reflètent les défis principaux des prisons sur le continent africain. Il est suggéré que les prisons soient réformées afin de redevenir utiles à la société. Des pistes de réflexion et solutions concrètes sont proposées, dont l’idée ambitieuse in fine est de faire des prisons de demain des lieux humains où se prépare la réinsertion sociale.

Intercultural Business Ethics (IBE)

Intercultural Business Ethics (IBE)
Subtitle:
A Teaching Handbook
Author:
Bruno Frischherz, Liu Baocheng, Li Xiaosong, Anoosha Makka, Gordon Millar, Martin Brasser and Menno Brouwer
ISBN:
978-2-88931-499-7
Series number:
Globethics.net Education Praxis No. 3
Publication:
2023
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This book is a practical handbook for lecturers teaching Intercultural Business Ethics (IBE) in higher education. It is the result of collaboration between lecturers from South Africa, China and Switzerland in an ongoing intercultural teaching project. The basic idea is that students discuss ethical dilemmas from the business world in culturally mixed groups and present their joint solution proposals in a short video. The handbook aims to help facilitators of the peaceful coexistence of countries and cultures.

The Ten Commandments: A Chinese Catechism of Living

Ethics, Media, Theology and Development in Africa
Subtitle:
Chinese Catechism 3
Author:
You Bin 游斌
ISBN:
978-2-88931-507-9
Series:
Globethics.net Co-Publications & Others
Publication:
2022
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Catechism is often perceived as the teaching of old-fashioned doctrines of faith or an authoritarian list of what religious leaders force us to believe. This catechism is a survival package of food called faith. It is fresh water from the source for the daily path of life and for orientation in decision-making.
These four volumes of Chinese Catechisms transform the classical core texts of the Christian faith into today's living: the Creed (Vol. 1), the Lord's Prayer (Vol. 2), the Ten Commandments (Vol. 3), and the Liturgy as celebration of Life (Vol. 4). The author You Bin from Beijing offers it from a Chinese perspective as a contribution to intercultural theology. It is a gift to world Christianity and humanity. It is not a Lutheran, Reformed, Catholic, or Anglican Catechism; it is a post-denominational window for living.
In this volume 3, the Ten Commandments are interpreted from a Chinese background and wisdom. You may not agree with all, but you will certainly be inspired and empowered.

Globalance towards a New World Order

Subtitle:
Ethics Matters and Motivates. Handbook with 250 Graphs
2nd Enlarged Edition
Author:
Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN:
978-2-88931-496-6 (online version)
ISBN:
978-2-88931-497-3 (print version B&W)
ISBN:
978-2-88931-498-0 (print version colour)
Series number:
Globethics.net Focus Series No. 57
Publication:
2022
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Without ethics and trust, our societies are in deep trouble. Current global turbulences are chances to reflect. Stückelberger gives us an overview with a lot of background information. The book helps us to be aware of risks, opportunities and our responsibility. It encourages more international cooperation. The key questions of this book "Globalance" are: How can we transform current disruptions, polarizations and imbalances in the world into a new dynamic world order and global balances? How can ethics contribute to this transition by a balance of values and virtues? How can we do it under the conditions of the world Post-Covid? The book contains 250 graphs.

Migrazioni & cooperazione internazionale

Editors:
Abdeljalil Akkari, Stefania Gandolfi, Domenico Simeone
ISBN:
978-2-88931-492-8
Series number:
Globethics.net Paideia No. 4
Publication:
2022
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Il rapporto migrazioni - cooperazione internazionale delinea un cambiamento di paradigma in quanto le migrazioni non sono un problema sociale ma un problema di società. Nell’ottica del problema sociale i migranti vengono gradualmente assimilati ai nostri modelli, nell’ottica del problema di società essi diventano attori di sviluppo sia per le nostre comunità che per i loro paesi di origine. La sfida della cooperazione internazionale è saper coniugare identità e universalità e costruire processi di coesione sociale che mettano in primo piano, come affermato dal Patto mondiale delle migrazioni sicure, ordinate e regolari delle Nazioni Unite, i diritti dell’uomo, lo sviluppo dei popoli e la cultura della pace.

Every Part of Creation Matters

Subtitle:
A discussion paper
Editors:
Kees Nieuwerth, Peter Pavlovic, and Adrian Shaw
ISBN:
978-2-88931-490-4
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC Series No. 8
Publication:
2022
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The text summarizes work of the thematic group on Economic and Ecological Justice and Sustainable Future of the Conference of European Churches. The group consists of theologians, experts in ecological and political science, as well as activists from churches across the continent. Caring for God’s creation is an integral part of the calling of the churches. In this publication the Conference of European Churches is asking how this can be done? The book offers a summary of studies and discussions among theologians from churches of different confessional families. A first theological section underlies key aspects of several theological traditions. In a second section, we learn about the European Green Deal aiming to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient, and competitive economy with no net greenhouse gases emissions by 2050. The text supports the main aim of the Green Deal, however, raises concerns related to some of its principal parts.

Trust, Legality and Exceptionalism

book cover Chinese Values: Conception and Practice
Editors:
Baocheng Liu / Christoph Stückelberger / Einar Tangen
ISBN:
978-2-88931-464-5
Series number:
Globethics.net China Ethics No. 11
Publication:
2022
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Trust is uniquely human and foundation for human cooperation. Today, the Rule of Law is highly relevant to build trust. The current and growing competition between USA and China as two superpowers reduces trust. It is linked to efforts of superiority, especially visible in the sectors of technology, military, trade, research, education and international standard setting and - especially in the U.S. - substantiated with the claim of exceptionalism. This book looks at the concepts, cases and expression of exceptionalism in the current geopolitical context, in the USA and in different countries, which see themselves as exceptional with an exceptional mission. The book offers ethical benchmarks to build trust and to react to notions of exceptionalism.

Ethics, Media, Theology and Development in Africa

Ethics, Media, Theology and Development in Africa
Subtitle:
A Festschrift in Honour of Msgr Prof. Dr Obiora Francis Ike
Editors:
Peter Eshioke Egielewa / Blessed Frederick Ngonso
ISBN:
978-2-88931-484-3
Series:
Globethics.net Co-Publications & Others
Publication:
2022
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This book is a collection of scholarly articles, structured into six different parties and topics such as Reflections on Obiora Ike, Ethics and Christian Faith, Ethics and Environment, War, Ethics, Value, Culture and the Media in Africa, Ethics and the Media in Nigeria, Ethics and Administration. These parties are aiming at understanding and highlighting thoughts and areas of scholarly interest of Msgr Prof. Obiora Ike on theology, ethics and development issues. By showing several serious ethical issues observed on the African continent the book aims to be a resource material for theology scholars, applied ethicists, media scholars and professionals, development planners, technological entrepreneurs, policymakers, curriculum developers, society leaders, and administrators in general.

Building Bridges Towards a More Humane Society

Strengthening Christian Perspectives on Human Dignity and Human Rights
Subtitle:
Explorations in Contextual Biblical Interpretation on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Bridging Gaps Exchange Program
Editors:
Kirsten van der Ham, Geke van Vliet, Peter-Ben Smit and Klaas Spronk
ISBN:
978-2-88931-486-7
Series:
Globethics.net Co-Publications & Others
Publication:
2022
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This volume is celebrating the Bridging Gaps programme’s 25th anniversary at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Contributors are people who have been engaging with the programme as students, staff or representatives of partner organisations. This volume is divided into two: ‘Contextual theology and contextual biblical interpretation as catalysts for academic theology’ and ‘A catalyst for community: contextual theology and churches.’ The first part covers issues as LGBTQI+ acceptance, economy and impoverishment, gender-based violence and the position of women in biblical texts and churches. The second part of the volume concerns how local communities respond to a migration and climate crisis.

Projet d’éthique pour l’avenir de l’humanité

Author:
Abdon Alphonse Randriamirado
ISBN:
978-2-88931-488-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Philosophy No. 3
Publication:
2022
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Beaucoup de dangers menacent l’avenir de l’humanité : le réchauffement climatique, la course aux armes nucléaires, le trafic d’êtres humains, le terrorisme etc. Tout cela fait peur et me pousse à conclure que si nous ne faisons rien, nous risquons de disparaître avec notre planète. Hans Jonas dit souvent que la technique moderne est devenue une menace pour la nature; je pense cependant qu’en réalité, c’est l’homme qui est devenu une menace pour lui-même et pour tout le reste de l’univers. Mais malgré tous les dangers, j’ai l’intime conviction que nous ne sommes pas condamnés à disparaître. Il faut cependant que nous changions de voie ; nous sommes responsables de notre destin, et celui de la planète dépend aussi de nous. L’avenir de l’humanité est entre nos mains. Il nous faut une éthique, parce que la crise écologique et le maintien de la paix mondiale sont aussi un problème moral.