Latest Publications

Most of the Globethics.net publications can be downloaded for free below and are also available in the library and as a collection. Any volume which is not provided free of charge is marked with an asterisk*, and the title of the volume appears for that reason in black. Print copies can be ordered at Amazon (with the direct link at each book) or ordered directly by contacting publications@globethics.net.

 

New Publications


 

悔改中的罪人 —对待腐败问题的实务指南(2020)

崔万田 (Cui Wantian) 克里斯托弗 司徒博  (Christoph Stückelberger)
ISBN 978-2-88931-351-8

《 悔改中的罪人》
简介解决腐败的大规模努力在最近几十年才开始,但腐败和人类的历史一样古老。尽管存在众多的条例、法规和法律,腐败仍无处不在,并很可能处于上升趋势。基督教教义认为,虽然我们不可能是完美的,但我们仍能成为"悔改中的罪人"。这本书提供了关于如何克服腐败的建议。

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The Better Sinner —A Practical Guide on Corruption (2020)

Cui Wantian and Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN 978-2-88931-339-6

Corruption is as old as humanity, though the costly and large-scale efforts to address it have only been developed in recent decades. Despite the numerous standards, regulations and laws that exist, corruption is everywhere and may well be on the rise. The Christian faith teaches that, while we cannot be perfect, we can become ‘better sinners'. This book offers advice on how to overcome corruption especially in business.

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爱 + 经济学  Agape Economy (2020)

崔万田(Cui Wantian)
ISBN 978-2-88931-349-5

《爱+经济学》简介
当今世界面临三重危机:人与社会关系的危机、人与人关系的危机、人与其生存环境的危机。这三重危机有愈演愈烈之势,已经危及到当今的社会秩序,而原有的经济学框架对此解释乏力更无法提供解决之道。本书认为危机爆发的原因是正外部性缺失,同时本书综合各个学科对爱的研究,认为爱的本质是正外部性,并在此基础上构建"爱+经济学模型",提出了"爱+经济学原理",对当前的社会危机进行深刻解读,同时分别从微观的消费、旅游、企业、教会和宏观的教育、垄断、专利和创新等关乎经济发展和人民福祉的方面进行分析,并给出应对之策。

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Ética y economía: la relacíon dañada (Parte II) (2020)

Editors:  Cristina Calvo, Humberto Shikiya, Deivit Montealegre
ISBN 978-2-88931-347-1

Esta segunda parte del volumen Ética y Economía reúne en su contenido los temas centrales de los tres Diálogos de Alto Nivel que se sucedieron luego del primero realizado en noviembre de 2016. Los tópicos que recorren los distintos capítulos del libro colocan los problemas que el desarrollo aporta desde una perspectiva de inclusión social teniendo en cuenta los desafíos que entrañan el avance de la tecnología y la automatización para el mundo del trabajo, las finanzas, las relaciones de género y la sostenibilidad ambiental. Los resultados de los cuatro diálogos de alto nivel fueron presentados en términos de Recomendaciones y Conclusiones desde Ética y Economía al Foro Global del G20 Interfaith. Ello permite abrir una nueva etapa para seguir profundizando a través del debate multidisciplinario la construcción de soluciones justas y sostenibles.

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Ética del agua: Principios y directrices (2020)

Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W). Endorsed by Globethics.net Board
ISBN 978-2-88931-343-3

Muchos pensarán que los aspectos éticos de la gestión del agua carecen de importancia o que no aportan valor agregado alguno. Este texto sobre la ética del agua sostiene lo contrario: pone sobre el tapete valores y principios éticos para dilucidar cuestiones actuales acerca del agua a fin de proporcionar soluciones que incrementen las posibilidades de obtener resultados positivos para todas las partes involucradas. Las consideraciones éticas entran en juego a la hora de, por ejemplo, gestionar la disponibilidad del agua y su valor de mercado –en cuanto cuestión de ética económica y de acceso con equidad–; asimismo, la innovación técnica en relación con la extracción, tratamiento y distribución del agua supone una ética de la innovación; la gestión de los conflictos del agua es clave para una ética de la paz; la regulación y la gestión del agua requiere de una ética política y, por último, el tratamiento de la cuestión de las tradiciones y las creencias religiosas en torno del agua es inconcebible sin una ética religiosa. El texto, elaborado por un grupo internacional de expertos y aprobado por el Consejo de Administración de la Fundación Globethics.net, muestra cómo los valores éticos pueden facilitar el tratamiento de los asuntos y los conflictos relacionados con el agua de una manera efectiva, sostenible e inclusiva. En ese sentido, la presente publicación es una contribución al logro del sexto de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas: "Garantizar la disponibilidad de agua y su gestión sostenible y el saneamiento para todos".

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Domestic Violence - Ethical Challenges to the Professionalism of Religious and Faith Leaders for Healing Survivors (2020)

Ruth Dymphna Maduforo
ISBN 978-2-88931-314-9

Domestic Violence is a scourge and reality in many societies around the world, but the topic is not given adequate consideration in terms of the required long-term help and information that victims, offenders and caregivers need. The focus on Domestic Violence brings an area of community and clinical psychology, mental health and overall well-being of citizens into view. The author explores the leadership roles of Churches, pastors and counsellors within religious and church institutions in providing long-term and sustainable healing to the affected and discovers gaps in their approaches. This book is an invitation for all stakeholders involved in family welfare and counselling of vulnerable persons, especially religious leaders and churches, to recognise the positive role of psychological therapy for healing the victims of domestic violence.

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Éthique de l'eau : Pour un usage et une gestion justes et durables des ressources en eau (2020)

Benoît Girardin et Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann (Éds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-337-2

De l'avis de nombreux décideurs politiques, gestionnaires urbains, experts en eau, techniciens, activistes et même philosophes, une perspective éthique n'ajoute aucune valeur à l'endroit de la préservation et la gestion de l'eau et semble bien loin de faciliter la solution de ses principaux défis. Entre ceux qui mettent principalement l'accent sur le droit à l'eau pour tous et ceux qui se refusent d'outrepasser le réalisme économique, le débat semble bloqué. L'usage durable d'une ressource soumise à une pression croissante, en termes d'extraction, d'attribution et de recyclage semble une question à traiter de manière technique, pour ne pas dire technocratique. Le présent ouvrage collectif plaide l'opposé. Tout d'abord les nombreuses questions relatives aussi bien à l'accès à l'eau qu'à l'usage durable de la ressource, dépendent de négociations ouvertes.

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Sustainable Peacebuilding Strategies (2020)

Florence Muia
ISBN 978-2-88931-331-0

Kenya has experienced ethnic based violence since the restoration of multi-party-political system in 1991 with violent conflicts erupting every five years after election. This book illuminates many issues that hinder Peacebuilding and the reasons why peace remains elusive in Africa and many other parts of the world despite so much discussions on the same, peace-keeping tropes and shuttle diplomacies and treaties being signed. This study sought to: assess the effectiveness of peacebuilding strategies applied in CJPC interventions in Nakuru County.

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Moral and Ethical Leadership, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution – African and Global Contexts (2020)

Obiora F. Ike
ISBN 978-2-88931-333-4

This book is concerned by the effectiveness of a limited number of cardinal virtues that great religions have in common with philosophical ethics, and the author uses philosophy as a practical aim for better inviting value- and reason-oriented actions. Based on the virtue of hope, the author thinks the very essence of fair conditions for education as transformative education. Deriving from the virtue of justice, we find a firm foundation for peace research and reconciliation programmes. Courage and productivity are, in a judicious manner, related to the value of work. Trust, the virtue of love and common good are matters of the management of natural and economic resources. As we discover each chapter after the other, the whole work is revealed to be grounded on a hierarchy of virtues.

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Applied Ethics to Issues of Development, Culture, Religion and Education (2020)

Obiora F. Ike
ISBN 978-2-88931-325-8

The reflections in this book emanate from several lectures, speeches and conferences papers delivered by the author on matters that impact the world. They are now put together in one volume to fulfill the need of documentation of reflected thought which relevance continues to have validity for humankind. We live at a time and in a period of massive global challenges which also influence the lives of billions of people around the world. Questions are asked and answered proffered even in a modest way.

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Opportunités et défis de la réconciliation à l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo (2019)

Murhega Mashanda / Kitoka Moke
ISBN 978-2-88931-325-9

Cette recherche originale met en lumière des conditions de possibilité d'une expérience des réconciliations qui s'enracine dans un processus participatif qui a une vocation éthique globale, dans une robuste déconstruction de tout culture de violence en faveur d'une culture de dialogue. Prenant appui sur l'étude de cas de mécanismes efficaces et durables de gestion des conflits liés à la transhumance dans l'Est du RD Congo, on trouvera dans cet ouvrage une synthèse des expériences d'un ensemble d'ONG congolais, présentant à la fois: a) le caractère domptable des conflits liés à la transhumance par des approches endogènes de gestion des conflits, b) la mise en exergue de la vulnérabilité des initiatives locales de paix, tant que l'État ne les intègre pas dans la mise en place des politiques nationales et locales.

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Éthique de l'eau : Principes et lignes directrices (2019)

Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W). Approuvé par le Conseil d'administration de Globethics.net.
ISBN 978-2-88931-325-9

Certains sont d'avis que des perspectives éthiques concernant la gestion de l'eau n'ont aucune importance ou n'apportent aucune valeur ajoutée. Ce texte sur l'éthique de l'eau prétend le contraire ; il convoque les valeurs et les principes éthiques de sorte à influer sur les questions relatives à l'eau et à y apporter des solutions qui améliorent les chances de résultats positifs pour tous les concernés. Les considérations éthiques entrent en jeu, par exemple, dans la manière de gérer l'eau à disposition et sa valeur marchande, comme une question d'éthique économique et d'accès équitable ; les innovations techniques relatives à l'extraction, au traitement ou à l'approvisionnement de l'eau relèvent d'une éthique de l'innovation ; la gestion de conflits relatifs à l'eau est essentielle à l'éthique de la paix ; la régulation et la gestion de l'eau requièrent une éthique politique ; et la manière de traiter des traditions religieuses et des croyances ne peut se faire sans une éthique de la religion. Le texte, élaboré par un groupe international d'experts et approuvé par le conseil de fondation de Globethics.net montre comment les valeurs éthiques peuvent faciliter le traitement de questions et la gestion de conflits relatifs à l'eau d'une manière qui soit efficace, durable et inclusive. 

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Human Rights, Religious Free and Faces of Faith (2019)

Göran Gunner, Pamela Slotte, Elizabeta Kitanović (Eds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-321-1

Human Rights, Religious Freedom and Faces of Faith is part of the ongoing work done by the Conference of European Churches to advocate for the promotion and protection of human rights at the highest standards inside Europe and beyond its borders. The book offers a general introduction to freedom of religion or belief in a European setting and the rights of religious minorities. The book also provides examples of the situation with regard to freedom of religion or belief within Europe and outside of Europe. Furthermore, the book highlights some other topical human rights issues from a theological and legal perspective.

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Diritti dell'uomo e società democratica (2019)

Stefania Gandolfi (Ed.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-319-8

Nei diritti dell'uomo convergono le aspirazioni e le rivendicazioni fondamentali dell'etica sociale pubblica" affermava Giovanni Paolo II° ed è ciò che questo testo cerca di mettere a fuoco attraverso il rapporto sistemico dei diritti e la statura e la soggettualità dei loro attori che si traduce nel quotidiano in un'etica pubblica intesa come la coscienza sociale della collettività ; una coscienza che nasce dalla tensione fra i diritti e la loro effettività per ridefinire la vita pubblica in funzione della capacità di vivere insieme.

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Changing Frontiers of Ethics in Finance: Ethics & Trust in Finance Global Prize Awards 2012-2017 (2019)

Paul H. Dembinski / Josina Kamerling / Virgile Perret (Eds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-317-4

The "echo from the bottom" sent by the young academics and professionals competing for the Prize is crucial: ethics must permeate practices, technology, strategy and culture in financial institutions.— François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France

The book "Changing Frontiers of Ethics in Finance" offers this crucial knowledge to the international financial actors, and I believe will impact international finance.— Tamar Frankel, Professor of Law Emerita, Boston University School of Law

The Ethics and Trust in Finance Prize has stimulated an exceptional range of analysis, published in this second volume of nominated papers which I am happy to recommend.— Dr Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, Honorary Member of the Prize Jury and formerly co-Director of the Ethics in Finance-Robin Cosgrove-Prize

 

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Higher Education in Crisis: Sustaining Quality Assurance and Innovation in Research Through Applied Ethics (2019)

Ikechukwu J. Ani / Obiora F. Ike (Eds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-323-5

Education in Ethics, if acquired, increases the value chain of any nation because Education founded on values brings values-driven-principles into the heart of humans. We are, however, aware of the gap in values transmission from one generation to the next. This book is a response to that gap. It contains reflections by professionals, teachers, research students and educationists, including policy makers and ethicists, whose thought provoking ideas help the discourse of pushing the agenda that Ethics Matters.

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Blue Ethics: Ethical Perspectives on Sustainable, Fair Water Resources Use and Management (2019)

Benoît Girardin / Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann (Eds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-308-2

For many policy makers, urban managers, water experts, technicians or activists, ethical perspectives in water management are not important or do not bring any added value. A debate seems to be locked between those stressing mainly the right of access to water for all and those who cannot go beyond economic realism. The sustainable use of a resource that becomes under growing pressure, in terms of extraction, allocation and recycling looks as a technical issue, not to say a technocratic one. This collective book claims the opposite. The many issues faced by the access to water as well as the sustainable use of the resource rely on open negotiations, settling conflicts, tariffs structure while expanding delivery and managing fairly water' scarcity. In all these processes, ethical values do matter.

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Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: 50 Cases from Africa for Teaching and Training (2019)

Tobe Nnamani / Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN 978-2-88931-314-3*

This is an honest, tough and practical book in which real people recount their real predicaments concerning poverty, sex, bribes, school fees, forced marriage, healers and traditional rites. Ethics is about what is good and bad. An ethical dilemma, however, is not a decision between good and bad but between bad solutions. The question then is which solution is the "least unethical". This book presents 50 real-life cases in the contexts of scholarly, private, professional and public life. The cases in this book have been shared for teachers, students and professional practitioners, to be used in teaching and training or individual study, to test personal intuitions and encourage reflection on ethical decisions.

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Water Ethics: Principles and Guidelines (2019)

Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W). Endorsed by Globethics.net Board.  
ISBN 978-2-88931-312-9

Some would say that ethical perspectives on water management are not important or that they do not bring any added value. This text on water ethics claims the opposite; it brings ethical values and principles to bear on current water issues to provide solutions that improve the chances of positive outcomes for all concerned. Ethical concerns come into play in, for example, managing the availability of water and its market value, as a question of economic ethics and of fair access; technical innovation in relation to extraction, treatment and delivery of water includes innovation ethics; managing water conflicts [...] The text, authored by an international group of experts and approved by the Globethics.net Board of Foundation, shows how ethical values can facilitate the handling of issues and conflicts related to water in an effective, sustainable and inclusive manner. As such the text is a contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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L'interdépendance des droits de l'homme au principe de toute gouvernance démocratique: Commentaire de Souveraineté et coopérations (2019)

Patrice Meyer-Bisch, Stefania Gandolfi, Greta Balliu (Éditeurs) 
ISBN 978-2-88931-310-5

Pourquoi la notion de « souveraineté démocratique » est-elle si pervertie ? Pourquoi les États s'en considèrent-ils comme les détenteurs, alors que la souveraineté des peuples est constitutive de l'idée même de démocratie ? L'hypothèse d'une « Approche basée sur les droits de l'homme en développement » (ABDH) est que l'analyse de chaque droit de l'homme et de leurs interdépendances, est la voie concrète et contraignante pour tracer des chemins de souveraineté démocratique tout en valorisant la diversité des interprétations. Tous les droits de l'homme sont des facteurs de développement puisqu'ils garantissent des accès, dégagent des libertés et renforcent des responsabilités : ce sont des exercices de souveraineté partagée. Tous les acteurs d'une société en ont la responsabilité. En ce sens, une souveraineté démocratique, oeuvre d'intelligence commune, implique des responsabilités aux échelles multiples. Les principes sont universels, leurs inventions et leurs pratiques sont singulières. Cet ouvrage est un commentaire du petit livre : Souveraineté et coopérations. Guide pour fonder une gouvernance démocratique sur l'interdépendance des droits de l'homme, paru en 2016 chez le même éditeur.

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Spirituality 4.0 at the Work Place FaithInvest - Building Bridges (2019)

Geneva Agape Foundation
ISBN 978-2-88931-304-4

This book is a report of two International Conferences.

How can spirituality strengthen to live faith and values in daily professional decisions? How is spirituality in the modern cyberworld 4.0 on constant global connectivity possible? The report summarizes the speeches, panel and group discussions with recommendations from participants from all continents. FaithInvest – Building Bridges: Churches and church-related institutions with their pension funds and assets invest billions of dollar worldwide. How can these investments become consistent with the Christian Values and have positive impact on development? And how can Christian Development agencies partner with these church investors more than in the past? The report summarizes the speeches, panel and group discussions with recommendations from participants from all continents.

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Mainstreaming Ethics in Higher Education, Vol. 1 (2019) 

Obiora F. Ike, Justus Mbae, Chidiebere Onyia (Editors)
ISBN 978-2-88931-300-6

The 30 chapters of this book form a panorama across various disciplines on five key themes integrating education or research ethics as research ethics and 1) administration, 2) business/finance, 3) education, 4) environment, 5) justice and law. The goals of this book is to gather contributions in various disciplines on contemporary ethics in education and research in the global context and to show by conceptual argumentation how some normative ethical views have a global value and manage to overcome local controversy and disagreement and have an essential relevance for the ethics of research or education.

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基督教服务事工导论 帮助事工的神学基础 Diaconia: An Introduction. Theological Foundation of Christian Service (2019) 

海茵兹·吕格尔 / 克里斯多夫·芝格里斯特 (Christoph Sigrist/ Heinz Rüegger)
ISBN 978-2-88931-302-0

本书是关于教会服务事工作为社会帮助实践的导论。通过其圣经经文依据以及其在教会历史中发展的历史、最后结合服务事工工作的神学依据进行评判性的反省与阐述。书的作者以创造神学为其基本的立场,认为帮助的形式乃是共同人性的现象,却也是属于基督教的信仰,但并非基督教专有。此后的章节中探讨了服务事工的伦理以及现今帮助行动的定位点。

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The Value of Critical Knowledge, Ethics and Education (2019)

Ignace Haaz
ISBN 978-2-88931-292-4

This book aims at six important conceptual tools developed by philosophers. The author develops each particular view in a chapter, hoping to constitute at the end a concise, interesting and easily readable whole. These concepts are: 1. Ethics and realism: elucidation of the distinction between understanding and explanation – the lighthouse type of normativity. 2. Leadership, antirealism and moral psychology – the lightning rod type of normativity. 3. Bright light on self-identity and positive reciprocity – the reciprocity type of normativity. 4. The virtue of generosity and its importance for inclusive education – the divine will type of normativity. 5. Ethical education as normative philosophical perspective. The normativity of self-transformation in education. 6. Aesthetics as expression of human freedom and concern for the whole world in which we live.

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Holiness as Wholeness: Ethical Implications towards an Inclusive Understanding of the HIV / AIDS Crisis in Kenya (2019)

James Eroni Miriago
ISBN 978-2-88931-298-6

This study presents a critical examination of holiness as wholeness – ethical implications towards an inclusive understanding of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Kenya. The understanding of holiness and its interpretation has contributed to the stigmatisation of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The study calls for a theologically based re-interpretation of holiness, firstly, by evaluating and interpreting a Pentecostals understanding of HIV and AIDS and its effects on stigma and discrimination; secondly, it aims to assess how the doctrine of holiness as wholeness is challenged by the impact of HIV and AIDS in the Redeemed Gospel Church (RGC), a concrete Pentecostal church in East Africa; and thirdly, it aims to propose a new approach to the doctrine of holiness as wholeness, which could be applied in the Pentecostal African context globally.

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Meine Träume zu Kirchenfinanzen and Kirchenentwicklung in Deutschland (2019)

Johannes Hoffmann
ISBN 978-2-88931-296-2

Als Ethiker, der sich seit über 40 Jahren mit Fragen ethischer Geldanlagen befasst und seit über 30 Jahren als Diakon in seiner Gemeinde tätig ist, träumt Johannes Hoffmann von einer solidarischen Kirche. Ausgangspunkt sind die Finanzskandale der Kirche in Rom und in Deutschland. Diese greift er in einer diffenrenzierten Analyse auf und macht methodische und inhaltliche Vorschläge für eine dem Gemeinwohl dienende solidarische Kirche, die der Maxime des Evangeliums folgt: „Die Armen sind die ersten Adressaten des Evangeliums." Daraus resultiert für ihn angesichts schwindender Priesterzahlen und zahlreicher Kirchenaustritte von Gläubigen eine Entwicklung in Gemeinden und diözesanen Strukturen, in denen Frauen und Mäner auf Augenhöhe mit Priestern und Bischöfen über ihre gemeinsame Verantwortung für die Weitergabe der Botschaft Jesu miteinander kommunizieren und arbeiten.

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Moral and Ethical Issues in Human Genome Editing (2019)

A Statement of the CEC Bioethics Thematic Reference Group
ISBN 978-2-88931-294-8

Recent reports of a Chinese scientist who claims to have applied genome editing techniques to human embryos, which were subsequently implanted and resulted in the birth of live babies, means that the question of whether—and how—these techniques should be used in humans demands an urgent answer. This in-depth report takes a wider perspective on the issue, which concerns all people as individuals and collectively as a society. It challenges the alleged achievement in China as being profoundly unethical, reflecting a disregard for the ethical and professional concerns of the international scientific community.

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Home-Grown Solutions: Legacy to Generations in Africa, Vol. 2 (2019)

Tharcisse Gatwa / Deo Mbonyinkebe (Editors)
ISBN 978-2-88931-290-0

This second volume is part of a study which envisions to rehabilitate the original positive primal practices in Rwandan way of life as a factor of sustainable development for nations. The contributors to this volume were guided by the quest for a founding heritage to be transmitted to following generations to inspire their own sense of creativity.

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Home-Grown Solutions: Legacy to Generations in Africa, Vol. 1 (2019)

Tharcisse Gatwa / Deo Mbonyinkebe (Editors)
ISBN 978-2-88931-286-3

The collection of essays published in this first of two volumes tries to describe and analyse the nature and depth of the "home grown solutions" as presented in post-genocide Rwanda. The volume deals with: community work (umuganda), Gacaca courts, community mediators (abunzi), solidarity work (Ubudehe), performance contract (imihigo) and cow donation (girinka munyarwanda). The volume also extended research on innovative areas including managing wounded memory in a post-genocide context, reconciliation and healing, family, language and culture as factors of social cohesion.

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Managing and Teaching Ethics in Higher Education (2019)

Policy, Skills and Resources: Globethics.net International Conference Report 2018
ISBN 978-2-88931-288-7

Following the development of Globethics.net's new Strategy, Vision and Mission, the Globethics.net International Conference 2018 came as an honest contribution to the urgent search for solutions to a world noticeably and without doubt in disarray, as problems continue to mount. ‘How can we translate and make ethics practically present and relevant in the classroom and lives of students, teachers and professionals who emerge from higher education institutions?' More than 100 teachers, policy makers, research fellows, vice-chancellors, ethics and scientific institutions, consultants, NGOs, IGOs and other stakeholders gathered from all over the world during three days to answer this question. The conference took place on 4–6 June 2018 at the Château de Bossey in the county of Vaud, Switzerland. This book is structured into two parts: the first is composed of discussions and ethical puzzles meant to bring breakthrough insights from the Globethics.net International Conference on ethics in higher education; the second part features selected papers that disclose the conference proceedings.

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Corporate Governance for Churches. Toward a Legal Reform in the Church of South India Trust Association (2019)

Joseph G. Muthuraj
ISBN 978-2-88931-278-8

The book explores the nature and function of the non-profit incorporated company the Church of South India Trust Association (CSITA) situated in Chennai, South India, and analyses the precarious situation the organisation finds itself in with regard to the financial and property (mis)management. This leads the author to make a major remedial proposal, namely, to lift its corporate veil to expose the true affairs of the company for reproof and restoration. Corporate Governance is defined as referring to the rules, regulations, policies and standards required for sustaining accountability, transparency and general corporate integrity. The aim of the book is to elevate the Church to a strong position with regard to corporate governance, liberating it from corporate failures and from inadequate and improper internal governance mechanism.

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Human Dignity in Managing Employees (2019)

Tibor Héjj
ISBN 978-2-88931-280-1

The Academic, Church and Business sectors have been three independent worlds for too long. Only recently have the ideas and theories of one segment started to develop and generate a strong and acknowledged impact on the other sectors, cross-fertilizing each other. The aim of this thesis is to summarize how it is possible to derive from theology the kind of philosophical anthropology which can serve as a basis for the right management theory together with its implementation. It is based on the Church's Catholic Social Teaching (CST), specifically on its prime pillar of "human dignity", together with the related academic disciplines, while providing a useful performative approach for those in business. The conclusion is an alternative, holistic system, that considers the employees as persons, rather than economic factors.

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365 Way-Markers (2019)

Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN 978-2-88931-282-5

How can I live out my values and convictions in everyday life? How can I reconcile faith and action? How can we encourage one another in what we do instead of giving up to resignation? Such questions are at the centre of these 365 short texts, written out of and for everyday life: way-markers offering a sense of direction and encouragement.

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Bioética de las enfermedades tropicales desatendidas (2019)

Fernando J. Andrade Narváez
ISBN 978-2-88931-276-4

Las enfermedades tropicales que afectan a poblaciones que viven en condiciones de pobreza han sido desatendidas siempre. En este libro se revisan algunos de los múltiples factores involucrados y se enfatiza que incluso la bioética y los bioeticistas mismos han igualmente desatendido este grave problema. El problema de fondo es que los organismos internacionales, las autoridades responsables de la atención e investigación de la salud, y los organismos financiadores de investigación para la salud no han considerado a estas enfermedades como una prioridad. Además, los abordes que se han aplicado no visualizan el problema de manera integral. En el mundo actual en plena crisis humanitaria, moral y ética, este documento pretende ser una voz que llama a una toma de consciencia social responsable que se interese en "los otros", los sin voz, los marginados, los olvidados y desatendidos. Es una invitación a despertar, reflexionar, y plantear nuevas propuestas para atender a esta población.

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Day After Day 365 Aphorisms (2019)

Oscar Brenifier
ISBN 978-2-88931-272-6

One can philosophize through lengthy explanations and towering treaties. But there is another tradition: that of the aphorism, the art of the fragment. To make the reader think through one or a few brief sentences, a digest of thought that tries to capture in few words a vivid problematic, in a striking form. Often critical, ironic or mocking, this laconic form of philosophical expression is generous because it is trusting: the reader will understand mere implicit meaning, he will read between the lines. And when will be highlighted the sordid of the human soul, he will not be sad but joyful, for consciousness makes us free. The issue is to reconcile with our own finitude, to accept our own humanity, for better and for worse.

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The Experience of Being a Divorced or Separated Single Mother:
A Phenomenological Study
 
(2019)

Sabina Kavutha Mutisya
ISBN 978-2-88931-274-0

This book sought a deeper understanding of experiences concerning fifteen divorced and separated single mothers, five African American, five Caucasian and five Latino aged 27–52 years, divorced or separated for one year or more with one or more dependent children below sixteen years old. The qualitative phenomenological approach employed in-depth interviews to collect narratives thus illustrating its usefulness in bringing out rich data. The implications of the findings for the Mental Health Profession, and the Teaching Profession for both the mothers and their children are stated. Detailed descriptions of the lived experiences of divorced and separated women and associated meanings clarify particular aspects in their lives that could affect their wellbeing. Certain aspects of their lives that promote life satisfaction are also highlighted.

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Ijtihād Maqāṣidi: The Interconnected Maṣlaḥah-Based Reconstruction of Islamic Laws (2019)

A. Halil Thahir
ISBN 978-2-88931-221-4

In this book Islamic law is presented from various perspectives to find the common thread between the Sharia, Islamic law and Islamic jurisprudence. The discussion is focused on the characteristics and principles of Islamic law as a means of providing a general overview of how Islamic law should be positioned, especially in the efforts of formulating legal rules that seek to bring benefit for people. Islamic law is brought from its ideal concepts into practical usage. This works gives many concrete examples of the critical understanding of social behaviours in the Islamic society, such as Muslim clothing and the conduct of Muslim women, by providing meticulous hermeneutic analysis of the literature that is used as legitimation of certain religious conventions. This work instills a deep ethical understanding of the normative foundations of Islamic law in the global perspective.

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Religious Diversity in Europe
and the Rights of Religious Minorities (2019)

Elizabeta Kitanovic / Patrick Roger Schnabel (Editors)
ISBN 978-2-88931-270-2

In October 2016, the Conference of European Churches brought together in Zagreb (Croatia) dozens of experts to discuss the challenges facing minority churches, and religious minorities in general. The European landscape presents many difficulties for these communities. Some struggle with obtaining legal status, some are subject to discrimination, exclusion or even open hostility. Widespread prejudices, destruction or confiscation of property, and barriers to religious rituals and ceremonies make daily life difficult for many communities across the continent. CEC, and the participants gathered at the Zagreb conference, are convinced that minorities bring value to societies, and that deeper religious literacy, enhanced understanding, and fostering dialogue will contribute to their flourishing. This volume contains their contributions to these discussions with a hope that it will contribute to healthy, diverse societies throughout Europe.

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