Latest Publications

Most of the 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


New Publications


Theology of Work and Development (2020)

Elly Kansiime
ISBN 978-2-88931-373-0

This piece of work focuses on the role of the church in sustainable development. The church is a major player because of the big numbers that constitute her institution. She has an everyday opportunity, and over binding responsibility to fulfill her ministry mandate. The church is one of the front line players in development, and her place is vital because she is supposed to engage a holistic role in development, more than any other player does. The author looks at development from a divine perspective, and expects all developers, to integrate the biblical teaching so that it can make meaning theologically and ecologically to sustain holistic development.

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Empathy and Indifference: Philosophical Reflections on Schizophrenia (2020)

Ignace Haaz
ISBN 978-2-88931-345-7

The professional application of ethics often lacks the necessary conceptual tools to construct adequate theoretical foundations that can be used for practical enterprise.
This book focuses on an anthropological approach to mental illness, describing how schizophrenia can distort one's experience of empathy and of the presence in the world through pathological indifference. It describes factual and phenomenological perspectives on a case of schizophrenia, based on the method of Eugène Minkowski.

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Globalance: Ethics Handbook for a Balanced World Post-Covid (2020)

Christoph Stückelberger
ISBN 978-2-88931-367-9

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 202 graphs/fotos in color.

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Le rôle de l'Église maronite dans la construction du Liban (2020)

Didier Ostermann
ISBN 978-2-88931-365-5

L'auteur étudie en premier lieu l'organisation de l'Église maronite du Liban, et cherche à démontrer l'incidence de celle-ci sur la construction de l'État libanais. Cette visée méthodologique l'induit ensuite à remonter à l'origine de l'Église maronite dès le Ve siècle en Syrie, puis enfin à s'intéresser à son développement dans la Montagne libanaise jusqu'en 1920. La thèse centrale soutenue est que cette période de l'histoire est à même d'éclairer le Liban d'aujourd'hui, comme elle l'a fait de manière exemplaire jusqu'au Pacte National de 1943. C'est dans ce Moyen-Orient, composé d'une forte prédominance du religieux dans les rapports entre groupes que le Liban prend forme, avec ses réalités géopolitiques et ses enjeux stratégiques. Afin de réaliser cette recherche, l'auteur a effectué de nombreux voyages au Liban, parcourant celui-ci en bus, ou à pied par exemple dans la Qadisha - la Vallée Sainte - difficilement accessible au sein de la Montagne chrétienne.

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The Struggle for Women Empowerment Through Education (2020)

Mary Rose-Claret Ogbuehi
ISBN 978-2-88931-363-1

Women are subjected to all kinds of violence, such as rape, forced marriage, forced identity, dependence, and a lack of freedom of expression, giving rise to the status of women as second-class citizens. Despite this gloomy picture, women across cultures agree that this denigration can only be stopped and reversed if those who are victims are educated so that they can discuss the problems, proper solutions, and see to their implementation. Many female authors write about the trauma that women undergo and the various ways in which women are marginalized in a male-dominated society. This thesis is based on novels by two female authors, Second Class Citizen (1974) by Buchi Emecheta from Ibuzo, Nigeria, and Das verborgene Wort (2001) by Ulla Hahn from Kirchhundem, Sauerland, Germany. It critically discusses the subjugation of women and violence against them through the prism of the novels' main characters.

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Ethics in Higher Education, a Transversal Dimension. Ética en educación, una dimensión transversal (2020)

Deivit Montealegre / María Eugenia Barroso (Eds.)
ISBN 978-2-88931-359-4

This sixth volume on ethics in higher education is the result of an international and interdisciplinary seminar focused on the challenges for Latin America. It was jointly organized by the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) and Globethics South America Program, in October 2019. The report features 12 authors from universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations from the region and abroad.

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FaithInvest - Impactful Cooperation. Report of the International Conference Geneva 2020 (2020)

Geneva Agape Foundation
ISBN 978-2-88931-357-0

Churches and church-related institutions with their pension funds and capital invest billions of dollars worldwide. How can these investments become more consistent with the Christian values and have positive impact on development? And how can Christian development agencies with their expertise and partners match the needs of investors? This report includes the presentations and discussions of the international conference 16-18 January 2020 in Geneva. The conference strengthened impactful cooperation, enabled sharing of experiences and presenting innovative investments and platforms.

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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》

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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


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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 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, 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
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 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 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 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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