Corruption has always existed in different forms, and is not determined by politics or geography. While the manifestations of corruption are limitless, its roots seem to be identifiable in the immoderate inclination for material wealth and power. This concern on corruption is the basis of this book and capture the sharing at the conference of the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics on: "Corruption: A threat to Justice and sustainable peace in Africa", held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Innovation Ethics: African and Global Perspectives
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais / Christoph Stückelberger
Innovation is a core driver for economic growth and development. Africa is one of the upcoming continents in this respect. But there are manifold ethical challenges in innovation. The 14 authors from three continents, with a focus on Africa, give innovative multidisciplinary insights to technological, social, cultural, political, spiritual and research aspects of the ethics of innovation.
Mining Ethics and Sustainability: Papers from the World Mining Congress 2013
This volume in the Globethics.net Global series highlights some of the most engaging conference presentations in the program stream on "Mining, Ethics and Sustainability" organized by the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN) at the 2013 World Mining Congress hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in Montreal, August 12-14, 2013.
Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: Codes of Ethics for Librarians and Archivists
Amélie Vallotton Preisig / Hermann Rösch / Christoph Stückelberger
Information Ethics concerns the values and applications of how information is made, treated, organized, and made available for users. The articles published in this volume reflect the work of several librarians from around the world who wish to define and develop the values they believe central to the work of an information specialist, and how best to apply those values to the professional lives of all information specialists.
More or Less Equal. How Digital Platforms Can Help Advance Communication Rights
Today's digital platforms offer the tantalizing possibility of learning and taking into account opinions from the margins that contradict the dominant voices in the public sphere. The concept of citizen journalism has radically altered traditional news and information flows, encouraging greater interaction and interdependence. What challenges does this development pose for societies worldwide? What ethical questions does it raise? This booklet explores these questions against a background of rapid technological change and with the aim of strengthening the communication rights of all people everywhere
Prospects and Challenges for the Ecumenical Movement in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute provided a unique opportunity for a new generation of ecumenical leaders from across the globe to engage with each other and with the themes presented at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly in Busan (South Korea). These papers in which the participants reflect their experience show both this engagement and the diversity of their contexts. The papers deal with a variety of themes such as: pilgrimage, Asian Christology, food insecurity, just peace and the shift of the center of gravity of Christianity to the Global South. The collection of these papers provides significant insights into the challenges faced by the ecumenical movement and the prospects for its future. More particularly they articulate the perspective of a new generation of leaders in the ecumenical movement whose voice needs to be heard.
Global Ethics for Leadership: Values and Virtues for Life
The need for global values in a globalised world is combined with the need for contextual identity. New nationalisms, protectionisms and fundamentalisms are mixed with a globalised pluralistic relativism. Are global values threatened by particular values? Find answers within the 32 articles of this book. In each of the articles the authors, who are all in one way or another linked to Globethics.net, writing from one of four continents, focus and develop on a particular value or virtue in a specific geographic, cultural or religious context. Many of them also give an input to the understanding of the value-basis of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and give orientation for "values-driven leadership", a key vision and mission of Globethics.net.
Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security. Theological Education and Christian Leadership Development
Since climate change and ecological destruction are getting more and more menacing for humanity, climate issues provide a global challenge which should be reflected also in theological education and formation worldwide. This publication brings together a pertinent collection of perspectives and resources for theological education and Christian leadership development, authored by leading experts from around the globe that were presented during the Volos study consultation, marking the end of a 3-year study on eco-theology, climate justice and food security.
In the past decade the number of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) has increased substantially. This development stands to act as a positive impact for posterity. However, the increase of SWFs is gaining much attention and raises concerns about the way in which these funds operate in the world of finance and on the global market. The study shows that the credibility of the Sovereign Wealth Funds would be strengthened with additional ethical standards.
Integrating Faith with Work: A Ministry Transformational Model
The author shows that bad mannered young people are not only punished by caning, but are given manual work as punishment. The consequence of this practice is that some people grow up believing that work is the punishment for wrong doers, which results in their hating it. The idea that work results in benefits to the one doing it seems trivial but, as a result of a wrong attitude, the value that comes from regarding work as part of human joy can easily been turned into resentment. Integrating faith with work among the Christians of the Anglican Church of the Province of Uganda comes as a response to possible transvaluation of values during the 21st century, when work becomes so important in terms of domestic consumption and national growth. This publication points out the positive values of work and how they can be recovered through biblical teaching.