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Contrats de partenariat public privé: Options innovantes de financement des infrastructures publiques en Afrique subsaharienne

Editors:
Pascal Mukonde Musulay
ISBN:
978-2-88931-244-3
Series number:
Globethics.net African Law No. 5
Publication:
2018
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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.

The European Vision and the Churches: The Legacy of Marc Lender

Editors:
Win Burton
ISBN:
978-2-88931-053-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Global No. 16
Publication:
2015
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This is a book about centres: the centre of a pastor's lifelong ministry, the centre of the European Union, and the centre of Europe's ecumenical community. For more than thirty years Pastor Marc Lenders lived out his vocation bringing Christians from across traditions and across Europe into deep relationship with their unique social, cultural, and political context. Through his eyes discover how Marc Lenders courageously signed up for a job in 1966 that had no description and upon his retirement in 1999 left a growing and vibrant legacy of dialogue, debate, and engagement between the churches of Europe and the political institutions that represent its people.

Europe's Heart and Soul. Jacques Delors' Appeal to the Churches

Editors:
Laurens Hogebrink
ISBN:
978-2-88931-091-3
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC No. 2
Publication:
2015
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Jacques Delors speaking as the European Commission's President in 1990, made the historic appeal to the churches to contribute to giving Europe "a heart and a soul". His appeal signaled a new phase in the dialogue between the churches and the European institutions. This publication explains what Delors had in mind. Europe should be more than a market, its future should be based on recovering solidarity in society and on a shared "sense of belonging" to a wider community. The search for a new "meaning" for Europe was a moral and spiritual challenge. Today, the "heart and a soul" appeal still stands. Europe is not only about economics, it is also about values and culture. However, today's context is that of a European Union facing a deep internal crisis. A "sense of belonging" and dialogue with each other are more necessary than ever. In a world of growing instability, the churches can play an important role in reminding the European Union of its original raison d'être of solidarity, peace and reconciliation.

Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All

Editors:
Elizabeta Kitanovic and Fr Aimilianos Bogiannou
ISBN:
978-2-88931-136-1
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC No. 3
Publication:
2016
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Issues relating to freedom of religion or belief affect all people in all societies, and require coordinated political, legal, and theological responses. In September 2015 at the shuttered Theological School of Halki —human rights experts, scholars, policymakers, and theologians came together to advance this important dialogue and share best practices. Together the contributions from this conference gathered here give a contemporary and interdisciplinary perspective on this critical human rights issue. This collection of essays is indispensable reading for all those interested in the future of faith in an increasingly multicultural and multireligious Europe.

Essential Approaches to Christian Religious Education: Learning and Teaching in Uganda

Editors:
Christopher Byaruhanga
ISBN:
 978-2-88931-235-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 9
Publication:
2018
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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.

African Church Assets Handbook

Editors:
Christoph Stückelberger / William Otiende Ogara / Bright Mawudor
ISBN:
978-2-88931-252-8
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 10
Publication:
2018
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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.

Day After Day - 365 Aphorisms

Editors:
Oscar Brenifier
ISBN:
978-2-88931-272-6
Series number:
Globethics.net Praxis No. 11
Publication:
2019
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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.

Religious Diversity in Europe and the Rights of Religious Minorities

Editors:
Elizabeta Kitanovic / Patrick Roger Schnabel
ISBN:
978-2-88931-270-2
Series number:
Globethics.net CEC No. 5
Publication:
2019
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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.

Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values

Editors:
Christoph Stückelberger / Pavan Duggal
ISBN:
978-2-88931-264-1
Series number:
Globethics.net Global No. 17
Publication:
2018
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Cyber space influences all sectors of life and society: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Blockchain, Self-Driving Cars and Autonomous Weapons Cyberbullying, telemedicine and cyber health, new methods in food production, destruction and conservation of the environment, Big Data as a new religion, the role of education and citizens' rights, the need for legal regulations and international conventions. The 25 articles in this book cover the wide range of hot topics. Authors from many countries and positions of international (UN) organisations look for solutions from an ethical perspective. Cyber Ethics aims to provide orientation on what is right and wrong, good and bad, related to the cyber space. The authors apply and modify fundamental values and virtues to specific, new challenges arising from cyber technology and cyber society. The book serves as reading material for teachers, students, policy makers, politicians, businesses, hospitals, NGOs and religious organisations alike. It is an invitation for dialogue, debate and solutions.

Poetry and Ethics: Inventing Possibilities in Which We Are Moved to Action and How We Live Together

Editors:
Obiora Ike / Andrea Grieder / Ignace Haaz
ISBN:
978-2-88931-242-9
Series number:
Globethics.net Global No. 16
Publication:
2018
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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.