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  • Moral and ethical leadership, human rights and conflict resolution : African and global contexts

    Ike, Obiora F., 1956- (, 2020)
    This book is concerned by the effectiveness of a limited number of cardinal virtues that great religions (such as Christianity) 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.
  • Introduction : virtue based moral and ethical leadership as a collaborative analysis

    Haaz, Ignace (, 2020-02)
    Obiora Ike is concerned by the effectiveness of a limited number of cardinal virtues, which some religions such as Christianity, Islam, traditional African religions or Buddhism have in common with philosophical ethics. He uses the subject of philosophy as a rational rallying ground and a practical means to promote values oriented actions. The author reflects on the values behind the virtues of Hope, Justice, Courage, Human Work, Trust, Love and the Common Good and offers some insights. The virtue of hope keeps life going beyond the present for only when hope is lost is all lost. It is with education and its tools that people receive transformative education that gives hope. Deriving from the virtue of justice, he finds this oldest virtue the only and solid foundation for peace which makes reconciliation possible. For how can one talk of peace without addressing the conditions that cause the lack of its presence? Courage is seen the ability to stand on integrity and if necessary contrary to the current. The value of human work and its meaning is in the fulfilment of the human destiny for livelihood, creativity, sustenance, productivity, innovation, thus bending difficulties and sweat of labour into a meaningful and salvific existentialism in a future that transcends. Trust is expressed as a standing demand for any collaboration amongst humans without which solid foundations cannot be built. The greatest virtue love is expressed beyond sentiments and ephemerals through sacrifice beyond the self, for the common good. As one reads through each chapter of this book, there is fascination at how the ladder of human values and virtues beyond boundaries is grounded in a hierarchy. The subject of ethical and moral leadership is necessary fort the global situation of humanity in the 21st century. Beyond cultures, religions and laws it finds real space in the freedom of the human person whose choice to be good and do good is a conscious but leaned act. Using the example of the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church, these virtues embody well-researched Teaching founded on rational and scientific grounds.
  • Applied ethics to issues of development, culture, religion and education

    Ike, Obiora F., 1956- (, 2020)
    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.
  • Introduction : on the importance of rereading major works of culture and history and the importance of connecting each other together

    Haaz, Ignace (, 2020)
    In his latest book, Relire le relié (2019), the French philosopher Michel Serres explains that the spirit of synthesis is becoming important in our time, because we live in an era where a global perspective on things and people has become crucial. Perhaps one of the most important reasons could be the meeting between the visible world and an invisible world, in a “blinding” and “incandescent” new horizon offered by the semantic of both terms “relire” to reread and “relier” to connect. A meeting of a practical, a theoretical knowledge and faith, in an energetic and energizing transformation, is at the core of this book, where human being might be invited to live in closer proximity to books, culture and literary work reading over for better social integration in life. It is as invitation to connect, a friendly path toward the development of dynamic networks of cooperation. For these two reasons these two movements should be mentioned and placed at the center of our introduction to Msgr. Prof. Dr Obiora Ike's book, Applied Ethics, published at It is as second edition an invitation to reread a collection of themes, exposed to a wider audience; as profound thinking on religious and cultural ethical values this compendium is an exploration of how values help to connect within and across human communities.
  • Environmental interface : literature, law, science, and philosophy

    Nandhikkara, Jose (Dharmaram, 2015)
    "It is often said that Earth is our home; Indian tradition, however, prefers to call Earth as mother. Truly we are earthlings and we depend totally on Earth for our growth, survival and development – individually and socially."
  • Ethical Interface : Literature, Economics, Politics, and Religions

    Nandhikkara, Jose (Dharmaram, 2014)
    My whole tendency and, I believe, the tendency of all men who ever tried to write or talk Ethics or Religion was to run against the boundaries of language. This running against the walls of our cage is perfectly, absolutely hopeless. Ethics so far as it springs from the desire to say something about the ultimate meaning of life, the absolute good, the absolute valuable, can be no science. What it says does not add to our knowledge in any sense. But it is a document of a tendency in the human mind which I personally cannot help respecting deeply and I would not for my life ridicule it.
  • Diaspore e democrazie

    Gandolfi, Stefania (, 2018)
    Il libro raccoglie i risultati del progetto Diaspore interculturali e democrazie promosso dalla Cattedra UNESCO Diritti dell’uomo ed etica della cooperazione internazionale dell’Università di Bergamo, l’Observatoire de la diversité et des droits culturels di Friburgo (Svizzera), l’Associazione Vittorino Chizzolini cooperazione internazionale ONLUS (Bergamo), la Cooperativa Sociale Ruah ONLUS (Bergamo), l’Ufficio Migranti Diocesi (Bergamo). Il progetto è partito da una duplice constatazione: da un lato la difficoltà di conciliare l’universalità dei diritti dell’uomo e il rispetto delle diversità culturali e dall’altro il deficit democratico che caratterizza le relazioni internazionali e transnazionali. Le diaspore permettono, al tempo stesso, la dispersione e la riunificazione di persone che, attraverso le proprie organizzazioni e associazioni, costituiscono degli straordinari laboratori per promuovere e sperimentare forme di partecipazione democratica a livello transnazionale. Il lavoro di ricerca ha raccolto racconti di vita e storie di diaspora di persone con vissuti migratori diversi che sono stati analizzati con il metodo Paideia.
  • Le déclin des Baghole

    Mutahinga, Samuel Ngayihembako (, 2018)
    À cause des instabilités politiques qu’elle a connues dans son histoire, l’Afrique centrale est le théâtre des guerres et conflits armés répétitifs, des marasmes économiques et des calamités socioculturelles. En conséquence, une misère indescriptible s’y est installée. Au tréfonds de cette misère se trouve une situation particulière : l’aliénation de la femme, de sorte que la pauvreté y soit perçue comme étant d’abord une affaire des femmes. En ce sens, l’on peut parler de féminisation de la pauvreté. Cet ouvrage étudie un cas, la femme chez les Nande de l’Est de la RD Congo. Il décrit les étapes et les facteurs du processus de son aliénation, à partir de l’époque ancestrale où elle était socialement appelée « reine », Mughole, jusqu’à la période actuelle durant laquelle elle est devenue la principale cible des violences de tout genre, voire du viol.
  • God Is Everywhere

    Anis, Elis Z. (, 2017)
    This book is a collection of memories in the Interfaith Youth Pilgrimage (IYP) of participants and organizers. As readers will discover, the IYP participants were a diverse group from many faiths and beliefs who were enthusiastic to discuss how they understand and experience sacred spaces together while living in dialogue as individuals and as a group. The book concludes with the optimistic view that peaceful coexistence between faith is not an unattainable dream.
  • Sovranità e cooperazioni

    Meyer-Bisch, Patrice; Gandolfi, Stefania; Balliu, Greta (, 2016)
    La sovranità è un principio universale fondato sull’esercizio di tutti i diritti dell’uomo interdipendenti ; essa si realizza attraverso molteplici cooperazioni. Ogni diritto dell’uomo è una capacità e un fattore di sviluppo in quanto garantisce gli accessi, promuove le libertà e rafforza le responsabilità. Ciò significa che la realizzazione di ogni diritto civile, culturale, economico, politico, sociale costituisce uno sviluppo delle persone e dei tessuti sociali. Frutto di un lungo lavoro di ricerca interculturale, questa sintesi vuole dimostrare perchè i diritti dell’uomo costituiscono una grammatica di ogni governance democratica. La prima parte sviluppa diversi livelli di comprensione di un approccio politico basato sui diritti dell’uomo. La seconda parte ne tira le conseguenze per l’interpretazione di una governance democratica esigente, rispettosa della diversità dei fattori culturali. I popoli si costituiscono e sviluppano la loro sovranità scrivendo diritti, libertà e responsabilità universali in modo singolare culturalmente situato e culturalmente sempre arricchito. Questa sintesi si presenta come una guida teorica destinata ai responsabili delle politiche e delle strutture pubbliche, delle organizzazioni della società civile e delle imprese, ai professionisti che si occupano della stesura interattiva dei progetti, del loro accompagnamento e della loro valutazione, e, infine ai responsabili della formazione e agli studenti.
  • Souveraineté et coopérations

    Meyer-Bisch, Patrice; Gandolfi, Stefania; Balliu, Greta (, 2016)
    La souveraineté est un principe universel fondée sur l’exercice de tous les droits de l’homme interdépendants ; elle se réalise au travers de multiples coopérations. Chaque droit de l’homme est une capacité et un facteur de développement puisqu’il garantit des accès, dégage des libertés et renforce des responsabilités. Cela signifie que la réalisation de chacun des droits civils, culturels, économiques, politiques ou sociaux constitue un développement des personnes et des tissus sociaux. Fruit d’un long travail de recherche interculturelle, cette synthèse tend à démontrer pourquoi les droits de l’homme constituent une grammaire pour toute gouvernance démocratique. La première partie développe plusieurs niveaux de compréhension d’une approche politique basée sur les droits de l’homme. La seconde en tire les conséquences pour l’interprétation d’une gouvernance démocratique exigeante, respectueuse de la diversité des facteurs culturels. Les peuples se constituent et développent leur souveraineté en écrivant les droits, libertés et responsabilités universelles d’une manière singulière culturellement située, culturellement ressourcée. Cette synthèse se présente comme un guide théorique destiné aux responsables de politiques et de structures publiques, d’organisations de la société civile ou d’entreprises, aux praticiens pour le montage interactif des projets, de leur suivi et de leur évaluation, et enfin aux responsables de formation et aux étudiants.
  • L’interdépendance des droits de l'homme au principe de toute gouvernance démocratique : commentaire de souveraineté et coopérations

    Meyer-Bisch, Patrice; Gandolfi, Stefania; Balliu, Greta (, 2019)
    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 ? Face au regain des populismes, des souverainismes et « démocraties illibérales », le lien entre souveraineté, droits humains et coopération doit être vérifié approfondi et validé. Sans une réévaluation de ce principe, la démocratie continuera d’être dévaluée. Ce n’est pas un monopole des États mais une oeuvre commune d’intelligence collective, en application de l’exercice de l’ensemble des droits de l’homme de tous les habitants. Il en va de la souveraineté comme de la démocratie et des autres grands mots : ces termes sont corvéables à merci pour servir toutes les formes de pouvoirs arbitraires. 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.