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  • La nécessité de l'autogestion des églises locales dans le développement du leadership de l'Eglise

    Sébastien, Munguiko Bintu; Gabriel, Eliya Namunyuka (Université Espoir d’Afrique, 2022-07-15)
    The development of church leadership depends on the empowerment of local churches self-governing. Provide such responsibility to local churches is biblical and it has its foundation through the Holy Scripture. Improve a strong Christian leadership today require to apply strategies of development based on Christ leadership. This may help us to understand deeply the task of leaders and self-governing local churches in church leadership development. To give the local churches the power of self-management contribute to the development of economy, moral, politics, social, spiritual, and cultural aspect of leaders. The church may reach that level through training and developing leadership skills for all believers and depending on the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
  • Teaching about statelessness with Neha : a guide to exploring borders, belonging, citizenship and rights with children

    Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), 2020
    This teaching guide is an interactive, memorable, and creative way to teach children about statelessness. It features twelve activities exploring borders and belonging, as well as citizenship and rights. The guide is best suited for children aged ten to fourteen, and it includes multiple difficulty levels to ensure that the difficulty level is adequate for all students aged 10-14 years old. The guide was developed to accompany ‘The Girl Who Lost Her Country’ children’s book, also available in the Globethics.net Library.
  • The Girl Who Lost Her Country

    Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion; de Chickera, Amal (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), 2018-05)
    ‘The Girl Who Lost Her Country’ is an entertaining and educational book for children on the topic of statelessness. The book is based on real stories of stateless people from all around the world. The book is centred around Neha - a twelve-year-old girl from Nepal who travels the world in her dreams. Through her adventures Neha discovers that she is stateless and that there are many other people like her who are treated unfairly only because they do not have a citizenship. Through the help of her wonderful friends, Neha learns that every person has a right to a nationality, but many are still denied this fundamental right. These and other serious issues surrounding statelessness and the right to a nationality are discussed in a fun and engaging way to help children learn about the issue, through beautiful illustrations, interactive activities and real life examples. A teaching guide to accompany this book is also available in the Globethics.net Library.
  • Meaningful work for Filipinos

    Tablan, Ferdinand (2021)
    A number of paradigms have been proposed to understand the sources of meaningful work, but a non-Western approach has attracted little attention. Because some authors have argued that meaningful work has positive valence that has eudaimonic rather than hedonic content, a virtue-ethics approach to meaningful work has been used. Virtue ethicists acknowledge that our work and our places of employment have a profound influence in shaping our character and living a fulfilled life. This study aims to make a theoretical contribution toward an understanding of meaningful work from a virtue-ethics framework that is culturally meaningful and relevant to Filipino realities and their distinct heritage. It will develop a conceptual model for a Filipino view of meaningful work that could guide both researchers and practitioners in business ethics by defining what is meaningful work, explaining why it is important, and presenting some examples of concrete measures that management can utilize to promote meaningful work in the Philippine workplace. By integrating Filipino virtues in conceptualizing meaningful work, I believe that a theoretical advancement is made toward a pluralistic and multicultural understanding of the concept, especially through the lens of virtue-ethics.
  • Climate change in higher education : a curriculum topography approach

    McCowan, Tristan (Climate-U, Institute of Education, UCL, 2021)
    Learning about climate change is widely recognised as an important outcome for higher education students. However, there is uncertainty as to the best way to incorporate issues of climate into the curriculum, whether as a stand-alone module, through infusion across courses, through interdisciplinary provision, or informal activities. Furthermore, there is resistance in some quarters to introduction of this content, on account of the contested values involved, the overcrowding of the syllabus, and lack of specialist experience. This paper addresses the arguments for including climate change in the higher education curriculum, assessing the different forms of learning needed by citizens and professionals, the role of the university as institution, and the different potential forms of integration. The paper puts forward a proposal for a topography approach, one that sees the role of the university not as teaching climate change, but as curating a diverse environment of learning experiences. The proposed framework sees learning as being distributed across three spaces (classroom, campus and community) and characterised by features of access (availability, voluntariness and continuity), ownership (agency, malleability and certification) and connection (embeddedness, application, disciplinarity, transmodality, collaboration and experientiality). While universities will display diverse topographies depending on their contextual characteristics, there are important normative considerations which must be taken into account, namely: building on students’ existing knowledge, criticality, non-coercion and epistemic pluralism.
  • Shapeless Shapes

    de Chickera, Amal; Kim, Hanna (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, 2019-12-01)
    Shapeless Shapes is a graphic novel about identity, belonging, history, xenophobia, freedom, racism, discrimination, injustice, activism, citizenship & statelessness. The novel visualises these themes and makes them digestible for all audiences. Shapeless Shapes tells the story of our world, in which we are all a different shape. Every shape has its rightful place, fits in and conforms. Until they don’t. Shapes also move around, explore, fall in love with other shapes and create a more interesting world, in which identity and belonging are no longer strictly defined by shape alone. A messier world, in which some shapes are erased and are made shapeless by powerful shapes. These shapeless shapes are denied their basic rights and are excluded. They are cast out. But some of them come together to fight back, demanding their rights and the recognition of their shapes.
  • Soul and its Implication in Philosophy, Medicine and Religion

    Lasker, Shamima; Hossain, Arif (Bangladesh Bioethics Society, 2021-11-01)
    The reality is that soul and death arean integral part of human life. The soul is the essence of life. When the soul leaves our body leaving the body senseless that ultimately dissolves into the earth. Most of us are not aware of this and do not like to research on it even do not discuss it in lifetime. There is hardly any study on the soul. Western bioethics omits discussion on the soul, though they discussed “good death”. Only religion discussed soul elaborately specially Quran. No literature is available from Bangladesh. Therefore, the present study has been done to expand the body of knowledge on the soul in the light of current theory with a view to aware people for further research for understanding and comparing with the concept of philosophical, religious and medical variation.
  • Theocentrism is not Anthropocentric: An Enlightened Environmentalist Reading of the Holy Qur'an

    Seleem, Olaniyan Adeola; Lasker, Shamima (Bangladesh Bioethics Society, 2022-03-30)
    Humans should come down from their destructive arrogance stool to take the best cognizance of the fact that nature is a sculptural work of God. Their failure to realise this fact has been responsible for their formulation of the secular environmental theories which include; anthropocentrism, zoocentrism, biocentrism, ecocentrism, and the hybrid eco-feminism. Romanced with these theories the Holy Scriptures are also implicated by reading them in the light of one of these theories and considered anthropocentric. As a matter of fact, the best of these secular theories should never be taken to be representing theocentric view of the environment.
  • Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologico-Politicus

    Irfan, Ajvazi (2022-02-12)
    For me, Spinoza deserves our respect, not for the fact that he fought against religious suppression and for democracy and peace (which are noble deeds, indeed), but for the fact that he sees rationalism as the solution to human strife. We should use our intellect to try to come closer to the truth, to guide our actions and to consider the best option for all parties involved. This idea-using reason to increase humanity, dignity and peace-is enough to make Spinoza one of the most enlightened thinkers, ever. Spinoza is a staunch defender of democracy, albeit not in an Ancient Greece-like form, but in a representative form. One of his strongest arguments in favor of democracy is that the people and the government are near-identical. This leads to broad support for the state's power and therefore to peace.
  • Relasi Ideo-Historis antara Hukum Negara dan Hukum Islam di Indonesia

    Hamdi Putra Ahmad (IN RIGHT: Jurnal Agama dan Hak Azazi ManusiaFakultas Syariah dan Hukum, 2022-01-20)
    Paper ini menjelaskan tentang benturan dua hukum yang belakangan sering menjadi bahan perdebatan oleh pihak-pihak tertentu di Indonesia. Benturan dua hukum yang dimaksud berkenaan dengan hukum negara (Undang-Undang) dan hukum agama (khususnya agama Islam, sebagai agama yang paling banyak dianut oleh masyarakat Indonesia). Perdebatan ini sangat wajar terjadi, mengingat Indonesia merupakan negara yang tidak menerapkan sistem hukum Islam (secara formal), namun menerapkan sistem hukum yang berlandaskan Pancasila. Padahal realitanya, Indonesia dihuni oleh masyarakat pemeluk Islam terbanyak di dunia. Beberapa pihak mengklaim bahwa hukum (perundang-undangan) di Indonesia yang telah ada selama ini tidak sesuai dengan tuntutan syariat Islam, sehingga harus diubah menjadi hukum Islam (syariat). Bahkan tidak sedikit yang ingin mengubah negara Indonesia yang berbentuk republik dengan landasan hukum konstitusionalnya menjadi negara Islam (Islamic State). Paper ini juga menjelaskan apa latar belakang perdebatan itu bisa terjadi, dan bagaimana bentuk deskriptif-analisis terhadap persoalan tersebut jika ditinjau dari aspek ideo-historis antara hukum negara dan hukum Islam di Indonesia.
  • Meaning and Value of Work: a Marxist Perspective

    Tablan, Ferdinand (Philippine National Philosophical Research Society (PNPRS), 2013-02)
    The thesis that there is a reciprocal relationship between human beings and work—i.e., although man controls work, he may find in it either fulfillment or degradation—has its roots in the Marxist theory of alienation. This paper, therefore, tackles this problem from a Marxist perspective. It examines Marx and Engels’s analysis of the history and causes of human alienation by presenting their views on human nature and how work is related to the individual’s search for meaning and fulfillment. The two—man and work—cannot be separated, for doing so leads to alienated work (production alienation) and alienated worker (self-alienation). Hence, the problem of employee satisfaction has to be dealt with from the perspective of how employees experience their relation to their work.
  • Peace Learning in Society by Empowered Teachers

    Jemima, Preethy; Priya, Vishnu (2022)
    In the modern era, education has taken many people to a new pace of life. Due to the wide range of availability of education ithas opened the opportunity amongdiversity of people. As a social change education plays avital role in everyone. It inculcates new emerging thoughts as well as attitudes among the youngsters. It leads to explore plenty of things which in return sharpenthe knowledge of the children.It also made a rival change in the behaviors and skills that they require to perform their tasks, effectively not only in the classroom but also in the wider community. It boosts them with animmune energy to face the real world with no fear. Empowering teachers is giving freedom in their own way of teaching that they are confident enough to share the resource and materials that their students are in need of. Teachers should be in a comfortable zone to communicate as well as guide them as they are the mentors and existing examples. In the field of education teachers deserve this as agents of sustainable peace in the society.Values and ethics are not to be imposed but rather inspired and defined. Due to the intervention of industrial culture, most of the parents couldn’t spend time with children. Hence a part of a time is spent in school, teachers act as clusters in identifying the individual focus of future of students. They are responsible for the development of the value systems and their achievement is to make them understand about the purpose of life. By introducing peace learning in the society it will balance the space for yourself and society Peace. It offers the individual a sense of being, allows each to recognize one’s own unique particular destiny. It creates inner peace as well as teaches how to create outer peace in the society for the well being of others. It broadens the minds of an individual. Whenever a conflict arises, the state of peace comes in action. It brings a solution by finding ourselves as well teaches how to lend our ears to others. To achieve a educational goal is one of the role of a teacher, they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics.They have to overcome challenges as poor training, shortage of staff.This paper highlights the need and importance of empowering teachers in giving quality education that identifies teachers' multiple potential to make a sound change in society in terms of peace
  • Towards a Buddhist-Catholic Interreligious Encounter: A Southeast Asian Perspective

    Tablan, Ferdinand (Studies In Interreligious Dialogue, 2011)
    "This article compares and contrasts the teachings and historical developments of Buddhism and Catholicism from a Southeast Asian perspective. Catholic Christianity is the major religion in the Philippines while Buddhism dominates most of the region. The purpose of this paper is both doctrinal and historical. It aims to mediate some of the diverse religious beliefs and teachings of Catholicism and Buddhism as presented and analyzed by various experts on the two religions and, at the same time, it analyzes the common factors that contributed to the growth and stabilization of the two systems of faith in the region.
  • Filipino Virtue Ethics and Meaningful Work

    Tablan, Ferdinand (Humanities Bulletin, 2021-07-13)
    A number of paradigms have been proposed to understand the sources of meaningful work, but a non-Western approach has attracted little attention. This study aims to make a theoretical contribution toward an understanding of meaningful work from a virtue-ethics framework that is culturally meaningful and relevant to Filipino realities and their distinct cultural heritage. It develops a paradigm for a Filipino view of meaningful work that could guide both researchers and practitioners in business ethics by defining what is meaningful work, explaining why it is important, and presenting some examples of concrete measures that management can utilize to promote meaningful work in the Philippine workplace.
  • Four forms of disconnection : negotiating gender, education and poverty reduction in schools in Kenya and South Africa

    Unterhalter, Elaine; North, Amy; Karlsson, Jenni; Onsongo, Jane; Makinda, Herbert (Unknown, 2009)
  • Sabbath, Nyepi, and Pandemic: The Relevance of Religious Traditions of Self-Restraint for Living with the ‘New Normal’

    Wijaya, Yahya (Sage, 2021-07-16)
    This article focuses on the relevance of religious traditions of self-restraint, particularly Sabbath and Nyepi, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. From an economic perspective, the pandemic interrupts a lifestyle marked by an unceasing process of production and consumption that affects almost all aspects of life. Such a lifestyle, known as ‘productivism’, has been confronted with ‘antiproductivism’ promoted by groups of Marxism-inspired intellectuals and activists. Employing the method of public theology, this study reveals that religious traditions of self-restraint prepare humanity to anticipate interruptions of regularity, such as a pandemic, in a way that is critical of productivism yet distinct from anti-productivism. From a spiritual perspective, the pandemic and religious traditions of self-restraint should be perceived as synergistic appeals to a balanced lifestyle that is socially, economically, and ecologically harmonious
  • Investigating the impact of ethnicity on citizens’ reflecting urban problems of urban deteriorated areas in Iran: the case of Takab city

    Najd Ataei Sarkarabad, Saeed; Rezaei, Elahe; Mohammadi, Hamid (Scientific Association of Social Space and Environment, University of Rzeszów, Poland, 2021-07-31)
    Even though Iran is one of the most diverse countries in terms of ethnicity, and numerous articles in urban studies have emphasised the key role of citizens’ views in urban issues, the connection between these two has remained less investigated in this country. This study tried to answer two important questions. Firstly, whether citizens’ ethnicity impacts their view on reflecting urban problems; and, secondly, if so, whether ethnicity could act as a predicting factor in this regard. For this, 150 Azeri and Kurd residents of urban deteriorated areas in Takab city were interviewed by questionnaires. To analyse the outcomes of the questionnaires, different statistical tests including rank-biserial, Pearson chi-square, and Ordinal Logistic Regression (OLR) were employed. The results revealed that ethnicity does have a significant impact on the level of citizens’ reflecting urban problems. More importantly, the ORL model outcomes suggested that the Kurd ethnic group showed less level of complaining about urban problems. After investigating the underlying reasons for this outcome, it appeared that Kurds tend to “acquiesce” after many years of being discriminated against as a minority ethnic group. Consequently, these results further underlined how influential factor ethnicity is in citizens’ conception of their neighbourhood.

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