Short statements and recommendations, some adopted by Advisory Board.

Recent Submissions

  • Water ethics : principles and guidelines

    Girardin, Benoît; Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W); (, 2019)
    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 is key for peace ethics; regulating and managing water needs political ethics; and dealing with religious traditions and beliefs about water cannot be done without religious ethics. 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.
  • Principles on Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy (, 2015)
    The Global Ethics Forum (GEF) Conference 2014 in Bangalore (India) called for more Equality in an Unequal World. The conference participants elaborated and endorsed in plenary sessions and eleven workgroups the following declaration on Principles on Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy proposed by the
  • Religions for Climate Justice (, 2014)
    Religions and Faith communities on all continents are engaged for life and Climate Justice since many years. The common threat of humanity leads to clear interfaith calls to politicians to act more courageously. Christian Churches and other religions have been actively engaged in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the yearly Conference of Parties (COP) negotiations since the late 80’s. In this publication, nine international and interfaith statements from 2008 to September 2014 are collected, among others for the UN Climate Summit and the preconference “Religions for the Earth” in September 2014 in New York. May the statements inspire and encourage believers from all faith as well as politicians and professionals from all sectors of society and on all continents. Let us stand up against resignation and fatalism. Let us act together for human and non-human life on this planet, inspired and encouraged by faith and hope.
  • Principles on Sharing Values across Cultures and Religions (, 2012)
    ‘Walking in the other’s shoes’, ‘Creating a safe zone for the dialogue’, ‘Keeping each other accountable’; these are only three of the 25 principles for a fair dialogue on values introduced by in the present publication. Niched between the two poles of global and contextual ethics, and based on a set of generally recognized values, each of the principles offers a practical rule for a successful dialogue between people of different cultures and religions, with the aim of respecting diversity without justifying contextual injustice. Essentially, what is under scrutiny is the transformative potential of dialogue, which calls for certain personal postures of participants as well as organisational requirements including group dynamic (page 4). - [A draft of this text was adopted at the International Conference that took place from 25 to 29 January 2009 in Nairobi. It was drafted and revised by Dr. Shanta Premawardhana, Director, Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation at the World Council of Churches, and by Prof. Dr. Christoph Stückelberger, Founder and Executive Director,, and Professor of Ethics at the University of Basel. Volume 4 of the Series: Sharing Values. A Hermeneutics for Global Ethics presents other documents related to the Conference including the present Principles and individual articles to take the reflection further. ]
  • Principios de Compartiendo Valores entre Culturas y Religiones (, 2012)
    ‘Ponerse en los zapatos del otro’, ‘Crear una zona de seguridad’, ‘Mantener la responsabilidad de cada uno’; estos son sólo tres de los 25 principios introducidos en la presente publicación de para un diálogo justo sobre valores. Ubicados entre la ética global y la contextual, y basados en valores generalmente reconocidos, cada uno de los principios ofrece una regla práctica para un diálogo fructífero entre personas de diferentes culturas y religiones, con el objetivo de respetar la diversidad sin justificar la injusticia contextual. En esencia, lo que está bajo escrutinio es el potencial transformador del diálogo, que demanda ciertas posturas personales de parte de los participantes, tanto como requisitos organizacionales tal la dinámica de grupo.
  • Regeln für den Werte-Dialog zwischen Kulturen und Religionen (, 2012)
    „In den Fussstapfen des andern gehen“, „einen sicheren Raum schaffen“, „Rechenschaft gegenseitig einfordern“ dies sind drei der 25 Regeln für einen fairen Wertedialog die in der vorliegenden Publikation von präsentiert werden. Die Regeln, welche die globale und kontextabhängige Ethik respektieren, basieren auf allgemein anerkannten Werten und bieten praktische Instrumente an um, einen erfolgreichen Dialog zwischen Menschen verschiedener Religionen und Kulturen durchzuführen und dies mit dem Ziel Vielfalt zu respektieren ohne damit kontextuelle Ungerechtigkeiten zu rechtfertigen. Die Publikation setzt sich vor allem mit dem transformierenden Potential von Dialogen auseinander, welche eine gewisse persönliche Haltung der Teilnehmer sowie auch organisationelle Voraussetzungen, einschliesslich Gruppendynamik, verlangt.
  • 全球伦理网 共享跨文化与 宗教的价值原则 (, 2012)
    在一个不同知识体系携手并进的时代,为避免误解和冲突,找到解决足以影响整个世界的紧迫问题的共同方法,有效共享价值原则极为重要。全球伦理网于2009 年举行了第三届国际会议,其主题为如何最佳地共享跨文化与宗教价值原则。与会者就当前的价值观问题,提出了进行真正变革性对话的方法论原则。这些原则将有 望激励该领域的机构与专业人士,促进全球范围内宗教间和跨文化伦理学的辩论。 [In a time where different knowledge systems progress in close contact, sharing values effectively is crucial in order to steer clear of misunderstanding and conflict, and find common solutions to the most pressing issues affecting populations worldwide., held its Third International Conference in 2009 on how to best share values across cultures and religions. Participants laid out the present methodological Principles for a truly transformative dialogue on values. These principles will hopefully inspire institutions and professionals in the field, as well as contribute to the global debate on interreligious and intercultural ethics.]
  • Ethics in the Information Society: the Nine 'P's (, 2013)
    "The global ethics network calls in this discussion paper for value-based decisions and actions for the development of information, communication and knowledge. It is based on seven core values: equity, freedom, care and compassion, participation, sharing, sustainability and responsibility. These values are exemplified on nine core topics of the information and knowledge society, the "Nine P's": principles, participation, people, profession, privacy, piracy, protection, power and policy. The Board of Foundation discussed and acknowledged the issue paper on 5 May 2013. invites all interested and concerned persons and institutions to discuss it and send their feedback and proposals for improvements to the Executive Director Christoph Stückelberger: Website:".
  • Principes de pour le dialogue sur les valeurs entre cultures et religions (, 2012)
    Résumé:‘Se mettre à la place d’autrui’, ‘Etablir une zone de sécurité’, ‘Res-pecter ses engagements’; ce sont là trois des 25 principes pour un dia-logue équitable sur les valeurs introduits par dans le présent document. Niché entre éthique globale et éthique contextuelle, et fondé sur des valeurs largement reconnues, chacun de ces principes offre une règle pratique pour un dialogue fructueux entre personnes de di-verses cultures et religions, tout en respectant la diverité sans justifier les injustices contextuelles. Au fond, ce qui est soumis l’examen est le potentiel transfomateur du dialogue, qui appelle à certaines postures personnelles ainsi qu’organisationelles, y compris de dynamique de groupe. (page 4). - [Une première version du présent texte a été adoptée à l’issue de la Conférence Internationale de, tenue à Nairobi du 25 au 29 janvier 2009. Elle a été rédigée et révisée par le Dr. Shanta Premawardhana, Directeur du pro-gramme « Coopération et dialogue interreligieux » au Conseil oecuménique des Eglises, et par le Prof. Dr. Christoph Stueckelberger, Fondateur et Directeur de et professeur d’éthique à l’Université de Bâle. Le Volume 4 de la collection Series: Sharing Values. A Hermeneutics for Global Ethics, propose d’autres textes liés à la conférence, y compris les présents Prin-cipes ainsi qu’un nombre d’articles individuels qui poursuivent la réflexion.]
  • Ethics in Politics

    Girardin, Benoît (, 2012)
    This declaration was developed by the online workgroup “Ethics in Politics”, especially by Ambassador Dr. Benoit Girardin, Switzerland, with Ambassador Prof. Osvaldo Agatiello, Argentina, and Prof. Sangeeta Sharma, India. The Board of Foundation acknowledged the declaration on 23 October 2010.
  • Prinsip-prinsip (, 2012)
    Di zaman ketika kemajuan ilmu pengetahuan yang berbeda berada dalam kontak yang dekat, berbagi nilai-nilai yang efektif menjadi sangat penting untuk mengatur pemaha-man dan konflik yang jelas serta menemukan solusi bersama untuk masalah-masalah paling mendesak yang berdampak pada keseluruhan penduduk dunia., sebuah jaringan global di bidang etika dengan ribuan anggota, telah menyeleng-garakan konferensi internasional ketiganya di tahun 2009 mengenai bagaimana berbagi nilai-nilai terbaik lintas agama dan budaya. Sebagai hasil dari refleksi bersama mereka, para peserta konferensi menyajikan Prinsip-prinsip metodologis untuk dialog nilai-nilai yang benar-benar transformatif. Harapannya, prinsip-prinsip ini bisa menginspirasi institusi-institusi dan para professional di lapangan, serta berkontribusi dalam perde-batan global di bidang etika lintas agama dan lintas budaya.
  • Pour une éthique globale en politique (, 2012)
    Cette déclaration a été élaborée dans le cadre d’un groupe de travail « Ethics in Politics » sur la plateforme de online, en particulier par l’Ambassadeur Prof. Benoit Girardin, Suisse, l’Ambassadeur Prof. Osvaldo Agatiello, Argentine, et la Prof. Sangeeta Sharma, Inde. Le Conseil de Fondation de a approuvé cette déclaration le 23 octobre 2010.