• Ahmadi Women Resisting Fundamentalist Persecution

      Noor, Nina Mariani (Globethics.net, 2017)
      Since the start of the Reforamsi era and the fall of the New Order Regime led by President Soeharto in 1998, there have been numerous incidents of violence against the Ahmadiyya in Indonesia stemming from different interpretations of the Qur’an, which has led to cases of murder and the destruction of mosques. These incidents, and others like them, suggest the importance of understanding the context of such discrimination against the Ahmadi and in particular Ahmadi women to establish a peaceful and more equitable Indonesia. This dissertation focuses on Ahmadi women’s experiences in dealing with conflict and the ways they organize themselves to resist against conflict for the betterment of their lives in the face of social and institutional discrimination.
    • Appellations johanniques de Jésus dans l’Apocalypse

      Kashindi, Mulolwa (Globethics.net, 2015)
      Cette thèse en théologie sonde la christologie, c’est-à-dire l’étude de la personne, de la doctrine et de l’oeuvre de Jésus Christ. Elle vise à éclairer les appellations données à Jésus à travers l’évangile de Jean dans l’Apocalypse. Une comparaison est présentée entre l’analyse herméneutique classique de ces titres et une lecture spécifique Bafuliiru, selon la compréhension de ce peuple d’Afrique. Plusieurs questions cruciales animent cette étude: premièrement pourquoi l’auteur de l’Apocalypse multiplie les appellations de Jésus? Deuxièmement ressortent les interrogations sous-jacentes des raisons pour lesquelles, dans l’Apocalypse, Jésus ne revendique pas des noms symboliques comme dans le quatrième évangile. Troisièmement, l’auteur met à l’épreuve la traduction de ce texte par les Bafuliiru, et mesure si elle conserve une compréhension similaire de ces noms.
    • Catholics in Manggarai, Flores, Eastern Indonesia

      Widyawati, Fransiska (Globethics.net, 2018)
      In comparison with other parts of Indonesia, Catholicism in Manggarai, West Flores, Eastern Indonesia is relatively new. The Divine Missionaries started to introduce Catholic Church at the beginning of 20th century. Only in about thirty years, most of the people had become Catholics. Now, in terms of the number of the Catholics, church buildings, Catholic schools, priests, parishes, and religious congregations, the Church of Manggarai (with apostolic administration’s name, the Diocese of Ruteng) has become the biggest Church in Indonesia. This book studies on the development of Catholicism in Manggarai during the 20th century ; th e process by which Catholicization relate to local religion, politics and identity; th e perception of Manggarai Catholic to Catholicism ; and the main problems and struggles that confronted Manggaraian the politics of conversion and transformation to be a vastly Catholic land in the contemporary time.
    • Christian Education in Nigeria and Ethical Challenges

      Obodo, Ernest Anezichukwu (Globethics.net, 2018)
      The main focus of this work is that, by her vocation, the Church has the mandate and challenge to teach all nations. It is her pastoral and canonical responsibility. School method of Evangelization was the successful tool in the hands of the early Missionaries in Nigeria. But the State forcefully took over Mission schools in 1970. Nationalization of schools and monopoly of control are forms of state-imposed secularism and moral relativism. Forty years after this nationalization of schools, the system of education has virtually collapsed. Just recently, the state started the process of returning mission schools to their various owners. The author uses both experiential and critical research approach to analyze the variety of problems facing Christian education in Nigeria, taking Enugu Diocese as its starting point.
    • Collines des mille souvenirs

      Grieder, Andrea (Globethics.net, 2016)
      "Aimable K. S., rescapé du génocide rwandais, écrit: “La souffrance a construit une maison dans mon coeur. Je pleure pour qu’elle soit détruite.” Ce témoignage pose directement la question centrale qui anime cette recherche doctorale en anthropologie, centrée sur le génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi du Rwanda. Comment retrouver sa beauté intérieure en dépit des effets traumatiques du génocide et ainsi les surmonter ? Collines des mille souvenirs aborde cette question à travers des portraits, essentiellement de rescapés. Il s’agit d’un regard intime et profond, entre anthropologie et littérature, qui appréhende la vie d’aujourd’hui dans le cadre du paysage émotionnel et social de la société post-génocidaire. Un voyage vers les mille collines du Rwanda – et leur charge mémorielle –, qui esquisse des chemins de guérison."
    • Eglise, Protection des Droits de l’Homme et Refondation de l’Etat en République Démocratique du Congo Church (Protection of Rights Rights and Rebuilding State Republic Democratic Republic of Congo)

      Mutondo, Kitoka Moke (Globethics.net, 2012)
      Que fait l’Eglise devant les violations des Droits de l’Homme dont sont quotidiennement victimes les populations de la République Démocratique du Congo ? Comment l’Eglise, peut-elle contribuer à la construction d’un Etat de droit dans ce pays ? C’est à ces questions que tente de répondre Kitoka Moke Mutondo en définissant les rôles que doit jouer l’Eglise dans le processus de refondation de l’Etat en République Démocratique du Congo en vue de faire de ce pays un Etat de droit.
    • Ethique de la migration (Ethics of migration)

      Lusanga, Ange Sankieme (Globethics.net, 2012)
      Le problème de la migration est aussi ancien que l’humanité, bien qu’il se pose de nos jours avec beaucoup plus d’acuité. En Suisse, les initiatives sur l’immigration, l’asile et la naturalisation s’inscrivent dans une longue tradition qui s’est toujours ravivée, la plupart du temps, par une multitude de réseaux d’extrême droite. Dans l’état actuel du monde, de plus en plus interconnecté et globalisé, la mobilité et l’expatriation deviennent des droits inaliénables des citoyens modernes et aucun État ne devrait iniquement s’opposer à l’entrée des étrangers sur son territoire national, avec des restrictions bien sûr, mais sans pour autant justifier les discriminations retrouvées dans la manière de gérer la question de la migration.
    • Ethnonationalism and Conflict Resolution

      Kibiswa, Naupess K. (Globethics, 2015)
      Based on evidence collected and analyzed about repetitive armed conflicts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, Dr. Kibiswa establishes in this book that Bany2 armed group leaders, involved in insurgencies, fit into the two Van Evera’s criteria of ethnonationalist groups. Indeed, they display more loyalty to their ethnic group than to the DRC nation and are moved by their desire to achieve state - hood. As such, this underlying motivation of their never-ending fights is hard for the DRC nation to accommodate, while their geographic proximity to their fatherland as well as the availability of natural resources provide them with favorable conditions and easy means to believe in the success of their secessionist project. So, they keep trying and wagging war repeatedly.
    • Ethnonationalism and Conflict Resolution

      Kibiswa, Naupess K. (Globethics.net, 2015)
      Based on evidence collected and analyzed about repetitive armed conflicts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, Dr. Kibiswa establishes in this book that Bany2 armed group leaders, involved in insurgencies, fit into the two Van Evera’s criteria of ethnonationalist groups. Indeed, they display more loyalty to their ethnic group than to the DRC nation and are moved by their desire to achieve statehood. As such, this underlying motivation of their never-ending fights is hard for the DRC nation to accommodate, while their geographic proximity to their fatherland as well as the availability of natural resources provide them with favorable conditions and easy means to believe in the success of their secessionist project. So, they keep trying and waging war repeatedly.
    • Éthique de la non-violence

      Njojo, Kahwa (Globethics.net, 2013)
      "Qu’est ce que la non-violence ? Que pourrait apporter cette notion dans la recherche de la paix ? Le but de ce travail est de faire une lecture socio-théologique de quelques enseignements de Jésus sur la non-violence. L’analyse du concept de « non-violence » et l’étude exégétique de quelques passages des évangiles synoptiques permettront d’affirmer que Jésus est l’enseignant, le partisan et le pratiquant de la non-violence. Des implications socio-théologiques découleront de cet étude, pouvant contribuer à l’installation d’une culture de la non-violence dans le monde."
    • Ética de la investigación en ciencias sociales

      Santi, María Florencia (Globethics.net, 2016)
      El propósito de esta tesis de doctorado es hacer un análisis filosófico de los problemas éticos que pueden suscitarse en el contexto de las investigaciones de las ciencias sociales. El capítulo 1 tiene como propósito reconstruir brevemente la historia de la ética de la investigación social y dar cuenta de los desarrollos y debates académicos actuales en torno a estos temas. El capítulo 2 tiene describir las principales estrategias metodológicas de las ciencias sociales y realizar una aproximación a los problemas éticos. Los capítulos 3 y 4 se centran en el análisis particularizado de los problemas éticos de las investigaciones sociales a la luz de diversos conceptos clave: daño, riesgo, beneficio, autonomía, privacidad y confidencialidad. Los capítulos 5 y 6 abordan una temática novedosa: el análisis del concepto de vulnerabilidad y los problemas éticos que implica la inclusión de personas en situación de vulnerabilidad en estas investigaciones. Allí se presenta un nuevo concepto de vulnerabilidad que puede resultar más apropiado para el análisis ético de las investigaciones sociales que los conceptos actuales y contribuye al debate en torno a la ética y la investigación en ciencias sociales.
    • Ética de la investigación en ciencias sociales (2016)

      Santi, María Florencia (Globethics.net, 2016)
      "El propósito de esta tesis de doctorado es hacer un análisis filosófico de los problemas éticos que pueden suscitarse en el contexto de las investigaciones de las ciencias sociales. El capítulo 1 tiene como propósito reconstruir brevemente la historia de la ética de la investigación social y dar cuenta de los desarrollos y debates académicos actuales en torno a estos temas. El capítulo 2 tiene describir las principales estrategias metodológicas de las ciencias sociales y realizar una aproximación a los problemas éticos. Los capítulos 3 y 4 se centran en el análisis particularizado de los problemas éticos de las investigaciones sociales a la luz de diversos conceptos clave: daño, riesgo, beneficio, autonomía, privacidad y confidencialidad. Los capítulos 5 y 6 abordan una temática novedosa: el análisis del concepto de vulnerabilidad y los problemas éticos que implica la inclusión de personas en situación de vulnerabilidad en estas investigaciones."
    • Évangélisation et pratique holistique de conversion en Afrique

      Dea, Alexis Lékpéa (Globethics.net, 2015)
      "Qu’est-ce que l’évangélisme ? À quoi reconnait-on une Église évangélique ? Cette thèse veut rendre compte d’une rencontre et d’un changement global qui se produit dans les croyances, les pratiques religieuses, voire la vie tout court des populations Bété, Néyo, Kroumen, Guéré, Wobè et Dan de l’ouest ivoirien qui ont embrassé le christianisme. Il s’agit pour nous, dans un premier temps, de décrire leur conversion et de montrer comment les missionnaires, étrangers pour la plupart, ont entrepris l’implantation du christianisme, et dans un deuxième temps de montrer la manière dont ces conversions ont été perçues et vécues par les populations elles-mêmes."
    • Federalism in Nigeria

      Emmanuel, Monica (Globethics.net, 2016)
      "Nigeria is a product of the amalgamation of Northern and Southern British protectorates, that is the primary cause of the Nigeria’s political instability, ethnoreligious divisions and underdevelopment. Adopting a pragmatic constitutional approach that institutionalizes federal constitution would produce a promising political mechanism for addressing ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. Meanwhile the adoption of relevant political structure should be guided by the ethical and political comparative advantages of many different political structures. The originality of this doctoral research is based on findings from data analyses that show positive dispositions of respondents to adoption of a federal constitution to achieve stability in diversity and the current operation of unitary constitution as inappropriate. The study underlines that adoption and implementation of a federal constitution, fiscal federalism and secularism is sine-qua-non."
    • Financial Sustainability of Church Related Organizations

      Mawudor, Bright Gabriel (Globethics.net, 2016)
      Church Related Organizations (CROs) contribute largely to social and economic development. But many of them in developing countries are today facing a financial crisis due to many years of dependency on foreign donations for their diaconal work and as donor support declines. This empirical doctoral thesis in Business Management analyses key determinants for financial sustainability of CROs in Kenya. Key factors for financial sustainability are asset management, donor diversification, own income generation and the donor relations. The book is relevant for Board and management of CROs and other civil society organisations CSOs, for finance officers, for donors as well for students in business management.
    • Human Dignity in Managing Employees

      Héjj, Tibor (Globethics.net, 2019)
      The Academic, Church and Business sectors have been three independent worlds for too long. Only recently have the ideas and theories of one segment started to develop and generate a strong and acknowledged impact on the other sectors, cross-fertilizing each other. The aim of this thesis is to summarize how it is possible to derive from theology the kind of philosophical anthropology which can serve as a basis for the right management theory together with its implementation. It is based on the Church’s Catholic Social Teaching (CST), specifically on its prime pillar of “human dignity”, together with the related academic disciplines, while providing a useful performative approach for those in business. The conclusion is an alternative, holistic system, that considers the employees as persons, rather than economic factors.
    • Ijtihād Maqāṣidi

      Thahir, A. Halil (Globethics.net, 2019)
      In this book Islamic law is presented from various perspectives to find the common thread between the Sharia, Islamic law and Islamic jurisprudence. The discussion is focused on the characteristics and principles of Islamic law as a means of providing a general overview of how Islamic law should be positioned, especially in the efforts of formulating legal rules that seek to bring benefit for people. Islamic law is brought from its ideal concepts into practical usage. This works gives many concrete examples of the critical understanding of social behaviours in the Islamic society, such as Muslim clothing and the conduct of Muslim women, by providing meticulous hermeneutic analysis of the literature that is used as legitimation of certain religious conventions. This work instills a deep ethical understanding of the normative foundations of Islamic law in the global perspective.
    • Improving Sustainable Performance of SMEs

      Bürgi, Jörg F. W. (Globethics.net, 2014)
      "This thesis aims to design and develop a comprehensive SME model and measuring tool and to close the narrowing gap of research concerned with performance optimization in SMEs. This study focuses on the positions of 27 individual SMEs concerning specific issues against their societal, economic and physical context."
    • Intelligence Reform in the Post-Dictatorial Democratic Republic of Congo

      Kasuku, John (Globethics.net, 2016)
      "While the current body of knowledge on the role of intelligence services in post-colonial Africa emphasises the protection of dictatorial regimes and poor governance of the security sector as the main contributing factors to the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of African intelligence services, this book offers a critical analysis of the missions assigned to intelligence agencies during different periods of DRC’s political history and demonstrates that Congolese intelligence services rather efficiently protected Western interests during the Cold War period, when the West was competing with the Soviet Union over the control of the African continent. During this period, for over three decades, they incidentally protected the political leadership, which is the key role for intelligence services in virtually all states."
    • John of Damascus and Heresy

      Mushagalusa, Timothee (Globethics.net, 2017)
      This study investigates the understanding of heresy and the heretic according to Saint John of Damascus. For him, a heretic was any Christian who, by wilful choice, departs from the one orthodox tradition by adopting a personal opinion on the common faith which he intends to institute as sole truth. Our research is divided into two parts and aims to apply John of Damascus’ understanding of the recurring identity of the Christian heretic and his behaviour. By using historical-theological, interdisciplinary and diachronical approaches, the author demonstrates through two case studies, namely, the Dutch Reformed Churches and Apartheid, and Kimbanguism, that this Church Father, who is the ‘seal of the patristic era,’ remains a relevant authority for our comprehension of heresy and the heretic.