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Responsible Leadership

Global and Contextual Ethical Perspectives



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Responsible Leadership: Global and Contextual Ethical Perspectives
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Leadership models and values change in a fast changing globalised world. The responsible use of power is a key factor to good governance and a human life in dignity in all sectors of society. How can the respect for the cultural and religious diversity of values be combined with common perspectives of responsible leadership in the one world? In forty contributions, ethicists and other experts from 21 countries from five continents give surprising and challenging answers in four areas: family leadership, religious leadership, business leadership and political leadership. A reader for church and business leaders, for politicians and journalists, for teachers, students and scholars -- and parents.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Stewards and 'Careholders': A Christian Ethical Perspective; Engendering Leadership: A Christian Feminist Perspective from India; Family Leadership Shift in China: Preliminary Perspectives for a Confucian and Christian Dialogue; Responsible Family Leadership: Traditional and Christian Approaches in Cameroon; Women Leadership in the Korean Salimist Concept; Leadership in Ethical Families: A North American Perspective; Family Leadership in Africa; Marriage Responsibilities: An Orthodox View from the Middle East; Responsible Leadership in Education and Development: An African Perspective; Holistic Leadership in Education: An African Call; Parish Leadership: A Protestant Minority Perspective from Eastern Europe/Romania; Theological Leadership in Christian-Muslim Encounters: An Indonesian Perspective; Religious Leadership of a Majority Church: The Case of the Orthodox Church of Greece; Gender Responsibility in Religious Leadership; Women Church Leaders in Protestant Churches; Theology and Pluralistic Ethics: An Indonesian Muslim Perspective; Church Leadership is Challenged: A Perspective on Christian & African Values; Corruption and Integrity: A Call to Churches in Malaysia; Fighting Corruption in and by Churches. An Important Task of Church Leaders; Code of Leadership Adopted by the National Council of Churches in India, 2004; African Church Leadership: Between Christ, Cultures and Conflicts; Religious Statistics in Russia: A Challenge for Religious Leadership; Business Leadership and Sustainable Development: A Perspective of Corporate Social Responsibility; Can Business Ethics be Inter-religious? An Indonesian Perspective; Business Responsibility: An American Christian Perspective; Business Leadership and Social Responsibility in a Transition Country: A Russian Orthodox Perspective; The Russian Orthodox Church and Economic Ethics: Efforts at the Turn of the Millennium; Code of Moral Principles and Rules of Economic Activity Adopted by the 8th World Russian People's Council in Moscow, 2004; Strengthening the Common Good: The Responsibility of States, Investors and International Organisations; Responsible Political Leadership; Politics of Responsibility and Responsibility of Politics. A Perspective of Political Ethics on Presidential Election in the USA; Political Leadership in Latin America: A Christian Perspective; Reaffirming Life: Political Leadership in Defence of Humanity; Congolese Leaders Face Genetically Modified Organisms; Responsible Politics in Africa and South Africa: A Feminist Perspective; Leadership, Moral Values & and Democracy: A Glimpse from Latin America; Popular Leadership in a Context of Oppression: A Latin American Liberation Perspective; Leadership in Social Movements in Asia; Responsible Leadership in Disaster Reduction: A Global Perspective; Elements for Responsible Leadership.

Author Biography

Christoph Stuckelberger is Founder and Chairperson of, Director of the Institute for Theology and Ethics of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches and Professor of Ethics, University of Basel. Jesse N K Mugambi is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, Professor Extraordinarius at the University of South Africa in Pretoria, Member of the World Council of Churches Working Group on Climate Change.
Release date NZ
March 13th, 2008
Edited by Christoph Stuckelberger Edited by Jesse N.K. Mugambi
Country of Publication
World Council of Churches (WCC Publications)
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