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The need for global values in a globalised world is combined with the need for contextual identity. New nationalisms, protectionisms and fundamentalisms are mixed with a globalised pluralistic relativism. Are global values threatened by particular values? Find answers within the 32 articles of this book. In each of the articles the authors, who are all in one way or another linked to Globethics.net, writing from one of four continents, focus and develop on a particular value or virtue in a specific geographic, cultural or religious context. Many of them also give an input to the understanding of the value-basis of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and give orientation for "values-driven leadership", a key vision and mission of Globethics.net.--------------------The thirst for ethical orientation and the call for values can be seenand heard worldwide. In times of fast changes, unpredictable environmentalthreats, economic volatility, multicultural pluralism and religiousextremism, people look for stable foundations. The need for global valuesand global ethics in a globalized world is combined with the needfor contextual identity. New nationalisms, fascisms, protectionisms andfundamentalisms are mixed with a globalized, pluralistic Google-Facebook-Baidu-media world where anything seems to be relative. Areglobal values threatened by particular values? Find answers in the articlesof this book.Goals of this BookThis compilation of 32 articles aims at contributing to various goals:Highlight challenges of global values and virtues in a multipolar interconnectedand divided world; show normative needs for global and contextualvalues and virtues; develop in each article the content of onevalue or virtue in a specific geographic, cultural or religious context;give an input to the understanding of the value-basis of the UNSustainableDevelopment Goals SDGs; contribute to the interpretationof Globethics.net’s vision, mission and values; contribute to the deepermeaning of the new Strategy 2016-2020 of Globethics.net with its slogan“Values-driven Leadership for Life and Sustainable Development”;celebrate the transition in leadership (President and Executive Director)of Globethics.net.Values and Virtues: Four Parts of the BookThe book has four parts:1 Balancing Global and Contextual: three articles of the editors as overviewon global ethics, values and challenges.2 Values in Leadership: twelve articles on twelve core values from authorsfrom ten countries from four continents and two global collectivetexts.3 Virtues in Leadership: twelve articles on twelve core virtues from authorsfrom eight countries from three continents.4 Values and Virtues by Sector: six articles on six different sectors ofsociety from authors from five countries from five continents.What is the difference between values and virtues? Values are fundamentalorientations and benchmarks for individuals and institutionssuch as justice and peace. They build the ethical frame for persons andsociety as a whole in long term perspective. The prioritisation of valuesmay change during a lifespan of a biography or in a context of a society,but the core remains constant over time. Virtues are ethical norms forindividual behaviour such as honesty or modesty. Such core virtues arecommon in all cultures, religions and value-systems since they build thebasis for all human relations. But their contextual implementation andprioritisation can differ a lot.
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