Proceedings of a conference held July 8-11, 2006 in Padua, Italy.
"In June 2006 [sic i.e. 8-12 July 2006] over four hundred Catholic moral theologians from all over the world gathered in Padua, Italy, to take part in the first international, cross-cultural conversation on theological ethics. .... In this collection our focus us on the field of applied ethics. From the 120 papers from around the world originally presented at this conference, all focused on issues of critical global, social, political, and economic concern, we present 30 that represent the key challenges that lie ahead". -- Intro.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents divided into seven main parts: Globalization, Justice, and Environment -- Gender -- War and Peace -- HIV/AIDS -- Bioethics and Social Justice -- Sexuality and Marriage -- Challenges to Method in Moral Theology.
Contents: Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Cross-cultural Conversations: Applied Ethics in a World Church / Linda Hogan -- Opting for the Poor in the Face of Growing Poverty / Humberto Miguel Yanez -- An Ethical Analysis of Globalization from an Indian Perspective / John Chathanatt -- Globalization and African Economic Reform / Aquiline Tarimo -- Globalization and Free Trade Agreements: Ethical Analysis and Alternatives / Kenneth M. Weare -- Setting Aside Some Economic Paradigms / Alejandro C. Llorente -- A Ringing Endorsement of Capitalism ? The Influence of the Neo-liberal Agenda on Official Catholic Social Teaching / Johan Verstraeten -- Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church and the Ethic of the Environment / Karl Golser -- Reflections on the Relationship between Ecology and Theological Ethics / Simon Morandini -- Becoming Better Samaritans: The Quest for New Models of Doing Social-economic Justice in Africa / Teresia Hinga -- Women's Perspectives in Bioethics: A Case Study from Tribal India / Pushpa Joseph -- Gendered Identity Formation and Moral Theology / Christine E. Gudorf -- A Tale of Two Presumptions: The Development of Roman Catholic Just War Theory / William Werpehowski -- A New 'Casus Belli' ? Counterproliferation in an Age of Terrorism / Kenneth R. Himes -- AIDS, Africa, and the "Age of Miraculous Medicine": Naming the Silences / Emmanuel Katongole -- Ethics of HIV/AIDS Prevention: Paradigms of a New Discourse from an African Perspective / Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator -- HIV/AIDS in Africa: An Urgent Task for an Inculturated Theological Ethic / Paul Chummar -- Who Sinned ? AIDS-Related Stigma and the Church / Gillian Paterson -- Religion in the AIDS Crisis: Irrelevance, Adversary, or Ally ? The Case of the Catholic Church / Bertrand Lebouche, Jean-Francois Malherbe, Christian Trepo, and Raymond Lemieux -- The Contribution of Theology to Bioethical Discussion / Jose Roque Junges -- Multinational Biomedical Research in Impoverished Communities Toward a Theory of Global Social Justice / Jorge Jose Ferrer -- Embryo Adoption: Expanding the Terms of the Debate / Darlene Fozard Weaver -- Nutrition and Hydration in the Care of Terminally Ill Patients: Ethical and Theological Challenges / Marie-Jo Thiel -- A Contextual Approach to the Practical Tradition of Hospital Care / Catherine Fino -- The Fragility of Marriage: Concerning Methodology in Christian Ethics / Philippe Bordeyne -- "What God Has Joined Together": The Specifically Christian Quality of Conjugal Love / Aristide Fumagalli -- The Truly Human Sexual Act and Complementarity: Proposing a Reconstruction / Todd A. Saltzman and Michael G. Lawler -- The Use of Sociological Studies to Confirm or Critique Roman Catholic Sexual Ethics / Michael J. Hartwig -- Contraception: Is Dialogue Possible between Proportionalism and the Ethic of Virtue ? / Gustavo Irrazabal -- Benedict XVI's 'Deus Caritas Est': An Ethical Analysis / Stephen J. Pope -- Tolerance, Pluralism, and Religious Truth / Johan De Tavernier.
"It is now twenty years since HIV/AIDS came out of the shadows. Then, church facilities were among the first to respond to the challenge. Ever since, churches have been deeply involved, with the Catholic Church alone supporting around 25% of all HIV/AIDS care worldwide. But the epidemic continues to escalate, accompanied by complaints that religious organizations do more harm than good when it comes to HIV prevention. .... The aim of this article is to throw some light on the challenges facing church leaders, as they grapple with the consequences of this new commitment (p. )".
Contents: A new commitment -- Saving lives, saving souls -- Silence and stigma: the biggest enemies -- Chastity or common sense ? -- Church leadership and national strategy -- Training and theological formation -- How can I help ? -- Endnotes.
E-mail correspondence of 28 January 2004 with Linda Hartke of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance advised that: "The [discussion] papers were produced in 2003 in this format. They were written in 2002.".
Paper also available in PDF format for download from web site: http://www.e-alliance.ch/media/media-3860.pdf
"This collection of essays has been produced about the same time as HM Government's second White Paper on international development, `Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor' which was published in December 2000. It has been designed to be read alongside the White Paper offering comments from distinctively Christian points of view on many of the issues raised in it." -- Intro. p. xiii.
"How can governments, international organizations and civil society work together to ensure that globalization works to the advantage, rather than the detriment, of the world's poor ? This question remains central to recent debates about globalization. Looking at diverse areas such as international development, world trade, HIV/AIDS and e-commerce, this collection of essays helps Christians to grapple with the complexity of globalization and what it means to be Christian in a global context." -- back cover.
Contents: Contributors -- Foreword / Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark, Chair, Board for Social Responsibility -- Introduction / Humphrey Taylor, Bishop of Selby, Chair, International and Development Affairs Committee -- Globalization and the Church : an overview / Ian Linden -- The Role of the Church in overseas development / Kevin Ward -- General Synod and international development : the triumph of hope over experience / Charles Reed -- The UK's aid programme / John Montagu -- HIV/AIDS : a window on development / Gillian Paterson -- The Environment : treading more lightly on the earth / David Gosling -- The Role of business in development / Peter Malcolm -- Corruption : good governance vs Corruption Incorporated / Karl Ziegler -- Trade / Jennifer Potter -- Global Institutions / Claire Melamed -- The Silent word still speaks : globalization and the interpretation of Scripture / Peter Selby -- The World Faiths Development Dialogue : an interfaith response to poverty and development in an age of globalization / Wendy Tyndale -- Addressing exclusion in an urbanizing world / Andrew Davey -- The Role of British mission agencies and dioceses in international development / Mark Oxbrow -- Christian Aid and the Church of England : partners in development / Daleep Mukarji.
"Vividly recounting the stories of women in many countries, this book shows how the AIDS crisis makes improving the status of women not only a matter of theology and ethics but of health and survival. That in turn challenges churches, which often justify and even collude with forces that subordinate women, to change attitudes and to undertake new initiatives in their ministries of healing and hope" -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Whole Women -- African Spring -- His and Hers: A Note on Gender Analysis -- Casa Cambalache -- Brazil and the Body Beautiful -- Indian Summer -- Sons of Mary, Daughters of Eve -- Love in a Time of AIDS -- Book List.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography, p. 62.
"The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recognizes and values the efforts carried out by religious groups in care and treatment of people living with HIV infection and AIDS. This is the first of what UNAIDS hopes will be several documents reporting on the work of leaders from different religions (Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist) addressing the challenge of HIV and AIDS from their own religious perspective. .... In order to start this process of collaboration UNAIDS supported a workshop to which 62 leading academic theologians from Christian traditions were invited. It took place in Windhoek, Namibia in [8-11] December 2003". -- Background, p. .
Contents: Background -- Acknowledgements -- Acronyms -- Foreword -- Workshop participants and additional signatories -- Outcome from the workshop : HIV and AIDS related stigma : a framework for theological reflection -- Speeches.
Speeches: HIV and AIDS: the challenge and the context: stigma and discrimination: incarnation and the Namibian experience / Richard W. Bauer -- Why should Churches respond to issues of stigma and discrimination in reaction to HIV and AIDS ? / Robert J. Vitillo -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: living with the experience / Johannes Petrus Heath -- Conceptualizing stigma / Gillian Paterson -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: possible theological approaches: stigma and Christian theology / Enda MacDonald -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: implications for theological education, research, communication and community: stigma: implications for the theological agenda / Denise Ackerman -- HIV- and AIDS-related stigma: responding to the challenge: stigma: communicating the message, influencing church leaders and members / Musa Dube.
Anglican participants are: the Rev. Dr. Denise Ackermann and the Rev. Johannes Petrus Heath, both of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.
"In this book, the author reflects insightfully on the key questions that face women -- and men -- in the churches today, drawing on the lessons of the [Ecumenical] Decade [of Churches in Solidarity with Women], and also on her own considerable experience of the ecumenical movement. Further light is shed on these issues through a series of seven `Windows', which select biblical stories relating to the issues discussed and offer an imaginative retelling of them from the point of view of the (usually silent) women actors in them" -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction / Gillian Paterson -- The Road to Harare -- With Fear and Great Joy : Mary Magdalene and the Garden Tomb -- A New Community -- Good News for the Poor : Mary of Nazareth and the Nazareth Sermon -- Let the Children be Fed First ? : The Syro-Phoenician Woman -- Which Women ? -- Water in the Wilderness : The Story of Hagar -- Your Story is My Story -- The Flame of God : The Song of Songs -- The Great Taboos -- Choosing the Better Part : Martha and Mary -- Um Cantico Novo -- Living Water : The Samaritan Woman -- Bibliography.
"The material upon which this book is based relates to the Christian Medical College,Vellore [Tamil Nadu], South India. However, it is not so much a book about the CMC, but rather one one the dilemmas that confront all institutions engaged in health-care delivery in the 1990s, wherever they are. It is about needs and resources, and the problems of bringing them together. In the light of the ethic of 'wholeness', it explores some of the ideas that surround a Christian approach to healing." -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword -- Thanks dated April 1993 / Giillian Paterson -- Introduction -- A Place in the Sun -- Signs of the Times -- Redefining Mystery -- The Road to Shalom -- Good for the Poor ? -- Science, Technology and Human Need -- Sharing It -- Voices from the Margins -- A Global Family -- New Melodies -- Whose Ministry ?