Spirituality And Ethics In Education

Author by : Hanan A. Alexander
Languange : en
Publisher by : Spirituality & Ethics in Education S.
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Description : Visions of the "good life” are conspicuously absent in contemporary culture. This has sent people searching for a sense of spirituality within themselves, in their communities and traditions, and in the transcendent that lies beyond space and time. Contemporary education has abandoned a connection with spirituality and has failed as a consequence to cultivate goodness in people. Yet there is a deep connection between ethics, spirituality, and education. For spiritual visions respond to our quest for a moral life, and the first task of education is to initiate people into communities that celebrate such as life. ... The book is divided into three main sections: (1) calls for spirituality and ethics in education, (2) relations between the spiritual and the ethical in education, and (3) spiritual and ethical traditions and practices in education. Themes include education for justice, hope, and reconciliation; Jesus as teacher; spirituality and violence; spirituality and citizenship; the spirituality of Arab children in Israel and Palestine; spirituality and children in the Jewish tradition; spirituality and humanistic education; the dangers of spirituality in education; personal and collective spirituality in education; liturgy and literature in spiritual education; and spirituality and peace education. Spirituality and Ethics in Education provides an international, multicultural, interfaith forum concerning the philosophical, theological, and practical foundations of ethics in spiritual education for a rapidly


Reclaiming Goodness

Author by : Hanan A. Alexander
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Notre Dame Pess
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Description : Reclaiming Goodness: Education and the Spiritual Quest begins with the premise that sound models for achieving both spiritual fulfillment and the "good life" are lacking in contemporary culture. Arguing that contemporary education is responsible for having abandoned spirituality and the cultivation of goodness in people, Hanan A. Alexander advances a definition of spirituality which acknowledges an integral connection to education. Reclaiming Goodness charts a way to reintegrate ethical and spiritual values with the values of critical thought and reason. Written in accessible and non-technical prose, it will be of interest to professional educators as well as to a wider audience.


Spirituality Ethics Religion And Teaching

Author by : Robert J. Nash
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Publisher by : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Description : Annotation Robert J. Nash (education and social services, U. of Vermont) shares insights gained through 35 years of teaching in a public university. The volume centers around his struggle (as a self- described "postmodern agnostic skeptic") to create a spirituality of teaching. Through this autobiographical narrative, Nash examines topics such as the politics of education, finding faith in honest doubt, and moral constructivism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Crossroads

Author by : Council for Spiritual & Ethical Education (CSEE)
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Spirituality And Ethics In Management

Author by : László Zsolnai
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The signi? cance of “spirituality in management” is acquiring considerable international recognition. It is one of the “hottest” emerging ? elds in management. A number of recent events underscore this development. In February 2000 the Indian Institute of Management organized a “Corporate Reputation for Competitive Advantage” workshop in Calcutta, which focused on spirituality, ethics and leadership. The conference “Business, Religion and Spirituality” was held at the University of Notre Dame in April th 2000. In April 2001 the International Academy of Business Disciplines held its 13 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida and had a track on Spirituality in Organizations. In April 2002 a world conference was organized in New York entitled “Spirit in Business: Ethics, Mindfulness and the Bottom Line. ” These and other important scienti? c events clearly show that spirituality is no longer considered to be purely a matter of individual search, and is becoming more and more recognized in management and business ethics circles. Our “Spirituality in Management” workshop was held in July 1–3, 2001 in Szeged, Hungary. It was jointly organized by the Business Ethics Center of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Department for the Study of Religion of the University of Szeged. Scholars and practitioners from 13 countries represented disciplines as diverse as economics, business, management studies, philosophy, theology, sociology, and medical anthropology. Participants included PETER PRUZAN, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark); S. K.


Exploring Religion And Ethics

Author by : Peta Goldburg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : EXPLORING RELIGION AND ETHICS is written by leading educators and experienced practising teachers to meet the requirements of the Religion and Ethics SAS in Queensland. It offers a vast array of learning opportunities that draw on a three-tiered model of personal, relational and spiritual dimensions, and encourages students to explore how these dimensions relate to their own religious beliefs. It features: Clear concise and student-friendly language that caters for different learning abilities and styles Learning and assessment activities that engage and extend students A wide range of valuable time-saving teacher support resources for additional classwork, homework and assessment are available on Cambridge GO.


Spirituality Philosophy And Education

Author by : David Carr
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The possibilities and importance of a spiritual dimension to education are subjects receiving increased consideration from educational practitioners, policymakers and philosophers. Spirituality, Philosophy and Education brings together contributions to the debate by a team of renowned philosophers of education. They bring to this subject a depth of scholarly and philosophical sophistication that was previously missing, and between them offer a wide-ranging exploration and analysis of what spiritual values have to offer contemporary education. The contributors address such subjects as what we mean by 'spiritual values'; scholarship and spirituality; spirituality and virtue; spirituality, science and morality; the shaping of character; the value of spiritual learning; spiritual development and the curriculum and many others. All students of the philosophy of education and anyone interested in how spiritual values might play a part in informing education policy and practice will find this stimulating collection a rich source of ideas and a major addition to the thinking on the meaning, role and possibilities of spirituality in education.


Global Perspectives On Spirituality And Education

Author by : Jacqueline Watson
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In recent decades, and around the world, much attention has been given to the role of spirituality in the education of children and young people. While educationalists share many common goals and values in nurturing the spiritual lives of children and young people, national and regional cultures, religions and politics have impacted on the approaches scholars and practitioners have adopted in their investigations and practices. The different contexts across nations and regions mean that educators face quite distinct conditions in which to frame their approaches to spiritual education and research, and the nature and impact of these differences is not yet understood. This book brings together thinkers from around the globe and sets them the task of explaining how their research on children’s spirituality and education has been shaped by the historical, cultural, religious and political contexts of the geographic region in which they work. The book presents contributions in three sections – Europe and Israel, Australasia, and The Americas– and concludes with a chapter highlighting what is common and what is contextually unique about global approaches to spirituality and education.


Spirituality In College Students Lives

Author by : Matthew J. Mayhew
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "Spirituality in College Students' Lives draws on data from a large-scale national survey examining the spiritual development of undergraduates and how colleges and universities can be more effective in facilitating students' spiritual growth. In this book, contributors from the fields of education, psychology, sociology, social work, and religion present research-based studies that explore the importance of students' spirituality and the impact of the college experience on their spiritual development. Offering a wide range of theoretical perspectives and worldviews, this volume also includes reflections from distinguished researchers and practitioners which highlight implications for practice. This original edited collection explores: Emerging theoretical frames and analytical approaches; differences in spiritual expressions and experiences among sub-populations; the impact of campus contexts; and how college experiences shape spiritual outcomes. Spirituality in College Students' Lives is an important resource for higher education and student affairs faculty, administrators, and practitioners interested in nurturing the inner lives of college students"--


Gateways To Spirituality

Author by : Peter W. Cobb
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Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : Gateways to Spirituality: Pre-School through Grade Twelve focuses on spiritual formation in American pre-collegiate education. Its fifteen contributors advance distinctive views about the connections that exist between spirituality, learning, social and ethical consciousness, and community life. The book will be useful to educators who wish to acknowledge youth spirituality in ways that are informed, fair, constitutional, and inclusive. School administrators, teachers, counselors, and chaplains who are interested in issues of liberal education and spirituality, who wish to take religious diversity and spiritual identity seriously, and who offer courses in religious studies will find Gateways to Spirituality an invaluable resource.


Re Enchanting Education And Spiritual Wellbeing

Author by : Marian de Souza
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Education is in a constant state of renewal internationally where it responds to a number of pressing social, political and cultural issues. Processes of globalization, a number of conflicts and acts of terror, economic and environmental crises have led to large waves of migration and asylum seekers arriving in countries with the hope of finding safer and more stable places to settle. This, in turn, has led to cultural and religious pluralism being a key characteristic of many societies with corresponding issues of belonging and identity. As well, for many people, there has been a shifting influence of and allegiance away from traditional religious frameworks with the emergence of new religious movements, both peaceful and violent, and a rise in popularity of spirituality and non-religious worldviews which provide alternate frameworks for living healthy and ethical lives. In order to prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s world, one which is confronted by a range of risks and crises and which is being shaped by rapidly changing technologies, educators and researchers are investigating new ways of equipping students to deal with these challenges and opportunities, including the nurturing of spiritual wellbeing. This book brings together the voices of many experienced educators to discuss ways to re-enchant education and re-enliven learning programs in response to these 21st century issues in an increasingly global and interconnected world. It examines a range of international contexts, including secular and religious educational settings, and provides an avenue for visionary voices that identify problems and offer solutions to help shape a more promising education system that will prepare children more constructively and beneficially to flourish in their future worlds.


Spirituality Ethics And Care

Author by : Simon Robinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care.


The Routledge International Handbook Of Education Religion And Values

Author by : James Arthur
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The academic fields of religion and values have become the focus of renewed interest in contemporary thinking about human activity and its motivations. The Routledge International Handbook of Education, Religion and Values explores and expands upon a range of international research related to this revival. The book provides an authoritative overview of global issues in religion and values, surveying the state of the academic area in contributions covering a wide range of topics. It includes emerging, controversial, and cutting-edge contributions, as well as investigations into more established areas. International authorities Arthur and Lovat have brought together experts from across the world to examine the complexity of the field of study. The handbook is organised around four key topics, which focus on both the importance of religion and values as broad fields of human enquiry, as well as in their application to education, inter-agency work and cross-cultural endeavours: -The Conceptual World of Religion and Values -Religion and Values in Education -Religion and Values in Inter-agency Work -Religion and Values in Cross-cultural Work. This comprehensive reference work combines theoretical and empirical research of international significance, and will be valuable reading for students, researchers and academics in the field of education.


Leadership Ethics Spirituality

Author by : J. Thomas Whetstone
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : A practical guide for anyone called to be a good leader, Leadership Ethics & Spirituality explains why and how you can be both effective and ethical as a successful leader while walking by faith. From a biblical worldview, it draws upon leadership research and ethics theory to explain what practices and character qualities you need to be a good leader and how you can develop and apply them successfully to the challenges faced in twenty-first-century organizations effectively, ethically, and with spiritual-mindedness. Although written primarily to Christian leaders, it offers useful insights for those from other spiritual traditions and perspectives as well.


International Handbook Of Education For Spirituality Care And Wellbeing

Author by : Marian de Souza
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Acknowledging and understanding spiritual formation is vital in contemporary education. This book explores the dynamic relationship between education and wellbeing. It examines the theory underpinning the practice of education in different societies where spirituality and care are believed to be at the heart of all educational experiences. The book recognizes that, regardless of the context or type of educational experience, education is a caring activity in which the development of the whole person - body, mind and spirit - is a central aim for teachers and educators in both formal and informal learning. The chapters in this handbook present and discuss topics that focus on spirituality as an integral part of human experience and, consequently, essential to educational programs which aim to address personal and communal identity, foster resilience, empathy and compassion, and promote meaning and connectedness.


Global Perspectives On Spirituality And Education

Author by : Jacqueline Watson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In recent decades, and around the world, much attention has been given to the role of spirituality in the education of children and young people. While educationalists share many common goals and values in nurturing the spiritual lives of children and young people, national and regional cultures, religions and politics have impacted on the approaches scholars and practitioners have adopted in their investigations and practices. The different contexts across nations and regions mean that educators face quite distinct conditions in which to frame their approaches to spiritual education and research, and the nature and impact of these differences is not yet understood. This book brings together thinkers from around the globe and sets them the task of explaining how their research on children’s spirituality and education has been shaped by the historical, cultural, religious and political contexts of the geographic region in which they work. The book presents contributions in three sections – Europe and Israel, Australasia, and The Americas– and concludes with a chapter highlighting what is common and what is contextually unique about global approaches to spirituality and education.


Holistic Religious Education Is It Possible

Author by : Sturla Sagberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Waxmann Verlag
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Description : This book discusses the possibility of a holistic approach to religious education, taking into account religious and cultural diversity, different aspects of secularisation and different academic disciplines that inform the subject. Issues discussed are the view of children as spiritual and religious subjects, identity formation, the concept of child theology, the relationship between faith and morality, the meaning of spirituality, the notion of wonder as an inroad to learning, religion as culture, and the meaning of holism. A point of departure is taken in a typology of attitudes to religion in public education, and the line of reason ends in a search for viable metaphors for holistic religious education. Sturla Sagberg (born 1951) is professor of religious education and ethics at Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education in Trondhem, Norway. He has a doctoral degree in theology, and has for many decades taught and done research related to teacher training as well as to church education. He has published several books in Norwegian, of which the latest translates into Religion, Values and Formation: Children and the big questions in life. Many of his articles in books and journals are written in English.


Spirituality Ethics And The Meaning Of Work A Philosophical Perspective

Author by : Albert Allan Anderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : ICFAI Books
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Description : Spirituality shapes human existence. This book attempts to see philosophy as an essential element in every workplace. Ethical issues and concerns should be part of the workplace. Downsizing, the meaning of work, etc., are discussed here.


Spirituality In Higher Education

Author by : Heewon Chang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This collection of articles explores how a wide range of academics-- diverse in location, rank and discipline-- understand and express how they deal with spirituality in their professional lives and how they integrate spirituality in teaching, research, administration, and advising. The contributors also analyze the culture of academia and its challenges to the spiritual development of those involved. Twenty chapter authors--from a variety of faith traditions--discuss the ways in which their own beliefs have affected their journeys through higher education. By using an autoethnographic, self-analytical lens, this collection shows how various spiritualities have influenced how higher education is understood, taught and performed. The book will stimulate debate and conversations on a topic traditionally ignored in academia


The Workplace And Spirituality

Author by : Joan Marques
Languange : en
Publisher by : SkyLight Paths Publishing
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Description : Offering new perspectives for a spiritual approach to work, each of the contributors to this innovative resource is a business leader, teacher, speaker, or writer on the topic of workplace spirituality.


Encouraging Authenticity And Spirituality In Higher Education

Author by : Arthur W. Chickering
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive resource that addresses the growing movement for incorporating spirituality as an important aspect of the meaning and purpose of higher education. Written by Arthur W. Chickering, Jon C. Dalton, and Leisa Stamm—experts in the field of educational leadership and policy—Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education shows how to encourage increased authenticity and spiritual growth among students and education professionals by offering alternative ways of knowing, being, and doing. Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education includes a rich array of examples to guide the integration of authenticity and spirituality in curriculum, student affairs, community partnerships, assessment, and policy issues. Many of these illustrative examples represent specific policies and programs that have successfully been put in place at diverse institutions across the country. In addition, the authors cover the theoretical, historical, and social perspectives on religion and higher education and examine the implications for practice. They include the results of recent court cases that deal with church-state issues and offer recommendations that pose no legal barrier to implementation.


Children S Voices

Author by : Annemie Dillen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peeters Pub & Booksellers
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Description : This book deals with themes concerning religious education and the spirituality of children. Throughout the seventeen chapters, the book stimulates a scholarly discussion about children and theology. The book makes clear that classical Christian theology can benefit from taking seriously children's voices and reflections about children. The volume demonstrates how nuanced and interdisciplinary reflections can be relevant for Christian and social practices of adults with children and how these practices can influence theology. This volume asks the following questions: - Why is it important that we hear the 'voices of children' and what does this mean for how we treat children and relate to them? - What do the 'voices of children' express? How do children experience society and, in particular, religion, and what do they have to say about it? - What do the 'voices of children' mean for theology, ethics and religious education? In what way can our theology change when we see reality from the perspective of children? This book consists of five parts. In the first part the reader receives an overview of the current challenges concerning children and spirituality. The two chapters of this part offer an introduction to contemporary thinking about children, theology and spirituality and the place of 'children's voices' within this scope. The second part refers to biblical sources for contemporary theological reflection on children. The third part contains pedagogical and ethical reflections on children, as well as a view from practical theology about children in the world and the responsibility of churches. This third part looks mainly at children in relation to society, both in the past and in the present. The fourth part focuses on children living in the family, which is seen as a domestic church. The fifth part takes up the theme of children's spirituality again, showing children's own spiritual reflection and ways of theologizing with children in church and family contexts, by communication, literature and all forms of religious education and/or catechesis.


Spirituality Religiousness And Health

Author by : Giancarlo Lucchetti
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book provides an overview of the research on spirituality, religiousness and health, including the most important studies, conceptualization, instruments for measurement, types of studies, challenges, and criticisms. It covers essential information on the influence of spirituality and religiousness (S/R) in mental and physical health, and provides guidance for its use in clinical practice. The book discusses the clinical implications of the research findings, including ethical issues, medical/health education, how to take a spiritual history, and challenges in addressing these issues, all based on studies showing the results of incorporating S/R in clinical practice. It contains case reports to facilitate learning, and suggests educational strategies to facilitate teaching S/R to health professionals and students.


Ethical Considerations At The Intersection Of Psychiatry And Religion

Author by : John Peteet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Psychiatry and religion/spirituality (R/S) share an interest in human flourishing, a concern with beliefs and values, and an appreciation for community. Yet historical tensions between science and religion continue to impede dialogue, leaving clinicians uncertain about how to approach ethical questions arising between them. When are religious practices such as scrupulosity disordered? What distinguishes healthy from unhealthy religion? How should a therapist approach a patient's existential, moral or spiritual distress? What should clinicians do with patients' R/S convictions about faith healing, same-sex relationships, or obligations to others? Discussions of psychiatric ethics have traditionally emphasized widely accepted principles, generally admired virtues, and cultural competence. Relatively little attention has been devoted to the ways that R/S inform the values of patients and their clinicians, shape preferred virtues, and interact with culture. Ethical Considerations at the Intersection of Psychiatry and Religion aims to give mental health professionals a conceptual framework for understanding the role of R/S in ethical decision-making and serve as practical guidance for approaching challenging cases. Part I addresses general considerations, including the basis of therapeutic values in a pluralistic context, the nature of theological and psychiatric ethics, spiritual issues arising in diagnosis and treatment, unhealthy and harmful uses of religion, and practical implications of personal spirituality. Part II examines how these considerations apply in specific contexts: inpatient and outpatient, consultation-liaison, child and adolescent, geriatric, disability, forensic, community, international, addiction and disaster and emergency psychiatry, as well as in the work of religious professionals, ethics committees, psychiatric education, and research. Thick descriptions of case examples analyzed using the framework of Jonson and Winslow show the clinical relevance of understanding the contributions of religion and spirituality to patient preferences, quality of life, decision making, and effective treatment.


Religion And Spirituality

Author by : Martin Dowson
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : Religion and spirituality make critical contributions to an inclusive vision for the welfare of minorities, the marginalized and other disadvantaged groups in societies and cultures around the globe. Religious movements and spiritual traditions work to improve social outcomes for disenfranchised groups by enriching educational, political, and social agendas, and by providing a wide variety of justice-driven programs and services. Values underpinning these services include the dignity of the human person, the sanctity of human life, the foundational role of families and communities, the transformative power of learning, and the advancement of shared personal and social rights and responsibilities. These values act as a counter-balance to other attitudes and values that may impede pro-social cohesion and development. Drawing on diverse religious and spiritual perspectives and traditions, this new volume provides exciting and enriching examples of theory, research and practice that directly contribute to our understanding of how religion and spirituality promote and facilitate social justice and equity in diverse social and cultural contexts – with a particular focus on educational settings, contexts, processes and outcomes. Religious communities invest heavily in schools, colleges and universities in the belief that these educational institutions enable them to inculcate into their membership the kinds of moral values and qualities that lie at the heart of their spiritual teachings. Looking beyond the sacred-secular impasse, religious organisations attempt to provide a "education for life" which draws from both the scientia of science and the sapientia of religion and spirituality. These depth-dimensions provide the pool of values which enable citizens to enact equity, mercy and justice in society in the name of God and for the sake of humanity. The chapters which comprise this volume demonstrate the possibility of a healthy integration between religion and education from a truly global, transdisciplinary and ecumenical perspective. From contexts within Asia, Africa, the USA and Australia, and from disciplines ranging from ethics to social work, from health to educational curriculum, from personal identity to community-consciousness; this volume makes a unique contribution to the theory and practice of the educational and religious inter-face. It is a contribution which holds a great deal of promise for being pro-humanitas.


The Power Of Ethics

Author by : T.K.Mishra
Languange : en
Publisher by : K.K. Publications
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Description : Most of our precious life is spent in material wrangling and wrestling with the ethical questions of right and wrong – which have no easy answers. This book makes an attempt to enlighten how the great Indian epic the Bhagavad-Gita illuminate our today's ethical dilemmas. Dealing with what is the right or proper course of action for man, the book seeks to answers questions, "What do we do, why do we do and how should we do?" Attempting to study right and wrong in human endeavors at a more fundamental level, it also examines the way we categorize our goals, values and methods to empower ourselves. It further seeks to answer the question, “Is the foundation of ethics based on the scriptures or on the very nature of man himself, or neither?” Ethical standards are arrived at by close examination of man's nature; value systems, his notional needs, day-to-day priorities, including his relations with others. The Bhagavad-Gita, revered as the world's oldest and most authentic scriptures, offers a very clear understanding of the people and explains human conduct very well. Drawing lessons from the Bhagavad-Gita, the book examines the role of ethics in improving performances, meeting one's demands of daily life and building one's relationships or goodwill in the society. Readers will find the analysis of Dharma vis-à-vis Power greatly exciting and insightful. It is a combination of the ethical principles and the value system, the societal and the personal, the academic and the meditative. The book shows that along with other things the Bhagavad-Gita can provide just what modern society needs. Assuming that the readers are not very familiar with scriptures, the book has taken care to explain the essence and core message of the Bhagavad-Gita in a lucid manner. Based upon the teachings, it attempts to introduce a new theory on how to acquire ethics-based power. This book is meant to benefit a learner, an ordinary man or a professional seeking solution to the existential or accomplishment problems arising out of the work-ethic dilemma. Table of Contents · Forward 11 — 13 · Introduction 15 — 23 · Appreciations 25 Section-1 1. Understanding the People 27 — 56 2. Consciousness of people and the gunas 3. Modernity afflicted people 4. The affluenza afflicted people 5. People obsessed with perfection 6. The haste of impatient people 7. Happiness and the gunas Section-2 1. Understanding the Power 57 — 84 2. Power of Knowledge and ethics 3. Power of scriptures in the context of ethics 4. Introspection for excellence and ethics 5. Spirituality and materialistic pursuits 6. The most certain to happen in life 7. Power of non-dual personality in ethics 8. Power of ethics in Yoga and Meditation 9. Power of motherhood principles and ethics 10. Power of ethical following Section-3 1. Understanding the Solution 85 — 165 2. Solving the work-ethic dilemma 3. The sattvika happiness 4. Forgiveness as a solution to feel free 5. How to practice yoga, pranayam and meditation in daily life: 6. Ethics as a solution to the danger posed by money: 7. Gita’s view on sex and moral degeneration: 8. How to grow spiritually to be ethical? 9. How to teach through ethics and values? 10. On a non-monetary educational experiment 11. Peace education as a solution 12. On solutions to various relationship problems 13. Let your heart dominate the decision-making 14. On curbing the pulls of the ego 15. Solutions to improve your memory 16. On attaining eternal balance in life? 17. How consciousness & emotions solve decision-making problems? 18. How to train emotions for ethics? 19. The index of your quality life Section-4 1. Understanding the Conclusion 166 — 170 · Index 171 — 176


Spirituality And Morality

Author by : Dennis Joseph Billy
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "Spirituality and Morality is a provocative collection of essays that examine how spirituality and moral theology interact and influence each other on a wide variety of levels." "The eight essays, written by Catholic scholars, explore the relationship between spirituality and moral theology from such important vantage points as history, conversion, vocation, personal prayer, liturgy, right relationships, docility to the Spirit, and discipleship. They deal with the issues that emerge at the interface of theology and lived Christian experience." "Spirituality and morality, although once intimately united, have developed along different paths in the Roman Catholic theological tradition. Spirituality and Morality offers a significant contribution by developing a practical means for rediscovering the living connection between two disciplines."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


How Spirituality Impacts Ethical Leadership

Author by : Mary Rose Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Covenant Books, Inc.
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Description : Almost weekly we hear about corporate and government leaders breaching ethical and moral standards. Indeed, in recent years, corporate corruption and the misrepresentation of the truth has, at times, appeared overwhelming. At the very least, corporate and government scandals suggest that we have a crisis in leadership. This research investigated what some leaders in the corporate arena, who self-identify as having a strong spiritual foundation, had to say about the impact of their foundation on how they approached leadership, in general, and ethical issues, in particular. The research questions that guided this study were: (1) how did self-identified spiritual corporate leaders describe their spirituality? (2) what spiritual practices did they use to develop their spirituality? and (3) what leaders, who claim to have a rich spiritual life, say about the impact of spirituality on their ethical leadership practice? The results of this research mirrored that of Mitroff and Denton (1999). All of the individuals who participated in this research study explained that their spirituality was an important part of their leadership practice. Also the framework of spirituality in their leadership practice provided guidance in making moral and ethical decisions. What is interesting is that the results were the same in spite of different religious affiliations, and included those who did not identify with an organized religion. These findings suggest that it is imperative for MBA programs to address ethical issues from a spiritual perspective while steering clear of sectarian commitments.