Promoting Ethical Societies through Higher Education

Selected papers will be part of the Promoting Ethical Societies through Higher Education Conference, which will take place on 7-8 July 2022. This conference, led by the East Africa Office in collaboration with the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics (CSJE) at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and St. Paul’s University in Kenya, will focus on the role of higher education institutions in fostering individuals and societies that have respect for the dignity of the human person and strive for the common good.

Human beings possess a reflective awareness of good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, etc. Though they may disagree on what is good and what is bad in each situation, they agree that good is to be done and evil is to be avoided. As homo sapiens, we distinguish between what seems to be the case and what is the case, and as ethical beings, homo ethicus, we distinguish between what is the case and what ought to be the case. Ethics is fundamental to the well-being of individuals and societies and is integral to all aspects of human life.

Many in academia consider that Science, Technology, Literature, Economics, Politics, etc. are not directly related to ethical concerns and instead are value-free. We need, however, an ethically guided and aligned knowledge society where economics and politics are for the well-being of all; thus, ethical education is necessary for all stakeholders – teachers, students, those in the professions, institutions, etc. Personal and social ethics can make a positive difference in all fields of human life and society. To feel fulfilled as humans, we need to be ethical and as in other significant aspects of human life, education is necessary to realise this goal.

Lecturers, researchers, students, ethicists and other experts in related fields are invited to examine ethics critically and creatively as a fundamental element of human life and the interrelations between ethics and other important aspects that constitute us as human beings.

Eligible papers will be invited to expand the work and be included as a chapter in the final publication Volume 3: Towards Ethical Societies. After peer review, the papers will be conceptually grouped into four sections:

When07-08 July 2022
13:00-16:00 CEST
Language English

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