Christoph Stückelberger - Risk and Society: People with Ethics and Faith

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Christoph Stückelberger - Risk and Society: People with Ethics and Faith

  1. 1. Risk and Society:People with Ethics and FaithInternational Disaster and Risk ConferenceDavos/Switzerland 26-30 August 2012Prof. Dr. Christoph Stückelberger, University of BaselExecutive Director/ Founder of Globethics.net, Genevastueckelberger@globethics.net. www.globethics.net 28-08-12
  2. 2. 1 Globethics.netThree Theses1. The main risk factor in disasters is the human being. Five types are especially risky for humanity.2. The role of religions (positive and negative) in disaster and risk management has to become a larger focus.3. Solutions for risk and disaster management have to include ethics education, spiritual foundations and barriers/sanctions against the five types of human beings. Stueckelberger 28-08-12 2
  3. 3. 1. Human beings: 5 risk groupsThe main risk factor in disasters is the human being. Fivetypes are especially risky for humanity:1.The Gambler Wallstreet, play boy2.The Narzist incurvatus in se3.The Elitist “I am the solution”4.The Fatalist “We cannot do anything”5.The Fundamentalist ”My truth with any cost” Stueckelberger 28-08-12 3
  4. 4. 2. Religions. 5 typesThe role of religions (positive and negative) in disasterand risk management has to become a larger focus.In each religion, five types exist, with different capabilityto respond adequately to disasters and risks1.Fundamentalist: scripture: literal interpretation2.Orthodox: scripture+tradition, religious authorities3.Reformist: scripture+contextualisation, inculturation4.Liberal: scripture+autonomy, individual conscience5.Mystical: scripture+spiritual way for unity with GodMy view: the reformist perspective is best prepared forrisk management. Stueckelberger 28-08-12 4
  5. 5. 2.3a Profile of Liberal Positions literal authority traditional autonomy contextual mystical Stueckelberger 28-08-12 5
  6. 6. 2.3b Profile of Mystical Positions literal authority traditional autonomy contextual mystical Stueckelberger 28-08-12 6
  7. 7. 2.3c Profile of Reformist Positions literal authority traditional autonomy contextual mystical Stueckelberger 28-08-12 7
  8. 8. 2.3d Profile of Orthodox Positions literal authority traditional autonomy contextual mystical Stueckelberger 28-08-12 8
  9. 9. 2.3e Profile of Fundamentalist Positions literal authority traditional autonomy contextual mystical Stueckelberger 28-08-12 9
  10. 10. 1. SolutionsSolutions for risk and disaster management have toinclude ethics education, spiritual foundations andbarriers/sanctions against the five types of humanbeings.Ethics education: to enable persons for compassion,care, communitySpiritual roots: needs good theology and crediblereligious leadersBarriers and sanctions to hinder the “bad guys”(gamblers, narzists, elistists, fatalists andfundamentalists) to continue as before. Stueckelberger 28-08-12 10
  11. 11. Tarima Kasihasante sana धन्यवाद (Danyavad) thank youmerci gracias danke grazie 28-08-12

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