The Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education has a new member, the Lutheran World Federation. On 1 February 2019 the Study Secretary for Lutheran Theology and Practice in the Department for Theology and Public Witness of the Lutheran Wold Federation, Rev. Dr Chad Rimmer, and Globethics.net Executive Director, Prof. Dr Obiora Ike, signed the Globethics.net Consortium Agreement to further cooperation to develop and sustain education and lifelong learning in their respective traditions and networks.
The Lutheran World Federation joins other Consortium members engaged in strengthening ethics in higher education by supporting efforts to integrate values-based decisions in governance, management and daily practice of staff, management and board of educational institutions, including theological education institutions, as well as developing curricula and resources on ethics.
As a former member of the GlobeTheoLib (Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism) Consortium, which was dissolved at the end of 2018, the Lutheran World Federation has taken up the invitation to become a member of the Globethics Consortium focused on higher education.
GlobeTheoLib was a joint project of Globethics.net and the World Council of Churches that started in 2011. Globethics.net is committed to continuing to maintain and develop the Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism including the special collections.
This new agreement is in addition to a long-standing library collaboration between the Lutheran World Federation and the Globethics.net Library to make content available for the benefit of all users.