WEO Weekly: Gratitude as an Ethical Practice

WEO Weekly: Gratitude as an Ethical Practice

With Thanksgiving coming up in the US, we examine how gratitude can serve as a catalyst for moral development and responsible conduct. At its core, gratitude involves acknowledging the kindness, generosity, or goodwill of others, creating a reciprocal bond that transcends individual actions.

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WEO Weekly: A New Era in Legal Ethics

WEO Weekly: A New Era in Legal Ethics

On 13 November 2023, the US Supreme Court adopted a Code of Conduct. Codes of ethics for courts play a pivotal role in upholding the integrity, impartiality, and fairness of the judicial system. These codes serve as guiding principles, outlining the conduct expected from judges, court personnel, and other stakeholders within the legal framework. Emphasizing the fundamental tenets of justice, such as transparency, accountability, and respect for the rule of law, these codes ensure the public’s trust in the judiciary.

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WEO Weekly: The Ethics of Public Protests

WEO Weekly: The Ethics of Public Protests

Widespread global demonstrations are taking place around the Israel-Palestine conflict. We follow the lead of Australia’s Dr Tim Dean of The Ethics Centre (as featured in the past week’s top story) in examining some of the ethical considerations relevant to protest movements.

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WEO Weekly: Do codes of Ethics work in Government?

WEO Weekly: Do codes of Ethics work in Government?

Our top story this week is Cyprus introducing a code of ethics for its cabinet. Codes of ethics play a vital role in maintaining government transparency and fostering public trust. When implemented effectively, they serve as a compass guiding the actions of public officials, ensuring that they act in the best interests of the citizens they serve.

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What is Ethical Leadership?

What is Ethical Leadership?

In this guest post, Dr Walter Fluker explores how ethical leaders emerge from specific traditions, reflecting cultural ethos and narratives. He traces the links between this concept, “global citizenship,” and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s idea of a “World House”. Dr Fluker calls for spiritually disciplined, morally anchored leaders committed to justice and compassion. He also shares an Ethical Leadership Toolkit, covering character development, decision-making, ethics, storytelling, and social awareness.

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