Obiora Ike served as vicar general in his home diocese in Enugu (Nigeria) and as a Professor of Ethics and Intercultural Studies at the Godfrey Okoye there. Currently, he is the executive director of the Global Ethics Centre in Geneva. Throughout his life, he has been committed to democratic change and economic development in his home country and other African countries. As an intellectual, he always believed in the contribution of ethics, education and ethical education in this process. A special volume of the new Journal of Ethics in Higher Education focuses on his scholarly contributions to the field. Colleagues and companions highlight and reflect on specific aspects of his academic and activist work.