Applying a Religious Lens to Ethical Decision-Making: My Ten Commandments of Character for the Workplace Exercise



Teaching Anti-Corruption: Developing a Foundation for Business integrity, pp. 181-210, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014


Examines six ethical decision-making strategies commonly used to determine what is "right." Demonstrates how an examination of the scriptures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam can be used to provide a different ethical lens using the wisdom from these traditions. Building on "The Golden Rule" within each religion, and developing Ten Commandments of Character provides an application of not only doing the right thing, but also knowing what is the right thing to do. Since religion shapes many of the deepest values of people across the globe, identifying religiously-oriented ethical decision-making strategies from these traditions bolsters an ability to make sounder ethical decisions, and to teach others to do the same. Ethical decision-making strategies derived from a religious lens are used with examples of how they can be applied.

Susan Case