Personal Philosophy, Mission and Organizational Ethics Essay

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Personal, cultural, and professional values and morals make up the ethics that drive the decision making process for most individuals and businesses in our society. Ethics reflect our conscience, morality and how we apply these concepts in deciding right from wrong (Covey, 1994, p. 66). Ethical awareness is critical for how we conduct our lives and make choices in the workplace; by defining moral values through a religious faith based following, ethical principles can be developed that guide us in identifying and fulfilling our personal goals and social responsibilities, allowing individuals and businesses alike to become more productive members of society.

Whether consciously considered or not, every human being has a personal
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Islam literally means “submission to the will of Allah.” One can be forgiven by Allah through repentance. Similar to Christianity, and as stated in the Qur’an, “indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you” (Khalidi, 2008). Likewise, the ultimate goal of Hinduism is to attain Moksha; the soul's release from the cycle of life and rebirth when the soul unites with Brahman, or the supreme God in Hinduism. All three religions practice a way of life that sets values, morals, and ethics in the lives of those who follow them (Rasamandala, 2004). The Catholic faith believes that Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s will and was disbanded from the Garden of Eden to toil and suffer in the real world. This faith also believes their original sins would be inherited by all humans succeeding them and from the moment of their birth humans are able to reflect God's holiness only imperfectly. Although humans were created in the image of God, original sin has permanently scared their moral compass in a way that it may not always point to the obedience of god. The Catholic Church defines original sin through the explanation of St. Thomas Aquinas, who saw “original sin as the inherited tendency of the soul to choose a lesser good rather than the greater good of obedience to God” (Fathers, 1920). Humans are, therefore, viewed as flawed images of God, but the goodness of their original creation remains, allowing for the possibility of salvation (Stewart,
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