Development and Religious Social Ethtics of the Major World Religions

Lewis Bwalya Chilufya, Prosper Ng’andu, Beatrice Mumbi M.


Development, in human history, has been driven by various factors. Some of these have sheer human ingenuity and pressure to survive through the demands of different kinds of environment and circumstance.  In any case, there have been certain values that have constantly informed human activity and strides. Such values have included social ethics of the major world religions.In this article, we have focused on how the values of social ethics of the world’s major religions inform development in so far as they exert control on human conduct, and which, in turn, either propel or hinder the agenda of development.  On this basis, we have ultimately argued that development of countries and societies are interlocked with social ethics of these religious values. As such, these values should always be given a voice in deliberations regarding policymaking and politics surrounding the subject of development of countries and societies.

Keywords: Religion, Development, Policymaking, Social, Ethics, Values

DOI: 10.7176/JPID/57-04

Publication date: December 31st 2020

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