The ethical theory that I was assigned for TOK class was Religious Ethics. Religious Ethics, are concerned with the meaning, and validity of religion for the lives of humans, the ordering of societies and ecosystems. This area addresses problems of life, justice, and the common good.
Religious ethics are the moral principles that guide religions and that set the standard for what is and isn’t acceptable behavior for it’s followers. Costa Rica is a catholic country and this religion uses the bible as a guide. The bible says: “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16. We consider the ethical implications of our project, and because of this we realized that the nature of our project does not have any conflicts with the religious ethics provided by catholicism, the official religion of Costa Rica, which is most prevalent in rural areas like Matapalo. This is because the main goal of our project is to help others, and help with the distribution of healthy food in this community.
A lot of religions motivate people to help with issues regarding food security, for example: in the US during 2016, the Evangelical Environmental Network, launched its “Joseph’s Pledge” program which teaches churches how to minimize food waste through actions like donating to food banks, planting community gardens and composting, this program’s name refers to the biblical Joseph, who helped guide ancient Egypt through seven years of famine.
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