Ethics & Religion

(Social) Ethics is an important research area the Tax Justice & Poverty project, too, because the many facts and facets collected and presented in the country reports (a.) need criteria to evaluate and prioritize them and (b.) to develop accordingly adequate policy proposals for the subsequent advocacy and campaign work. For that reason, ethical research and reflection is done alongside the compilation of country reports.

This project is rooted in the social doctrine of the Catholic Church, the so-called Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Its main concepts, ideas, principles and values are contained and explained in the Compendium of Social Doctrine of the Church. The most recent results of our ethical reflection are the following papers: