CORE VALUES & BELIEFS
In upholding all the positive values enshrined in the sacred writings, scriptures, cultures and traditions of the member organizations of CICC Trust, CICC shall be guided by the following values:
i) Fear of God:
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. In addition, the Word of God/(Allah) is the source of all truth, religious and secular, and is authoritative in all matters of life. Therefore, a thoroughly scripture philosophy of education must be implemented in all contexts of Interfaith. In addition, the holy scriptures as a core subject is essential to the CICC policies
Thus, the term “non-partisanship” is now used to refer to CICC’s non-involvement, non-affiliation, and non-support for a political party.
Non-partisanship, however, does not preclude involvement in political processes and activities, such as policy advocacy, legislative lobbying, peaceful demonstrations and marches, filing of petitions to authorities, and issuing a statement on specific issues or concerns. It simply means independence from political parties
iii) Religious tolerance:
Attempting a balanced approach, it is necessary to seek out resources at various levels of interfaith encounters. Naming them levels of “dialogue,” Coast Interfaith Council of clerics distinguishes
- Dialogue of Life, in which participants are more concerned with issues that pertain to daily living and common values;
- Dialogue of Action, which involves common work for justice and shared concerns;
- Dialogue of Experience, which concerns daily spiritual experience and expressions; and
- Dialogue of Experts, which is interested in theology and philosophy of the faith traditions.
All these levels feed both mutual understanding and a missionary encounter.
At the institutional level, integrity implies an organisation that ‘defines, and acts within, a strong code of ethical conduct and positive values, and that adopts no tolerance of attitudes, actions and activities by its employees or partners that deviate from that code.
This concept is strongly interlinked with the principle of transparency, implying openness, communication and accountability.
As far as organisations and institutions are concerned, the key aspect is that an integrity-based organisation performs its tasks in line with its intended purpose, and is operated in a transparent, accountable, decent, ethical, faultless and invulnerable manner.
The behavior of the individuals is consistent with the values and goals that are being followed, and the organisations and their associates take all necessary steps to do their work in compliance with those values.
v) Social responsibility:
I think many people assume, wrongly, that an organizations exists simply for growth. While this is an important result of a organization’s existence, we have to go deeper and find the real reasons for our being.
CICC investigates this, we inevitably come to the conclusion that a group of people get together and exist as an institution that we call a company so that they are able to accomplish something collectively that they could not accomplish separately – they make a contribution to society, a phrase which sounds trite but is fundamental.