Definitions of Catholic Social Teaching Principles as Outlined by:

Principles, once internalized, lead to something. They prompt activity, impel motion, direct choices.  A principled person always has a place to stand, knows where he or she is coming from and likely to end up.  Principles always lead the person who possesses them somewhere, for some purpose, to do something, or choose not to.

— William Bryon S.J. (1998). Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Thought

Other faiths uphold similar principles:

Social Principles of the United Methodist Church

Core Ethical Principles of Judaism

Morality and Ethics in Islam

Moral Principles in Buddhism