From an academic standpoint, the discussion of ethics would have nothing to do with a particular value nor specific belief. That is left to the subject of morality.
There is a difference between ethics and morals.
- morals being comprised of the beliefs, values, and conduct of specific individuals or groups � what is right or wrong/higher or lower.
- ethics in general being the examination & juxtaposition of the different systems of moralistic philosophy such as skepticism, subjectivism, hedonism, pragmatism, etc. OR the overall code of a philosopher, system, group, etc.
I know, I know, it�s just semantics.