Missionary Intention of Pope Francis for December 2014: "Christmas - Hope for Humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will and that parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith."
THE GOLDEN RULE The Golden Rule - treat others as you would like them to treat you - also known as the Ethic of Reciprocity, has been valued by human societies for thousands of years and is found worldwide throughout cultures, religions, secular philosophies and indigenous traditions. It reveals a profound unity underlying the rich diversity of human experience. With its emphasis on mutuality, interdependence and reciprocity, it is a simple but effective guide for respectful and harmonious co-existence.
POSTER The Golden Rule Poster can be used in schools, homes, congregations, universities, workplaces, hospitals and prisons for teaching compassion, multicultural and multireligious cooperation and human solidarity.
Includes sacred texts from 13 different religions
Promotes mutual respect and harmony in our multi-religious society
Provides discussion topics for schools, homes, offices and congregations
DOWNLOAD THE GOLDEN RULE BROCHURE Columban Educational Resources provides background on the Catholic Church’s commitment to interreligious dialogue, practical tips about how to go about dialogue, links to the national organizations of those religions referred to on The Golden Rule Poster and other resources. (download pdf)
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AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE 'The Golden Rule: An Islamic-Dialogic Perspective' by Scottish Muslim scholar Sohaib Saeed confirms the Golden Rule in Islam by referencing the Quran and the Sunnah, which for Muslims are the highest authority and best exemplar of human behaviour respectively. In May 2012 an article was made available on his website. It is an updated version of his 2010 paper which is available as a pdf file on the same site.
WIKIPEDIA See the article on The Golden Rule from Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia.
SCARBORO MISSIONS The Golden Rule Poster was originally published by Scarboro Missions. We gratefully acknowledge their permission to produce the Australian version of The Golden Rule Poster. Scarboro provide a number of free, online resources, please visit: www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/index.php