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.
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
COLUMBAN ONLINE RESOURCES
Columban 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)
Bridges 57 is the online “launch” of the Australian version of The Golden Rule Poster. This November 2012 issue of the Centre’s newsletter contains feature articles that introduce The Golden Rule, provide background and show how it works in practice (as well as the regular News from the Centre and from around the World and Coming Events).
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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. This May 2012 article is available on his website. It is an updated version of his 2010 paper which is available as a pdf file on the same site.
See the article on The Golden Rule from Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia.
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. See http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/index.php