About this site
About us
Our beliefs
Your first visit?
Contact us
External links
Good books
Visitors' essays
Our forum
New essays
Other features
Buy a CD
Vital notes

World religions
 Christian def'n
 Shared beliefs
 Handle change
 Bible topics
 Bible inerrancy
 Bible harmony
 Interpret Bible
 Beliefs, creeds
 Da Vinci code
 Revelation 666
Other religions
Cults and NRMs
Comparing Religions


About all religions
Main topics
Basic info.
Handling change
Confusing terms
World's end
True religion?
Seasonal events
More info.

Absolute truth

Attaining peace
Relig. tolerance
Relig. freedom
Relig. hatred
Relig. conflict
Relig. violence

"Hot" topics
Very hot topics
10 command.
Abortion access
Assisted suicide
Death penalty
Gay marriage
Human rights
Sex & gender
Spanking kids
Stem cells
Other topics

Laws and news
Religious laws
Religious news



!!!!!!!! Search error!  If the URL ends something like .htm/  or .htm# delete the character(s) after .htm and hit return.

Religious information


Shared belief in the "Golden Rule"
(a/k.a. Ethics of Reciprocity)

horizontal rule


  • Dalai Lama:"Every religion emphasizes human improvement, love, respect for others, sharing other people's suffering. On these lines every religion had more or less the same viewpoint and the same goal."

  • Origin unkown: The Law of One: "We are all one. When one is harmed, all are harmed. When one is helped, all are healed"

horizontal rule


The Ethic of Reciprocity -- often called the Golden Rule in Christianity -- simply states that we are to treat other people as we would wish to be treated ourselves.

Almost all organized religions have such an ethic. It is normally intended to apply to the entire human race. Unfortunately, it is too often applied by some people only to fellow believers.

horizontal rule

Topics covered in this section:

horizontal rule

Sponsored link.

horizontal rule

Golden Rule resources from Scarboro Missions:

CoNexus Multifaith Media and Paul McKena have published "Guidelines for Golden Rule Workshop." It can be downloaded from the Scarboro Missions web site, and may be reproduced subject to restrictions. A Golden Rule poster is also available. See: http://www.scarboromissions.ca/

Scarboro Missions in Ontario Canada have a large section on their web site devoted to the Golden Rule. Featured topics include:

  • The Golden Rule poster which shows excerpts from the sacred writings of 13 religions that promote the rule. It is 22" x 29" (56 x 74 cm).
  • Excerpts from the sacred writings of 13 religions in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
  • Resources for group discussions.
  • The Golden Rule and the environment.

Scarboro Missions has arranged with Zazzle.com to sell T-shirts featuring the Golden Rule poster. See: http://www.zazzle.com/

See: Guidelines for a Golden Rule Educational Resources, at: https://www.scarboromissions.ca/

horizontal rule

Sponsored link:

horizontal rule

A parenting book by Nancy Eastman that stresses the Golden Rule:

Book cover image Nancy has written an ebook titled: "Parenting Today With Respect and Responsibility; How to Teach Your Children to Live By the Golden Rule." See her website at GoldenRule4Everyone.com.

horizontal rule

A very beautiful video by the Humanity Healing Network.

They wove many versions of the Golden Rule into an incredibly moving video. Well worth watching! I have seen it many times and it still causes my eyes to tear up.

This video, and viewers' comments may be seen at: http://youtu.be/


A video: "Let's revive the Golden Rule:"

The very well known religious historian and author Karen Armstrong delivered the following presentation during a TEDTalk.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where "the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes."

This video, and viewers' comments may be seen at: http://youtu.be/

A list of books on the Golden Rule from Amazon.com:

Unfortunately, many books with "Golden Rule" in their titles do not deal with "The Golden Rule."

If you see a generic Amazon.com ad here, or to see a new selection of books, click on your browser's refresh key

horizontal rule

Site navigation:
Home > Religious information > here
Home > Comparing Religions > here
Home > Morality > Truth in Religion > here
Home > Basic religious data > Truth in religion > here

horizontal rule

The Golden Rule poster is Copyright Scarboro Missions 2002.
The remainder copyright 1995 to 2015 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2015-MAR-22
Author: B.A. Robinson

line.gif (538 bytes)
Sponsored link

Go to the previous page or to the "Religious information" menu, or to the "Comparison of religions" menu, or to the "Truth in religion" menu, or choose:

horizontal rule

Web ReligiousTolerance.org

Go to home page  We would really appreciate your help

E-mail us about errors, etc.  Hot, controversial topics

FreeFind search, lists of new essays...  Having problems printing our essays?

Twitter link

Facebook icon

Google Page Translator:

This page translator works on Firefox,
Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers only

After translating, click on the "show
original" button at the top of this
page to restore page to English.

Sponsored links: