Expressions of the Golden Rule

Baha’i Faith –  Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.

Buddhism – Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.

Christianity – In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

Confucianism – One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct…loving-kindness.  Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.

Hinduism – This is the sum of duty: Do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.

Islam – Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.

Jainism       – One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.

Judaism – What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary.

Native Spirituality – We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.

Sikhism – I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me.  Indeed, I am a friend to all.

Taoism – Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss.

Unitarianism Universalism – We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Zoroastrianism – Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.

Humanity Healing Network video of The Golden Rule

“Let’s Revive the Golden Rule”

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

Other Resources on “The Golden Rule”

Scarboro Missions

The Golden Rule Movie; Ethics and Values Curriculum for Youth

Charter for Compassion