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Living the Golden Rule

Use these resources to learn more about the Golden Rule.

The Golden Rule Website.

The Wikipedia article on the Ethic of Reciprocity—the Golden Rule

The essence of the Golden Rule appears in the sacred texts and teaching of many religions and cultures around the world. Many of these references are summarized in a poster available from the Scarboro Missions. The Scarboro Missions have other Golden Rule resources, including suggestions on how to conduct a GR workshop, GR meditations, a Golden-Rule curriculum for schools, and more.

The Emotional Competency Website.

The Charter for Compassion is the result of Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize wish. It is bringing together voices from all cultures and religions. The Charter seeks to remind the world we already share the core principles of compassion.

In his October 2009 TED talk The evolution of compassion, Robert Wright uses evolutionary biology and game theory to explain why we appreciate the Golden Rule. Increases in nonzero-sum interactions around the world creates a more favorable environment for our natural inclinations toward compassion.

In his October 2009 TED talk Expanding your circle of compassion, Robert Thurman asks that we develop compassion for our enemies. He prescribes a seven-step meditation exercise to extend compassion beyond our inner circle.

The Greater Good Science Center is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the scientific understanding of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior.

Tribal Leadership, March 2009 TED Talk by David Logan


  • “As people see the world, so they behave.” ~ David Logan

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