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Golden Rule Day

Golden Rule Day 2023

Oh, had I a golden thread
And a needle so fine
I would weave a magic spell
Of rainbow design...

In it I would weave the courage

Of women giving birth

And in it I would weave the innocence
Of the children of all the earth
Children of all the earth

Won't you show my brothers and sisters
My rainbow design
'Cause I would bind up this sorry world
With hand and my heart and mind....

~ Pete Seeger


This event took place in April 2023

Join us for any and all panels!

Treat others as you want to be treated. The Golden Rule can be found in the sacred texts of most religions as well as in the tradition of most indigenous cultures, and it is passed on from generation to generation. This principle of reciprocity, although simple and short in words, contains infinite depth as to how we can all thrive individually and collectively, be and feel safe, and constantly guides us to practice empathy and compassion for others.

There are many versions of the Golden Rule – in affirmative and negative forms (do unto others / do not do unto others…) and different ways we can witness it in real life.

Since 2018, in our Golden Rule Day celebration, we have modified it to include the Planet, our Earth, in the term “others” – in order to also focus on the environment, and caring for our home, as well as our interpersonal relationships: “Treat Others and the Planet as You Want to be Treated.”


This year, we are hosting 8 different virtual offerings via ZOOM that will also be broadcasted on our social media pages throughout the day!

4 am PDT / 7 am EDT / 12 pm UTC / 4.30 pm IST / 9 pm AEST / 11 pm NZST

7 am PDT / 10 am EDT / 4 pm CEST / 7.30 pm IST / (April 6) 12 am AEST / (April 6) 2 am NZST
CONVERSATION WITH PAUL MCKENNA: Golden Rule History and Looking into the Future. Join us for a rich conversation with Paul Mackenna, the creator of the famous Interfaith Golden Rule poster, and a person who has dedicated his life to the Golden Rule and interfaith work WATCH RECORDING HERE

9 am PDT / 12 pm EDT / 6 pm CEST / 9.30 pm IST / (April 6) 2 am AEST / (April 6) 4 am NZST
GLOBAL READ: GoldenRuleism with Shane O'Connor WATCH RECORDING HERE

11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT / 8 pm CEST / 11.30 pm IST / (April 6) 4 am AEST / (April 6) 6 am NZST
The Golden Rule and Compassion for All Animals WATCH RECORDING HERE

1 pm PDT / 4 pm EDT / 10 pm CEST / (April 6) 1.30 am IST / (April 6) 6 am AEST / (April 6) 8 am NZST
THE NEW 1:1 GOLDEN RULE CONVERSATION: Learn about the new 1-to-1 Golden Rule Conversation and watch two people demo it. We hope to inspire you to hold this one-hour, structured conversation on your own! WATCH RECORDING HERE
Here is the conversation guide.

Sign up for a 1:1 Golden Rule Conversation with someone else: Once you sign up, we'll pair you with a partner. Of course you are free to find a conversation partner on your own, but this is a great opportunity to meet someone outside of your circles.

***Sign up for a follow up webinar on The Golden Rule 1:1 Conversation: A Great Way To Follow The Golden Rule In Polarized Times! Apr 18, 2023, 08:00 PM Register Here***

4 pm PDT / 7 pm EDT / 1 am CEST / 4.30 am IST / 9 am AEST / 11 am NZST

5 pm PDT / 8 pm EDT / 2 am CEST / 5.30 am IST / 10 am AEST / 12 pm NZST
THE GOLDEN RULE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: HEAL THE WATERS CEREMONY: Get ready to host a "Heal the Waters" ceremony on May 1 with Kate Trnka REGISTER HERE

6 pm PDT / 9 pm EDT / 3 am CEST / (April 6) 6.30 am IST / (April 6) 11 am AEST / 1 pm NZST
'A PRAYER FOR COMPASSION' MOVIE SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A: Watch the movie together and then participate in Q&A with the creators  WATCH RECORDING HERE


Rediscover the importance of the Golden Rule

Embrace it as a foundational principle to Compassion
Make a commitment to apply it daily to your life

Imagine—Addressing Food Scarcity, Ending Hunger and Famine
Imagine--Ending Poverty and Crime
Imagine--Living Life in Dignity, Respect and Equality
Imagine--World Peace


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