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Golden Rule

Scholar Points To One Thing Nearly All Major Religions Have In Common

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.17.2016 | OWN

Several religious figures and scholars have discussed at length how the world’s different religions all share fundamental similarities. The nuances ...

Stop Bankers From Robbing Taxpayers

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Does the question of morality have a place in the realm of banking and regulation? That it feels awkward to even raise the issue is convenient for bankers who engage in reckless and harmful activities every day without fear of punishment.

Character and Integrity at Work

Judith Bowman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

There are metrics for measuring goals, P&L statements to show bottom-line profits and trophies to reflect triumph however, there is not a gauge to measure character and integrity -- central to creating a successful business with loyal employees while enjoying a respected reputation.

My Transgender Life: Golden... and Other Rules

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Today, in a country based on the Rule of Laws, there are laws being written that are explicitly stating that being different is wrong, even illegal.

Freedom of Religion, the New Economies, and the Golden Rule

Blair Forlaw | Posted 01.14.2017 | Religion
Blair Forlaw

These "economies" of people coming together to create, share, give, and add value are spreading organically around the globe as more and more members of all generations strive to create a world where everyone can participate and all can thrive.

How to Diminish Darwinian Pecking Orders by Modeling Social Inclusion for Kids

Lori Day | Posted 01.13.2017 | Parents
Lori Day

Since we know that "do as I say, not as I do" doesn't work as a parenting technique, we really do have to demonstrate kindness, inclusion, and emotional intelligence when our children are watching and even when they aren't, because integrity is what you do when no one's looking.

It Is Time for a Rededication

Rev. Dan Schatz | Posted 12.07.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dan Schatz

There is something sacred in the act of lighting a flame. This time of year brings many such rituals -- the Yule log, the Christmas candle and the Chanukah menorah, among others. Each, in its own way, reminds us that our lives need never be engulfed by darkness so long as we remember to kindle a light.

Restoring Faith to the Approaching Holidays

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

How do we cope with what some call "the holiday blues"? Perhaps one key to keeping the holidays in balance and in proper perspective is to appeal to our faith, which obviously is where the holidays were meant to be focused in the first place.

Do Unto Future Generations as You Wish Past Ones Had Done Unto You

Jostein Gaarder | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Jostein Gaarder

We need to add a new dimension to the Golden Rule: you shall do unto the next generation what you wished the previous generation had done to you. We have no right to hand over a planet that is in a more miserable condition than the planet we ourselves have had the good fortune to live on.

Congressman Wants To Heed Pope's Advice, Open Obamacare To The Undocumented

The Huffington Post | Ruby Mellen | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many undocumented immigrants who pay taxes would be able to access Obamacare under a long-shot bill introduced Wednesday by Rep. Luis Gu...

The People's Pope: Our Attraction and Fascination With Pope Francis

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.30.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Pope Francis is able to attract the masses as they thirst for hope and hunger for love. As we struggle with the dangers of climate change, social inequality, racial division, and xenophobia, the Pope does not turn a blind eye to these issues, he challenges us to face them and to make changes and act to work for justice.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the nation was transfixed by the radical humility of Pope Francis. In the midst of an ugly campaign season already marked by xenophobia, scapegoating, and cruelty, this very different Pope brought a very different message. While addressing a joint session of Congress, and again at the United Nations, he urged leaders to see the humanity of those affected by their actions, or lack of action. They should view refugees "as persons... trying to respond as best we can to their situation." He cited the Golden Rule, but expanded it for his Congressional audience, urging the politicians to "seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves." At the UN he called for "an examination of conscience," and asked that "real human beings take precedence over partisan interests." It was a master class in true leadership, and the awesome power of humility. Let's hope the Pope's spirit lingers long after he leaves.

Will Republicans Heed the Words of Pope Francis?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It was touching to see politicians including House Speaker John Boehner shed tears listening to the Pope's sermon. But it's unlikely the Pontiff's stirring words will be taken to heart by the Speaker and his fellow narrow-minded conservatives, who for years have hid under the cloak of God in perpetrating a self-serving, elitist and decidedly unchristian-like extremist political agenda.

The Pope's Message on Ecology and Economy

John Fullerton | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
John Fullerton

Modern science understands that everything is connected to everything. So too do all major religions, and virtually all wisdom traditions understand this core principle, often summarized by the concept of "oneness."

After Charleston: Stop the World and Let's Fix This Now

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Holly Cara Price

There is a deep sadness that won't leave me. It dogs my steps. Similar to the days surrounding the Newtown massacre of first graders almost three years ago, I feel bereft of any joy when I live in a world where what happened in Charleston last Wednesday took place.

Goodness Isn't Relative

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

One of the core tenets of the postmodern theory that swept through academia since the middle of the last century was an assertion of moral relativism.

Religious Freedom in Practicing the Platinum Rule

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As a university professor of pre-service teacher education students, I raise the distinction between moral convictions and professional ethics when we discuss issues of controversy within the field of education.

Defuse the 'Religion Bomb'

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

To better understand this power of religious passion, or "the Religious Bomb," as Thomas Cahill names it in Heretics and Heroes, we need to unpackage the many dynamics and components of religion and identity.

How Star Trek Deepend My Support for Women in Tech

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I started as a hardcore nerd whose wish for fairness and equality was deepened by watching Star Trek.

Contributing Towards an Ideal Workplace

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 03.14.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Today, connecting with people at work is important for getting work done, increasing levels of personal and professional contentment and making oneself promotable

The KID Pro Quo

Richard Greenberg | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Over the years, I have observed that by expressing gratitude for the things around us, we have taught our children (and others) to appreciate the things we all have in life -- whether it's a meal, a beautiful sunset, a car that works or a spouse who is an excellent Mom.

Daily Meditation: A Case For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Golden Rule

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.

Biting the Hand That Feeds: Entitlements and the Fundamental Attribution Error

Harold Lloyd | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

How can otherwise uninsurable voters proudly support candidates opposing universal healthcare? Are such voters simply unintelligent? Even more puzzling, how can voters receiving food stamps or other governmental assistance proudly claim to be "anti-government"?

Behaving Badly? Stop Using Religion as an Excuse!

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

It's not so much that religion makes people do evil, it's that it provides a convenient excuse for nearly anything, and that lowers the bar for committing bad behavior we might otherwise avoid. It's time for non-theist and faithful progressives to unite and stop giving the conservative religion a free pass for prejudice.