Sign Our Pledge
All life strives to incorporate the principle of the Golden Rule. Directing our attention toward understanding this most basic principle gives us a reasonable, common sense, and compassionate direction in anything we do. Remembering to use the Golden Rule in our own lives transforms our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with planet Earth.
An invitation to All:
1st—Strive and Incorporate: I will strive to understand the meaning of the Golden Rule for myself and how I wish to incorporate it in my life, recognizing that this effort is sometimes hard and yet always helpful. This is my pledge.
2nd—Invite and Request: I will invite others to do the same: live by the Golden Rule. We can change the world for the better when we apply the Golden Rule in all organizations: environmental, civic, legal, economic, educational, political, or social entities, including religious and faith traditions. This is my petition.
3rd—Stand in Unity: I will join with those on this planet who wish to take real responsibility toward compassion and fairness; and to build an understanding with others about what is to be done based upon the principle of the Golden Rule. Simply stated,
"Treat others and the Earth the way you want to be treated"
Respect for All Life is the foundation.
The Great Law of Peace, Native American
The Golden Rule Project will continuously make the results of this pledge/petition/proclamation available for all to see and utilize. The more of us who agree and sign, the more power we share as we petition our representatives to live by and apply the Golden Rule in real life situations. This is our Proclamation.
Why we need the Golden Rule Pledge
We can use the knowledge and truth of the Golden Rule together – all over the planet.
The Golden Rule pledge emphasizes that the unifying principle of the Golden Rule lives within all individuals, organizations and groups who serve the world in many different ways. Our pledge began with a vision from the founders of the Golden Rule Project and it is finding support among partners worldwide.
The pledge belongs to everyone. It serves a common and planetary good. As the number of signatures grows, the pledge naturally gains strength, and our tool to demonstrate the importance of this principle grows deeper and more powerful. Who knows what we can do with 1 million signatures.
Right now, we can use the pledge to send the message to ourselves and to our representatives that living by this universal principle is vital for our needs as human beings and as a planet. The Golden Rule is the most common of all principles among us and in supporting this pledge we widen the influence of good around the world. We invite ALL to join us in walking this common path.