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International Golden Rule Day today

In a divided world filled with conflict and mistrust, a grassroots movement has emerged to remind every person and the planet that we share one thing in common—the Golden Rule: "treat others & the planet as you would like to be treated."

Over 700 organizations in 165 countries have joined in proclaiming April 5th International Golden Rule Day and a request for a United Nations declaration is pending before the General Assembly.

What does the Golden Rule mean to you?

What compassionate action can you take today and everyday to reduce the suffering of others, care for our planet, and make your community a sustainable place for human flourishing?

The Dalai Lama has called for a cultural revolution that integrates compassion and ethics in teaching youth to prepare themselves for our rapidly changing world.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, has adopted a learning framework that includes teaching empathy, self-efficacy, motivation, trust, respect for diversity, human life and virtue. The stated reason for this is that “technology and advancements will lead to only further disparity and strife” without their application through a more sustainable values-based culture.

Included in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 16 is motivated by the belief that "compassion and a strong moral compass are essential to every democratic society, yet, persecution, injustice and abuse still run rampant and tear at the very fabric of civilization." It aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

A compassionate world is a peaceful world. Only a compassionate world is truly sustainable.

International Golden Rule Day member organization, the Charter for Compassion, engages communities and individuals in compassionate action worldwide. Over 2 million people have signed the mission to summon "creative, practical and sustained action to meet the political, moral, religious, social and cultural problems of our time."

Check out the interview with Marilyn Turkovich, Executive Director of the Charter for Compassion found in the book Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What To Do About It. This book edition is available in Canada, US, Europe, Australia & New Zealand.


There is also an exclusive edition of Save Your City published by Municipal World available in North America. This edition includes:

  • forward by acclaimed governance expert George B. Cuff

  • companion workbook for individual & group study and community action





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