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Following the Golden Rule

By |2023-10-17T14:07:25-07:00July 22, 2020|

I grew up in a context where interfaith work was considered radical and borderline dangerous. Yet, it is this exact realization of the Golden Rule’s existence in such a wide variety of faith traditions that compelled me to interfaith work in my community.

Hebrew Multifaith Golden Rule Poster

By |2024-05-19T20:22:43-07:00April 26, 2017|

The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel and the Scarboro Missions Interfaith Department (Toronto, Canada) are pleased to announce the publication of a Hebrew-language poster featuring texts of the Golden Rule in 13 religions.

Interfaith Golden Rule Poster

Published by Scarboro Missions

By |2024-05-19T22:03:59-07:00June 3, 2015|

The Golden Rule, known also as the Ethic of Reciprocity, is arguably the most consistent, most prevalent and most universal ethical principle in history. Many regard it as the most concise and general principle of ethics.

The Golden Bough and Magical Analogs toward the Creation of Humane Symbolism in the Jesus Story

By |2023-10-17T14:04:09-07:00February 27, 2019|

The story of Jesus fasting in the desert presents an allegory of transformation. By adding the temptations to the basic story, we even get allegories within an allegory. In fact, the symbolic components of the story of the 40 day fast and temptations present a description of how the flawed activity of the human will can be superseded by a humble receptivity toward humane inner change

What Jesus Really Did

By |2023-10-17T14:02:15-07:00May 17, 2018|

Christian fundamentalists believe that the most important event in the New Testament is that Jesus died for your sins. Those to whom this makes no sense believe that what matters most is the teaching of Jesus, epitomized, I suppose, in the Golden Rule- “Love your neighbor as yourself.” I would like to argue that neither the “sacrificial death” nor the “teaching” is what Jesus was really about.

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