Something we can all agree on #TheGoldenRule - Global Ethics Day: 18 October 2017

Something we can all agree on #TheGoldenRule is joining the Global Ethics Day initiative established by the Carnegie Council, which has been held each year in October since its launch in 2014. Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organisations around the world to hold events on or around this day, exploring the meaning of ethics in international affairs.

This year is focusing on The Golden Rule, ‘treating others as you would like to be treated', as the theme for Global Ethics Day.

Did you know that The Golden Rule…

  • Is one of the guiding maxims of ethical development
  • It can be found in most major moral theory frameworks throughout religious and secular thought and
  • While it is expressed in different ways, the underlying principle and question remains the same: ‘How would I feel if someone did this to me?'

Although the Golden Rule might be overlooked sometimes today in our increasingly ideological and polarised societies there are many, including those in our family, who apply it on a daily basis.

We want to hear your stories and thoughts about how you consider and implement the Golden Rule in your day-to-day life, and how this simple method of consideration has helped establish and reinforce your own values.

Please send us your story and thoughts (max 500 words) to or through Facebook or Twitter. We will share a selection of the best posts and stories that we receive with the world through our website and social networks to promote ethics and values for a better today and a better future.

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