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The Golden Rule or Ethic of Reciprocity is arguably the most essential basis for the modern concept of human rights, in which each individual has a right to just treatment, and a reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for others. A key element of the Golden Rule is that a person attempting to live by this rule treats all people with consideration, not just members of his or her in-group.  The Golden Rule has its roots in a wide range of world cultures, and is a standard different cultures use to resolve conflicts.

The Golden Rule, which says “treat others the way you want to be treated”, is the most prevalent and universal moral principle accepted and embraced throughout the world. For thousands of years it has been affirmed by many religions, traditions, indigenous cultures and secular philosophies as a fundamental principle of life and the foundation on which a global ethic is founded. Its message is simple, universal and powerful. The Golden Rule is also the best tool to educate people about respect, in order to achieve peaceful coexistence and solidarity among members of different ethnic groups, cultures and religions. It plays a major role in building right relationships and promoting a culture of dialogue so that understanding and trust may develop among individuals and peoples, as these are the conditions of authentic peace. Every year, on April 5, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation joinsUnited Religions Initiative and the Interfaith Peace-building Initiative (IPI) to celebrate the Golden Rule and to honor individuals whose lives and work represent the values of love and peace.