The Golden Rule is considered by many to be the most universal moral teaching in history. Arts informed workshops lead students to explore the depth of the issues found throughout the planet.
The Golden Rule inspires values of mutuality, interdependence and reciprocity. Animating the message through art, drama and music takes students on a deep journey of exploration that begins with taking a breath. It starts in the silence found in each heart and grows through interaction - and laughter - connecting body and soul.
Learning about how other religions speak the same values of respect and reciprocity changes lives. The dawn of insight is one of those moments in time that will be remembered down the road because as some wise souls have reminded us "... knowledge of the Golden Rule comes not with study but with practice."
" The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national differences. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.
The Charter of Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other, and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems.
The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect ".