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What is the Global Ethic?
What is the Golden Rule?
The Golden Rule in world religions
Every human being
must be treated humanely
Have respect for life!
Deal honestly and fairly!
Speak and act truthfully!
Respect and love one another!



Speak and
act truthfully!

Every human being has
a right to truth and truthfulness

In the great ancient religious and ethical traditions of humankind, we find the directive: You shall not lie!

Or in positive terms: Speak and act truthfully!
Let us reflect on the consequences of this ancient directive:

No woman or man, no institution, no state or church or religious community, has the right to speak lies to other humans.

Let no one be deceived: There is no global justice without truthfulness and humaneness.Young people must learn at home and in school to think, speak, and act truthfully. Without an ethical formation, young people will hardly be able to distinguish the important from the unimportant. In the daily flood of information, ethical standards will help them discern when opinions are portrayed as facts, interests veiled, tendencies exaggerated and facts twisted.

From the ‘Declaration Toward a Global Ethic’ of
the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago 1993.

Fraud over drug firms costs NHS up to £60 m.
Daily Telegraph

Why so many politicians are liars.
Daily Mail

E crime and net raiders cost US $10 bn. Computer fraud and theft is double that of the previous year.

And now you can’t even trust the wine. Ten people arrested in what may be one of the biggest wine scandals of recent years.

Hospitals sold living tissue of children.

Forgers ready to cash in over Euro.

Downfall of a firm built on deceit. False passports,
the dead buying shares …

Lies as printed. Three on $800 m forgery charges.
Daily Telegraph

Fake deaths abroad are a growing problem for insurers.
New York Times

Fraud in Europe hits £45 bn a year.
Daily Telegraph


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