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Expressions of the “Golden Rule’ Across Faith Traditions
Links to Organizations of Faith and Ethics
Links to Like-Minded Organizations

Expressions of the “Golden Rule’ Across Faith Traditions

Baha’i Faith –  Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.

Buddhism – Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find

Christianity – In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

Confucianism – One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct…loving-kindness.  Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.

Hinduism – This is the sum of duty: Do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.

Islam – Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.

Jainism       – One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.

Judaism – What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor.  This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary.

Native Spirituality – We are as much alive as we keep the earth

Sikhism – I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me.  Indeed, I am a friend to all.

Taoism – Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss.

Unitarianism Universalism – We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Zoroastrianism – Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to

Links to Organizations of Faith and Ethics

American Baptist Churches USA
American Baptist Churches of New Jersey
The Baha’i Faith
Central Jersey Sikh Association
Christian Science
Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
Federation of Jain Associations in North America
Hindu Temple: Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple
Hindu Temple: Sri Venkateswara Temple
Hinduism:  Internet Archive, Chicago Police Dept. Dept. of Justice
International Jain Sangh
Jewish Reform:  Temple Beth Miriam
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Red Bank Humanists
Sikhism: All About Sikhs
Sufi –  The New Jersey Circle of Friends, affiliated with the Sufi Order International
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
Zoroastrian Association of Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Links to Like-Minded Organizations

This is a list of organizations with a physical presence in New Jersey that have a focus on advancing interfaith or intercultural understanding, peace-building, or the pursuit of social justice. A (PDF) organization directory with more about each of these organizations is available by clicking here. You are welcome to share this resource at events or via email.

“May 1,000 flowers bloom, with some healthy cross-pollination.”

Center for Peace, Genocide and Holocaust Studies – Ocean County College
Center for World War II Studies and Conflict ResolutionBrookdale Community College
Center for Understanding IslamBernardsville
Central New Jersey Network of Spiritual ProgressivesLincroft
Coalition for Peace Action– Princeton
Fellowship in Prayer Princeton
Holocaust Education Resource Center– College of Saint Elizabeth
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Center– Brookdale Community College
Institute for Global Understanding Monmouth University
Interfaith Dialog Center– Newark
International Jain Sangh– Ocean (Monmouth County)
Interweave– Summit
Multifaith Peace and Justice Alliance – Rockaway: see directory
Newark Interfaith Coalition for Hope and Peace
Pax Christi of Monmouth County
Pax Christi of Summit
Princeton Middle East Society
Spiritual Unity Network – Maplewood
Taskforce for Humanity Coalition Maplewood


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