Barack Obama – How Will We Respond?

How will we respond to the opportunity embodied in Barack Obama’s emphasis of the Golden Rule in his speeches, and indeed in his exemplification of it in his efforts to open a new global dialogue?

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Obama Cites Golden Rule in Cairo

There is also one rule that lies at the heart of every religion – that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. This truth transcends nations and peoples – a belief that isn’t new; that isn’t black or white or brown; that isn’t Christian, or Muslim or Jew. It’s a belief that pulsed in the cradle of civilization, and that still beats in the heart of billions. It’s a faith in other people, and it’s what brought me here today. Barack Obama, speaking in Cairo

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All truth passes through three stages.      – First, it is ridiculed.      –  Second, it is violently opposed.      –  Third, it is accepted as self-evident.                                Arthur Schopenhauer 1788 -1860 I couldn’t help but wonder, on reading … Continue reading

Declaration Toward a Global Ethic

The Global Ethic Foundation, based in Tubingen, Germany is an organization dedicated to the promotion of global peace and understanding. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Hans Kung and Count K.K. von der Groeben. One of the projects of the foundation is … Continue reading