'UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE FAITHS'

"THE DIRECT RULE for practice of Christian Science is the Golden Rule, 'As ye would that men should do to you, do ye' " (Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 282). That Rule, sometimes known as "the ethic of reciprocity," appears with unmistakable consistency in virtually all the world's major faiths—including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Jainism, and the Baha'i faith. More than just another wise adage, it's actually a living prayer for all, and an essential component in attaining the peace and healing that the world so deeply yearns for.

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September 22, 2008
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