Based on the Golden Rule, World Religion Day was initiated in 1950 by the Baha’i National Assembly of the United States. In the Baha’i Writings this ‘Golden Rule’ is mentioned many times, including where Bahá’u’lláh advises us to –
“Lay not on any soul a load which ye would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things ye would not desire for yourselves. This is My best counsel unto you, did ye but observe it.”
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 128)
All world religions echo this sentiment and many other global movements, such as the Charter for Compassion, encourage us to reconnect with this core principle in all religion.
As the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religion points out, World Religion Day is a good day to start conversations about the golden rule and the fact that religion can be a powerful source for healing the ills of humanity. (1)
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