Reciprocity and Interconnectedness

We all know the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

But, it doesn’t stop there. The idea of a great unifying theme of reciprocity and interconnectedness, such as the Golden Rule, has existed in a wide array of cultures for many centuries.

The Golden Rule reflects not only considerations and kindness towards each other, but also regard for the laws of nature and the need for balance in our lives.

We began our project in November 2003 with the purpose of re-introducing this very important concept into people’s consciousness. Since its inception we have:

  • Produced unique, one-of-a-kind broadsides featuring sixteen formulations of the Golden Rule and placed them into schools in our community.
  • Worked with the Urban Crossroads Center and Senator Fred Fife (D) to introduce a Golden Rule resolution into the Utah Legislature to consider the Golden Rule as they enacted their duties.
  • Created a packet of Story Starter Cards for use in schools featuring mandala like drawings, golden rule related quotes and mini-biographies on those quoted.
  • commissioned a world-class magician to produce and perform a golden rule themed performance for an anti-bullying campaign in schools.
Elements of our project:

Sixteen formulations of the Golden Rule were carefully selected for the first edition of diptychs produced.Click Here  

During the initial stages of our research into the universality of the Golden Rule, we uncovered 108 different formulations. Our list continues to grow. To view the entire listClick Here

To view the illuminationsClick Here  

A number of artists agreed to participate in this project, donating their time and talent gratis to further individualize each Golden Rule document. Some of the artists were affiliated with certain schools and thus requested their pieces be donated to those designated schools. For more information on the contributing artists Click Here  

To view where the Golden Rule illuminations have been placed,Click Here  

A packet containing golden rule formulations as well as additional resources accompanies the golden rule broadsides donated to various schools. This packet can now be downloaded should you desire your own copy.
A Golden Rule Poster is now available for purchase.Click Here to connect with our activities and materials for teachers.

Our IRS 501c3 status along with our certificate from the State of Utah is here: 
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To check on the current status of Exempt Organizations, the IRS has a system here: EO check. The Tax ID for the Manners-Golden Rule Foundation, Salt Lake City is 20-0526144.