Through self-directed explorations in art, music, rap and drama skits, teenage youth explore ways of embodying the core values of "The Golden Rule" (ethic of reciprocity) of 13 of the world's great religions. Do unto others as you would have them do to you... propels the viewer on a journey of discovery, giving life to what many consider to be the most consistent moral teaching throughout history. The Golden Rule can be found in many religions, ethical systems, indigenous cultures and secular philosophies.
A poster version of The Golden Rule (developed at Scarboro Missions) hangs in the Vatican and the United Nations and is currently a world best seller.
" Our team searched far and wide for an Interfaith and Interculture program for our youth. After trying other facilitators, we decided on the Golden Rule for our project. It has all the elements and ingredients for a profound life changing experience for our participants who come primarily from St. James Town - the most densely populated and diverse urban community in Toronto. Because our mandate from the government of Canada is to engage new immigrant youth in cultural fluency and foster greater inter culture understanding we needed something outstanding.
The staff and I participated in a half day session with Golden Rule and found just what we needed. The facilitators took us through a workshop that was original, engaging, transformational and most importantly - fun. We are looking forward to our next sessions that will involve all 100 of our youth."
David Blackmore, Project Director UforChange:
A diverse youth arts and civic engagement pilot project funded
by Citizenship and Immigration Canada