Adherents to this Golden Rule Acknowledgement agree to abide by and conduct themselves in accordance with the Golden Rule. In turn Adherents have the opportunity to join fellow Adherents as members of an Alliance committed to conducting business in accordance with the Golden Rule.
* The Golden Rule, aka “the ethic of reciprocity” traces its legal roots to the Laws of Eshnunna (ca. 4100 - 2100 BC), Code of Ur-Nammu, king of Ur (ca. 2112 - 2095 BC), Hammurabi’s Code of Laws (ca 2250 - 1780 B.C.), codex of Lipit-Ishtar of Isin (ca. 1870 BCE - 1860 BC), Hittite laws (ca. 2000 - 1200 BC), Assyrian laws (ca. 1800 - 600 BC), and Mosaic Law (ca. 1446 B.C); its philosophical roots trace to ancient Babylon, Egypt, Persia, India, Greece, Judea, China; and its religious roots to the Decalogue, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism, among other creeds. The most common iteration of the rule is: “Treat others as you wish to be treated.”