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The purpose of this website is to promote human kindness and grace among all people, regardless of their backgrounds, religious beliefs, race, or political affiliations. We are eager to demonstrate that those who are truly followers of Jesus (not in name only) understand what it means to reflect his ideals. Unfortunately this doesn’t always happen. In fact, sometimes “Christians” are the worst examples of what Jesus believed and taught. Yet, whether you are spiritual or not, civility and compassion are qualities we can all benefit from and appreciate.

In a world where animosities and passions are stoked by radio talk-show hosts who purposely alienate us from each other for the sake of ratings; where racial and cultural divides are exaggerated; where political and religious differences are exploited for selfish ends, it is imperative that we return to the simple approach of treating one another with dignity and grace. It is a sad reality that money and self interests often prevent us from practicing the Golden Rule.

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12, NLT).

“This concept can be explained from the perspective of psychology, philosophy, sociology and religion. Psychologically, it involves a person empathizing with others. Philosophically, it involves a person perceiving their neighbor as also an “I” or “self.” Sociologically, this principle is applicable between individuals, between groups, and also between individuals and groups. (For example, a person living by this rule treats all people with consideration, not just members of his or her in-group.) Religions figure prominently in the history of this concept.” 1

This website is an initiative of Pacific Union Conference Creative Ministries, located in Westlake Village, California.

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