Have you ever wondered what values people around the globe hold in common regardless of what religion they may or may not espouse?
Rushworth Kidder, co-founder of the Institute for Global Ethics, says there is a core of shared moral values that all people for the most part have in common.
After researching the subject for over 20 years and in over 30 countries, he is quoted in the Principia Purpose, as saying, “If you actually get out there and ask people what their values are, you will hear five things: honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, and compassion.”
He goes on to state that “….people who say ‘I am deeply religious’ have the same values as people who say ‘I’m not religious at all,’…people in different language groups hold the same values…”
As diverse as mankind is with a vast multitude of different religions, cultures, ethnic groups, races, colors, and creeds, I find it heartening that fundamental core values are held in common.
His findings seem to confirm that there is one Principle at work throughout all being binding creation together in one seamless whole.
“With one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science.” Mary Baker Eddy