Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity home dedications are filled with joy, excitement, and several traditions to recognize the accomplishments of homebuyers and the support of volunteers and sponsors. One special tradition is the presentation of a framed plaque titled “The Golden Rule is Universal.” We give this gift to each family to honor the diversity in our world and to recognize the ubiquity of this guiding principle.
The plaque lists phrases from a variety of faith and spiritual traditions, each stating that we should act toward others as we would toward ourselves. It highlights that generosity and goodness are shared values that transcend our differences.
While Habitat for Humanity is rooted in the Christian tradition, we do our work in partnership with people of all faiths. We present the Golden Rule as a symbol of Habitat's inclusive mission and of the common values we share. We give the plaque to each family for them to display in their home, and we hope that it will continue to remind them of their hard work, of the support around them, and of the importance of doing good for others.
Read the Golden Rule plaque below and be reminded of the universal nature of its message, the inclusive mission of Habitat, and the call to treat others with generosity and kindness.