The Golden Rule

Presenting Scarboro Missions Golden Rule poster and study guide.



  • Program Four: The Golden Rule


  • Golden Rule Poster and Teaching Kit
  • Scarboro Missions Magazine




Study Guide


The goal of Program Four is to ask students to look at Scarboro Missions Interfaith Department which for the past 20 years has been a leader in efforts to bring about interfaith understanding amongst adherents of the
major faith groups in Canada and overseas. Emblematic of that effort is Scarboro's famous Golden Rule poster and teaching kit which summarizes the essential Golden Rule teaching shared by every major religion.


1. Show the internet TV video - "Program Four: The Golden Rule"

2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • Who is are the leading speakers in the video and what do we find out about them in this video?

  • What is the purpose of Scarboro Missions and who supports it?

  • What did you know after viewing the video that you didn't know

  • Give three reasons why Canadian Catholics should support the work of Scarboro Missions.

3. Option for Take-Home Assignment

Via the internet find more facts about:

  • Scarboro Missions and different aspects of its work today

  • Name 5 geographical places where Scarboro Missions works.

  • Provide 5 important facts about the social and /or economic conditions for the people in one of these geographical locales.

  • Study the Church Social Teaching documents presented on the Scarboro Missions website and prepare a presentation on how Scarboro Missions lives out one or more aspects of these Teachings.

  • In groups, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above. Include suggestions on how students could become more involved with the work of Scarboro Missions.