"Towards a Global Ethic: An Initial Declaration," also known as The Global Ethic expressed a shared set of core values found in the teachings of the world's religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions. The Ethic, mostly drafted by Professor Hans Küng in consultation with several hundred leaders and scholars, became an official document of the Parliament of World's Religions in 1993. For the first time in history, representatives of all the world's major religions agreed that there are common ethical commitments foundational to each of their traditions. These include:
1. Human beings should be treated humanely.
2. The Golden Rule of Reciprocity.
3. A Commitment to Peace and Justice.