"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:
- Commitment to a Culture of Non-violence and Respect for Life.
- Commitment to a Culture of Solidarity and a Just Economic Order.
- Commitment to a Culture of Tolerance and a Life of Truthfulness.
- Commitment to a Culture of Equal Rights and Partnership Between Men and Women.
- Commitment to a Culture of Sustainability and Care for the Earth.