#BeGolden Lights the Dallas Skyline
for Golden Rule Day
(DALLAS) To celebrate International Golden Rule Day and the one year anniversary of the local #BeGolden initiative on April 5, #BeGolden is bringing the values of respect, empathy and compassion into focus by lighting the downtown Dallas skyline gold.
Just like last year’s launch of #BeGolden, lighting the downtown Dallas skyline gold on Friday, April 5, will help remind the public of the need to bring back the important principle of the Golden Rule, to “treat each other as we would like to be treated.” #BeGolden began as an initiative of Bishop Edward Burns and the Diocese of Dallas and is supported by City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, The Richards-Lerma agency, Catholic Charities, The Belo Corporation and Dallas Morning News, and many other civic, faith, business, and school leaders..
In addition to the nighttime lighting of the Dallas skyline, groups are gathering around the city to build and paint picnic tables gold so they can be placed in prominent public places to serve as a reminder to those who see or use them to always live the Golden Rule.
Mayor Rawlings shared, “I appreciate how this work can inspire us to treat each other as we want to be treated. Even in particularly divisive times, this is the kind of world we should build for our children – one built on values such as respect for others, kindness and compassion. I’m excited to see the sky lit in gold again and these Golden Tables in schools around Dallas and North Texas.”
Bishop Burns added, “I appreciate very much and am heartened by the response to #BeGolden over the past year from civic, school and faith communities. As this past year has unfolded it has become increasingly important that we come together to build a more welcoming community, where we welcome and treat every individual with respect and compassion.” Bishop added that the Cathedral Guadalupe on Ross Avenue will join the other downtown buildings with gold lights this year.
#BeGolden has been a part of conversations in many organizations across Dallas and the surrounding area, and in September it launched in Louisville, KY and it launches in San Antonio on April 5 as well.
#BeGolden exists to build a more welcoming community in the Dallas area and beyond. #BeGolden aims to educate, inspire and generate action helping to create a world where we treat immigrants the way we’d like to be treated, and encourage others to do the same. #BeGolden is supported by City of Dallas Mayor Rawlings, Catholic Diocese of Dallas Bishop Edward Burns, The Richards-Lerma agency, Catholic Charities, The Belo Corporation and Dallas Morning News, and many other civic, faith, business, and school leaders. begoldenjourney.com, and #BEGOLDEN JOURNEY on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.