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Diocese News 4.10.2018

#BeGolden Initiative

“Do to others what you would have them do to you.”

The Golden Rule has been around for thousands of years, spanning across cultures and religions. It’s something we were all raised with, but are quick to forget. We’re about to change that. 

The #BeGolden campaign is a rallying cry for our community to unite under the Golden Rule and remember to practice it every day, especially with those who are immigrants. It’s a message of unity, civility, and empathy. We want to remind people that this isn’t a political or legal issue, it’s a human issue.

Our goal is to build awareness and educate the members of our community, so we always remember to put ourselves in other people’s shoes, especially when it comes to topics like immigration. If we treat our neighbors the way we would like to be treated, we’d be surprised to discover that the things we have in common far outweigh the things that divide us.

#BeGolden Ambassadors to Date

#BeGolden has already gained many Golden Ambassadors that support the initiative

Bishop Edward J. Burns - Diocese of Dallas

Mayor Mike Rawlings - City of Dallas

Judge Clay Jenkins - Dallas County

Mary Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira - Office of Welcoming Communities & Immigrant Affairs,
City of Dallas

Regina Montoya - Chair, Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty

Imam Shpendim Nadzaku - Islamic Association of North Texas

Bishop Michael McKee - North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Larry Ross, Area Manager - North Texas Area of the Christian Church of the Southwest

Rt. Rev. George Sumner - Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

Rev. Larry James; CEO, CitySquare

Mary Pat Higgins - Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance


Dallas Morning News A.H. Belo Corporation Pinnacle


United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Catholic Charities Dallas

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Josephine Lopez Paul, Lead Organizer Dallas Area Interfaith

To learn more about the initiative and how you can become #BeGolden Ambassador or participate in events throughout the year, please visit or visit our social media pages by clicking on the following links Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #BeGolden

Source: #BeGoldenJourney