Hans Kung says that the Talmudic "Noahide Laws" are "a universal code of conduct" that is "valid for all human beings:"
"A code of ethics is intended to match God’s covenant with man — a minimum code of conduct based on the principle of respect for life (the theologian and doctor Albert Schweitzer took this as the very basis of ethics in general), i.e. not to commit murder and not to eat the flesh of living animals. From this code of ethics Rabbinic Judaism subsequently derived the seven Noahide Laws, or Laws of Noah which, in addition to murder and cruelty to animals, prohibited robbery, adultery, idolatry and blasphemy; they also included a positive command that justice be administered (courts established). These constitute a universal code of conduct that is valid
from the start not only for Jews, but for all human beings." ("Religion, violence and 'holy wars,'" Hans Kung)
Kung is reported to have recently been honored by Freemasons (see:Noahides) for a "lifetime of service to the craft":
Read Kung's, "Declaration Toward a Global Ethic":
According to Canadian Catholic News Service:
... [Benedict XVI and Hans Kung] agreed on the need for a global ethic which would be supported by people of different churches, religions, believers and non-believers ... (Canadian Catholic News, March 20, 2007)
This, quite simply, makes a mockery of Christ's mandate to preach the Gospel to all nations. There is only one universal ethic and that's the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not the rabbi-concocted "Noahide Laws" of the Talmud.