Quaker Universalist Voice

Speaking truth in the global public square…

Welcome to the Quaker Universalist Voice

In this time of national and world conflict, the Quaker Universalist Voice offers a community seeking and sharing common truth about our care for each other close to home and in the wider world. Together we find our way forward.

QUV is the web presence of the Quaker Universalist Fellowship. At QUF, we rely on the universal Inward Light, and consider the practical implications of traditional Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and care for our natural universe.

We would love for you to participate! In addition to reading, perhaps you will comment on the blog, and/or contribute written, audio or video pieces? Perhaps you will collaborate with us in your current service? We welcome your communications.

In peace,
Gail Rogers
Clerk

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Latest from the Weblog

A Mirror on Current Quakerism

The Cambridge Companion to Quakerism, ed. by Angell & Dandelion – A Review

Angell and Dandelion have shepherded a wide and global diversity of new specialist authors. They organize the volume around an overview of Quaker history 1650-2015, and they summarize Quaker relationship to literature, social justice, environmental sustainability, peace, education, and practical life simplicity.

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“Talking About God at Buchenwald”

On reading & sharing Richard Beck’s blog post

“After touring the grounds of Buchenwald and going through the crematorium, where we viewed the ovens used to burn the corpses, I walked the group over to a shady spot, the zoo built for the entertainment of the SS officers. And there I tried to talk about God.” —Richard Beck

We humans put a human face on God. Then we blame and barter with that God, having projected onto God the capacity for human action, human courage and compassion, human intervention. We ask, “Why does God allow this?”

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Rescuing Romans 13:1-7

How do we answer authoritarian use of these words?

Amid the wide global turmoil stirred by America’s current flexing of authoritarian nationalism, a deeper spiritual turmoil has been brought to light by the current administration’s use of the apostle Paul’s Letter to the Romans.

There is a willful blindness at work in this government and its supporters, a steadfast unwillingness to acknowledge—or care—that the families fleeing to the United States from Central America are refugees seeking asylum from violence in their homelands.

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