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I Have Called You Friends

Let the first concern of the friends of Jesus be to cooperate with and to encourage, rather than to convert, anyone who is already promoting the Realm of God on earth. Let us look forward to a new millennium when all humankind’s great religions will collaborate full-heartedly in the mutual building up of a civilization based on love. Let us recognize that while spiritual life in its externals often presents us with a bewildering diversity, the saints of each spiritual tradition are practically indistinguishable from each other in their lives, their way of being. Though their theological concepts may be different, their feelings and conduct are amazingly similar. They dwell in love, and God dwells in them because God is love. In the beautiful prayer with which he closes his final discourse in the Gospel of John, Jesus acknowledges that he came so that “all might be One.” Increasingly in this modern age, the capacity to apprehend the One in the many constitutes the special responsibility of those who would dwell in love. As we embrace our heritage for the new millennium, may this capacity to apprehend the One in the many, and the love it expresses, be our special gift as the friends of Jesus to people of all faiths everywhere!


The Mystical Path

  … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   …   … eBook … Pamphlet … Printer Friendly … The Mystical Path … Pilgrimage To The One Who Is Always Here … by … Daniel A. Seeger …   …   … Editor's Introduction …   … Daniel Seeger needs no introduction to members of the Quaker Universalist…


Commerce, Community, and the Regulations of Universal Love

John Woolman’s essay “A Plea for the Poor” provides a starting point for Dan Seeger’s reflections in this pamphlet, was a vigorous argument for justice and equality in economic relations. Thus, according to the author, if the universalist principles of Quaker belief extend an inner light and a spirit of love to all humankind, then certainly in today’s global world the ethics of Quakerism must extend to global economy. Seeger both reminds and makes the reader aware, therefore, that Friends from George Fox’s generations and beyond have questioned the moral crime of making human beings (as distinct from human labor) into a marketable commodity.


The Generous Qur'an Ten Selected Suras

  … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   …   … eBook … Pamphlet … Printer Friendly … The Generous Qur'an … Ten Selected Suras … Michael Sells …   … 1999 by Michael A. Sells … Printed with Permission from White Cloud Press … Extracted from Approaching the Qur'an … EDITOR'S…


Authority and Mysticism in Quaker and Buddhist Thought

  … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   …   … eBook … Pamphlet … Printer Friendly … Authority and Mysticism in Quaker and Buddhist Thought … by Mulford Q. Sibley & Rhoda R. Gilman … Editor's Introduction … The two essays in this pamphlet may at first glance seem not to have a…


Quaker Mysticism

  … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   …   … eBook … Pamphlet … Printer Friendly … Quaker Mysticism … Its Context and Implications … by Milford Q. Sibley … Editor's Introduction … This hitherto unpublished essay was found among the papers of Mulford Q. Sibley. According to a…


In Praise of Gandhi: Technology And The Ordering Of Human Relations

During the 20th century, Friends were deeply influenced by Gandhi’s concept of nonviolent resistance as a tool for social and political change. They have been less sympathetic to his ideas on technology, although as Sibley makes clear, those ideas were rooted in Gandhi’s religious beliefs and in a testimony of simplicity not unlike that of traditional Quakers.


Universalist Friends: February 2009, Issue 49

  … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   …   … eBook … Pamphlet … Printer Friendly … Universalist Friends … The Journal of the … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   … Number 49 … February 2009 … In This Issue …   …   … • News from QUF … • From the Clerk by Larry…


Universalist Friends: August 2009, Issue 50

  … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   …   … eBook … Pamphlet … Printer Friendly … Universalist Friends … The Journal of the … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   … Number 50 … August 2009 … In This Issue …   …   … • From the Clerk by Larry Spears … • News from…


Varieties of Religious Experience

  … Quaker Universalist Fellowship …   …   … eBook … Pamphlet … Printer Friendly … Varieties of Religious Experience … An Adventure in Listening … November, 1990 … FOREWORD … The Quaker Universalist Fellowship is organized around a fundamental insight: that differences in…