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History and background

The Quaker Universalist Fellowship (QUF) was founded in 1983 by a group of concerned Quakers (members of the Religious Society of Friends) interested in the experience of the Quaker Universalist Group in Britain Yearly Meeting, and who wished to…

Found in: /about/history/


An Exposition of Laozi’s “Essence of Dao”

From a monotheistic culture without direct revelation, Laozi was trying to make sense of what was going on in his time in China, when the country was divided and fighting one another. Is it the will of heaven, or it is just the corruption of humankind?

His ideas are very interesting when compared with those of a monotheistic culture which does describe direct revelations: law given by the God without a name; spiritual communities developed by the law of the Spirit; and a new commandment to love one another according to the love of Christ.

Found in: /weblog/laozi-essence-of-dao


Who is Jesus for me?

I believe Jesus was “sent” by God in the sense that he walked fully with God – acted out of that place of love at all times, fully lived as we are meant to live. He was our model for all we are capable of being and doing…. I think Jesus had the impact he did because he was showing us what kind of attitude and behavior makes us right with the world, how the world and we really work.

Found in: /weblog/who-is-jesus-for-me


“Lineage Is About More Than Preservation”

When we act authentically out of “that of God,” either individually or as a group, either in worship or out in the world, we are not acting out of a static tradition. We are incarnating God’s dharma in the world—and it is the same dharma, regardless of the traditions we learn from.

Found in: /weblog/lineage


A Spiritual Journey

Kristin Loken attends Shepherdstown Monthly Meeting in West Virginia. From her little cottage beside the Potomac River in West Virginia, Kristin writes and works locally on problems she sees as critical to a just and sustainable world. … A few years ago, someone asked…

Found in: /weblog/my-spiritual-journey