Quaker Universalist Voice

Speaking truth in the global public square…

Topic: Faith-based action


“Why don’t you write me?”

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, by Simon and Garfunkel

Why don’t you write me? I’m out in the jungle … I’m hungry to hear you … Send me a card … I’m waiting so hard … To be near you … — Paul Simon … We’re teasing you as readers, because we want you to write back. Perhaps you are not lead to offer…

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Quaker Universalist Fellowship Interview with Daniel A. Seeger

November 11, 2013

Daniel A. Seeger … To download an audio file of this interview of this interview click here. QUF : This is Cherie Roberts of the Quaker Universalist Fellowship, or QUF, as it is known. Today is Monday, November 11, 2013. I am here…

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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.

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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.

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