Quaker Universalist Conversations

Is the legacy of Quakerism our universalism?

By Rachel Stacy … It’s been over a week since I’ve last posted. My Lenten project had to be put on hold while I finished out my travels through Jordan. For those of you who have not been following my posts on Friends Journal’s website, I was traveling for the…

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Welcome to Quaker Buddhists!

John Marsh writes: … Welcome to QUF and to Friends! I became a Quaker in the late 60s and shortly thereafter began sitting zazen at the Zen Center on Mount Baldy. This eventually yielded to Theravadan practice with Rodney Smith and to Zen…

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Welcome to a budding Buddhist Quaker…

By Anthony Manousos … I couldn’t resist this pun (and for those of you who are addicted to punning, I recommend John Pollock’s excellent new book, “The Pun Also Rises”). Paul Lockey, a Buddhist newcomer to Quakerism, just wrote about the affinities…

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Is Universalism heresy?

A discussion of Quaker blogging and Universalism would not be complete without mentioning quakerquaker.org for its Universalist discussion group (see http://www.quakerquaker.org/group/universalism). Quakerquaker.org deserves not only mention but commendation for being the nexus…

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How does blogging affect us spiritually?

Rachel Findley, a Northern California Friend, wrote in response to the question: “Would John Woolman be a blogger?” … John Woolman was a serious communicator. He wrote pamphlets, letters, and a journal. He traveled widely in North America and England, speaking with…

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Would John Woolman be a blogger?

In response to the question—“Is blogging Quakerly?”—Steven Davison, a member of Yardley (PA) Friends, wrote this entry, using as an example the 18th century American Quaker John Woolman, known for his opposition to slavery, concern for the poor, and…

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Are blogs Quakerly? And how do they help Universalism?

By Anthony Manousos … Are blogs and social networking Quakerly, and if so, why? This is a question which practitioners of most religions probably don’t bother asking, but Quakers like to question everything, so I felt it might be helpful to explain why I think blogging is…

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