Quaker Universalist Conversations

Triangle of Faiths: Quakerism, Buddhism, and Judaism

Anthony Manousos has called our attention to the many ties between Quakers and Jews. No less striking is a three-way linkage among Jews, Quakers, and Buddhists. The essential universalism of the Quaker tradition has led many Friends to explore Buddhism as both a meditative…

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Honoring Dr. King in an Infinite Variety of Ways

The interfaith community celebrates the Martin Luther King holiday in a virtually infinite variety of ways here in Los Angeles, and throughout the United States. On Saturday, January 15, I took part in a Martin Luther King conference called “Building the Beloved…

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“Be Here Now”: Fortieth Anniversary

When Rhoda Gilman, co-editor of this blog, met Ram Dass at the Lama Foundation, she told him she was looking for some spiritual direction. He asked her about her religious background. When she said “Quaker,” his response was:

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Martin Luther King and Universalism

Dr. Martin Luther King made one of the most profound and prophetic statements about Universalism in his Nobel prize speech: “We have inherited a big house, a great “world house” in which we have to live together – black and white, Easterners and…

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