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New: Quaker Universalist Facebook Group

Friends, PLEASE JOIN our new QUF Facebook Group @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuakerUniversalists/.

This is a Public group, so members can post and can invite other people to become members. (Group administrators will approve those new memberships.)

We will continue to post here on the QUF page @…

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Added by Mike Shell on 3rd mo. 4, 2015 at 3:40am — No Comments

Quakers & Christian Universalism: A Call for Blog Post Writers

Today, after centuries of Christendom’s affirmations that “Jesus is the answer,” he is free at last to be the question again. After centuries in which Christian adherence served as a conformist cloak of social respectability for many, whatever their misgivings, confusions, and hypocrisies, the unabashed Christian is now rather suspect in growing sectors of western society. Now it is getting interesting! After centuries in the gilded cage of officially sanctioned…
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Added by Mike Shell on 2nd mo. 24, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments

A Garden Grows: A timely recovery of essential Quaker history

A Garden Grows: Quakerism in Nazi Germany by Mary Mills, available as an e-book from Amazon or Smashwords through the QUF Bookstore, translates five essays by Hans Albrecht, Clerk of German Yearly Meeting from 1927 to 1947, along with the illustrated album written by children of…
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Added by Mike Shell on 12th mo. 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Recovering History: Hans Albrecht & the Quakers of Nazi Germany

Mary Mills is a retired teacher of French and German at County Prep High School in Jersey City, N.J., and a former member of Woodstown (N.J.) Meeting. She has served as a Mandel Teacher Fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Added by Mike Shell on 11th mo. 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Fearing “God”

Note: This post was first published on Quaker Universalist Conversations, the blog of the Quaker Universalist Fellowship.

During a one-month practice period (dathun) at the Buddhist Gampo Abbey in the spring of 1989, …

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Added by Mike Shell on 11th mo. 2, 2014 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

“Saint Siddhārtha: Making the Buddha a Christian” - from Before Religion, by Brent Nongbri

Brent Nongbri is a post-doctoral research fellow in early Christianity at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. His 2013 book, Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept, offers a corrective to the modern concept of religion “as…

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Added by Mike Shell on 7th mo. 7, 2014 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Quaker Universalist Conversations: Call for October-December Authors

Friends,

Quaker Universalist Conversations, the blog of the Quaker Universalist Fellowship, is inviting folks to contribute guest blog posts over the coming months. Here is a description of our first three featured topics.

Many of us have…

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Added by Mike Shell on 9th mo. 7, 2013 at 10:54pm — No Comments

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