Quakerism Becoming a Universalism

Quakerism today is a religious society that traces its origins to the followers of Jesus described in early Christian texts. The term “Christian” was coined some decades after the movement formed. The earliest self-identification was “the way”. It drew on Hebrew prophetic religion, but also on a sense of a new universal era of world transformation. This movement began as a universalism that became “Christian.” Quakerism began as a Christian movement and some within it have become universalists. My view is that universalism is the future of all viable religion. Some will want to hold onto their separatness from humanity as a whole, from the earth as our mother, and from the cosmos as our grandmother, but that is a limited perspective. We are children of the universe.

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  1. So true: “My view is that universalism is the future of all viable religion. Some will want to hold onto their separatness from humanity as a whole, from the earth as our mother, and from the cosmos as our grandmother, but that is a limited perspective. We are children of the universe.”

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