Quaker Universalist Fellowship

The Quaker Universalist Fellowship is a religious organization serving predominantly individuals with an ongoing association with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), a universalist understanding of Quaker teachings and traditions, and a commitment to religious pluralism. It has published books and periodicals from Landenberg, Pennsylvania since the 1980s.[1]

It calls itself

an informal gathering of persons who cherish the spirit of universality that has always been intrinsic to the Quaker faith [2]

and says that its mission is

to foster the understanding that within everyone is a directly accessible spiritual light that can lead people to equality, simplicity, justice, compassion and peace. [3]

Somewhat different from the way the term Universalism is typically understood in Christian theology, Quaker universalism focuses on the “belief that there is a spirit of universal love in every person, and that a compassion-centered life is therefore available to people of all faiths and backgrounds.”[4]


  • Margery Post Abbott, Lanny Jay, W. Norman Cooper, Waiting and resting in the true silence
  • David Boulton, Militant seedbeds of early Quakerism : two essays
  • Samuel D. Caldwell, That blessed principle : reflections on the uniqueness of Quaker universalism, 1988
  • Avery Dulles, Revelation and the religions
  • Rhoda R. Gilman, The universality of unknowing : Luther Askeland and the wordless way, 2007
  • Douglas Gwyn, The Quaker dynamic : personal faith and corporate vision
  • Gene Knudsen-Hoffman, Kingdon W. Swayne, Spirit and trauma : a universalist world view as an instrument of healing
  • Margery Larrabee, There is a hunger : mutual spiritual friendship, 1994
  • Carol P. MacCormack, Jack Mongar, Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century holistic world view
  • Anthony G Manousos, Islam from a Quaker perspective, 2002
  • A. Ernest Morgan, Should Quakers receive the Good Samaritan into their membership?, 1998
  • John Nicholson (Quaker writer), The place of prayer is a precious habitation, 1994
  • David Rush, They too are Quakers : a survey of 199 nontheist Friends
  • Daniel A. Seeger
    • Quaker universalists : their ministry among Friends and in the world, 1989
    • The boundaries of our faith : a reflection on the practice of goddess spirituality in New York Yearly Meeting, from the perspective of a Universalist Friend, 1991
    • I have called you friends (John 15:15), 1997
    • The mystical path : pilgrimage to the one who is always here, 2004
  • Michael Anthony Sells, The generous Qurʼan : ten selected suras
  • Mulford Quickert Sibley
    • and Rhoda Gilman, Authority and mysticism in Quaker and Buddhist thought : essays
    • In praise of Gandhi : technology and the ordering of human relations, 2005
  • Kingdon W Swayne, Universalism and me
  • Elizabeth G. Watson, Journey to universalism
  • Patricia A. Williams
    • Hazardous engagement : God makes a Friend, 2006
    • Universalism and religions, 2007


  1. ^ WorldCat author search
  2. ^ Universalist Friends -- The Journal of the Quaker Universalist Fellowship
  3. ^ Quaker Universalist Fellowship
  4. ^ "About QUF". universalistfriends.org. Retrieved 4 June 2014.

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