The Origin of the CUA

Reflections on the 15th Anniversary of Its Founding By Eric Stetson The Christian Universalist Association is the largest ecumenical organization of Christians today who believe in universal salvation. The story of its founding 15 years ago may be more complex and interesting than most of its members know. As the person who began the process … Read more >>

Fifteen Years of the CUA

Kalen Fristad

By Kalen Fristad It was in January 2006 when I received a phone call from a person who identified himself as Eric Stetson. He said he had found my website ( and was familiar with my book (DESTINED FOR SALVATION: God’s Promise to Save Everyone). He had become aware that my wife, Darlene, and I … Read more >>

Photos from CUA events in the past

The founding Board meeting of the Christian Universalist Association took place as planned on May 16-17, 2007 in Washington, D.C. It was a successful and blessed event! Read about what happened, about some of the participants, and the beautiful church in which the meeting was held. Photos provided by Eric Stetson, at a couple of … Read more >>

A LARGER HOPE? Universal Salvation from The Reformation to the Nineteenth Century (Volume 2)

A LARGER HOPE? Universal Salvation from Christian Beginnings to Julian of Norwich (Volume 1), Ilaria L. E. Ramelli, forward by Richard Bauckham, 2019, Eugene, OR, Cascade Books, 286 pages including Preface, two appendices, and bibliography. ISBN: 978-1-61097-884-2. A LARGER HOPE? Universal Salvation from The Reformation to the Nineteenth Century (Volume 2),Robin A. Parry with Ilaria … Read more >>

Discovering Patristic Universalism – David Burnfield

The CUA’s own David Burnfield on discovering Patristic Universalism. Another great Christian Universalist video, from CUA member Steven HAuse’s “Love Unrelenting” YouTube channel! From the earliest days of the church, there have always been three views on what happens to those who die without knowing Christ…damnation, annihilation, and restoration. Patristic Universalism presents scriptural, philosophical, and … Read more >>

Ordination of Niq Ruud

The CUA is excited to announce the ordination of Niq Ruud as Christian Universalist Association clergy! In his own words, Niq introduces himself: The funky spelling is my dad’s fault, but it’s just pronounced like your favorite Christmas saint. I grew up in the good ole Pacific Northwest which means I like doing stuff outside—alpine … Read more >>

Christ the Liberator Church, a new member congregation

The CUA welcomes Christ the Liberator Church as a member congregation! Christ The Liberator began November 2017 as a vibrant, inclusive, congregation. We are a coalition of many different people from various denominational backgrounds who meet to worship every Sunday. Serving beyond the LGBTQ community, our mission is to reclaim Christianity as a faith of … Read more >>