Edwin B. Firmage: The Quest For The Universal Human, The One And The Many

As a missionary serving in England, Ed Firmage was struck profoundly by the Apostle Paul’s teaching that we are all part of a new nation in Christ, that he “hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us” (Ephesians 2:14). Since that time, much that he has done, his human rights and political activism that led him from the White House and Hubert Humphrey to Roy Wilkins and the NAACP to the forefront of Utah campaigns on race, ethnicity, gender, the MX missile, freedom of conscience, speech, and the separation of church and state, and gay and lesbian issues, has flown forth from this sense of a universal humanity. Ed’s sense of our deep connection with all others has also led him to intense studies of Merton, Jung, and Gandhi, and also to an association and enduring friendship with the Dalai Lama.

Edwin B. Firmage, U. Carlisle Hunsaker, Stephen Clark